First UMC Rockwall: Modern Worship Leader

Date Posted: 10/10/2019

First UMC Rockwall, Rockwall, TX

Job Description

The Open Door Worship Leader of the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall enthusiastically leads the body of Christ through music and planning the contemporary worship experiences. In partnership with the Associate Pastor/Open Door Pastor and the Open Door Worship Coordinator, the Open Door Worship Leader will lead the Open Door service in contemporary worship.


  • Planning, organizing and spiritually leading the weekly Open Door Worship Service

  • Consulting regularly with the Associate Pastor/Open Door Pastor and Open Door Worship Coordinator to organize and create worship within the Open Door Service

  • Managing the administrative aspects of the Open Door Band — keeping track of schedules and absences of band members, keeping record of songs played and their frequency

  • Planning and executing weekly rehearsals with the Open Door Band

  • Planning the Open Door stage design in coordination with the Associate/Open Door Pastor and construction team.

  • Staying up to date on developments in contemporary worship through research, continuing education, events, etc.

  • Work with other music staff to achieve integrated music opportunities for children and youth within the congregation

  • Recruiting, training and building the Open Door Band as needed

  • Other tasks as needed


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Currently enrolled, or completed a degree program in a music-related field, or equivalent experience leading contemporary worship required

  • Must be available to work Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Must have a general knowledge of the United Methodist Tradition and Wesleyan Theology

  • Must understand the role of worship to the Church and God’s people

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise patience required, exercising flexibility

  • Strong Interpersonal skills required

  • Exceptional talent vocally to lead a worship experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

  • Ability to collaborate and develop an understanding of band dynamics, worship environment production, and ministry teamwork in a worship team setting is required

  • Experience on keys, guitar and/or other instruments is preferred

  • Familiarity with relevant software to enhance worship presentation (i.e. ProPresenter, Planning Center Online, etc.)

  • Strong organizational skills required

  • Desire to be intentionally invitational and welcome all into the community of Christ

  • Constant striving to be a faithful child of God who treats others with love, dignity, and respect

  • Strong administrator proficient in time management

  • High energy and physical stamina required; must be able to stand for long periods

  • Proficient in multitasking and following up

Job Status: Non-exempt, fewer than 15 hours per week (typically 7-10 hours); Compensation is commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 972-771-5500


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