Outside Opportunities

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For all outside positions, you must contact the agency listed and not the ELCA Churchwide office.

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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Vice President for Administration

The Vice President for Administration is primarily responsible for stewarding the efficient and effective operation of this institutions financial and physical resources, including those persons employed to serve and support all aspects of its mission. The Vice President attends to this with a significant focus upon preserving the financial soundness of the seminary, while also realizing other missional considerations are relevant. The Vice President serves as strategic advisor to the President and the Board of Directors, recommending the overall administrative goals, policies, programs, and practices that will develop a sustainable economic model for ensuring the long-term viability of the seminary.

This position emerges from a reorganization that brings together previously separated finance and operations offices  partly to improve workflows and gain efficiencies, but mostly to seek more unified, innovative, and strategic oversight of the many different institutional resources that support the core educational mission of the seminary. Having recently implemented major improvements in reporting and forecasting (including software, accounting, policy, and staffing changes to support this), but still weathering financial stresses well-known across the field of graduate theological education, we seek a Vice President who can help bring us to the next level of financial responsibility and planning.

For a full job description please go to:  https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment

The mission of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is to form visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. We seek to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation. LSTC is Christ-centered, responsive to its context, attentive to diversity and committed to excellence.

Application instructions: Resumes should be submitted to Tom Utroske at Blue Note Search, tutroske@bluenotesearch.com

Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement
Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
The Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive Alumni Relations program designed to increase alumni engagement and support of the university's strategic plan.  The Director will build stronger ties among alumni and the university, accomplished by a wide variety of programming, volunteer opportunities and communications.  This position will provide strategic leadership and direction to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, regional alumni chapters, and other volunteer leaders.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Partner with the annual giving operation to jointly promote alumni engagement and philanthropy.
Create a vibrant five-year reunion program for classes celebrating their 5th through 50th Reunions.
Build and promote Homecoming and reunion weekends while building an active class-based volunteer structure that involves and engages members of the alumni community.
Organize a cycle of affinity-based programs and reunions (i.e. Student Leaders, Athletics, Choir, Business, etc.).
Recruit and train alumni volunteer leaders, including Alumni Association Board of Director members and regional alumni chapter leaders.
Expand the regional-based alumni program, both in number of chapters and their programmatic offerings.
Sustain and grow attendance and engagement through regional and national alumni events.
Oversee activities and direction of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and other volunteers and volunteer leadership committees.
Work with The Wittenberg Fund to build undergraduate student class unity and giving, including awareness of Wittenberg's mission and future roles as alumni.
Other related duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree and four to six years of related experience are required; master's degree preferred.  Additionally, we are seeking applicants with proven experience in alumni relations management including affinity and reunion planning, regional alumni chapters, events, and other programming.
Candidates should have knowledge of Microsoft product suite.  Must have the ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends, as well as some travel.
To apply or for more information, visit https://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=C434FBBDBFB13694542AA271A100D37F?JOBID=92285.
Reply to: nelsonc20@wittenberg.edu
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Assistant Director for Outreach
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Assistant Director for Outreach who will provide leadership and vision in the advancement of LIRSs outreach efforts and ensure the successful implementation of key organizational priorities. S/he will help shape, coordinate and implement outreach goals, grow the base of Lutheran, migrant and refugee leaders advocating and mobilizing for migrant and refugee rights. S/he will engage LIRS partners and networks in grass roots mobilization efforts through relationship building, resource development, training events, and campaign initiatives.
Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Thursday, February 1, 2018, via  http://lirs.iapplicant.com/ViewJob-734015.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.  
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Reply to: pballenger@lirs.org

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Affiliate Finance Manager
If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking an Affiliate Finance Manager who will support and manage the financial aspects of the Reception and Placement (R&P) and Matching Grant (MG) programs. S/he will be the primary finance department contact for LIRS and its affiliates participating in these programs, LIRS program managers, and government agencies.
Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by Thursday, January 25, 2018 via http://lirs.iapplicants.comViewJob-764523.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.  
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Reply to: pballenger@lirs.org

Sparkhouse, Minneapolis, MN
Video Production Intern - Summer

It Starts With A Spark
Sparkhouse is the ecumenical division of 1517 Media, a multimedia company and publishing house. Our mission: to spark new life in Christian communities. We develop innovative faith formation resources for kids, youth, and adults through design thinking, innovation, collaboration, and creativity. Our team is small, nimble, and tuned into the changes and opportunities in the 21st Century religious landscape. We are passionate about creating faith formation resources that make a difference. (Sometimes that means making videos. Really great videos.)

The Sparkhouse video team at 1517 Media is seeking a Video Production intern to technically and creatively assist the Sparkhouse video team in the delivery of video and audio needs during pre-production, production, and post production. This paid position will join the video team for 12 action-packed weeks of hands-on experience and learning opportunities. The Video Production intern will work closely with members of the Sparkhouse video department, and will report to the Video Producer.

Seeking Learners With:

  • Post-Secondary Video Production credits and/or a 2-year degree
  • 1-2 years video production experience
  • 1-2 years camera operator experience
  • 1-2 years post-production experience
  • 1-2 years animation experience (a plus)
  • Demonstrable experience with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere.
  • Comprehensive familiarity with Adobe Creative suite, including After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proven knowledge of video formats, codecs, and digital capture tools
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and work with team members, budgets, timelines, etc.
  • Strong narrative skills
  • Compositing and color correction skills (desirable)
  • Prior knowledge of ELCA and Lutheran heritage, organizational structures, and mission (helpful)

Create. Inspire. Grow

As the Video Production intern, you will be responsible for assisting at all stages of production including, but not limited to, pre-production planning and logistics, asset acquisition, Production Assistant on shoots, capturing B-roll, assist in logging footage, maintaining real archive, organizing photo, video, and audio libraries, editing and exporting sessions of video and audio, and other tasks as assigned.

This individual will communicate regularly with all members of the production team to ensure their work is adhering to the standards set for a given project.

Please Include a cover letter, your personal reel, other work samples (preferably with you as primary editor), and a list of references with your resume and application.


St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Edina Minnesota
Minister to Children and Families

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (http://ststephens.com/) is seeking a full-time Minister to Children and Families who will oversee programming and formation for children, birth through fifth grade, and their families. St. Stephen’s is a well-known and established congregation of 1,300 in the suburb of Edina outside of Minneapolis, MN. The congregation is invested in the spiritual development of its parish and and is excited to add an individual to their team who will enhance their efforts with the children and families.

Working in collaboration with a Children’s Ministry Team, this person will

  • Develop and foster a vision for spiritual formation for children and their families.
  • Oversee programming and activities for children including nursery, Sunday Club, worship, children’s chapel, Journey (Wednesday night programming), VBS, and other special events.
  • Recruit, develop, and empower volunteers serving in the children’s ministry.
  • Provide pastoral care for children and their families.
  • Manage administrative tasks such as communications, children’s calendar of events, etc.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years paid/volunteer experience in  children’s ministry
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience in the Episcopal church tradition
  • Experience in recruiting and developing volunteers

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Wynesia Jackson at wynesia.jackson@ministryarchitects.com

