Worship Leader

published 5/23/2022

Start: ASAP

Community UMC in Monticello is seeking a part-time worship leader to be a spiritual and organizational leader and producer/coordinator who oversees and ensures that the contemporary worship ministries of Community UMC align with the pastor’s vision. This oversight includes but is not limited to leading our contemporary worship service, developing and nurturing a worship band, attending to the details and behind-the-scenes preparations required for worship excellence and ensuring that each worship service is led in such a way that the congregation has an opportunity for an authentic encounter with God’s presence.


  • Collaborate with the pastor to plan the worship services of Community UMC using prayer, conceptual forethought, theological consistency, inclusive language and musical appropriateness. Ensure that all the musical and technical aspects of the service advance the theme for the day
  • Oversee current, contemporary music song selection; the coordination of all instrumentalists and vocalists and sound preparation
  • Build and train the necessary teams to carry out the contemporary worship ministries of Community UMC (e.g. PowerPoint, Sound and Livestream Teams), with priority given to the development and continual cultivation of a worship band
    • Direct all rehearsals and activities as necessary (anticipate weekly, mid-week rehearsals)
    • Incorporate spiritual formation into every rehearsal
  • Participate in staff meetings and check-ins with the pastor
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of new worship experiences with varying formats and styles
  • Build and maintain contacts and relationships with local musicians
  • Oversee all media/technology/sound staff and worship volunteers, as well as the proofing, and troubleshooting the PowerPoint files and media before all worship services
  • Manage the contemporary worship budget and music/media licensing needs
  • Oversee the use of church-owned musical and tech equipment and supplies
  • Be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministries develop
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the church’s Employee Handbook and support the pastor, staff, mission and vision of the church
  • Fulfill additional duties as assigned


  • Displays and articulates a passionate faith in Jesus Christ
  • Considers this position a ministry calling and not a job
  • Demonstrated musical ability and excellence in worship leadership
  • A team-builder with experience in recruiting and leading musicians
  • A heart for worship ministry and the spiritual formation of those in the congregation
  • Ability to work with and arrange chord charts, sheet music and guitar tabs
  • Skilled in the use of worship technology, sound, computers, PowerPoint, Livestream and video projection
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to exercise vision, creativity and initiative
  • A highly motivated and self-directed team player who loves and enjoys working with people of all ages
  • United Methodist background is not required, but must be supportive of the mission, vision, strategies, theology and polity of Community United Methodist Church

Application Info:
Please send resume to PastorRalph@commumc.org

Until Filled

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Contact: Ralph Holbrook

Address: 9225 Jason Ave NE Monticello 55362

Phone: 763-400-3969

Email: Click to email

Website: http://commumc.org/

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058