Part-Time Praise Band Leader, Tewksbury, MA

Part-Time Praise Band Leader, Tewksbury, MA


Praise Band Leader

Location: Tewksbury Congregational Church - Tewksbury, MA

Categories: Music Ministry

Denominations: United Church of Christ, Congregational

Church Size: 150 to 200

Job Type: Part-Time - This position will require an average of 6 to 7 hours weekly.

Job Description:

**We encourage applicants that have a desire to be a Praise Band Leader to apply even you do not have experience. For example, you may be a vocalist and play at least one instrument but have newer led a band. Also, you may lead music in a traditional worship service but want to try something new.

Tewksbury Congregational Church is seeking an outgoing, creative, Spirit-filled worship leader to build and lead a new Praise Band.

This vocalist and musician will have the opportunity to lead music in a new worship service and build something from the ground up. The person will be responsible for recruiting and maintaining volunteers.

The Praise Band leader will be responsible for leading weekly rehearsals and creatively collaborating with the Pastor and Worship Team. This is a great opportunity to be part of a new worship service which will happen every Sunday at 11 AM.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct music and provide lead vocals for contemporary worship on Sunday mornings throughout the year. This will also include special services, including Easter and Christmas.
  • Provide leadership over the Praise Band, including recruiting and directing volunteer musicians and vocalists.
  • Coordinate and schedule regular rehearsals, communicate song choices and other necessary information regularly with Praise Band members, and ensure that the team is prepared to lead the congregation in worship.
  • Work closely with the Pastor, Deacons, Worship Team, and A/V Team to collaborate in producing excellent contemporary worship, including visioning and planning meetings, in addition to the usual practice times.
  • Work with the Pastor to design a worship that allows congregational participation in a creative and worshipful experience.
  • Manage contemporary music budget set annually by the church.
  • Lead the Praise Band in seeking opportunities to engage in the community by performing in venues other than church.


  • Passion for worshipping Christ and praying in front of others.
  • Ability to engage and connect with the congregation and invite participation in worship.
  • Great vocal, musical, and technical ability as well as the ability to develop volunteers toward that end.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of relevant and theologically-sound contemporary music, modernized hymns, and ability to shape creative and meaningful worship through music. A familiarity with sacramental theology is a bonus.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to coordinate.
  • Ability to manage an annual budget for musical needs. If needed, training will be provided.
  • Experience in a contemporary music setting leading or participating in a band is a plus. A person with a strong desire to be a Praise Band Leader will be considered.


To apply, send us your resume along with a cover letter to We will respond as quickly as possible. Call our office between the hours of 9 AM to 2 PM if you are having trouble sending your information.

Location: Tewksbury Congregational Church

Contact: Rev. Baxter Chism

Address: 10 East St Tewksbury MA 01876

Phone: (978) 851-9411

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