Virginia Lutheran Homes 
Position: Chaplain
Department: Corporate
Responsible To: President & CEO
JOB PURPOSE: The Chaplain is responsible for providing spiritual care, short-term counseling, worship leadership, education and other religious support to residents, families and staff at all Virginia Lutheran Homes facilities. 
Lead worship and preach at Brandon Oaks Wednesday Vespers, weekly service of Holy Communion, NRC daily morning chapel, and NRC Sunday afternoon worship.
Teach weekly Bible study at Brandon Oaks and the NRC.
Lead Assisted Living Friday Faith Bible study and biweekly NRC Prayer Circle.
Share in the Chaplaincy Outreach program to Luther Crest and Luther Manor.
Coordinate and plan seasonal worship planning, hospital visitation, grief counseling with residents and family, and memorial service planning.
Participate in VA Synod events such as Southern Conference Clergy meetings, Annual Ministerium, and Assembly.
Provide availability to staff for short term pastoral support and counseling.
Speak at various groups/conferences on behalf on VLH.
Serve as VLH staff support representative to Auxiliary groups and the Brandon Oaks Resident Endowment Committee.
Help identify and recruit volunteers and financial support for various programs and services offered at VLH facilities.
Help identify additional programs, resources and services that VLH and/or the other Synod social service organizations might offer to congregations.
Serve as the VLH coordinator/contact person with Synod organizations by maintaining ongoing contact with key individuals in congregations and conferences of the Virginia Synod and designated leaders of partner organizations.
Perform other duties as directed.
Experience, Competencies and Education 
Masters of Divinity from an accredited Seminary is required. 3-5 years of previous experience is preferred. 
Language Skills 
Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents relating to correspondence is preferred. 
Mathematical Skills 
Ability to perform basic mathematical equations is preferred. 
Reasoning Ability
Ability to follow instructions, maintain confidentiality, adhere to policy, and make basic decisions.
This position is exempt. Employees must be able to work flexible shifts including nights and weekends for various events.
Physical Demands 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities lo perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must be able to stand for intermittent periods. The employee must frequently lift up to 10 pounds and/or move up to 15 or more pounds with and/or without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
Work Environment 
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to weather conditions. Occasionally exposed to dust, odors and chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties, as assigned by the supervisor or other management. Management reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours, as needed. This document is for management communication only and not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment.
Becky Walls
Virginia Synod, ELCA
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Roanoke College Campus, BittleHall
P.O. Box 70
Salem, Virginia 24153

ADVENT LUTHERAN CHURCH located in Charlotte, NC
full time Director of Spiritual Development
Position Summary:
The Director of Spiritual Development (DSD) is responsible for developing and sustaining a comprehensive Spiritual Development ministry. The DSD will collaborate with church staff, pastor(s), the Spiritual Development Board and will assume responsibility for the oversight of Milestone Ministries (birth through high school) and Christian Education for the entire congregation. The DSD will recruit, train, and support volunteers within these ministries. The DSD will foster an environment at Advent Lutheran Church where the faith of all people can grow. The DSD position is a full-time role, encompassing a wide range of responsibilities.  
We anticipate that the overall role of the successful candidate involves the following:
1) passionately investing 50% of his/her time in the faith formation of teenagers (middle school and high school)
2) employing strong administrative gifts 40% of his/her time; and 3) working directly with children and adults 10% of his/her time.

View the full job description here. Send cover letters and resumes to jobs@adventlu.org. Applications accepted through mid-January 2018.

Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel, FL
Part-time Church Office Administrator
Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel, FL is looking for a part-time office administrator. The position includes answering the phone, assisting visitors, church communications, creating weekly bulletins and PowerPoint slides, maintaining member database, assisting the pastor and council with special projects, and other miscellaneous clerical duties.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate hospitality, professional appearance, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, confidentiality, trustworthiness, excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, and some college or equivalent professional experience. 
Hours are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pay is up to $15/hr. Send resume to ifrost1214@gmail.com.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) 
Affiliate Finance Manager
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking an Affiliate Finance Manager who will support and manage the financial aspects of the Reception and Placement (R&P) and Matching Grant (MG) programs. S/he will be the primary finance department contact for LIRS and its affiliates participating in these programs, LIRS program managers, and government agencies.
Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, December 29, 2017 via  http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-763593.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.  
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, Sammamish, WA
Children's Ministry Director 
Do you love kids?  Do you love God?  If so, wed love to speak with you!  Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church in Sammamish, WA is looking for a Director of Childrens Ministries.  The DCM will provide overall leadership for faith formation ministries for children age 0-5th grade and their families, works in concert with staff, lay leadership, and members to ensure effective and safe ministries in the areas of development of gatherings for children and their families, and together with Ministry Teams and Staff, leads, directs, and coordinates the educational ministries of the congregation for the defined age group.  This job is 30 hours per week, Monday  Thursday, and requires Sundays, Christmas & Easter, and some nights.  Paid Time Off Provided.  Salary is Dependent on Experience.  Benefits negotiable.  
HOW TO APPLY?  Please send resume and cover letter by email to Pr. Eric Hanson at preric@shlc.org.  Or fax Resume and cover letter to Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 SE 8th St., Sammamish, WA 98074.  Phone (425-392-7799).  Fax (425-392-7897).    

Lutheran World Federation LWF Program in Jerusalem

Provides leadership, management and supervision of the LWF World Service Program in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza and ensures implementation of projects, programs, policies and guidelines for the achievement of goals and objectives as outlined in the LWF Global Strategy and the Strategy for World Service.
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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)
Controller, Director of Finance
The Controller, Director of Finance at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is responsible for the procedures and day-to-day operations of the Finance Office. The person in this position controls the general ledger, including overseeing the daily receivables and payables; reconciling monthly account closing; preparing financial reports and analyses; and managing the annual financial statements audit. The position coordinates the work of the outsourced accounting services team. For a full description please see:  https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment  
LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It seeks to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation. www.lstc.edu
Applicant Qualifications
The Director must bring a high degree of intercultural competency.  Interested applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, with a minimum of 8 years of experience in related fields, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience.  Higher education or not-for-profit accounting experience is required.  Certifications in accounting or finance are valued, CMA or CPA.  Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred. LSTC is interested in strong and diverse candidates for this position. Women and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Process
Please submit a letter of interest that includes: a) your reasons for applying, b) your work experience in nonprofit accounting, and c) a description of your experience with accounting related software.  Please send a current resume with salary history. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the appropriate person has been hired. The position is full time with full ELCA benefits.  E-mail your resume and letter of application to: employment@lstc.edu

Trinity Lutheran Church, Des Plaines
Organist (part-time)

Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 E. Algonquin Dr., Des Plaines, IL 60015, has an immediate opening for an interim/regular substitute organist to help lead the congregation in worship and music while we conduct a search for a Director of Music. The initial time frame will be now through January with an option to extend beyond.

This individual needs to have excellent organ skills as well as a proficiency in playing piano. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as organist for one weekly worship service each Sunday, holidays, funerals and weddings.
  • Work with the Pastor, Choral Director and Worship and Music Committee to provide leadership in the planning and leading of worship.
  • Accompany the choir for Wednesday evening rehearsals and worship as needed.
  • Work with the choral director to arrange for special instrumentalists and soloists

This position will average ten hours per week. The primary instrument is:  Schantz pipe organ with three manuals and 47 ranks.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest to trinityldp@ameritech.net

Information about Trinity can be found at:  http://www.trinitydesplaines.org/.

Lutheran Home, Arlington Heights, IL
Chaplain/Pastoral Services Director

Promote the Ministry, Mission and Core Values of the Lutheran Home and Lutheran Life Communities by demonstrating professional and ethical work practices while fostering excellence in hospitality and customer service.

Responsible for oversight of ministering to the spiritual needs of the Lutheran Home residents, families and staff. Directs Lutheran Home Pastoral Care Department.

View job description. Apply here: https://www.lutheranhome.org/careers

Musical Director
The Agape Ringers - La Grange, IL
Part-time, Contract

Are you passionate about music? The Agape Ringers, a Chicago-based handbell ensemble founded in 1992, is seeking a Musical Director who shares our dedication to creativity and musicality while bringing their own artistic vision to our performances. The position (part-time, contract) begins January 2019, and applications will be accepted through January 31, 2018.

Each year, we are thrilled to share the experience of handbell artistry with over 2,000 people through our concerts, workshops, and recordings. As an auditioned community ensemble located in the greater Chicago area, our mission comes alive as we Tour, Teach, and Perform with passion and style. Our incorporation as a not-for-profit organization in 1994 has also supported our musical mission through a strong operating structure.

We currently rehearse on Monday nights (7-9:30 p.m.) from September to June in La Grange, IL. The ensemble presents at least 6 concerts per year, including our annual December presentation Sounds of the Season. Most concerts are on Sunday afternoons except Sounds of the Season, which is on a Saturday afternoon.

