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Music and Worship Leader- Interim Position

Oconee Heights Baptist Church Athens, GA

  • Posted: 23 days ago
  • $13,000 to $20,000 Yearly
  • Contractor
Job Description

About Us:

Oconee Heights Baptist Church is located in Athens, Georgia right outside of Jefferson on Highway 129. We are a Gospel centered community committed to joining God at work in our city. Our 11:00am Worship Service focuses on worship and teaching. We begin each service singing a mix of old and new songs that help lead us into the presence of God through genuine worship. Each service also includes a time of prayer and giving. Afterwards, one of our pastors shares a message from God’s Word and offers practical applications of biblical truths. We fall under the Baptist Association and our statement of beliefs align with core Biblical principles and truths. We have about 150 members.

Regular Duties:

  • Select music for Sunday worship (coordinating it with the Sunday’s sermon) to include both traditional hymns and modern worship.

  • Find chords, lyrics and copyright info for all music and print for rehearsal/worship service for all musicians/singers.

  • Work within Planning Center to create volunteer schedules, setlists, and chords sheets for the pastor, band members and audio visual team.

  • Prepare and lead practice with band members.

  • Arrive before practice and well in advance of 11am worship to ensure set up and to begin promptly as well as end promptly.

  • Lead worship at 11 a.m. on Sundays using your primary instrument.

  • Engage our people in worship by leading worship with excellence, communicating throughout worship with prayers/comments as needed, and being intentional about meaningful, smooth transitions between songs.

  • Maintain instruments, repairs, worship needs; reconfigure stage for musicians as needed

  • Create/balance budget for the Music Ministry (this includes music/visual aids/instruments/repairs, etc.)

  • Attend weekly staff meetings on Thursday mornings.

  • Give input and assist with stage design/backdrops to coordinate with sermon series.

  • Coordinate with Audio/Visual Coordinator to reconfigure stage as needed; assist Audio/Visual Coordinator as needed in creating intro videos for sermon series

  • Any other duties as required by the Pastor

Experience and Requirements

  • Must be able to play a primary instrument to lead worship (guitar or piano).

  • Ability to read music and/or chord charts

  • Ability to sing in a pleasing manner on-key; preferred skill to sing both lead and harmonies

  • Basic computer skills for communication and software purposes

  • Previous experience in a band and leading a team is required

  • 3-5 music and worship experience is a plus!

Hours of Work

This is a Part-Time salaried position, dependent on experience. We are looking for a talented individual who can fill-in and serve our church while we are still actively searching for a permanent candidate. If you are gifted in the area of worship and could serve for a few months at our church, we would love the opportunity to discuss the position with you! 


Oconee Heights Baptist Church

Why Work Here?
We are a small church with a family-feel! We are looking for someone who can join our leadership team who has a passion/talent for music!


4180 Jefferson Road

Athens, GA


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