First UMC Plano: Modern Worship Leader

Date Posted: 5/8/2024

First UMC Plano, Plano, TX

Job Description

This person oversees and provides spiritual and musical leadership for the Modern Worship Band at FUMC Plano. In collaboration with the Director of Worship Arts and Worship Planning Team the Modern Worship Leader plans and manages all musical components of modern worship including but not limited to, selection and arranging of music, developing and training volunteers for the Worship Band, assisting in the weekly planning process and working collaboratively in a team setting.

In addition to leading worship, the Modern Worship Leader is responsible for casting vision around creative expression in the worship experience. This person works closely with the Director of Worship Arts as we create a Modern/Blended Service that includes the incorporation of our youth choir.

Ideally this person would be able to lead a song along with playing acoustic guitar.

Staff Classification: Part time Salary Non-Exempt (10 hours a week)

In a part time position this person could also be responsible for: 

  • Youth and/or young adult discipleship
  • Small group development

All of these additional responsibilities fall under our vision to “connect God and grace to self and community.”


  1. Coordinate music selections to anchor the modern worship experience.
  2. Recruit, develop, and schedule members of the Modern Worship Team – both adults and youth, both paid and volunteer.
  3. Provide leadership for the modern worship service and rehearsal.
  4. Research and secure appropriate copyright licenses.
  5. A working understanding of Wesleyan theology and demonstrated song selection that reflects the same. understanding of Wesleyan theology and demonstrated song selection that reflects the same.
  6. Work with the Director of Worship Arts to lead the Modern/Blended Service. Primary hours would be on Sunday mornings with planning and preparation during the week. 

Ministry Area Relationships

  1. Worship Team
  2. Music Ministry
  3. Student Ministry 
  4. Staff


  1. Commitment to the mission, vision and strategies of First United Methodist Church Plano.
  2. A developed spiritual life and commitment to expand that through the United Methodist Church.
  3. Possess excellent planning and communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate a high level of motivation and enthusiasm.
  5. Demonstrated ability to organize, manage and nurture volunteers.
  6. Ability to work with persons of varying musical backgrounds and levels of experience.
  7. Initiative-taker and team member.
  8. Good organizational skills with the ability to carry out several tasks simultaneously.

Supervision relationships: Lead Pastor and the Director of Worship Arts 

How to Apply

Email a resume to Robin Anderson, Director of Worship Arts, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 469-222-2551


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