We are looking for a Musical Director to join our ensemble in January 2019. Please email president@agaperingers.org for more details about this role and how to apply.

Job Type: Contract

Reply to: kjochiko-agape@yahoo.com

Shepherd of the Lake Church (ELCA), Prior Lake, Minnesota
Director of Worship Arts

Shepherd of the Lake Church (ELCA) is a multi-generational, progressive congregation with a beautiful, contemporary worship center located on 80 acres in the northwest corner of Prior Lake, Minnesota. SOTL espouses an inclusive, approachable theology, values questions, and aspires to help each person see themselves as a beloved, gifted child of God. Worshipping over 1000 people each Sunday, SOTL is increasingly attracting those in their thirties and early forties.

SOTL features two Sunday worship services: Traditional at 9:30 a.m. and Contemporary at 10:30 a.m. These services are intentionally distinct yet cohesive in theme and message. Going forward, Shepherd of the Lake wants to balance depth with increase engagement and innovation in both services. (Service styles will remain well-defined). The arts - musical, visual, danced and spoken - will be pivotal to achieving this goal.

The Director of Worship Arts role at SOTL is an executive position. This leader functions at the hub of SOTLs creative culture, overseeing the process of worship planning, innovation, design, and

implementation for both traditional and contemporary services. She/he also leads worship at the Contemporary service. The Director of Worship Arts role includes mentoring, training, and rehearses rotating teams of band members, vocalists, and tech volunteers. In relationship to staff and volunteers, the Director of Worship Arts works in close partnership with the Senior Pastor, SOTLs core leadership team, and all worship staff, developing long and short term worship goals and planning practices for both services.

Staff members under the Worship Arts Directors direct supervision: Minister of Worship and Music, Organist, Adult Bell (and Youth) Choir Director, Childrens (and Youth) Choir Director, Accompanist, Band members, Audio/Visual Lead Tech, and Administrative Assistant

Leadership qualities: relational, experienced team developer, default toward collaboration, effective communicator, self-starter, teachable and adaptable, passionate about all the arts.

Education and capacities:
B.A., (M.A. preferred; applied degree in music or other arts also preferred)

Musically proficient: Developed vocal and performance skills. Accomplished on guitar (acoustic or lead). Working knowledge of percussion, keyboard, synthesizer, and bass guitar. Reads charts and music notation. Can produce simple arrangements for rhythm section and vocalists.

- Skilled worship presider: Ease in the art of engaging worshippers.

- Modern worship knowledgeable/proficient: Experienced in modern worship styles of the past 12 years (Elevation, Hillsong United, Phil Wickham, Bethel, All Sons and Daughters, Rend Collective, Gungor, etc.).

- Skilled in reframing older music: Familiar with older praise/worship music (1980s-2005 Integrity, Maranatha, Passion). Experienced reframing hymns in newer song styles.

- Strong recruiter: Demonstrated effectiveness incorporating new musicians, vocalists, artists, and tech team members on an ongoing basis.

- Technologically proficient: Has a working knowledge of current presentational, worship planning, video and audio software. Experienced mentoring audio and video tech teams.

For more information, contact: Sally Morgenthaler, New Day Coaching and Staffing sj_morgan@comcast.net (303) 870-7670 

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, GA
Director of Finance and Program Support 
Direct overall business management and program support of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Work directly with the Senior Pastor to provide support for ongoing activities and programs as well as advise on strategy to accomplish mission goals.  Provide leadership and supervision in the following key areas: human resources, budgeting & finance, facilities & equipment, communications and church office management. 

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King of Kings
Interim Minister
King of Kings is a worship community that has been described as playful and prayerful. We are a warm, friendly and welcoming community, able to confess to one another, be vulnerable with each other, and forgive each others failures, as well as celebrate in our accomplishments.  We currently have two part-time positions open. The ten-hour position is entitled Coordinator of Outreach Ministries, and the 15-hour position is entitled Coordinator of Faith Formation. If the right person comes along, we may be willing to combine the two positions. The job descriptions can be downloaded on our website at www.kingofkings-ny.org. If you are interested, please send your resume and references to King of Kings at kingofkingsny@gmail.com.

We currently delight in 3 services. Christian Caf on Saturday evening. This is a more intimate, casual setting with keyboard music. Sunday morning 8:15, a blended service with keyboard, a praise band once a month, and special music the other weeks. And Sunday morning 10:45 the traditional service with organ and choir music. 

Our worship family is a missional community, offering 2  3 mission trips annually, as well as events that benefit people who are in need locally. Our youth program is highly regarded. Plus, we offer a number of Bible/book studies for all ages. 

We are going to be losing our Pastor of 32 years, as he retires, and are in need of an Interim Minister who will not only fill our spiritual and pastoral needs, but also help to confirm the character of King of Kings as a congregation. We feel this will aid us in finding a call minister who will fit our needs. 

Reply to : kingofkingsny@gmail.com

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking a Chief Financial Officer who brings leadership, financial acumen, strategic insight and a capacity for developing top talent that ensures the continued financial health, integrity and growth of the organization.  Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as an integral member of the Leadership Team, the CFO is responsible for the development and execution of LIRSs financial management strategy and is a key contributor to the development of the organizations strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the CFO will build upon the existing financial structure and is accountable for all financial, human resources, and related risk management operations, to include the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve organizational integrity and report accurate financial results.
Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by Monday, October 23, 2017 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-761461.html.  For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.   
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 

Reply to: pballenger@lirs.org 

Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, MN
Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator

Faith Lutheran Church is a church in Staples, MN with a passion for serving the community. We are seeking a full time Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator to provide leadership and vision in our youth and family programs. All of our teachings and programs are consistent with the mission and core values of ELCA. Please send resume and cover letter to faithbusinessmgr@gmail.com or to:

Jerry Reck
Faith Lutheran Church
PO Box 236
Staples, MN 56479
PH: 218.894.2756

You may visit faithlutheranstaples.org for more information about Faith Lutheran Church or the job description.

Develop and coordinate opportunities and goals for Christian growth and education for children, youth, and families of Faith Lutheran Church.

Faith Lutheran Church considers this a position for a non-ordained person seeking public service within the church. Conduct which enhances the Church’s reputation and is consistent with the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is expected. Should the employee be rostered by the ELCA, additional expectations as determined by the ELCA shall also be presumed. The employee must be aware of and support the practices and teachings of this congregation and be, or become an active member of Faith Lutheran Church.

It is desired that the Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator be:

  • Committed to the importance of Christian education and interested in developing her/his own spiritual maturity and growth as well as that of others.
  • Motivated and self-starting, able to work independently, as well as, cooperatively and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Able to relate well to people of all ages, especially youth.
  • Proficient in computer skills such as excel, word, web updating, and social media communication.
  • Organized and able to plan and execute long-term as well as short-term projects with the help and cooperation of others.

Special consideration will be given to one who has background in one or more of the following areas:  education, theology, Biblical studies, and/or communication. Experience working with youth in some capacity, such as camp counselor, teacher, or coach, is preferred.

