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Praise & Worship Leader - Chicago, IL


Listed 12.20.2016  
Employer Lighthouse Church of Chicago, 4707 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60640. Phone: 773-245-6372. Web Site:
Location Chicago, IL
Start Date 1.1.2017
Type Part Time

Reports to: Lead Pastor

Status: Part-time

Hours: 20-25 hours per month

Salary: $300 per month

Interested Applicants: E-mail your resume and an audio or video clip of you singing to Candidates deemed to be a good fit will then proceed to an interview and audition.

Job Summary: The worship leader will lead music and singing for our weekly Sunday services while also recruiting and organizing volunteer musicians to help create a joyful worship experience.

Context: The Lighthouse Church is a multi-ethnic and LGBT-inclusive church that inspires people to become passionate about Jesus and serious about justice. We are located in the Uptown neighborhood and are three-years-old. Our current weekly attendance is 30 adults. Check out our website: and Facebook fan page:

Essential Functions:
- Work closely with the lead pastor to ensure that the worship music is consistent with the sermon theme and church’s theology
- Select, prepare, teach, and lead 2 songs for congregational singing each week
- Lead a weekly rehearsal of praise team members and pianist
- Oversee a pianist who accompanies our praise team
- Create and add the music lyric slides to our PowerPoint presentation weekly

Other Responsibilities:
- Assists with outreach/communication to create awareness of The Lighthouse’s ministry

Minimum Qualifications:
- Previous experience leading worship in a church setting
- Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
- Demonstrated appreciation for and ability to sing a contemporary Christian/evangelical and gospel music

Core Competencies:
- Sensitivity. Recognizes and appreciates a diverse and inclusive Christian community; shows a commitment to inclusive language in music.
- Commitment to ministry. Cares deeply about the church as a whole, not just what happens on Sunday mornings; shares a passion for the importance of congregational singing.
- Gift development. Desires and enjoys getting to know our community of faith, especially those with musical gifts; willing to recruit and reach out to those with these gifts; eager to encourage and welcomes new people.
- Conflict management. Ability to deal with conflict within community and volunteer musicians; willingness to say “no” to volunteers who may not have musical gifts or commitment; takes criticism well.
- Risk-taking. Ready to try new things and music; ability to rebound and learn from failure.
- Organization. Leads music and musicians in a timely and organized fashion; able to make last-second changes if necessary.

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