Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Herndon, VA seeks a praise team (music) director for its contemporary praise service, which is held twice a month.  

This new worship service for our congregation began Spring of 2016.  The service is held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month at the 11:00 hour in the church’s fellowship hall.  The praise team (band) plays a wide variety of music and currently includes a paid keyboardist/singer (director), a guitarist/singer, a paid guitarist, two singers, an electric violinist, a drummer, and a paid bassist.  The new director will have the opportunity to expand the repertoire of the team and recruit additional members, such as additional keyboardists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, and singers from within the congregation and/or surrounding community.  This position’s responsibilities require ten hours per week (two weeks per month), and pay will be commensurate with experience.  The director will choose music and songs for the services in collaboration with the clergy and fellow band members, aligning the selections with the appointed scripture readings for the services. The director will lead the rehearsals of the band typically the week prior to the worship service.  Currently the team rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., but the rehearsal schedule is flexible.  Musical and instrumental training (keyboard or guitar) is required.  Keyboard training is preferred, as is experience with musical leadership in worship services.  In addition, knowledge of and experience in contemporary church music is preferred.  Vocal ability is a plus.  Please contact Pastor Johann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 703-437-5020 for more information or send a resumé with a cover letter.