Expectations and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate lay volunteers and train to support the ministry of Faith Lutheran Church.
  • Build and nurture meaningful relationships with children, youth, and families.
  • Plan a well-rounded program of Biblical knowledge, spiritual growth and mutual care and support among all ages.
  • Nurture the involvement and leadership of youth in the ministry of the congregation
  • Administer budgets for Youth and Parish Education Committees
  • Secure and oversee curriculum, supplies and materials needed for the programs.
  • Promote opportunities for Christian education for children, youth, and families.
  • Maintain good communication with all youth and families
  • Work with business manager to maintain and update information regarding volunteers background checks
  • Maintain records and statistics for parochial reports.
  • Write and submit an annual report to the congregation.
  • Collaborate with office staff to update website, and social media sites as needed. 
  • Coordinate fund raising efforts with the Youth and Parish Education Committees for the youth program
  • Promote and encourage participation in, and involvement with, our Youth and Family Ministry programs.
  • Collaborate with pastor to provide support and referral for crisis care for youth and families in need
  • Coordinate and promote shared ministry opportunities for the youth of Faith Lutheran and other youth of the community
  • Plan and facilitate parent meetings as needed
  • Develop relationship with youth and be available as needed to support, encourage and pray with individuals or groups
  • Collaborate with music coordinator and volunteers to provide musical opportunities for youth for Sunday services and for Sunday school.
  • Prepare weekly newsletter announcements

The Coordinator will be involved in and/or participate in the following activities or programs: 

  • Youth and Parish Education committee meetings
  • Bridges (grades 9-12 youth group)
  • Graduation recognition for seniors with luncheon and prayer hosted by juniors and their families
  • Annual servant/mission trips for and with youth groups
  • Crossroads (Grades 6-8 youth group)
  • Confirmation (grades 6-8 with Pastor and Parish Education committee)
  • Scheduling acolytes for each worship service
  • Synod and Church-wide youth gatherings
  • Sunday Worship Services
  • Sunday School (Pre K through grade 8)
  • First Communion Preparation with Pastor and Parish Education Committee
  • Sunday School Children’s Christmas program
  • Children’s led Christmas Eve family worship service
  • Vacation Bible School - coordinate teen and adult helpers
  • Bible Camp opportunities at Luther Crest
  • Encouraging participation of youth in worship through music, drama, reading, etc.
  • Plan and promote retreats and other spiritual growth activities
  • Adult and/or Family education programs to help meet congregational needs


  • Report educational ministry activities to the Parish Education and Youth committees
  • Meet weekly with the pastor and staff
  • Attend Church Council meetings as needed
  • Report to Personnel committee for annual performance review
  • Meet regularly with and be supervised by the Senior Pastor

Compensation and Review

  • Salary negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.
  • Full benefit package available including health insurance, retirement, and Paid time off.
  • Daily office hours as agreed upon including Sundays (8:30 a.m. - noon); weekly staff meetings; and periodic evening meetings, classes, or other activities.
  • Performance review annually.
  • Compensation review annually.

Persons filling this position will submit to a criminal background check of sexual or criminal misconduct or abuse. Previous employers may be asked to provide references. 

There will be a job performance review after the 3 month probationary/training time but within 6 months of hiring.

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians In Tempo
Remote Editor

ASSOCIATION OF LUTHERAN CHURCH MUSICIANS (www.alcm.org), a national Christian nonprofit membership association seeks a high achieving contract employee to fill remote editorial responsibilities as the editor of the organizations practical periodical, In Tempo.

ALCM aspires to produce print and electronic publications that reflect the denominational, ethnic, and gender diversity of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.

ALCM In Tempo Editorial Tasks:
The In Tempo Editor (The Editor) agrees to the following tasks with regard to In Tempo, the practical resource periodical of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.

  1. Strive to reflect the denominational, ethnic, and gender diversity of ALCM in each published issue.
  2. Establish and make available to the executive director and board of directors a rolling three issue (1 year) schedule for publication and content, including a projected calendar of upcoming issues, review dates, delivery dates and mailing dates.
  3. Establish and follow necessary deadlines to insure publications are printed and mailed by February 15, June 15 and October 15.
  4. Solicit volunteer writers/contributors who represent and further the philosophy and mission of ALCM while providing practical and creative church music tools to ALCM members.
  5. Establish and monitor writer/contributor deadlines.
  6. Write articles/material as may be necessary.
  7. Outline/review/edit all materials and submissions eligible for publication, clearly communicating expectations to writers/contributors.
  8. Work with the designer and business manager in the proof reading and final production of the publication.
  9. When appropriate advise the executive director and board of directors of changing delivery systems, innovative options for distributing printed materials, and license/copyright expectations that protect and enhance ALCMs connection with their constituency.
  10. Provide regular reports to meetings of the board of directors as requested.
ALCM will pay The Editor a contract stipend of $1,200 per year, payable in three installments of $400 (no withholding). ALCM will reimburse The Editor for related and approved photocopy and mailing expenses.

Exceptional candidates email cover letter and resume to jimrindelaub@alcm.org with EDITORIAL APPLICATION in the subject line. Position available immediately.

Lutheran Church of Peace, Platteville, Wi
Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator 

ROLE: To develop and strengthen the youth of the church in their faith, relationship with God and knowledge of the Bible through fellowship, milestones of faith and service/mission work. 


  • Coordinate youth activities and volunteers to include
    • Sunday School including curriculum selection
    • Organize planned activities such as youth group, Christmas program, Youth and Family meetings, milestones of faith (including confirmation assistant), mission trip and fundraisers, and summer events.
    • Coordinate the maintenance of the youth and family library and nursery.
    • Develop and monitor the Youth and Family Ministry Budget
    • Communication with parents, volunteers and youth via parent newsletters, bulletin and tower announcements, texts, emails and facebook posts.

Previous experience working with youth preferred.
Position is 10-20 hours per week.

1345 N Water street Platteville, Wi.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Associate Director / Director of Development

Position Summary: Reporting to the Campaign Director, the Associate Director / Director of Development is responsible for building the annual giving program, driving a cohesive communication strategy for all areas of giving, and cultivating a portfolio of leadership donors. This position plays a central role in developing and implementing gift strategies for the organization and implementing individualized prospect plans for this position’s portfolio of prospects. This position will work directly with the Advancement leadership team, volunteers, and board members in identifying and soliciting leadership giving prospects. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant Qualifications: The Associate Director / Director will have at least five years in fundraising, communications, and/or other relevant work. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred. The Associate Director / Director will have excellent written, analytical, and verbal communication skills in order to tailor messages to various audiences and be an effective presenter on behalf of the organization. Relational, organizational, and administrative skills are a must; and the ability to exercise sound judgment, handle confidential matters, and develop a broad knowledge of the seminary’s programs is critical. Knowledge of and familiarity with the ELCA or willingness to learn is required.

For a full position description, go to www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.   

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Libertyville, Illinois
Christian Education Coordinator

Summary: The Christian Education Coordinator will serve as a member of the church staff team. This position is primarily responsible for planning and implementing opportunities for spiritual growth and faith formation for children (preschool – 8th grade). This position would play a critical role in the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation and Milestone ministries of Holy Cross. This person would collaborate with the pastoral staff in articulating the vision and direction of these ministries. The Christian Education Coordinator will assist with developing a communication strategy to effectively promote these ministries to the members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

The Christian Education Coordinator will serve as a member of the church staff team. This position is primarily responsible for planning and implementing opportunities for spiritual growth and faith formation for children (preschool – 8th grade). This position would play a critical role in the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation and Milestone ministries of Holy Cross. This person would collaborate with the pastoral staff in articulating the vision and direction of these ministries. The Christian Education Coordinator will assist with developing a communication strategy to effectively promote these ministries to the members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. 

Recruit and support volunteer ministry teams for the operation of the following ministries 

Sunday School 
Recruit and support teachers & shepherds through curriculum materials and prep meetings as scheduled
Provide oversight of special projects related to Sunday School
Lead/teach a Sunday School “faith enrichment” rotation for each cycle of the curriculum
Generate communication as needed with different participants
Work with the music component of Sunday School (Christmas & Easter programs) 

Assist with confirmation programming and teach sessions rotated with pastoral staff
Organize and implement service projects and special events related to the confirmation ministry
Assist with preparation for retreats/ field trips and attend as mutually agreed upon
Oversight of registration/fees/paperwork (trips/retreats/special events) 

Milestone Ministries 
Assist in developing the schedule and content of each Milestone Ministry event
Provide instructional assistance as mutually agreed upon with pastoral staff 

Vacation Bible School 
Assist with planning and implementing a VBS summer experience
Dates and staffing model to be mutually agreed upon with pastoral staff input 

Passion for Christian faith formation and spiritual growth for children
Willingness to share their personal faith experiences and an understanding of the Lutheran traditions and expressions of the Christian faith
The ability to think strategically and cope effectively with fluid contexts/change
Maintain a spirit of confidentiality
Organized and an ability to collaborate with volunteers and other colleagues of the church staff
Verbal and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Suite
Training in best practices, boundary and safety related issues with children/youth
Provide references and a background check
College degree (or working towards) 
Hours: 15-20 average per week (renewable annually)
Flexible hours and the ability to work remote. Negotiated physical presence on Sunday mornings and evenings per Sunday School & Confirmation schedules. 
Support: Church related Voice Mail and Email addresses
Administrative office support
Computer & Church Network access
Desk space & Church phone system
All supplies as needed 
Reports to: Pastoral Staff 
Compensation: To be determined based upon experience 

Please send inquiries, resumes and any questions to: office@holycrosschurch.org 

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kenosha, WI

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kenosha, WI is seeking a part time organist. We currently have one Sunday service at 9am with an adult choir.

