Job Description

Church Description

Located in the growing southwest suburbs of Kansas City, Kaw Prairie Community Church is a young, energetic, and inclusive community church, affiliated with two denominations for accountability and mission (ELCA and PCUSA). Our mission is to change lives with Jesus' love--and we do that striving to trust Jesus, grow as disciples, and bless others with our lives.

We offer meaningful worship both in-person and online. Indoor in-person worship resumes January 6, with families worshiping together and receiving communion in the first part of the service, and children then leaving for an age- segmented family ministry program while adults hear a relevant message and sing the closing song(s). The messages are Bible-based and topical, the services are vibrant and contemporary, and the ancient sacraments and occasional hymnody connect us to the saints who've gone before. We’re particularly excited about the post-pandemic chapter ahead, with its new opportunities to share the Good News and great peace of Jesus in an increasingly distracted and diverse culture—and we’re eager for a teammate who wants to add their gifts to the effort!

Job Description

Sunday worship is the weekly heartbeat of a healthy congregation, so the Worship Director will provide inspiring worship and worship department leadership at Kaw Prairie by

  • being a humble, faithful Christ-follower personally
  • providing the spiritual, musical, and program leadership necessary to develop artists and multiply teams
  • providing a high-quality, engaging worship experience on Sundays, midweek, and in occasional special events

Job Responsibilities

  • Model a life of discipleship for the congregation by humbly and joyfully following Jesus, in a way authentic to your personality
  • Lead weekly worship and occasional public performances (worship nights, festivals, parade floats, etc) in an engaging way—integrating both modern and historical musical forms
  • Coordinate with pastors in selecting music that correlates to sermon themes and seasonal emphases, introducing new music to augment the familiar
  • Recruit, organize, direct and develop volunteer musicians, a paid sound tech, and other AV volunteers
  • Schedule and lead rehearsals, coordinating times with tech staff, and occasionally, with other staff as needed
  • Supervise and grow ministry volunteers and paid support staff
  • Recruit, organize, and lead a WILD student ministry band to develop talented students as musicians
  • Create and maintain weekly and special service plans in software and communicate schedules to team
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, worship planning team meetings, and occasional church-wide special events
  • Connect with and have a presence among congregation members on Sunday mornings in person and online
  • Participate in the life of the congregation
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to consistently lead excellent worship in an engaging, spiritually authentic way
  • Skillful musician, able to teach and improve the performance of both instrumentalist and vocal team members
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and develop musicians and tech team members
  • Working knowledge of sound systems, and ability to maintain and evaluate music and sound equipment with help of paid sound/tech staffer

Passions, Skills, and Abilities

  • Eagerness to grow the Kingdom of God by growing the local church and serving the community
  • Eagerness to embrace the church’s culture and mission
  • Experience with some liturgical elements of worship
  • Proficiency with Planning Center Online and Proclaim software
  • Proficiency with MS Office and virtual conferencing software
  • Ability to encourage artists and teams to work toward common goals • Ability to lead/direct instrumental and vocal ensembles
  • Ability to improve others’ skills on particular musical instruments
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to be good-humored, friendly, flexible and borderline awesome :-)

Hours: 20 hours a week

Reports to: Director of Ministries Kim Manson

Supervises: Paid Sound Tech, occasional guest musicians, and volunteer tech teams Compensation: $22/hr or more, commensurate with skills and experience

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and useful media links to [email protected] and [email protected]

To learn more about the church, feel free to contact any of our lead staff:

Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree
Job Type

Lenexa, Kansas
Church Size