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Accompanist and Praise Team Leader

Accompanist and Praise Team Leader

Cornerstone United Methodist Church 41W170 Russell Road Elgin, IL 60124

The Accompanist and Praise Team Leader is a salaried position and is responsible for playing the piano (or synthesizer), managing the praise team, facilitating a weekly rehearsal, and leading the music on Sunday mornings at Cornerstone UMC.

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership for a praise team and leads the music volunteers of Cornerstone UMC. The successful candidate will be able to lead, in cooperation with and under the direction of the Senior Pastor, worship music opportunities that bring people into the presence of God to be transformed by the beauty of worshipping God.

Personal Qualifications and Expectations:

  1. Must display a vital personal faith in Jesus as their Lord and Savior across all areas of their life.
  2. Have an outgoing personality that engages people with their passion for the mission, vision, and values of Cornerstone UMC and the United Methodist Church.
  3. Needs to be a team player with good communications skills who will serve as an effective member of the church staff and Cornerstone UMC community.
  4. Able to take direction and accept suggestions/feedback from the Senior Pastor and other leadership.
  5. Qualified to lead and direct teams of instrumentalists and vocalists of diverse ages and backgrounds in a variety of musical genres. Able to provide the direction and tools needed for effective worship rehearsals and worship experiences on Sunday morning and scheduled special services/events throughout the year.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Rehearse and conduct music weekly for a diverse community of musicians of varying experience in various musical groups to support the worship arts.
  2. Perform and lead the praise team for the Sunday worship service.
  3. Meet at least annually, or when invited for evaluation and conversation, with the Staff Parrish Relations Committee.
  4. Coordinate time off as needed for personal needs and self-care with the Senior Pastor and the chair of SPRC.

Evaluation and Compensation:

The Accompanist and Praise Team leader reports to the Senior Pastor and the Staff Parrish Relations Committee and will receive performance and compensation reviews by the Senior Pastor and Staff Parrish Relations Committee. The salary is $15,600/year, which is $300/week. This position requires attendance at the Sunday morning service (one service, 10am currently), and one weekly rehearsal. We estimate the time commitment to be between six and eight hours per week.

Please send resumes or questions to

Cornerstone United Methodist Church
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Music Ministry
United Methodist Church (UMC)