JoB Openings

Praise & Worship Leader

Asbury United Methodist Church is currently looking for a Praise & Worship Leader for our contemporary praise and worship services.  We seek to have a service of worship that emphasizes a variety of elements and styles that focuses on giving glory to God and inspiring our church community to full participation in the mission of God, which we believe is to introduce others to Christ and grow more like him together.  



Spiritual Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrate a passion for Christ and His Kingdom through personal spiritual discipline and public ministry.

  2. Seek to grow in that relationship with Christ through personal spiritual discipline, education, accountability, and service to his Kingdom.



Professional Qualifications:

  1. Experience - At least 1 year of leading a praise group in public worship preferred. 

  2. Musical skills - Ability to lead worship and sing while playing the keyboard (priority) and/or guitar. Must have the ability to read music.  Education - At least 1 year of biblical & ministry education at the collegiate level preferred.



General Duties:

  1. Work with the Pastor to create a well-planned and prayerful worship service.

  2. Oversee and coordinate all musical aspects of the praise & worship service.

  1.  Lead praise band, singers, and congregation in worship at weekly Sunday morning praise service.

  2. Lead rehearsals; preferably a weekly evening rehearsal and pre-service warm up, which should be completed at least 15 minutes prior to the services.

  3. Praise Teams – Recruit, audition and develop musicians and singers to perform during the services.

         All participants should also demonstrate the spiritual qualifications mentioned above.

  1. Teach – Nurture the musical abilities of musicians and singers.

  1. Work with the Praise Team to create schedules for the weekly worship services.

  2. Be available to work with other staff for additional events such as special concerts, off campus events, drama 

       shows, etc.

  1. Any additional duties in agreement with the Pastor.

  2. Must have a working knowledge of the Planning Center and its various components.  Must have experience with  

       CCLI and report usage.



Other Duties/Information:

  1. The Praise & Worship Leader position reports to the Pastor and SPRC.

  2. The Praise & Worship Leader will be evaluated annually by the Pastor and SPRC.  Results of the evaluation will be submitted to SPRC for salary recommendations.

  3. If there are any issues or concerns, the Praise & Worship Leader should see the Pastor and/or the SPRC for reconciliation of those items.

  4. It is possible that this position may change or evolve as time moves on.  The Praise & Worship Leader must be flexible and capable of any changes needed to provide quality worship services to the congregation.

  5. This is a part-time position of 15 hours per week.  Because the position interacts directly with the members of the congregation, it is expected that the Praise & Worship Leader must be available for practices on selected nights through the work week and at the Sunday service.  A schedule will be discussed and agreed upon with the employee, the Pastor, SPRC and the praise team.

  6. The Praise & Worship Leader must pass all Safe Sanctuary clearances and complete Safe Sanctuary training.

  7. Compensation – The annual compensation and salary will be competitive with similar positions of local churches depending on the skills and experience of the applicant.



The top strategic goals for this position:

  1. To “open Asbury’s doors” to the community.

  2. To lead a weekly evening practice time for the Praise Team, including a time of prayer together.

  3. To cultivate greater community in the worship personnel.

  4. To help Asbury United Methodist Church better understand and be involved in public worship.

  5. To plan worship services 1-3 months in advance.



To apply for this position, please send your resume, statement of faith, personal testimony, and DVD or digital recording of you leading worship or performing to:



Rev. Mark Terwilliger, Pastor                                                                                     Phone:  717-843-0733

Asbury United Methodist Church                                                                    

340 E. Market St.                                                                                                 

York, PA 17403