Praise Team Worship Leader- Part Time

Yorkfield Presbyterian Church is seeking a part time Praise Team Worship Leader for our Sunday morning praise service. YPC has been a presence in Elmhurst IL for 75 years. We are a solid and stable family-oriented, church actively living out our faith in mission, service, and fellowship as we accept God’s call to be His hands and heart in the world. We currently have 150- 200 people worshipping on Sunday (split between our Traditional and Praise services). We have had a praise band for 20 years, and our long time leader is stepping down to explore other aspects of her ministry. We are excited partner with someone who will build on this foundation and expand our horizons in worship in ways that help us live into God’s vision for our church.

This position is 6-8 hours a week involving a weekly praise band rehearsal, Sunday morning warm-up at 10, and a worship service at 11:15 as well as coordination with pastors in planning music and engaging and scheduling volunteer musicians, vocalists, and tech help. The band plays every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day and 4-8 times in the summer months with occasional special services. There is generous time flexibility built into the position.

An ideal candidate is:
-Passionate about their faith and desires to use their musical talents to lead worship and engage the hearts of others.
-Able to relate to people across generations.
-Talented vocally with instrumental experience, actively familiar with current Christian music.
-A team-builder with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and attentive to details.
-Able to engage, recruit, encourage, and develop other musicians, and vocalists, and able to rehearse and lead the band.
-Familiar with sound equipment and technical troubleshooting.

Previous worship leading experience is a plus but will consider a candidate with vision who is ready for this next step.

To apply, send a letter of interest with details of qualifications (OR resume with pertinent experience), salary requirements, AND a video/audio sample to YPCWL2018@gmail.com

Applications with a tape will be given prompt consideration. Our goal is to have a person in place at end of summer.

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