Grace Community Church - Worship Leader

  • Experience
  • Flagstaff, United States

Grace Community Church - Worship Leader

Job description


Grace Community Church is a warm and friendly place made up of real people who genuinely love each other. There is strong core of volunteers who embrace its mission of reaching the world by loving its neighbors with the Gospel. Practical Bible preaching has long been a priority for the church as it seeks to be known for its pursuit of the great commission and its obedience to the great commandment.

What began with just 25 people in a school auditorium 26 years ago, has grown to a church family of over 400 who continue to embrace the mission of taking the message of God’s grace to the community of Flagstaff. Grace Community Church is a solid, well-respected church. In its 26-year history, the church has experienced effective long-term ministry under the godly leadership of Pastor Mark Smith. Pastor Mark and his wife, Laurie, moved to Flagstaff in 1993 to lead a struggling Baptist Church. While the heritage is strong and the message has never wavered, ministry methods at Grace continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of this unique, Northern Arizona city.

While music and worship have been valued at Grace in the past, the church has a greater desire than ever to foster a vibrant worship ministry. Planning and execution of its services is not showy; yet reflects a high standard of excellence and draws families of all ages. The church genuinely desires for people to experience a growing and deepening relationship with God through teaching, community, and passionate worship.


Grace is a well-established church with a worship ministry that is poised and ready for strong leadership that will help take it to the next phase of deeper, more participatory worship. There is a consensus among staff and volunteers to see the church maintain authenticity and musical excellence while expanding its reach in shepherding, equipping, mentoring, and leading passionate worship. While the congregation is currently embracing the interim leadership of rotating worship leaders, there is a growing desire to find a Worship Leader who can lead and develop the worship ministry into a vibrant ministry of the church.

Grace is a non-denominational, family-friendly, Bible-preaching church that seeks to be a light in the community and the world. Building on the foundation of the past, the church is looking for a leader in worship who can partner with Pastor Mark and the existing staff to lead and shepherd the people of Grace well, and support the vision, mission, and values of the church—a Worship Leader who will creatively lead modern worship for the church, maintain strong biblical standards in life and ministry and operate with a heart for the ministry within the local church. The next Worship Leader will bring innate creativity, and desire to incorporate and explore new ideas and experiences in worship.


The Worship Leader is responsible for all worship and creative arts as a part of Grace Community Church’s overall mission, and reports to the Pastor, Mark Smith. They must be versatile and able to fulfill the varying responsibilities that arise as Grace looks to the future and anticipates continued growth.

The Worship Leader should possess:

  • Genuine growing walk with Christ and love for His Word
  • Gifted, experienced and skilled leadership abilities (on and off the platform)
  • Ability to create/facilitate authentic and engaging worship experiences
  • Highly relational personality (caring, personable and genuine on an individual level)
  • Teachable spirit and approachable nature
  • Articulate communication skills (on and off the platform)
  • Gifted musical and vocal skills
  • Discipled and organized nature
  • High standard of excellence
  • Ability to follow tasks to completion
  • Humble and authentic spirit
  • Emotional and intellectual intelligence
  • Innate creativity, and desire to incorporate and explore new ideas and experiences in worship
  • Ability to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring, and teaching
  • Understanding of technical needs for modern worship

The Worship Leader will be responsible for using specific gifts, passions, and leadership abilities in order to:

  • Live a healthy, balanced lifestyle that honors God, family and others
  • Provide excellence in leadership for all worship and creative arts volunteers
  • Oversee the planning and execution of weekly services and special services throughout the year
  • Provide pastoral shepherding to congregation and ministry volunteers
  • Build a worship culture that is continually attracting new volunteers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Reports to:

  • Pastor Mark Smith

Provides Direct Oversight to:

  • Pastor Mark Smith

  • Relates Closely With:

    • Church staff
    • Worship and creative arts ministry volunteers

    Compensation Package:

    Total compensation is negotiable, based on experience and education. The Worship Leader position is a full-time (40hr/wk) position with salary and benefits, including family medical/dental/vision coverage; retirement stipend; and, vacation/holidays/sick PTO.