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Director of Modern Worship

Mentor United Methodist Church
8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060
$39,000 - $49,000 a year - Full-time


8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060

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Job Title: Director of Modern Worship

Job Type: Full time

Reports To: Lead Pastor and collaborates regularly and closely with Modern Worship Lead Team

Schedule: Sunday mornings, some weekdays. Given the nature of ministry; schedule is flexible based on the church calendar and may include non-traditional hours including evenings.

Salary: Negotiable Depending on experience & benefits (PTO available)

Location: Mentor

Job Summary:

Are you a visionary leader with a passion for music, technology, and creating worship that resonates with today's congregation? Mentor United Methodist Church is looking for a dynamic and creative Director of Modern Worship to evolve our contemporary worship services. This pivotal role is your opportunity to create engaging and meaningful worship experiences that support our mission to lead all onto a path of Christ-centered discipleship.

If you're eager to lead our community by planning transformative worship to create a space where faith is deepened, spirits are lifted, and the worship experience is unforgettable, we are ready for you to help us unlock a more profound sense of connection and devotion within our church family.

Key Responsibilities:

· Visionary Leadership: Inspire and mobilize individuals to engage in meaningful worship, focusing on Jesus Christ.

· Team Scheduling: Organize musicians, AV technicians, and other necessary team members for weekly services using scheduling tools.

· Music Oversight: Select and introduce appropriate modern worship music, ensuring a cohesive worship experience.

· Worship Planning: Lead the planning and execution of diverse worship experiences in collaboration with the Modern Worship Lead Team.

· Team Development: Recruit, mentor, and support volunteers staff within the worship and tech teams, fostering spiritual and organizational growth.

· Worship Facilitation: Oversee the modern worship services, ensuring a dynamic and engaging atmosphere for worship.

· Compliance: Manage copyright licenses and reporting for all worship materials.

Additional Needs:

· Lead Modern Worship Team meetings and participate in church meetings as required.

· Develop and manage the annual worship ministry budget.

· Coordinate logistics for worship services, including equipment and role assignments.

· Collaborate with pastoral and children/youth ministry teams to integrate diverse participation in worship.

Skills & Qualifications:


· 2-4 years in a music coordination/leadership role or 3-5 years of related experience.

· Passion for modern worship and a strong musical background.

· Proven ability to evaluate and coach musicians.

· Excellent organizational and planning skills, capable of both short-term and long-term planning.

· Team-oriented approach with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

· Commitment to growing in faith and openness to United Methodist theology.

· Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.


· Experience in encouraging congregational singing.

· Music skills, including singing or playing an instrument, songwriting, producing, and arranging.

· Willingness to seek external resources to enhance worship.

· Experience with modern worship bands.

· Music Education degree or background.

· Proficiency in current technology relevant to worship planning and execution.

· Background, knowledge, experience and/or appreciation for United Methodist theology, history and practice.

Mentor United Methodist Church is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,000.00 - $49,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person