An ideal candidate would be a faith-centered musician with a background in liturgical worship and strong organ & piano skills. Experience with traditional and contemporary church hymnody desired. Familiarity with the Evangelical Lutheran Worship liturgy is a plus. Responsibilities include:

1) Playing for a weekly choir practice in addition to Sunday Worship at 9am.

2) Attending a monthly Worship & Music Ministry Team meeting would be expected.

Part time salaried position (approximately 5-7hrs/wk). Salary negotiable depending on experience. St. Paul’s Choir Director position is currently available, as well. Combining the Organist and Choir Director positions will be considered for individuals that express an interest and match the qualifications of both roles.

Interested individuals please apply to stplc.office@sbcglobal.net. Please phone 262-694-3101 or e-mail with any questions. St. Paul’s office hours are 8:00am – noon (M-T).  For more information about St. Paul’s, please visit our website at www.stpaulskenosha.org.

The Lift Parish, Fremont, Ohio
Director of Discipleship & Outreach minister

The Lift Parish in Fremont, Ohio; Grace Lutheran, St. John's Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran, and St. Mark Lutheran, is seeking a full time Director of Discipleship & Outreach minister.  This position is for a lay person that is passionate about making disciples within and outside of the church. If this describes you go to www.liftchurches.org, download the full description of the position, and send a resume to the email listed there. Listen, God is Calling!

Kaw Prairie Community Church, ELCA/PCUSA, Lenexa KS
Children Ministry Directo

Category: Full-time, paid program staff
Compensation: Competitive, commensurate with skills and experience; with health & pension benefits

The Childrens Ministry Director's main purpose is to grow servant-hearted top leaders who guide teams to create safe, joyful, Christ-honoring environments in Sunday morning and peripheral childrens ministries, for children birth-through-grade 5 and their families--that help them learn to trust Jesus, grow as disciples, and bless others.

Context: Kaw Prairie is a 13-year-old church worshiping approx. 450/week, located in the western Kansas City suburbs, led by our founding pastor and a team of thoughtful, faithful elders. We're a mix of family-types, professions, ages, politics, and backgrounds united by a common mission and refueling weekly with contemporary band-led, sacramental worship and Biblically-grounded, exegetical and topical messages from our pastors. Weve long been a church with a playful, hard-working staff team, nurturing a strong culture of high-capacity volunteer servants in a community church full of young families, though we're currently in a time of rebuilding. Were seeking a gifted leader excited by the Orange model of ministry, eager to help revitalize and grow a childrens ministry that uses it, and passionate for helping guide children and families to trust Jesus, grow as disciples, and bless people with Jesus love.

Job Description at http://kawprairie.org/childrens-ministry-director/

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@kawprairie.org

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marion, IA
Co-Director of Children’s Ministry – Part Time
The Co-Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for developing, coordinating, and administering the Sunday School ministry for preschool through 5th grades; seeking to connect children and their families to Christ, to each other, and to the world.  This position requires a faith-filled, enthusiastic, nurturing, caring individual with excellent relational skills, particularly in working with children and their families; a passion for sharing the story of Jesus love with children and their families;  and a strong ability to recruit, train, and equip others in the congregation to join in ministry both to and with children and their families.

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Ministry, or related field is desired.  Previous experience working with children in a Christian ministry setting is recommended.  Previous experience work in education is recommended.

To be considered:  Please send resume and cover letter to evelyn@lcrmarion.org

Centennial Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA
Coordinator of Faith Development

Highlights of this new position include:

  • Recruit, train and support people of Centennial in order to engage the membership in learning opportunities.
  • Support Youth Ministry, fostering growth in discipleship and faith development.
  • Develop and assist groups such as Families with Young Children, equipping them for growth in discipleship
  • Raise awareness among all members that the home is a key place where faith development can take place.

This position is designed for approximately 20 hours per week. To carry out this ministry, the Coordinator of Faith Development is expected to be present on most Sunday mornings and some evenings.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying, please have them contact Centennial Lutheran Church at info@centenniallutheran.org or 610-933-1528. More detailed job description can be found at: http://centenniallutheran.org/#/our-staff/coord-faith-development

Celebration Lutheran Church, Sartell, MN
Church Music Director (Part-Time) 

Church Music Director (Part-Time) in Sartell, MN Celebration Lutheran Church (ELCA), a vital, growing congregation in Sartell, MN, is seeking a part-time Choral Director beginning in September 2017. Position oversees the adult mixed voice choir and also the Men's and Women’s Choirs. Scheduled hours: 4-10 hours / week: including choir rehearsals, approximately 1 Sunday a month (2 services), weekly planning, and additional seasonal services. Salary Negotiable.

Membership is a lively combination of seasoned (but flexible) members, new young families and single persons. The congregation welcomes diversity of all kinds and is eager to combine traditional and contemporary forms of music. The Choir Director will be responsible for providing overall leadership for the choirs and collaborate with the Director of Music and Worship.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Choir Director requires a strong music background. Candidates must be proficient vocally and also at the following: 1) piano or guitar. 2) conducting skills. 3) a knowledge of repertoire, resources and teaching methods. 4) a knowledge of Lutheran theology. Have personality traits necessary to minister to the personal needs of the congregation and staff, such as tact, flexibility, good communication skills and confidentiality. A good understanding of general office procedure is needed, as well as some knowledge of the internal operations of a church. A 4-year college music degree is preferred.

Interested candidates should send resume to Director of Music and Worship, Jennifer Ambrosier, Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 Pinecone Road North, Sartell, MN 56377 E-mail JAmbrosier@CelebrationLutheranChurch.com

(Part-Time – average 15 hours a month during the school year)

REPORTS TO:  Director of Music Ministries

The Choir Director will be responsible for providing overall leadership for adult mixed choir and seasonal special choirs.   He/she will collaborate with the Director of Music Ministries to set the goals.  

The position of Choir Director requires a strong music background.   He/She must be proficient at the following: 1) piano or guitar. 2) conducting skills.  3) a knowledge of repertoire, resources and teaching methods. 4) a knowledge of Lutheran theology.  Have personality traits necessary to minister to the personal needs of the congregation and staff, such as tact, flexibility, good communication skills and confidentiality.  A good understanding of general office procedure is needed, as well as some knowledge of the internal operations of a church.  A 4-year college music degree is preferred.

Director of Celebration Singers  (Approx. 3 hours a week during school year)
- Works with Director of Music to coordinate music that reflects the themes of the Liturgical Year and our Lutheran Theology.
- Leads a weekly rehearsal (1 hour) that prepares the choir(s) for worship, assists in forming bonds of friendship and incorporates group prayer.
- Communicates with Director of Worship and Music needed sheet music, musicians and instruments.
- Leads choir in Sunday worship once a month September to May and additional services during Christmas and Holy Week.

Director of Men’s Choir / Women’s Choir
(Approx. 3 hours a week during special times of the year)
- Works with Director of Worship and Music to coordinate music that reflects the themes of the Liturgical Year and our Lutheran Theology.
- Leads a weekly rehearsal (1 hour) that prepares the choir(s) for worship, assists in forming bonds of friendship and incorporates group prayer.
- Communicates with Director of Worship and Music needed sheet music, musicians and instruments.
- Men’s Choir leads worship music at Good Friday Service and possibly a second time during the school year.
- Women’s Choir leads worship music one Sunday in January.

