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Worship Leader

Website Park Avenue Church

Park Avenue Church Worship Leader

Job Description

Position/Title:      Worship Leader (Full time)

Reports to:          Senior Pastor & SPRC

Position Purpose

To help lead our congregation in Christ-centered worship, where people can encounter God.

Position Overview

The Park Avenue Contemporary Worship Leader will work with the Senior Pastor and others to fulfill the vision and culture of contemporary worship at Park Avenue Church. The Worship Leader will be expected to provide leadership and direction of the contemporary worship service and other special events.  Additionally, he or she will work to ensure a cohesive vision and direction for these services, and occasionally, assist in combined (traditional & contemporary) One Church services held quarterly at Park Avenue Church.

Our contemporary worship service continues to grow because of the diverse style and multi-generational context, while incorporating traditional elements of worship with prayers, creeds, etc. The Worship Leader will work with others to plan and lead this worship service, and other worship environments at Park Avenue and must be able to lead people and teams effectively.

Vision Statement of Park Avenue Church

Park Avenue Church is part of the Global Methodist Church.  We are a traditional, orthodox Wesleyan (Methodist) church that stands on the Word of God as contained in the Old and New Testaments.  We exist to help move people closer to Christ through worship, discipleship and service.

Job Responsibilities

1.       Lead the contemporary worship service with musical excellence.

2.       Work with the Senior Pastor to carry out the vision and mission of
Park Avenue Church in worship.

3.       Choose music and other worship elements in consultation with Park Avenue pastor(s) that line up with the message/sermon/theme of the particular worship event to present a cohesive worship experience.

4.       Recruit and schedule volunteer instrumentalists, vocalists and other team members for Sunday worship, as well as other special events that include music elements.

5.       Oversee and assist with worship production technology (Audio, Video, Lighting, Livestream) setup, maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting.

6.       Work with Worship Intern(s) – for the purpose of giving experience and building up future culture of worship leadership.

7.       Lead weekly rehearsals working with the production staff.

8.       Work with Park Avenue Church pastors (senior & associate) to provide pastoral care for the worship team members and their families.

9.       Oversee the development and coaching of instrumentalists and vocalists to insure growth in skill level and comfort leading/participating in worship.

10.    Provide weekly/monthly technical feedback to individuals and teams directly related to leading worship, stage presence, communicating, musical expression, etc.

11.    Oversee Service programming for ProPresenter (screens) and live stream.

12.    Oversee Scheduling and training of al Worship Production olunteers.

13.    Oversee technology support for sermons such as sermon roll-ins and videos, and service videos (testimonies etc.)

14.    Understand and work within copyright laws surrounding music, media, and live streaming.

15.    Oversee and assist with stage design for sermon series including creative planning, design, and volunteer recruitment.

16.    Oversee the preparation of the worship space for weekly worship, making sure all elements are in place, including special worship elements, baptisms, handouts as designed and scheduled in worship planning meetings.

17.    Oversee and assist with the worship expression for student ministries.

18.    Assist production team with occasional needs in setup and tear-down as needed.

19.    All other duties assigned.

Qualifications

1.       A strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to Christian principles.

2.       An understanding and affirmation of traditional orthodox Wesleyan (Methodist) doctrine and theology.

3.       A two year degree in music or related field preferred or relative experience of 3 to 5 years.

4.       A servant leader who will sacrificially assist other team members.

5.       Someone who is humble, teachable and relational.

6.       A person who places people over programs, relationships over requirements. They demonstrate a heart for all people, especially those who are part of the worship/tech teams.

7.       Someone who brings their best in all areas of their life.

8.       Someone who loves having fun.

9.       Familiar with Ableton, or other similar multitrack audio software program, and comfortable using these in worship.

10.    Proficiency in leading worship teams/bands with excellence.

11.    Strong vocal gifting.

12.    Adaptability and flexibility – both in the planning process as well as in the moment of worship.

13.    A developer who loves to encourage others in their gifts.

14.    A positive and optimistic spirit in leading and in relationships with others.

15.    A strong desire to move the congregation from worship observers to worship participants.

Hours

Full-time salaried position – Sunday through Thursday, including periodic extended Sunday/weekend schedule.

How to Apply:

If you feel called to serve in this capacity and meet the qualifications outlined above, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and references to thiers@parkave.church.

To apply for this job email your details to thiers@parkave.church