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Sunday worship at Summerwood
Easter Sunday Contemporary Service
Leading Sunday worship service outdoors
Church worshiping outside
Man Drumming in Contemporary Worship Service

Now Hiring:

Director of Contemporary Worship

We are looking for a skilled worship director to lead our contemporary service.

Areas of Responsibility: 

  1. Oversee the worship arts of the contemporary services, including music selection, personnel development, artistic expressions, etc.
  2. Oversee the planning and programming of (along with the Senior Pastor) the weekly contemporary worship services.
  3. Plan and direct other special and outreach events as assigned. (Excluding Summerwood)
  4. Recruit and train band members (both musically and spiritually).
  5. Oversee the rehearsing of all bands for the weekly contemporary services
  6. Oversee the media/ technical area of the contemporary services.
  7. Coordinate related worship ministries for small groups associated with the contemporary services.
  8. Oversee the financial budgeting and expenses of the Contemporary Worship Ministries.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  1. Undergraduate degree preferred.
  2. A skilled musician/ vocalist.
  3. Experience in designing and leading worship.
  4. Ability to lead a team of people both spiritually and with task completion.
  5. Formal Biblical training a plus.

Check out the above videos to get a feel for what worshiping at First Free feels like! These videos are from an average Sunday and feature worship led entirely by our volunteer team.

Who is First Free Rockford?

Learn more about who we are and what we believe.

We are a multi-generational Christian church in Rockford, Illinois. We’ve been around since 1884, through most of our city’s history.

Our Mission: To bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Vision: To see all generations go, tell, and show the love of God in the city of Rockford and around the world.

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Kids Ministries

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Every kid has a unique personality and God has a special plan for each of them. Jesus said: Let the little children come to me … for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. (Matt. 19:14)

Students Ministries

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First Free Students is a community of teens and adult leaders who worship, grow and serve together. We create spaces for students to find their true identity in Jesus and to pursue authentic friendships.
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Whatever your age and stage in life, you can find community and deepen your faith together.