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Lakeside Christian Church – Worship Minister

225 Toronto Rd

Position Type

Minister of Music


Christian Church Restoration Movement

Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Lakeside Christian Church ( is searching for our next Worship Minister. Our mission at Lakeside is to help people Find God, Follow Jesus, and Flourish in the Spirit. Lakeside is a welcoming, healthy, and growing congregation of around 450 each weekend located on the south edge of Springfield, IL. The church is near the University of Illinois Springfield in a developing area of Springfield just off I-55 and draws families from several surrounding communities and school districts. Lakeside is ready to welcome a talented worship minister and team builder onto our staff. We are prayerfully searching for the right person who will join our team.

Our ideal candidate is a spiritually mature individual with a passion for worship ministry who possesses strong music and production skills and is a strong team builder who enjoys empowering others. If this describes you, let’s talk!

Qualifications for this position include:
• A bachelor’s degree in music, worship ministry, or a related field is preferred, and experience in leading worship music in a church or similar setting is desired.
• Demonstrated skill in vocal and/or instrumental performance, with knowledge of music theory and proficiency in leading congregational worship.
• Familiarity with audio-visual equipment, sound systems, computers, presentation software, and other technical aspects of music production and worship service facilitation.
• Positive experience and attitude in managing multiple people, building relationships, and leading successful teams.
• Flexible and adaptable to music genres, tone, volume, and styles of team and congregation.
• Emotionally mature in interpersonal relations with strong problem solving, conflict resolution, and listening skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Personal commitment to Christian faith and values, with a heart for worship and a desire to lead others into deeper spiritual experiences.
• A passion for cultivating a deep love for Jesus is essential!

Key responsibilities for this position include:
• Plan and direct corporate worship services of Lakeside Christian Church under the leadership of the Lead Minister.
• Coordinate all aspects of the worship ministry to function together cohesively.
• Develop strategies to engage the broader community through special concerts, seasonal programs, outreach events, weddings, funerals, or collaborative projects with local artists.
• Organize and lead weekly rehearsals for vocalists, instrumentalists, and other participants to ensure smooth and polished services.
• Create opportunities for gifted individuals to serve. Along with the Creative Arts Director, identify talent and work to recruit, audition, teach, and train production volunteers, musicians, and vocalists to serve the congregation as a team with skill and humility.
• Create music charts and tracks to guide the band and vocal teams.
• Oversee online streaming presence and cultivate our growing online worship community.
• Provide spiritual leadership, coaching, teaching and mentorship to worship and production team members, encouraging their personal growth and commitment to serving through music.
• Manage worship budgets, maintain song databases, and handle other administrative duties related to the worship ministry.
• Ensure good communication and collaboration across entire ministry.
• Understand and fully utilize worship technology tools.
• Perform other duties as needed to benefit the mission of the church.

If you have interest in this position and meet the qualifications for the role please contact Ron Cook, Director of Administration, at [email protected].