• Part Time
  • GA
  • Church body: ELCA
Hours per week: 10-15
Month position available: January
Job Compensation: begins at $15,000
Contact Name: Helen Weiss Phelps

Website Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Praise Worship Director

Primary Functions:

With the Pastors and the Director of Worship and Music Ministries, the Praise Worship Director is responsible for providing Praise Worship experiences that inspire and motivate deeper relationships with Jesus Christ through experiential, celebratory services with rich, uplifting music.

Responsibilities of the Position


1.    Praise Worship planning which includes researching and selecting music that reflects the themes of the church year and/or themes selected by the pastors for worship

2.    Introduce diverse and challenging contemporary music, “keep it fresh”

3.    Scheduling Praise Team rehearsals and leading Praise Team at 11am Praise Worship on Sunday mornings

4.    Provide musical planning, leadership and support for the 5pm Christmas Eve service, including rehearsals

5.    Work with Children and Youth Ministry Team to plan for and provide musical support for the Annual Youth Sunday Service, which is Praise Worship based for all services

6.    Provide opportunities for all ages and diversities of lay members to participate in Praise Worship


1.    Use technology tools such as email, texting, and social media to communicate with and support members of the Praise Team

2.    Work with Audio-Visual Team to maximize sound and lighting use

3.    Recruit new members of the Praise Team as needed

4.    Always have a drummer, bass guitar and guitar player at every service. If members of the congregation are not available to play, hire and supervise Contract Musicians.

5.    Support relationship-building among musicians and vocalists


1.    Work with Office Manager to create/produce bulletins, PowerPoints and Music Packets

2.    Maintain and update filing system that efficiently supports the music for Praise Worship

3.    Submit time sheets or check requests for Contract Musicians to be paid

4.    Meet once a week in a supervisory session with the Director of Worship and Music Ministries

5.    Maintain musical instruments used in Praise Worship


1.    Champion for excellence in worship, always “raising the bar”

2.    Provide leadership and evolving vision for Praise Worship

3.    Collaborate with the Director of Worship and Music Ministries to provide direction, leadership, and feedback for the Worship and Music Team

4.    Maintain professional competencies as they relate to Praise Music

5.    Serve as a resource for all activities that involve Praise Worship, music, and/or the arts

Position Specifics:

1.    Be an integral part of the life of the congregation

2.    Conduct the business of the church with the utmost integrity and confidentiality

3.    Reports to the Director of Worship and Music Ministries

4.    Part time position – 15 hours/week

5.    Flexible hours, including Sundays, evenings, and holidays

6.    Assist the Director of Worship & Music Ministries and Worship & Music Team Leader in submitting an Annual Report and Budget request.

7.    Support and ensure Child Safety Policy

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience

1.    Leadership of a musical group

2.    Previous experience leading or playing in a Praise Band in a church

3.    Strong musical/singing background

4.    Skills in guitar and/or piano

5.    Knowledge of current Christian music

6.    Computer experience in or willing to learn Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Finale Music Software

7.    Conduct both vocalists and instrumentalists

8.    Experience in volunteer recruiting, training, supporting and affirming

9.    Demonstrate a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ

10.  Committed to living and modeling a Christian lifestyle

11.  A team player who understands and is committed to “team ministry”


Street Address: 4814 Paper Mill Road
Zip Code/Postal Code: 30067
Phone: 770-953-3193

To apply for this job email your details to helen@LCRmarietta.org