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Worship Minister

Job Description
Highland Church of Christ (Christian Church) is looking for someone with a passion for leading the congregation to worship, the ability to create environments to help them connect with God in a significant way, and the skills to utilize appropriate technology to accomplish both.

We’re searching for a leader who relates to both artists and non-artists and can recruit, equip, develop, and deploy other leaders who share that passion for effective worship. The Worship Minister will lead and coordinate the Worship, A/V, and Worship Tech ministries of Highland Church of Christ.

Highland Church of Christ is a contemporary church in a rural area that has a track record of growth and outreach to both the surrounding communities and the world. Highland is an independent, instrumental Christian church of 600+ located in the southeastern Illinois city of Robinson and is searching for a minister to lead our worship and worship technology areas.

To help you create an effective worship ministry and environment, you’ll be part of an elder-protected, staff-led leadership model that encourages innovation and smart risk-taking. You’ll also have the support and partnership of an experienced staff team. In addition, the auditorium is modern and offers programming flexibility with an array of first-rate technology.

The Worship Minister will work directly with and be accountable to the Executive Minister, who will provide guidance and support under the leadership umbrella of the Senior. Minister and Elders. The Worship Minister shall work in full compliance with the current policy and procedures of the church. The Executive Minister will provide the Worship Minister with ongoing communication, evaluation, and direction.


  • Above-reproach lifestyle and a hyper commitment to God’s Word are prerequisites.
  • College degree in an appropriate discipline.
  • Experience in planning and leading worship in a medium to large size church.


  • A growing disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Committed to the mission and vision of Highland Church of Christ.
  • A servant’s heart.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead teams.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • An unmistakable passion for worship ministry.


  • Leadership
    • Lead and oversee the worship ministry (vocals, instruments, etc.).
    • Lead and oversee the audio/visual ministry.
    • Lead and oversee the worship technology ministry.
    • Define a vision and strategy for the worship ministry that supports the overall church vision and strategy.
    • Recruit, train, deploy, support, and shepherd a volunteer team for the worship ministry.
    • Oversee a process that continually helps create growing disciples of Jesus within the worship ministry.
    • Effectively communicate with staff, worship volunteers, and the congregation.
    • Work with the Sr. Minister to create fully integrated worship services.
    • Develop worship and leadership skills through workshops, training, conventions, education, and networking.
    • Participate in the church’s shepherding ministry, including hospital calls, etc.


  • Create and oversee the annual worship ministry budget. Work with the Executive Minister in establishing each year’s budget.
  • Approve and help support events in the Auditorium.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as may be assigned.
  • Good staff relations and integration of effort.

Job Products

  • A life, passion, and personal growth appropriate to leadership in worship ministry.
  • Worship volunteers who are growing as disciples.
  • Excellent and effective worship in all services.
  • Excellent and effective audio/visual and worship tech ministries that enhance Sunday worship and other gathering experiences.
  • An excellent, attractive, and effective website.
  • Effective communication with staff, worship volunteers, and the congregation.
  • Advance planning that allows for creative and integrated worship.
  • Adherence to the annual budget.
  • A clear vision for worship ministry that supports the vision of the church as a whole.
  • An effective and executed plan to recruit, train, deploy, support, and shepherd volunteers for a growing ministry.

Compensation is competitive and includes a retirement contribution and insurance package.

This is a ministerial, full-time, exempt position.

Physical Address

Highland Church of Christ

500 W. Highland Ave.

Robinson, IL  62454

To apply, please send a resume with a cover letter to Mike McElyea, at


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