Worship Minister

Lakeside Christian Church

Springfield, IL 62711

Denomination: Christian Church

Category: Worship Leader

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: $50,000 - 60,000

Posted on: March 26, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Lead Minister, the Worship Minister is a full time, exempt, salaried, ministry staff position who provides leadership to the worship and production teams. This role leads and facilitates all worship services and special programs. The Worship Minister will coordinate all service details in alignment with the theme and overall direction established by the Lead Minister. This role is not expected to be on stage every week, but rather on stage as needed and invested in the production and presentation of the worship experience. Responsibilities include selecting appropriate music, leading rehearsals, collaborating with the Creative Arts Director and other worship leaders and musicians, and fostering an atmosphere conducive to worship and spiritual growth. The Worship Minister will be a visionary and strategic team-builder with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

* Oversees and directs Worship and Production teams.

Key Responsibilities Overview:

* Plan and direct corporate worship services of Lakeside Christian Church under the leadership of the Lead Minister and in collaboration with the Creative Arts Director.

* Coordinate all aspects of the worship ministry to function together cohesively, overseeing technical aspects of worship service, song selection, sound and lighting enhancements, and coordination of instrumentalists, worship leader, vocalists, and other participants.

* Ensure proper staffing and execution of worship services by working closely with the Lead Minister and Creative Arts Director.

* Organize and lead weekly rehearsals for vocalists, instrumentalists, and other participants to ensure smooth and polished services.

* Create opportunities for gifted individuals to serve. Along with the Creative Arts Director, identify talent and work to recruit, audition, teach, and train production volunteers, musicians, and vocalists to serve the congregation as a team with skill and humility.

* Create music charts and tracks to guide the band and vocal teams.

* Oversee online streaming presence and cultivate our growing online worship community.

* Provide spiritual leadership, coaching, teaching and mentorship to worship and production team members, encouraging their personal growth and commitment to serving through music.

* Develop strategies to engage the broader community through music, such as special concerts, seasonal programs, outreach events, or collaborative projects with local artists.

* Sets, attains, evaluates, and modifies short-term and long-term goals for the worship ministry that align with the vision and mission of Lakeside Christian Church.

* Manage worship budgets, maintain song databases, and handle other administrative duties related to the worship ministry, including maintaining and updating all required licenses for streaming/broadcast, etc.

* Ensure good communication and collaboration across entire ministry.

* Willingness and ability to learn RockRMS, Planning Center, ProPresenter, and other worship tools if not already proficient.

* Pursue ongoing education and training in technology, worship music, spiritual leadership, and other relevant areas to enhance effectiveness in the role.

* Responsible for tasks listed in the expectations for this ministry.

* Perform other duties as needed to benefit the mission of the church.

About Lakeside Christian Church:

Lakeside Christian Church (www.lakesidechristian.com) is searching for our next Worship Minister. This leader should be skilled at and passionate about leading others in worship! Lakeside is a welcoming, healthy, and growing congregation of around 450 each weekend, and is located on the south edge of Springfield, IL. The church is near the University of Illinois Springfield in a developing area of Springfield just off I-55 and draws families from several surrounding communities and school districts. Lakeside is ready to welcome a talented worship facilitator and team builder onto our staff. Lakeside is prayerfully searching for the person who will join our team.

The ideal candidate is a spiritually mature individual with a passion for worship ministry, who possesses strong music and production skills, is a connective team builder, can empower others, can foster meaningful worship moments, and enjoys working in a team environment. 

Job Qualifications:

* Minimum of a bachelor's degree in music, worship ministry, or a related field preferred, with experience in leading worship music in a church or similar setting.

* Demonstrated skill in vocal and/or instrumental performance, with knowledge of music theory and proficiency in leading congregational singing.

* Familiarity with audio-visual equipment, sound systems, computers, presentation software, and other technical aspects of music production and worship service facilitation.

* Capacity to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities timely and effectively, with attention to detail and a commitment to excellence in worship ministry.

* Commitment to collaborative, creative, and innovative ministry in a dynamic work environment.

* Positive experience and attitude in managing multiple people, building relationships, and leading successful teams.

* Collaborative, approachable, joyful, and serving attitude. Willingness to adapt and learn with the team. Coachable. 

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Worship Minister
Time Type:
Full Time
$50,000 - 60,000
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Church Size:
250 - 500

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Ron Cook
225 Toronto Rd
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