Contemporary Worship Leader at Palm West Community Church
Sun City West, Arizona 85375

PWCC Job Description

Contemporary Worship Leader

To apply:

a. Submit resume with at least three references to

b. Submit a video leading worship and applicable experience you have.

c. Indicate applying for:

• Part-time position to lead contemporary worship service.

• Full-time position leading both traditional and contemporary worship services.

• Full-time position that combines leading contemporary worship and media technology lead.

Classification: Exempt, part time, salaried with 2-5 years related experience. Note: Position can be full-time with benefits if candidate is willing and able to carry out a secondary area of ministry (Contemporary Worship Leader and/or Media Technology Lead). See Minister of Music and Media Job Description for details.

Salary Range: $1,000 – 1,200 monthly

Reports to: Senior Pastor

Date: August 15, 2021

Work Schedule: Weekly (varying schedule of 10-12 hours per week, depending on weekly needs)

Job Objective:

The Contemporary Worship Leader oversees worship service flow, song selection, musicians, and the overall performance for creating a well-organized, memorable church service experience that connects with our target audience. Collaborates and works cooperatively with other ministries across the church as the worship service will take place in a multi-usage area.

Primary Responsibilities:

a. Reports to the Senior Pastor, leading in the organization and planning of the contemporary worship service.

b. Recruits necessary musicians and singers for a quality worship experience and trains and maintains a cohesive worship team. One on-site worship practice is expected, and 3 hours on a Sunday morning for preparation, the worship service, and storing equipment and securing the building.

c. Works with staff and volunteers to ensure that the audio, visual, and lighting are functional and enhancing to the worship service.

d. Submits a budget to the Senior Pastor each year with items needed to sustain and improve the worship service.

e. Communicates proactively to Senior Pastor if non-budgeted needs arise.

f. Promptly communication to emails, text , and phone calls.

g. Understands the unique environment of ministering in a retirement community and is willing to craft a worship environment that is relevant to that community

Character Expectations:

a. Models the pursuit of godliness and seeks to motivate others to do likewise.

b. Candidate shall provide a written “Theology of Worship” statement outlining personal understanding/convictions pertaining to worship.

c. Is teachable and displays humility

d. Practices good and transparent communication with the Senior Pastor and all others under his/her leadership.

e. Develops relationships with unbelievers so as to be personally effective in pursuing the Great Commission and helping the church to do the same.

f. PWCC membership (regular or associate) following appropriate time frame


a. Displays an adequate level of quality in musical abilities such as reading and interpreting music, performing with a strong lead singing voice; plays guitar or percussion (but not required), and seeks to always improve.

b. Demonstrates comfort as a servant leader in building and leading a team of musicians that inspire and move the congregation in worship.

c. Possesses some skill and experience in audio/visual and lighting.

d. Coordinates song media preparation with Media Technologist.

e. Demonstrates proficiency with music building software, multi-tracks, vocal, harmony, and song leading

Annual Evaluation:

a. Agrees to an annual evaluation led by the Senior Pastor and is willing to address and if necessary, make changes according to the recommendations based on that evaluation.


a. Works a total of 10-12 hours per week and is permitted to work off site to do preparation and planning.

b. Receives professional allowance, including reimbursement for work related expenses.

c. Paid vacation of a maximum of 2 weeks after service requirements met and prorated based on hours worked, with the expectation that the responsibilities of his/her ministry is covered during time off.


a. The church is an at-will employer. An employee's job may be terminated at any time due to character issues or for any other reason. The employee may choose to leave the job at any time. (It is encouraged to give at least a two-week's notice prior to leaving the position.)

b. The Senior Pastor is authorized to terminate employee associates with unresolved job performance issues after failure from coaching and corrective action in accordance with the Employee Handbook.

Following all CVC information.


Palm West Community Church
13845 W Stardust Blvd.
Sun City West, Arizona 85375


Joyce Sopilnick


Sun City West, Arizona 85375
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
$1000 - 1,200 monthly
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Being Artistic/Creative
Church Ministry