Praise Team Leader

Wilkesboro United Methodist Church has an immediate opening for a Praise Team Leader for the 9 am worship service.

This position will require less than 10 hours per week and pay will be negotiated based upon experience.

To apply send a cover letter and resume’ to Rev. Karen Roberts at


The Praise Team Leader will demonstrate a strong commitment to serving Jesus Christ while developing and leading the Praise Team of Wilkesboro UMC as musicians and spiritual disciples who enhance the worship of God.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • Committed Christian who exhibits faith in word and action
  • Skilled communicator, effective at listening and discerning team and individual needs
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective planner
  • Effective leader – proven ability to build a strong team
  • Team player

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the Praise Team of Wilkesboro UMC, both vocalists and instrumentalists
  • Schedule and lead regular rehearsals in coordination with Director of Music
  • Recruit/train new members as needed
  • Select the music to be prepared and sung in coordination with lead Pastor and, in cases of special services, with the Music Director.
  • Lead the congregational singing at the 9 am worship service

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend planning meetings with Lead Pastor and Director of Music
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the annual music budget in coordination with the Director of Music

Technical Competencies:

  • Proficiency vocally and on one or more instruments typically used in a Praise Team
  • Familiar with technology utilized to enhance music and worship
  • Compliance with music copyright laws and regulations
  • Ability to generate worship graphic arts


  • Reads music and has some formal music training
  • Experience leading praise team preferred
  • Has background in traditional hymnody as well as contemporary styles
  • Has background in Methodist theology and worship styles, or is willing to learn.

For more information contact Rev. Karen Roberts or to apply for this position email a cover letter and resume’ to