Student Ministries Worship Leader – Willow Crystal Lake

The Student Ministries Worship Leader will oversee the worship direction and culture of the middle school and high school ministry while being able to actively participate in the process of creating a holistic weekend experience. This position is part time (25 hours).



  • Fulfill weekly programming responsibilities for 3 unique services including:
  • Leading band through rehearsal and services
  • Create music charts and explain to the band
  • Create a dynamic sound to lead an energetic worship service
  • Train and develop worship volunteers and create a vibrate worship culture
  • Develop students in their instruments as well as calling to worship
  • Lead the band in discipleship
  • Recruit and lead student and adult volunteers
  • Work with the Student Ministries Creative Director on the creative direction of each service
  • Participate in all Student Ministry and campus wide Willow Crystal Lake functions and events


  • Proficient in playing piano or guitar
  • Prior experience in training vocalists
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • High relational intelligence
  • Demonstrated skill at leading people and building teams
  • Musical intelligence
  • At least 2 years’ experience leading groups of 75+ in worship
  • Prior experience in planning and executing worship services
  • Knowledge on using Planning Center • Experience with Ableton Live (tracks)
  • Prior experience music directing a band (chord charts, arrangements, running rehearsals)
  • College degree preferred
  • Spiritual gifts of leadership, shepherding, and/or creative communication
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and be on your feet for long stretches of time


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