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Contemporary Worship Leader

Position: Contemporary Worship Leader

First UMC Cocoa Beach is searching for a part-time contemporary Worship Leader to lead our praise band, help volunteers develop deep and authentic relationships with Christ and each other, and facilitate passionate worship at our 9:30 a.m. modern worship service. Reports to the Senior Pastor.

Hours and Pay: Hours and pay are negotiable and based on experience; approximately $325 per week for 15 hours.


  • Regularly pray for volunteers and seek God’s vision for the ministry
  • Required Meetings: Participate in weekly meetings with the Pastor; lead an in-person gathering with the praise band every two months to check-in, cast vision, have fun, and facilitate deep and authentic relationships among volunteers; attend planning meetings for special worship service as needed
  • Maintain a data base and filing system for music, including flows, lead sheets, chord charts, roadmaps, and rehearsal sets using SongSelect/CCLI and other resources
  • Manage a ministry budget and submit purchase orders for needed music and equipment
  • Coordinate, schedule, resource, and rehearse volunteer musicians and vocalists
  • Design, upload, and use multitrack sets to supplement the worship experience (Loop Community/Prime Music)
  • Proof song road maps on visual presentation software 
  • Lead contemporary worship, including reading scripture, praying publicly, and finding creative and inspirational ways to invite people into the presence of God
  • Recruit and audition new volunteer musicians/vocalists
  • Trouble-shoot basic production issues related to audio-video systems used for worship.
  • Help train production volunteers and manage production staff.


·       A committed, mature disciple of Jesus Christ

·       Gracious, positive, and joyful spirit

·       Minimum one year of experience leading adult contemporary/modern worship

·       Proficiency in either guitar or piano

·       Experience with musician-controlled in-ear monitor systems

·       Basic audio mixing skills using digital soundboards

·       Excellent communication, coordination, and team building skills 

Required Application Materials:

  • Professional resume
  • Three professional references with appropriate contact information.
  • A good quality video of the applicant leading worship. This should not be a recording of an individual performance, but a video of the applicant leading at least two songs in a youth or adult worship service.
  • Applicants who are offered a final interview will be asked to lead a rehearsal and worship service with our band on a Sunday morning.   

Sound Engineer

Works approximately 3-4 hours on Sunday mornings to run sound during our contemporary worship service. Troubleshoots basic production issues related to audio-video systems used for worship. Pay is negotiable based on experience, approximately $75-$100 per week.

Contact the church office to apply.