Fortress Press, Minneapolis, Full-time
Assistant Product Marketer

Fortress Press, a pioneer in religious scholarship in biblical studies, theology, and Christian history is a dynamic sub-division of 1517 Media. We are currently seeking an Assistant Product Marketer. This position will work to grow existing relationships and build new relationships with faculty and decision makers at seminaries, colleges, and universities in order to secure classroom use of textbooks, reference works, and other educational materials, that ultimately achieves sales goals. The successful candidate will have knowledge of higher education and religious book markets and/or academic publishing, strong proofreading skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty and administrators to engage them with Fortress Press products. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at: http://bit.ly/2rFKxeC

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA
Part-time Preschool Director

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA) extends its ministry by providing a quality preschool program with a nurturing, God-centered environment.  The Gloria Dei Preschool Director serves as the spokesperson and representative of our school ministry. This person must possess the skills necessary to manage the preschool and maintain our high quality reputation. Administrative experience, a college degree and experience in working with children are required.There may be interest in expanding the position to full-time by adding a part-time teaching role in the future. Teaching skills are preferred, but they are not essential for the current position. We are seeking a director who is a disciple of Jesus Christ with a solid understanding of age appropriate practices for child development to ensure that each child's first school experience should encourage positive feelings about self and respect for others.

The full job description is at http://gloria-dei-lutheran.org/openpositions

Submit a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to preschoolboard@gloria-dei-lutheran.org, or mail to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Attention Preschool Board, 3215 Larch Way, Lynnwood, WA, 98036.

Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Director of Music Ministries

Faith Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Music Ministries. Central to the life of our congregation is the community at worship. The Director of Music Ministries will lead and facilitate appropriate worship music experiences by engaging congregation and musicians alike. The Director of Music Ministries will work with Pastors, staff, and lay leadership in providing direction and content of music ministries in support of worship and other ministries.

For more information send a note to

To see a working job description, go to www.faithseattle.org

Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Business Administrator

Bethel Lutheran Church is seeking a well-qualified candidate responsible for the day-to-day operation of a broad variety of church functions. The Business Administrator reports to and works closely with the Executive Pastor. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: finance and general bookkeeping, budget preparation, human resources and supervision of staff, technology, and strategic planning.

Please see application steps, financial compensation information, and a full job description at www.bethellutheran.com/employment.

King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas
Full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry

King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas, a congregation of the ELCA, www.kingofglory.com is seeking to hire an energetic, creative and enthusiastic full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry for youth 6th – 12th grade and their families for a program needing to be revamped and re-energized.  The position will also have oversight of staff for Children’s Ministry (birth through 5th grade) as well as executing general leadership for the congregation.  If you are up for the challenge, all interested applicants can review the full job description at http://www.kingofglory.com/resources/articles/director-of-youth-and-family-ministries/ and forward your resume to the email address listed.

El Camino Pines Lutheran Bible Camp
Outdoor School Instructors

El Camino Pines Lutheran Bible Camp, a part of Lutheran Retreats, Camps and Conferences is looking for Outdoor School Instructors.

Applicants must be 21 years old and have a strong commitment to the care and appreciation of God's creation and a desire to practice that with students. Responsibilities include the ability to teach 90 minute sessions in the areas of natural and social sciences and be willing to participate in all areas of camp life.  A full job description is on our website at www.lrcchome.com

To apply please submit an application to:
11900 Frontier Road
Frazier Park, CA 93225
or scan and email to:

St. John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines, IA
Full-Time Director of Youth Ministry
St. John's is a downtown congregation where youth come from a variety of metro school districts for worship, learning and service.  The Director of Youth Ministry plans and coordinates programming for middle and high school youth for the sake nurturing and deepening the life of faith. The ideal candidate will be creative, collaborative and a life-time learner.
Position Description can be found at www.stjohnsdsm.org/jobs

Cover letter and resume should be sent to:
Pastor Rachel Mithelman, pastorrachel@stjohnsdsm.org

United Lutheran Seminary
Chief Financial Officer - Gettysburg and Philadelphia

On July 1, 2017, two historic Pennsylvania institutions, Gettysburg and Philadelphia Seminaries will join together and form the United Lutheran Seminary (ULS). The ULS Board of Trustees is expected to elect a new president in late April. This consolidated “new school” on two campuses seeks a Chief Financial Officer to provide oversight for all fiscal operations and to consolidate the two financial services offices. ULS will have an annual operating budget of approximately $10.5M (including the Seminary Ridge Museum), and will have total assets exceeding $110M, inclusive of endowment and trust assets of approximately $55M. The incumbent will need to spend considerable time on the two campuses, separated by 140 miles, reporting to the ULS president. The senior administrator will provide expert financial analysis and strategic guidance to the president, oversee 2-3 staff accountants, work closely with the Treasurer and other Seminary officers; s/he will need to establish systems for capital planning and analysis, fiscal strategic planning and budgeting, financial management and reporting; and will oversee the annual audit processes. The CFO also serves the Seminary’s auxiliary entities as Treasurer; principally the Seminary Ridge Museum, two Endowment Foundations, and the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Direct the responsibilities of finance staffs at two campuses initially, and implement the consolidation into a single administrative unit
  • Work with other senior staff members in a cohesive team, providing regular updates on financial position, budget performance and revenue/cost contingencies
  • Generate financial reports, oversee budget development and audit preparation and presentation to stakeholders for United Lutheran Seminary and all its auxiliaries
  • Establish and maintain a strong system of internal controls, ensuring fiscal management includes adequate segregation of duties and appropriate approval processes
  • Demonstrate and ensure the highest degree of fiscal integrity with all stakeholder groups, including senior staff, donors, boards, accreditors and governmental agencies
  • Manage system of intricate fund accounting including various endowment funds and temporarily restricted funds
  • Collaborate with joint venture partners, including oversight of the complex tax credit “structure” with PNC Bank surrounding the Seminary Ridge Museum project
  • Support overall institutional strategic planning and bear primary responsibility for cash flow projections, capital budgeting and all fiscal aspects of future campus development projects


  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation welcome, but not mandatory
  • Significant finance experience with not-for-profit institutions
  • Ability to lead through changes in complex operational environment
  • 5+ years of effective leadership within an Executive Management Team
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills in a collegial bi-campus team culture
  • Ability to communicate well across all levels of institution and with external partners
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare and interpret financial reports and projections
  • A strong working knowledge of tax credit financing, endowments, investment management; real estate development and management experience is desirable

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications; and competitive with peer institutions of comparable size; health benefits and pension provided through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s outstanding Portico Benefits.


Elizabeth Meighan
Lutheran Theological Seminary Gettysburg
HR Director
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant to the President
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA  17325
(717) 338-3001

Wooddale Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park, MN
Faith Formation Coordinator
We are seeking an energized individual motivated by their own Christian Faith to join us in our mission of making Wooddale Lutheran a nurturing space where children and families love God’s world together. The Faith Formation Coordinator will collaborate with a committed CYFM Committee offering organizational support and vision for our programs. Our ideal candidate is a connector that helps us learn together, serve together, and play together, building meaningful relationships with one another. 

Please see the church website for the complete job description: http://wooddalelutheran.weebly.com/uploads/9/6/9/9/96999362/2017faithformationcoordinatorjobdescription.pdf

Contact Information:
Pastor Heidi Zimdars
(952) 926-7603

Welsh Home, Rocky River, Ohio
Part Time Chaplain/Pastoral Care Coordinator
The Welsh Home, a reputable skilled nursing facility located in Rocky River, Ohio is seeking a part time Chaplain/Pastoral Care Coordinator to join our family to meet the spiritual needs of its patients, residents and families. Job responsibilities include individual counseling the aging population, conduct services, large group discussions and represent the facility within the greater community. Experience with the elder population preferred. Wage will commensurate with experience.  If interested, please send resume and wage requirements to kmichaels@welshhome.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview with a mutually agreed time to discuss the opportunity.  

