Tabernacle United Methodist Church – Poquoson is searching for a gifted and passionate individual to organize and lead a Contemporary Worship Experience. This is a part-time staff position.  Please view the below position description, and if interested in applying for this opportunity send resume’ to For more information contact Tabernacle United Methodist Church at 757-868-6842.




The Contemporary Worship Leader is responsible for providing the organization and music leadership for the Contemporary Service.  This service should creatively engage the congregation and help bring them into a closer relationship with Christ.


In consultation with the Pastor, develop, implement, coordinate and oversee the Contemporary Service for Tabernacle UMC.  This service should be:


Theologically sound

Designed to attract the unchurched and others to a vital relationship with Christ.

Assist the Pastor to provide for the spiritual needs of the congregation.

Contemporary Worship Leader will identify substitute staff when needed.

  • Work collaboratively with the Pastor to select themes and organize a weekly contemporary worship service including (but not limited to) selection, arrangement, and direction of all musical offerings for the contemporary service.
  • Meet as needed for information and coordination of music programs.
  • Ensure that appropriate announcements for the Contemporary Service are placed in the bulletin, newsletters, and other church communication tools.
  • Coordinate with the church office and master calendar for the use of facilities and equipment.
  • Submit an annual budget request for the Contemporary Service ministry to the Finance Committee.
  • Perform all other duties deemed appropriate by the Pastor.

Supervision and Accountability

  1. The Contemporary Worship Leader serves as a part-time member of the church staff.
  2. The Contemporary Worship Leader works under the supervision of the senior pastor and is accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).
  3. A Contemporary Worship Leader will have a performance review by the senior pastor.
  4. The employee will become familiar with, and abide by, the TUMC Policies and Procedures.


    The Contemporary Worship Leader must:

    1. Exhibit a vibrant faith that draws others to know Christ as Savior and Lord.
    2. Be comfortable and have a working knowledge of contemporary worship music as well as the style and purpose of a contemporary/modern worship service
    3. Well organized with administrative and leadership skills.
    4. Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.
    5. Effective interpersonal and communication skills across generations.
    6. Experience with technical aspects of contemporary service (sound boards, lighting, video, power point, CD/tape duplication, etc.) and computer literacy and proficiency in communications.
    7. Must be in harmony with the adopted church goals, policies, schedules, and profession of faith.
    8. Preference is to have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.

    Ministry Schedule

    This is a part-time, twelve-month, salaried ministry position. There is a binding contract and employment policy for this position.

    Applicants are considered for the position without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin or marital status.