Trinity UMC: Contemporary Worship Leader

Date Posted: 3/10/2022

Trinity UMC, Arlington, TX

Job Description

The primary components of this position involve:

  • Planning and leading worship for the church’s 9:30 a.m. Thrive Contemporary Worship Service (Trinity Arlington)
  • Cultivating a team of musicians to serve the church’s contemporary music needs.

These duties support the mission of the church: Becoming Disciples of Jesus to Make a Difference.  They are organized around the church’s ministry strategies: Connect, Grow, and Go.

This position fills an important part of the church’s overall Music and Worship Ministry. The ideal candidate will possess a contagious passion for contemporary worship and will demonstrate an ability to work well in a team-centered environment with particular focus on providing authentic, engaging, powerful worship experiences.

Salary is commensurate with past experience.

Reports to the Director of Music & Worship


  • A deep and growing love for Jesus Christ
  • A demonstrated history of leading effective contemporary worship within a church setting offering multiple styles of worship (traditional, contemporary, crossover); demonstrated ability to compliment and support all styles of worship offered by the church
  • Agreement with the vision, direction and theological beliefs of Trinity UMC
  • A commitment to mobilize the gifts of the congregation and apply them to furthering the mission of the church
  • An ability to organize and administrate as a ministry leader
  • A proven team player who values healthy church-staff interaction
  • A competent vocalist with proven mastery in worship band leadership
  • An affinity and a deep love for engaging in worship
  • A thorough understanding and familiarity with common contemporary worship styles of the current time


  • Work closely with the Senior Pastor and the Director of Music & Worship to plan and coordinate the contemporary worship needs of the congregation – aimed at achieving the primary component goals listed in the overview above.
  • Recruit, teach, direct, nurture, and develop music skills of singers and instrumentalists who have a desire to serve through contemporary music – enabling them to use their gifts in service to God at TUMC.
  • Lead a weekly rehearsal with our Thrive worship band in preparation for Sunday worship.
  • Participate and support the vision for cohesive worship design with preachers, music staff, and print/media support staff for all worship styles.
  • Lend capabilities to support other church ministries throughout the year, including but not limited to annual VBS, sports activities, music camp, children/youth camps, special worship services, etc.


  • Develop relationships with staff and congregation members to enhance ministry – including staff meetings, church social activities, etc.  
  • Submit communication pieces (print, digital, social media, etc.) as needed.
  • Meet weekly with the Director of Music & Worship.
  • Attend continuing education events as needed to enhance contemporary music goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Email resume which highlights your background of leading contemporary music in worship to Kendall Carter, Director of Music & Worship, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 817-274-1345


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