Worship coordinators work primarily in churches to oversee people who participate in worship services, such as musicians, choirs, ushers, and other staff members and volunteers. These coordinators may also schedule and be present for meetings to prepare these services, as well as improve the sound of the Sunday worship music by recruiting new musicians or planning and leading rehearsals. As such, musical experience can be beneficial for performing in the place of absent music worship members.
Worship coordinators are also responsible for coordinating other performances during services, such as readings and plays, and must ensure that the chapel is set up properly and in a pleasing and aesthetic manner. Themed decorations may also be placed from time to time. After services, worship coordinators are often in charge of cleanup, and during the week they may oversee weekday service, Bible studies, youth groups, and other gatherings. They also welcome any guest pastors and other speakers who are expected to preach on a given day.
Aspiring worship coordinators should have in-depth knowledge of, and believe strongly in, Christian theology, and some positions require a college degree in theology while others do not have specific education requirements.
Worship Coordinator Tasks
Coordinate worship services, managing production and content, recruiting and training volunteers, and scheduling performances.
Promote services through newsletters, bulletins, mailings, and social media.
Participate in and speak at services.
Assess performance and member participation in worship services and implement findings to enhance effectiveness of programs.