Worship Minister

Lakeside Christian Church
Job Type
Worship Pastor
Springfield, IL
Salary Details
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
The ideal candidate is a spiritually mature individual with a passion for worship ministry possessing strong music and production skills who fosters meaningful worship moments, and is a team builder who enjoys working on a team and empowering others.

Job Description

Responsibilities include overall service planning, leading worship, music arranging, series coordination, scheduling volunteers, and utilizing technology. This role is not expected to be on stage every week, but rather on stage as needed and invested in the production and presentation of the worship experience. A passion for cultivating a deep love for Jesus is essential! Technology skills and prior worship experience is desired. A bachelor’s degree from a Christian Bible College or University is preferred.  

Key responsibilities for this position includes:

  • Plan and direct corporate worship services of Lakeside Christian Church under the leadership of the Lead Minister and in collaboration with the Creative Arts Director. 
  • Coordinate all aspects of the worship ministry to function together cohesively, overseeing technical aspects of worship service, song selection, sound and lighting enhancements, and coordination of instrumentalists, worship leader, vocalists, and other participants. 
  • Ensure proper staffing and execution of worship services by working closely with the Lead Minister and Creative Arts Director.
  • Develop strategies to engage the broader community through special concerts, seasonal programs, outreach events, weddings, funerals, or collaborative projects with local artists. 
  • Organize and lead weekly rehearsals for vocalists, instrumentalists, and other participants to ensure smooth and polished services.
  • Create opportunities for gifted individuals to serve. Along with the Creative Arts Director, identify talent and work to recruit, audition, teach, and train production volunteers, musicians, and vocalists to serve the congregation as a team with skill and humility. 
  • Create music charts and tracks to guide the band and vocal teams.
  • Oversee online streaming presence and cultivate our growing online worship community.
  • Provide spiritual leadership, coaching, teaching and mentorship to worship and production team members, encouraging their personal growth and commitment to serving through music.
  • Sets, attains, evaluates, and modifies short-term and long-term goals for the worship ministry that align with the vision and mission of Lakeside Christian Church.
  • Manage worship budgets, maintain song databases, and handle other administrative duties related to the worship ministry, including maintaining and updating all required licenses for streaming/broadcast, etc.
  • Ensure good communication and collaboration across entire ministry.
  • Understand and fully utilize RockRMS, Planning Center, ProPresenter, and other worship tools. 
  • Pursue ongoing education and training in technology, worship music, spiritual leadership, and other relevant areas to enhance effectiveness in the role.
  • Responsible for tasks listed in the expectations for this ministry.
  • Perform other duties as needed to benefit the mission of the church. 

Organization Description

Lakeside Christian Church (www.lakesidechristian.com) is searching for our next Worship Minister. This leader should be skilled at and passionate about leading others in worship! Lakeside is a welcoming, healthy, and growing congregation of around 450 each weekend, and is located on the south edge of Springfield, IL. The church is near the University of Illinois Springfield in a developing area of Springfield just off I-55 and draws families from several surrounding communities and school districts. Lakeside is ready to welcome a talented worship leader and team builder onto our staff. Lakeside is prayerfully searching for the person who will join our team. If you have interest in this position and meet the qualifications for the role, please contact us. 

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