Pastoral Care Coordinator/Chaplain Job Description:

  • Ministers to residents and families whether at one’s own initiative referrals from staff, or request by residents and/or family, respecting the individual’s faith tradition.
  • Attends and participates in conferences as needed.
  • Conducts prayer services, worship services, and memorial services as needed.
  • Assists in discussing issues related to medical ethics.
  • Ministers to members of the staff as appropriate and respectful of their faith tradition.
  • Assists the activities staff in providing and supervising religious programming.
  • Attends social events sponsored for residents and families, as requested.
  • Responds to other pastoral care needs as requested by the administrator.
  • To plan, deliver, review, monitor and evaluate all spiritual care services in order to provide the best possible spiritual care and to ensure the patient and family are at the center of decision making on their care.
  • To build and maintain good relationships with local faith leaders as well as ethnic groups and communities to collaborate with and provide services to the patients and residents.
  • Maintain resources and literature to support individual needs of the patients and residents.
  • Visit and supplement hospice visits/support to residents and family during a time of need.
  • Attend funerals as a representative of The Welsh Home for those who lived here
  • Visit and introduce yourself to all residents upon admission and seek out their needs spiritualty.
  • Document within PCC interactions providing accurate representation of patient’s and resident’s needs.
  • Works with the Life Enrichment Team to provide overall wellness to the patients and residents at The Welsh Home

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)
Advanced Studies Program Coordinator and International Student Administrator

LSTC, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, seeks a person to provide assistance to the Director of Advanced Studies in the oversight and administration of the Th.M., D.Min., and Ph.D. programs at LSTC; and oversee and administer the preparation and submission of all necessary documentation for international students at LSTC in coordination with the Office of Student Services. Duties include preparation and management of program budgets, scheduling and proctoring examinations, and monitoring satisfactory academic progress. The Coordinator assists in the admissions processes and works with the student services team. They serve as the Designated Signing Official (DSO) and Responsible Officer (RO) for F and J visa programs. The person maintains SEVIS records and keeps current with relevant immigration legislation. Download Job Description.

Wooddale Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park, MN
Children,Youth and Family Faith Formation Coordinator

We are seeking an energized individual motivated by their own Christian Faith to join us in our mission of making Wooddale Lutheran a nurturing space where children and families love God’s world together. The Faith Formation Coordinator will collaborate with a committed CYFM Committee offering organizational support and vision for our programs. Our ideal candidate is a connector that helps us learn together, serve together, and play together, building meaningful relationships with one another.
Contact Information:
Pastor Heidi Zimdars
(952) 926-7603
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Spark house, Minneapolis
Product Marketer, Full-time

We are sparkhouse, the ecumenical division of 1517 Media. The mission of sparkhouse is to spark new life in Christian communities. The sparkhouse team develops innovative faith formation resources for kids, youth, and adults through design thinking, innovation, collaboration, and creativity. We are seeking a Product Marketer who would be responsible for growing brand awareness and increasing sales of assigned product lines. The Product Marketer will execute marketing campaigns that build brand awareness and loyalty by helping drive the strategic planning, implementation, tracking, and reporting of marketing programs and activities, and developing and executing comprehensive marketing plans that result in increased adoption, product use and long-term customer engagement. The successful candidate will have a B.A. or advance degree in Marketing and 3-5 years’ experience in marketing communications. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at: http://bit.ly/2n3V54t

United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg
Associate Director of Admissions
The Associate Director of Admissions is a member of the Student Services and Enrollment staff, and, under the guidance of the Director of Admissions, supports the enrollment activities of ULS through representing the seminary to external audiences and providing timely and thorough follow-up to those interested in enrolling. A primary function of this position will be articulating the mission, programs, and culture of both campuses of ULS to ELCA constituents.
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Youth Leadership, St. Paul, MN
Executive Director

In 1967, a small group of Young Life ministry leaders got together with this crazy idea of training and equipping men and women for a career in youth ministry—and Youth Leadership was born. LOTS has changed since 1967—in our world, in youth culture AND in Youth Leadership. One thing remains constant — the need for caring, Christ-centered adults to intentionally pass on faith to the next generation. Multi-denominational to the core, we offer a unique, practical and relational approach in our training, speaking and coaching. After 50 years, we still want to be about transforming the lives of the next generation by equipping leaders, parents and churches.

The chief responsibility of the Executive Director is to be the spiritual and organizational leader of Youth Leadership. This person will be the visionary of Youth Leadership, the provost of the training programs, a key instructor of the seminars and training events and the symbol bearer in his/her functions. This person will work directly with the Governing Board to accomplish the organizational goals set up in the vision of the organization.

Find out more at: http://youthleadership.publishpath.com/careers
To apply please send your CV to edsearch@youthleadership.org

Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis
Music Development Manager, Full-time
Within the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1517 Media), Augsburg Fortress (AF) creates substantive and innovative materials to support the ministries of faith communities in communicating the good news of God's liberating grace, with a particular focus on Lutheran congregations. Augsburg Fortress publishes approximately 60 titles a year in the Augsburg Music portfolio, with a focus on traditional and liturgical choral and keyboard music as well as congregational song. The purpose of the Music Development Manager position is to carry out program development, editorial, and project management roles in order to ensure that the Augsburg Music publication program meets customer needs for usefulness, accessibility, appropriateness, and high quality of both content and presentation. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in music publishing or related media fields, and preferably 3-5 years of experience as a liturgical church musician, especially organ and/or choral. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at: http://bit.ly/2mTcGwE

1517 Media, Minneapolis
Sales and Service Specialist, Full-time
1517 Media designs and develops resources that enhance faith and enrich the life of the Christian church and the communities it serves. 1517 Media’s innovative resources serve churches, higher education, and families at home—all delivered in a wide range of media including print and digital formats, videos, apps, and online subscription offerings. Our Customer Experience team is seeking a Sales and Service Specialist to help our customers with any and all inquiries regarding sales and service. This position is the first point of contact for our valued customers. It is the responsibility of the specialist to provide the ultimate customer experience, ensuring sales and service levels are consistently exceeded. Ideal candidates will have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, that foster long-term relationship building, and skills in data entry and inquiry on a variety of computer systems and databases. Knowledge of Church markets and organizational structure a plus.  Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply using the specified link. http://bit.ly/2lMwn8q

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hopkins MN
Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministry (FT)

We are looking for a mature, passionate, creative, organized individual with strong communication skills to join our ministry team. Primary focus for this position will be oversight of the confirmation program (7th-9th grade) with additional focus on senior high students and families. A strong commitment to Christian faith and Lutheran theology are essential. 

You will be joining a dynamic staff and walking alongside of a core group of dedicated and competent volunteers.  Gethsemane Lutheran Church is a mid-size congregation in Hopkins,MN with a strong commitment to faith development, community outreach and fellowship activities.  A full job description is available at www.glconline.org. Interested candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to Pastor Sarah Moat at smoat@glconline.org. The position will be open until filled.

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, NY, NY
Director of Finance and Administration

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is a pioneer coalition of faith-based and other socially responsible investors who work to hold corporations accountable for their social and environmental impacts around the world. Its 300 member organizations advocate with hundreds of corporations on key issues including climate change, human rights, food justice, water, health equity and more.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position is responsible for the finance and accounting of an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an operating budget of approximately $2 million.

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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Director of Financial Aid
The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for the policy procedure and day-to-day operations of the Financial Aid Office.  The daily operations include management, planning, organization, and administration of financial aid awards, federal student loans, and services.  

