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Worship Leader - Full Time

06.29.17 | Open Positions | by James Tandy

    Living at the base of Pikes Peak means that worshipping God fully, with great recognition of the many gifts He bestows on us is easy! Every day, we are reminded of God’s great blessings, beauty, truth and goodness. First Pres is seeking a Worship Leader who recognizes the critical importance of bringing a sacrifice of praise to our loving God with joy. With approximately 2,000 people in worship each weekend—700 of them in contemporary worship—we value worship as the most important thing we do every week. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about Jesus and loves to minister through music. We are looking for an individual who can’t wait to get up on Sunday mornings and worship the Lord. We run the gamut from Bach to Chris Townsend, Cymbala and Hays to Hillsong and Rend Collective. First Pres deeply values worship in multiple modes and has just completed a $1.4mm renovation to our Contemporary Worship space. Our Worship Team collaborates to produce worship in many formats throughout the year. If you are a gifted Worship Leader and musician looking for a church environment capable of embracing a wide variety of worship styles and intergenerational leadership, with excellent and capable musicians in our midst ready to lead, drop us a resume and let us know why you think First Pres is the place for you. We believe God is doing big things in our city—maybe you are called to be a part of it. We can’t wait to hear from you.

    Purpose

    The Worship Leader provides the vision for contemporary-style worship in partnership with the Lead Pastor and Minister of Worship and Music. The Worship Leader recognizes that Worship is not a performance but is an opportunity to lead a community in worship, praise and response to the Word. Providing excellent musicianship and creativity, and most of all by his or her own faithfulness to God, this position leads worship in a Christ-centered and authentic way. It is understood that this position leads First Presbyterian Church forward into an authentic worship experience consistent with the Reformed style of worship.

    This is a full-time position with benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 403b retirement, paid time off, vacation and sick pay.

    Required Knowledge & Skills

    The following is required to be successful in this job

    1. Unabashed love of Jesus Christ
    2. Ability to proclaim the Gospel
    3. Ability to help people see Christ and experience Christ in all aspects of worship.
    4. Excellent knowledge of the Bible
    5. Ability to develop a contemporary/modern service of worship in a reformed tradition.
    6. Ability to form the band into a community that exemplifies a Christ-centered community modeling what it means to live for Christ 24/7
    7. Ability to initiate and develop relationships across multiple generations within First Pres
    8. Wide and deep knowledge of contemporary musical expression and musical literature
    9. Ability to create worship as a whole experience including understanding the roles of worship arts, music, the spoken Word and the technical support areas
    Position Requirements

    Faith

    Committed follower of Jesus Christ.

    Holds beliefs that are consistent with those of ECO: An Covenant Order of Evangelical and First Pres and consistent with Evangelical Reformed Theology

    Education

    4-year college degree desired but not required

    Experience

    Minimum of 3 years leading worship as lead instrumentalist/vocal or part of Christian based contemporary musical setting such as stage, theatre, performance band or similar

    Experience creating atmosphere integrating stage design, lighting and sound to create a contemporary worship experience

    Proficiency in multiple instruments with significant skills in either acoustic guitar or keyboard

    Significant vocal skills

    Read and write music, chord charts, guitar tabs and percussion tabs/charts

    Apply