Roles

(Note: Roles are listed in alphabetical order. Follow the link to see the full volunteer job description.)15345882680_a188dcbb08_o

  • Acoustic Guitar – Responsibilities Know basic keys to play in (A,B,C,D,E,F,G) Know all basic chords in open and barred positions If there is more than one acoustic guitar and/or electric guitar player, use different positions and voicing of chords so you do not double what the ...
  • Band Leader – Responsibilities Prior to rehearsal, the band leader might have additional song notes to send out to the band or individuals within the band, the band leader should coordinate any communication with the worship leader. Expected to encourage and demonstrate a collaborative process ...
  • Bass Guitar – Responsibilities Know how to play in all keys Know what “the pocket” is, and how to be “in” it. Be able to “lock in” with the drummer, play in time with a song and help to create a solid bass/drum foundation Be able ...
  • Co-Leader – Responsibilities Help worship leader to execute song/arrangement notes (worship director adds/updates in Planning Center the week of rehearsal, sometimes coordinated with worship leader and co-leader, if necessary) Help support vision of worship leader/band leader for individual songs and worship sets The co-leader encourages, reinforces, and ...
  • Drums – Responsibilities Be able to play with a metronome/click and keep tempo, so as not to distract the band or the worshipers Support the needs of the song musically and rhythmically Know what “the pocket” is and how to be “in” it Be sensitive to ...
  • Electric Guitar – Responsibilities Know basic keys to play in (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) Know all basic chords in first and barred positions If you are the 2nd guitarist, use different positions and voicing of chords so as to not double what the ...
  • Keyboard – Responsibilities Know how to play in all keys Practice songs/chords ahead of time Listen to each song and match voicing/patch as closely as possible, be willing to speak with band leader or worship leader about an appropriate voicing/patch Work on playing alternate voicing of ...
  • Lighting Designer – Responsibilities Like many creative arts ministry roles, this position combines creative and technical skills. If the list below is overwhelming, no worries! We can train you if you have a passion for this position and a willingness to learn. Willing to attend ...
  • Lighting Operator – Responsibilities Currently not responsible to come to mid-week rehearsal Must be available during Sunday morning rehearsal/run-through to run all lighting cues at the appropriate moments during the service, and arrive early to turn on any lighting equipment Plug in any dimmer packs or ...
  • Other Solo Instruments – Responsibilities Understand the role of your instrument in the given the style of music that is being played (the role of the violin or other stringed instruments in rock music is much simpler than in classical music, for instance). Must be proficient ...
  • Producer – Responsibilities Short Description of the Producer Role Coordinate the details of the worship service experience. Synchronize team members (on stage and off) and production elements to make sure the service flows smoothly. This includes an efficient run through, a purposeful production meeting, an ...
  • ProPresenter Tech – Responsibilities Interested? We can train you in this position! Willingness to attend training/go through apprenticeship and work alongside a mentor. If you come with previous experience, the mentor will orient you to our system and way of doing things. Responsible to come to rehearsals ...
  • Sound Engineer – Responsibilities This might look like a pretty intense list. No worries! If you have the passion to do this and the willingness to learn, we can train you. Responsible to come to rehearsals for which you are scheduled, and to come early to ...
  • Team Leader – Responsibilities This applies to section leaders (drums, bass, guitar, keys, vocals, etc.), lighting design team leaders, ProPresenter team leaders, sound engineer team leaders, etc. In general, team leaders are responsible for… Scheduling regular training and development sessions/workshops with team (at least once per ...
  • Vocals – Responsibilities Must be capable of singing on pitch Must be able to blend with others Be willing to communicate or work together outside of main rehearsal if necessary Work together with the worship leader and co-leader to decide who will sing what part(s) – ...
  • Worship Leader – Responsibilities The worship leader should review the service plan on Planning Center and communicate to the rest of the team as necessary in order to ensure good team preparation prior to Thursday rehearsal. (NOTE: worship director and creative arts pastor will make vocal ...