Employment Opportunities


POSITION TITLE: Leader of Modern Worship

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

FLSA STATUS: Part-Time, up to 20 Hrs. Per Week

LAST REVISED: May 16, 2022

JOB SUMMARY Leads the praise and worship team in a modern setting to create an inspiring, relevant, and welcoming worship experience for all participants. Major components of the job include collaborating with the Senior Pastor and Staff to develop, plan, and execute the worship plan and coordinating the technical, production, and support requirement for worship.


• Commit to being spiritually prepared to minister to the congregation through music and word.

• Recruit, train, coach, and care for a team of vocalists and musicians who are comfortable on stage and expressive in their praise and worship before God.

• Inspire and encourage the congregation to participate actively in the service.

• Work in collaboration with the Director of Digital Ministry in developing and creating the vocal, instrumental, and audio/visual aesthetics needed to engage the congregation in joyful, spirit filled worship.

• Evaluate and select music that is God honoring, up to date, relevant to the message, and within the expertise of the team.

• Maintain a working knowledge of audio, visual, and lighting software and equipment.

• Maintain a working knowledge of best practices in worship preparation and delivery.

• Commit to and conduct regular planning meetings and effective rehearsals.

• Provide the vocalists and musicians with necessary documentation and resources needed to complete their assigned tasks and optimize their gifts and talents.

• Continuously review the worship experience to ensure its relevance to the congregation and direction of the Church.


• Called to music and teaching ministry

• Disciple of Jesus Christ

• Committed team advocate and builder, coach, and spiritual leader.

• Demonstrated skills and experience in recruitment of team members.

• Professional demeanor with a positive and engaging attitude and personality.

• Dynamic personality with verbal skills that inspires the congregation.

• Experienced as a worship leader in a modern setting.

• Gifted vocalist and musician.

• Guided by the Holy Spirit, ability to set the tone and flow of the service using God’s word, music, and enthusiastic connection with the congregation.

• Skilled in the essential elements of live music, associated equipment, and their use.


• High school graduate or GED required.

• An Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis on music preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:


Or mail to:

St. Luke’s UMC, Attn: Church Administrator

52 - 16th Avenue NW

Hickory, NC 28601.