This position requires an individual who has excellent technological and financial management skills who can effectively use student information systems, as well as someone who feels called to work closely with students. The Director will engage a broad range of students, it is essential that they bring a high degree of intercultural competency.   Interested applicants should have a minimum of 3 years experience working with financial aid in a higher education setting, and a bachelor’s degree.  Applicants will need demonstrated ability to develop financial aid policy; capacity to respond in a caring and understanding manner; knowledge of federal student loan processes and requirements; experience with and familiarity with federal, state and institutional financial aid rules and regulations as well as current needs analysis and awarding techniques. Full time position with ELCA benefits, salary starting at $50,000. To read a full job description, learn more about, and apply, please visit: (http://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment

Messiah Lutheran Church Yorba Linda, California
Director of Children's Ministry
We are seeking a passionate, relational, responsible individual that will organize and execute ministry objectives and strategies designed to engage and build a strong Christian faith and love for Jesus in children. This person will ensure a smooth and safe operation of Children's Ministries; lead ministry coordinators and volunteers; and, provide a relevant yet fun environment the children of Messiah.

Messiah Lutheran Church is located in north Orange County in Southern California. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge with children's ministry based programming that engages children and provides tools to parents to help nurture spiritual growth in their children. Knowledge of local ministry conditions is critical as is strong verbal and written skills, technology proficient, recruitment and support of volunteers. Please email resumes to Jim Harter, Executive Director jim.harter@messiahyl.com

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Gift Processing Manager
The Gift Processing Manager will be responsible for managing gift and constituent data to support the daily operational needs as well as the fundraising initiatives and strategies of the institution. The Gift Processing Manager will work closely with the Development Programs Team and with the Finance Team to ensure accurate processing and reconciliation of gifts.

• Minimum of 3 years of experience in gift processing and fundraising support required
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education required
• Advanced in Raiser’s Edge required and experience with Financial Edge preferred
• Experience in a seminary, higher education, nonprofit, or faith based environment preferred
• Familiarity with current nonprofit industry best practices relevant to data management and gift administration
• Strong organizational, communication, and administrative skills
• Additional hours, some evenings and some weekends are required

Seminary Profile: The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), offering degrees at both master and doctoral levels. LSTC is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. LSTC values diversity and encourages applications from all racial, ethnic, gender and sexual identities, and cultural backgrounds. If interested, please submit a resume to aberk@cnpstaffing.com with “Gift Processing Manager” in the subject line.

See full position description at www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

Resurrection Lutheran Church
Youth Leader Position

We are looking for someone who has the talent and the vision to be a great youth leader. (part-time)

1. Oversee Middle School (6-8) and High School events currently on Wednesday evening jointly with other Lutheran Youth Groups.
2. Provide leadership for Winter Camp and Summer camp. Recruit, lead, and develop adult volunteers to lead and assist with students and programming.
3. Serve as main teacher for 3 religion classes( 6th, 7th and 8th) one hour each on Tuesday. The teaching format is overseen by senior pastor and in accordance with vision and teaching of Lutheran Church.
4. Be an example of a disciple who is able and willing to communicate the Gospel to the lives of youth.
5. Be committed to and involved in the worship life at Resurrection Lutheran Church, including regular attendance at main worship services, special services, and all-church events. Attend staff meetings and training events as requested.
6. Be able to communicate and demonstrate a clear understanding of the Bible.
7. Be able and willing to connect with students and their families as a representative of Resurrection Lutheran Church with the purpose of leading them and connecting them to the body of Christ.
8. See yourself as part of the team that enables others to: Worship, Evangelize, Fellowship, Make Disciples and Equip for Ministry.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please send a resume to pastorken@surfrlc.com.

Holden Village, Chelan, WA
Long-term Volunteers or Employees

Greetings from Holden Village! As we gear up for our first official guest season in four years, we're looking for people to come work and help us extend hospitality to our guests. Our openings are listed of hiring needs can be found here: http://www.holdenvillage.org/index.php?cID=673

Salem Lutheran Church, Lenexa, Kansas
Part-Time Communications Coordinator
Salem Lutheran Church in Lenexa, Kansas is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Communications Coordinator to serve our congregation.  Responsible for the coordination and production of all internal and external communications for Salem Lutheran Church. Works with staff and ministry leadership to create communications strategies, plans, and timelines. Communication strategies include print, digital, and social media.   


•  Manages all internal and external communications & facilitate communication across all ministries
•  Creates and sends weekly congregational emails
•  Creates logos and graphic arts for weekly sermons, seasonal themes, ministries, etc.
•  Creates and distributes all weekly worship materials & all special worship materials (i.e. funerals, holidays, etc.)
•  Creates and prints weekly worship bulletins
•  Distributes electronically monthly lector readings
•  Develops and manages a digital media strategy, including social media and website and coordinate content across platforms
•  Coordinates all promotions and marketing (overseas development, creation and producing of materials)
•  Oversee and ensure that communications are true to brand across all media.
•  Coordinates publicity of events, including Sunday morning slides and work with Audio/Visual/Worship team for such slides; all use of event sign-up sheets (printed & electronic), etc.
•  Works with vendors for all internal and external communications, i.e. Kansas City Star, printing companies.
•  Edit website content and post time-sensitive material.
•  Schedule and coordinate communications calendar
•  Provide assistance with Church events and presentations
•  Track and update communications budget
•  Telephone answering, and other office tasks as assigned
•  Performs other duties as required

Positive, Christian attitude; flexibility; strong service orientation; outgoing and inclusive personal style.  Ideal candidate is eager to take on new challenges; possesses a passion for the mission and vision of the Church and a strong desire to communicate the organization’s brand effectively across all venues and media.  Ability to work diplomatically with different groups of people, and as part of a team.


Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills. Strong project management skills; ability to multitask, organize and prioritize to stay within budget and on deadline; strong attention to detail. Ability to work effectively with little supervision and to manage time and projects independently. Ability to keep confidential information with discretion and handle sensitive issues tactfully. Familiarity with not-for-profit organizations from a budget and business management perspective. Proficiency in common word processing, database management, email and internet applications. Able to work a flexible schedule with occasional evenings and weekends. Skilled in web development and social media integration. Aptitude for graphic design and familiarity with graphic design software; experience with Mac-based equipment and knowledge of Adobe a plus. 

EDUCATION:   Prefer a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications or a related field.

EXPERIENCE:    Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a communication plan using a variety of media for a faith-based or not for profit organization strongly preferred. 

See our website for more information about our faith community and this opportunity: www.salemlutheran-ks.org.
Send resume and letter of interest to Pastor Dave Whetter at pastordave@salemlutheran-ks.org.

Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Concord, NC
Part-Time Office Assistant
Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Concord, NC is seeking a part-time Office Assistant to provide clerical and operational support for the church office.  Interested applicants can view a full job description and apply online at: www.mthermonelca.org/copy-of-news

Trinity Lutheran Church - Kent, Ohio
Faith Formation Coordinator

Position Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  Degree in education or religious studies preferred or equivalent experience. Embrace ELCA doctrine and theology and fully participate in the life of the congregation. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule as required.

Job Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a multi spectrum approach to Christian Education for all ages.  Examples include but are not limited to Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Bible studies and small groups. Identify, recruit, mentor and train lay leaders of the congregation to serve as teachers, mentors, overseers, and peer leaders in their various groups. Collaborate with the pastoral staff to lead confirmation ministry. Plan, organize and attend/lead Junior and Senior Youth Groups, LOMO camps, retreats, Synod and National Youth Gatherings. Train and direct youth for participating in worship.  Examples include but are not limited to acolytes, readers, and drama presentations. Prepare and present Children’s Message during worship as requested by the pastoral staff. Maintain connections with youth and families through a variety of means/venues. Represent Trinity in the Campus Religious Life Association at Kent State University and assist with Lutheran Campus Ministry Programs.

Time Requirements: Full time salaried position, but will consider part time for the right candidate.

For more information about our church, go to www.trinitykent.org Interested Applicants – Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to:
   Mr. Ted Linden
   Search Committee Member


The International Church of Vilnius, Lithuania

The International Church of Vilnius (ICV) is an autonomous Christian congregation that seeks to serve the English-speaking community in Vilnius as well as visitors. We are an ecumenical congregation and our statement of faith is based on the Nicene Creed. Meeting for worship (in English) in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, the church is uniquely placed in the heart of Vilnius Old Town, and benefits from a diverse membership (Lithuanians and internationals) and links with the business and diplomatic communities as well as local churches and the Lithuanian Christian student movement.
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