Website First Baptist Church

Job Description: Worship Leader; Full Time, Salaried


To be considered, any applicants for this role must be able to fully support the Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs of First Baptist Church found here: firstbaptistcambridge.org/about-us/who-we-are


About This Role

The role of the Worship Leader is to lead all aspects of the musical worship of First Baptist Church, which involves envisioning, equipping, and mobilizing the musical, technological, and creative skills, and talents of volunteers. This role also involves maintaining an effective technology infrastructure with which to accomplish the needs of the worship ministry of First Baptist. The Worship Leader shepherds people in authentic worship through contemporary as well as traditional music styles and assists in all aspects of the creative efforts of the church.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

Lead and facilitate musical worship at First Baptist worship services and gatherings.
Recruit, train, and mentor traditional and contemporary volunteer worship leaders to give leadership to each service as needed.
Build, direct, coordinate, and schedule the volunteer worship team.
Plan and coordinate weekly worship services, all church-related celebrations, and seasonal events in coordination with the Lead Pastor.
Oversee worship teams, band, seasonal choirs, instrumentalists, accompanists, drama/visual worship, audio/visual technicians, and other related aspects of worship.
Ensure all needed service content is prepared for seamless operation in worship services, this includes ensuring that all worship and streaming software and technology is prepared in advance.
Prepare financial requests to the church Board for audio, video, and/or structural improvement to enhance the worship experience.
Manage and maintain the musical instruments and worship technology equipment.
Propose and manage the worship budget.
Develop, coach, and care for all worship team volunteers, investing in key leaders to help them continue to grow and thrive in their areas of ministry.
Additional duties may be requested by the Associate Pastor of Formation and Administration or the Lead Pastor.


Strengths & Skillset

Strong up-front leader who is gifted and passionate about bringing people close to God’s heart in worship.
Ability to lead the congregation in prayer as a vital part of worship services.
A good “team player” and team builder with experience in supervising, motivating, and encouraging others.
Able to keep calm under pressure and respond in a measured way in stressful situations.
Proven organizational and administrative skills.
Able to set realistic goals and targets and be able to create a work/life balance that is sustainable in the long-term.
Excellence as a musician, keyboard/piano, or guitar preferred.
Willingness to learn and grow in musical styles that are less familiar.
Ability to spiritually shepherd those serving in the worship ministry.


Vibrant and growing personal faith in Jesus Christ. This is the most important thing in this and any ministry staff role at First Baptist Church!
Firm commitment to the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of First Baptist Church.
Experience leading congregational worship.
Experience coordinating and guiding musicians.
Experience planning events or worship services.
Knowledge of basic music theory.
Willingness to become proficient and to train volunteers in the use of worship related software/hardware.
Undergraduate Degree in Music, Ministry, Worship, Bible, or a related field preferred.

Your Schedule

This is a full-time, salaried position with an expectation of 40-45 hours per week. Thursday evening rehearsals beginning at 7pm are required as well as Sunday mornings. Regular office hours are to be established as well as attendance at Tuesday morning staff meetings.


A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with a position of this nature and the education, experience, and qualifications will be offered to the final candidate.


To view a comprehensive version of this job description go to: firstbaptistcambridge.org/careers/open-positions


To apply please mail a cover letter and resume to Pastor Dan DeRushia: dand@firstbaptistcambridge.org



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