Website First United Methodist Church of Searcy

First United Methodist Church of Searcy, AR is seeking a full-time Worship Leader for our contemporary worship service. This person will work closely with the Music Minister to ensure all music styles are incorporated equally throughout the life of our church (special events, holiday services, etc.). Compensation will be based on skills, abilities, education, and experience.

Reports to: Staff Parish and Senior Pastor

Job Summary: The mission of Searcy FUMC is to Glorify God, Grow in full devotion to Jesus Christ, and Connect the Unconnected. We want an engaging Worship Leader who will help fulfill the mission of Searcy FUMC through our music ministry and worship, especially in our Contemporary Service called “The Gathering”.

Specific Ministry Area Responsibilities:

  1. Create a lively, engaging Contemporary Worship experience on Sunday Mornings in The Gathering.
  2. Recruit laity in all areas of the music ministry, maximizing musical gifts within the congregation.
  3. Work together with our Pastor and Music Minister to coordinate our worship services.
  4. Organize and lead weekly rehearsals.
  5. Participate in Special services: Christmas Eve, Ash Weds., Good Friday, funerals, weddings, etc.
  6. Supervise Praise Band, and in coordination with our Worship Leader, the Audio/Visual staff members.
  7. Help lead pre-school chapel music (<1 hr/wk).


  1. Work closely with pastors and staff to plan services and develop various age-level ministries.
  2. Be a people person – with an engaging personality.
  3. Be a team player. Invest in the overall mission of the church.
  4. Attend weekly staff meetings and both worship services.
  5. Serve as staff liaison to lay worship committee.
  6. Work with the Music Minister to submit and oversee worship budget.

Minimum Requirements:

    • Needs to be a Spirit-Led/ Heart of Worship Leader
    • Outstanding presentation skills & communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Understands worship music theory
    • Experience managing & mentoring volunteers in a church environment
    • Experience leading worship in a church setting
    • Experience with, and ability to, utilize sound equipment, lighting, live streaming and computers.
  1. *bonus-experience fluent in multiple instruments
  2. *bonus- an understanding of tracks and pads and how to best utilize them.

Please direct cover letters and resumes with 3 references or all questions to Bro. Jeff Jackson at