Avon, Ohio

Job Description                                                                                    
Contemporary Worship Leader

Avon United Methodist Church is in the process of developing a new contemporary worship service.  This worship service will occur on Sunday morning at ­­­­­­9:00 am and be held in our sanctuary.  Avon UMC has one traditional service and we are looking to hire a Contemporary Worship Leader to help start a new worship service.

Contemporary music has many definitions.  The key qualities we are looking for in this worship service and its leader are:

  • Leadership of music the congregation can sing along with.
  • Leadership of inspiring, meaningful and moving worship music which helps facilitate people to connect authentically to God.
  • Leadership of songs similar to “How He Loves”, “Oceans”, “This is Amazing Grace.”
  • An ability to lead worship by themselves as a worship team in created.
  • An ability to cultivate a worship environment hospitable to new people with relevant music connecting to a suburban community.

Hours and Time Off

  • On average, 12-15 hours per week.
  • Up to two weeks of vacation per year, including up to two Sundays. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead and plan for worship weekly. 
  • Lead setup and tear down on Sunday morning and practice.
  • Recruit and oversee a worship team.
  • Oversee the discipleship and connection of the worship team.
  • Oversee sound system.
  • Lead the coordination and training of multi-media and sound people for worship.
  • Meet with the pastor and other leaders to develop the themes and patterns for worship.
  • Attendance at staff meetings and worship committee meetings.
  • Create and maintain healthy relationships with congregation of Avon UMC.
  • Remain consistent with the theology of the United Methodist Church.
  • All other duties pertaining to the worship leader position as assigned by Pastor.


  • A college degree or in the process of obtaining a college degree preferred.
  • Experience in leading worship, developing a team and ministry in a church setting.
  • Appropriate references and background check.

Important Characteristics

  • Self-starter
  • Spiritual depth and maturity
  • Practices regular spiritual disciplines
  • Team player
  • Ability and hunger to connect with new people
  • Flexibility and hard work

Direct oversight will be from the pastor. The employment of the worship leader is the responsibility of the Leadership Team.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and three references to Pastor Micah Holland at micahholland12@gmail.com.