Grand Rapids Worship Leader

 

Grand Rapids Worship Leader

Position Description

(Revised 05.8.24)

About Engedi

Engedi Church is a young, diverse, passionate, and missional community of people who are committed to loving and serving God, our neighbors, and the world. We preach the Gospel, and we do our best to live it out. Since our inception in 2005, Engedi Church’s mission has been to advance the kingdom revolution of Jesus worldwide. We have identified five core values that mark the advance of Jesus’ kingdom in our midst (see engedichurch.com).

We believe God’s original dream for creation was to create a community of people who experience complete wholeness of mind, body, emotions, and soul in Him and deep, meaningful, and diverse relationships with each other. Jesus began His ministry by announcing He had come to bring good news to the poor, to release the oppressed, and to free the imprisoned. He called the experience of these realities living in the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is an ever-expanding reality of those who are experiencing the restoration of what was lost at the Fall—harmony with God, within ourselves and within our relationships—all through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. While full restoration won’t occur until His return, Jesus invites us to both experience and extend restoration in the now. This is why Engedi exists.

About the Position

The Grand Rapids Campus Worship Leader has the opportunity to set the culture of Engedi GR by creating compelling, dynamic, and inclusive worship experiences. God is using our Sunday worship gatherings to help people find their way to Christ and help those who know Christ to experience greater freedom and intimacy with him. This role is an essential component and champion of this vision.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Deeply committed follower of Jesus
  • Affirms Engedi’s core beliefs, mission, values and life practices by word and example
  • Passionate for vibrant worship gatherings
  • Ability to communicate and carry out the vision of the ministry
  • Effective administrative skills – including the ability to set goals, facilitate advance planning and effectively manage ministry and personal schedules
  • Strong platform communication and musical skills
  • Gift of leadership and desire to develop leaders
  • Ability to recruit, develop and communicate with volunteers
  • Team player – humble, willing to defer to others, supportive of other Engedi ministries
  • Is a partner of Engedi or is willing to become one upon joining staff
  • Tithes
  • Is in a CABLE (small) group or is willing to become a part of one upon joining staff

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Worship Gatherings

  • Plan weekend worship gatherings in conjunction with the Creative Pastor
  • Lead worship for weekend gatherings and special events throughout the year 
  • Manage the worship team schedule and ensure details of each gathering are accurate (chord charts, service order, graphics, rehearsal tracks, etc)
  • Plan and lead occasional Worship Nights
  • Participate in midweek production meetings (with Creative Pastor, Production volunteers and campus worship leaders)
  • Disciple worship arts team (i.e. bible studies, prayer, team gatherings, team nights)

Leadership

  • Oversee Worship Arts ministry at GR Campus (production, worship leaders and teams)
  • Recruit, develop and empower volunteer worship leaders and band members
  • Communicate the vision for the production aspects of the Sunday morning services (lighting, sound, video, etc…)
  • Oversee the Sunday gathering programming at GR Campus
  • Oversee the Guest Experience ministry; the leader(s), teams and logistics
  • Participate in songwriting for Engedi Music (optional)
  • Oversee GR Campus prayer team
  • Create and manage annual budget and manage expenses for GR Campus worship and guest experience

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in monthly staff meetings (2nd Monday of each month, Holland Campus)
  • Participate in most staff prayer meetings (every Monday, Holland Campus)
  • Attend all-staff retreats (two per year, one overnight)

Other Details 

  • Full-time, 45 hours/week position including vacation and personal days, cell phone reimbursement, subsidized onsite daycare at Holland Campus, solitude days, and matching 403b contributions 
  • Reports to Grand Rapids Campus Pastor