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Praise & Worship Ministry/Leader


Principle Functions

Create an atmosphere of celebration and reverence to God through music for all worship services, including but not limited to special occasions such as bible studies, revivals, and funerals; to develope, direct, and supervise praise team.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching and reviewing of songs with praise team in preparation for regular and special worship services.
  • Supervise and evaluate all staff musicians; create job descriptions for staff musicians.
  • Ensure that a variety of music is a part of the worship services, as well as introduce new songs to the congregation from the Hymn Book and other sources on a consistent basis.
  • Work closely with the Senior Pastor regarding the selection and performance of music that will be consistent with preaching themes and ideology of the church.
  • Work closely with the Media Ministry (Audio/Visual) to ensure excellence in production.
  • Perform at special services for the church to include: funerals, special worship services, outside engagements that accompany the Senior Pastor.
  • Work with all praise teams as an advisor to give guidance and improve the overall music ministry.
  • Recruit and train leaders for the Music Ministry.
  • Conduct and/or facilitate musician workshops.
  • In conjunction with the Pastor, interpret the objectives and goals of the music ministry, communicating the purpose, value, and need for various approaches and procedures.
  • Select music that is particular to the Spirit of the congregation.
  • Provide consultative assistance for weddings, funerals, special ceremonies, and other church related activities in cooperation with the appropriate individuals.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Saved and profess the love of Christ Jesus in their hearts.
  • Must lead a life that exemplifies a Christ-like spirit and attitude.
  • Prior experience in playing different types of music, ranging from spirituals, hymns, and anthems to traditional and contemporary gospel.
  • Knowledge of fundamental theories and techniques of music, with respect to the piano and organ in particular.
  • Must have good knowledge of vocal techniques, choral techniques, group dynamics, and excellent keyboard skills.
  • Must be able to communicate professionally, respectfully, orally and in writing.
  • Must have excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Must be available for special services, such as, but not limited to, funerals.
  • Must be absolutely dependable and on time to all services and rehearsals.
  • Must have the ability to plan, delegate, and supervise the work of musicians.
  • Must be inclusive, allowing others to share their opinions and take a part in the work of ministry.

Last modified on Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:39

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