Contemporary Worship Leader

Contemporary Worship Leader Job Description

Reports to: Executive Pastor

Position Overview

The Contemporary Worship Leader will be musically gifted, spiritually mature, biblically grounded Christian leader responsible for contemporary worship ministries at Covenant under the direction of the Executive Pastor & Senior Pastor.   The ideal candidate will have experience leading creative contemporary worship at a similar sized church and a vast experience shepherding worship and media teams.


  • Work with the pastoral and music teams to plan contemporary worship services.
  • Collaborate regularly with the Traditional Worship Leader and team(s) to develop and implement creative worship.
  • Lead all contemporary music ministries in the church and implement contemporary worship best practices (not limited only to Sunday morning worship).
  • Serve as the staff liaison and pastor for the Praise Band and Media Team.
  • Oversee the Youth Praise Band, in coordination with the Director of Student Ministries.
  • Schedule, recruit, and direct rehearsals for the bands, musicians, vocalists, and Media Team.
  • Use Ableton or a similar software package for click track programming and stem files as appropriate.
  • Have a working knowledge of Planning Center Online and ProPresenter software.
  • Supervise the Director of Production so that all aspects of the worship experiences at Covenant are seamless.
  • Provide quality contemporary worship music of excellence and inspiration for the entire church year, in coordination with the Traditional Worship Leader.
  • Shepherd, train, manage, and care for the volunteer worship teams. Develop worship leaders.
  • Develop an annual worship and media ministry budget and be able to work within that budget.
  • Attend all church staff meetings and retreats.
  • Work with the Director of Student Ministries & Directors of Children’s Ministries to develop and identify musicians, vocalists, and worship leaders for age-level worship experiences.
  • Maintain high standards of excellence with the spiritual and musical development of all team members.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all musical instruments and music library owned by the church.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor to effectively meet the objectives of the position.


  • Significant skill as a vocalist, instrumentalist, and in the technology components of worship ministries.
  • Loves creating authentic worship experiences with an engaging atmosphere. It is a passion for you and fuels that passion!
  • Broad knowledge and love of contemporary Christian worship music.
  • Excellent in relational, communications, and administrative skills.
  • Experienced in recruiting, building, leading, and managing volunteer teams.
  • A calling to the ministry that models a life of servant leadership (John 13:1-17).
  • A lifestyle that reflects the biblical requirements for church leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-13; 2 Timothy 2; Titus 1:5-9).

Education and Experience

This position requires a strong spiritual background and commitment to the church and to the ministry of the church.  A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Contemporary Worship Leader in a Church is desired and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in relevant fields is preferred. The candidate must have a proven track record of effective leadership, judgment, and above reproach character.  The candidate must have a comfort level and familiarity with, but not limited to: Passion, Hillsong, and CCM Worship.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Interested Parties should forward a complete application packet to Rev. Matt Yon, [email protected] and it should include the following:

  1. Cover letter with general background information, family, community involvement, and hobbies
  2. Current resume
  3. List of 3 references
  4. Video Links of Leading Worship