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 9, 2023

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 Coordinator 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, 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.


A minimum of three years of experience as a people manager, exhibiting skills in leadership, recruitment, staff development, communication and coaching, and conflict resolution.

As a disciple of Jesus Christ, candidate is called to a music and teaching ministry.

Candidate must have experience as a worship leader in a modern setting, with the ability to set the tone and flow of the service using God’s word, music, and enthusiastic connection with the congregation.

Candidate must have a professional and dynamic demeanor, and ability to inspire their team and congregation.

Candidate must be a gifted vocalist and musician, with technical skills in performance of live music and use of associated equipment.


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.