Modern Worship Leader, First Presbyterian Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

Summary
The Modern Worship Leader brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the Modern worship experience of First Pres. In close collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries, s/he leads and develops the worship band, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians and singers. S/he exudes spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.
 
Qualifications
• Minimum 2 years’ experience leading congregational worship
• Highly skilled in singing and playing a core band instrument (such as guitar or piano)
• Proficient in arranging music, and transposing chord charts
• Skilled at leading band rehearsals for musicians with novice to professional skill levels
• Versatile in playing a variety of music genres; ability to improvise by ear preferred
 
Characteristics of an outstanding Worship Leader
• Exemplifies a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ through word and conduct
• Embodies an empathic and patient spirit in working with others
• Highly organized and able to plan far in advance
• Adaptable to last-minute changes and ability to pivot on short notice
• A team player, focused on growing the membership and quality of the band
 
Time commitment: approximately 10 hours per week with seasonal variance
Compensation: $18 per hour
To apply, contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries, at asedlacek@firstpresge.org and provide a resume and 2-3 relevant references. If able, also provide video examples of singing/playing.

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