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

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Koinonia  Executive Director- Position Description:

Summary of Position: The Executive Director leads the ministry of Koinonia, is empowered by the Gospel of Jesus to be instrumental in creating an environment and community that helps to strengthen congregations in the metro New York region. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.  Key duties are to personify, embody, be and live koinonia (means community in Greek). Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Mission: Where God transforms and prepares people, in an outdoor environment, to love and serve one another.

Vision: Centered in and empowered by the Gospel of Jesus, Koinonia will be the lead partner in strengthening congregations in the metro NY Region. In partnership with congregations, key organizations, and businesses Koinonia will provide opportunities, programs, and facilities in new and innovative ways. We will be well-positioned for continual growth as we strive to meet the needs of all people.

General Responsibilities: 

Responsible for the overall operation of the ministry.
Organizational Mission and Strategy: Works with the staff and Board to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
- Responsible for development and implementation of Koinonia’s programs that carry out the mission.
- Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Koinonia can successfully fulfill its mission and vision.
- Responsible for the enhancement of Koinonia’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with key strategic partners and other organizations.

Leadership/Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure activities of Koinonia are within the stated mission, vision and core values of the ministry.
Responsible for the oversight of the scheduled devotional and worship life of the Koinonia Community and staff, including weekly worship and celebration of Word and Sacrament for the staff, community and those guests at camp. 
- Will work with the Metropolitan New York Synods and with other ecclesiastical judicatories in order to foster the mission and vision of Koinonia.
- Responsible for the effective administration of Koinonia operations.
- Responsible for the hiring, evaluation and retention of competent, qualified staff.
- Promote a cooperative and cohesive team environment with the staff.
- Responsible for oversight of buildings and grounds and facilities assets.
- Responsible for enforcing and maintaining health and safety standards for all staff and guests.
- Responsible for review of Koinonia programs for continuous improvement

Financial Performance and Viability:
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Koinonia, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Koinonia’s mission.

Communicates and collaborates directly with the Board of Directors, to:
- Implement and uphold all Board policies
- With the board, prepare a long range strategic plan for the ministry
- Report regularly to the board about progress toward strategic objectives, financial status and other issues of concern to the Board.

Authority:  The Executive Director has the authority to implement the policies of the Board of Directors, administer the site budget, and manage day to day operations including hiring and firing of staff, and execution and development of programs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 8 yrs experience in a Christian Ministry at a Managerial/ Supervisory role preferred with prior experience as Executive Director or Associate Director in Lutheran outdoor ministries also preferred.
    • The candidate shall be a practicing Lutheran in good standing familiar with Lutheran teaching and practice.
    • Demonstrated experience in budget development and financial management required. Evidence of experience in managing a budget of $500,000 or more preferred.
      • Demonstrated experience in raising private funds, including annual funds and major gifts required. Experience in capital campaigns desirable.
      • Demonstrated experience in managing personnel, including hiring and evaluation, training and motivation, conflict resolution required.
      • Experience in providing oversight for hospitality, accommodations, food service and guest services
      • Is physically able to handle the demands and rigors of a schedule and responsibilities that can result in long and demanding days in an outdoor environment.
      • Competencies the individual should exemplify are: Servant leader, entrepreneurial/ business acumen, Integrity and trust, engagement: uses emotion and logic to communicate a persuasive vision and connect with people, decision making, organizational excellence, creative and innovative, track record of results/ impact, curiosity and change.

Please send resume and cover letter to board@koinoniany.org
Application deadline is August 7, 2017
More information contact David Leaver at 914-261-5174

Concordia Lutheran Church
Parish Administrative Assistant (Part-time)
3855 N. Seeley Ave. & 3300 N. Whipple St., Chicago, IL  60618

Concordia Lutheran Church is a vibrant, growing congregation.  As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we have been serving the North Center community for over 119 years and have expanded to a second worshipping community in the Avondale neighborhood.  We currently have two sites for our community ministry Concordia Place, one in North Center and one in Avondale.  Concordia Day, an infant and toddler program in Ravenswood, opened in Aug 2016.

The Parish Administrator is a part-time position with primary responsibilities in the following areas: church administration/congregational support across two sites, communications support as assigned, website updates and social media postings, support with the implementation plan for new initiatives for our congregation across both sites, and collaboration with Concordia Place programs, as appropriate.  This position reports directly to the Director of Ministry Outreach on a part-time basis (approximately 20-25 hours per week) with occasional evening and/or weekend duties.

Experience and Skills:

  • Proactive, self-directed worker with strong organization, time-management, and interpersonal skills
  • Friendly, personable, and effective verbal and written communicator and collaborator
  • Computer and software proficiency expected; including MS Office (Outlook, Publisher, Word, Excel), database management, Mail chimp for newsletters and WordPress for website maintenance; a working knowledge of a graphic design program is a plus
  • Team player with sense of humor, flexibility, and stamina
  • Demonstrates a strong personal faith commitment; a working knowledge of Lutheran or Catholic worship settings is a plus
  • Four-year college degree preferable; previous experience working in a church office setting is a plus

The Parish Administrative Assistant is responsible for the following duties:

  • Creation and printing of weekly liturgies/bulletins and assembly of leader books
  •  Other congregational focused inserts/flyers/posters as assigned
  • Assists with coordination of leadership/worship roles across both sites
  • Routine website updates
  • Newsletters to various audiences (congregation, community at large, etc.)
  • Assists with coordination of staff calendar and meeting prep as assigned
  • Assists with regular reporting mechanisms
  • Database upkeep and report queries  
  • Seasonal projects and mailings as assigned (includes: Christmas mailing, congregational meeting report, annual stewardship campaign)
  • Family welcome letters, thank you letters and other correspondence as assigned
  • Query, run and send out statements
  • Filing both electronic and physical
  • Social media content and posting
  • Other administrative assistant projects/duties as assigned

August 2017 start date.  Hourly compensation to commensurate with experience.  Interested parties should email their cover letter, resume and references no later than Sunday, July 23rd, to Jennifer Phillips at jphillips@concordiaplace.org. Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates that are selected for a phone interview will be contacted.

Crosslake Lutheran Church, Crosslake, MN
Music/Worship Leader

Crosslake Lutheran Church is seeking a music/worship leader with a passion for spreading the Gospel through engaging worship and music. 

- Committed Christian faith
- Familiarity with Lutheran liturgy and theology
- A degree or equivalent experience with demonstrated leadership in various worship styles
- Skill in reading music, singing and playing an instrument, preferably piano/organ
- Team player/leader with skill in collaborative and innovative planning
- Ability to work effectively with volunteers
- Organizational and administrative skills
- Motivational and communication skills

Responsibilities may include:
- Lead and rehearse music ensembles
- Plan weekly and special worship services with pastor and others
- Select and coordinate appropriate music for worship services
- Actively lead most service music
- Recruit and train participants of all ages
- Manage music budget

Hours and compensation
- Part-time position (20-25 hours a week)
- Salary negotiable based on education and experience 

For more information and a more complete job description contact:
Pastor Kristin Oltmann
Crosslake Lutheran Church
Website: www.crosslakelutheran.com
Contact: phone #: 218-692-3682, 
Email: prkristin@crosslake.net

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!

Trinity in Lynnwood and Pointe of Grace in Mukilteo campuses, Lynnwood, Washington
Facilities Coordinator, Part-Time


This multi-faceted position has responsibility for the efficient and effective operation, maintenance and space utilization of the Trinity in Lynnwood and Pointe of Grace in Mukilteo campuses. The Lynnwood campus includes five buildings which house our offices, preschool, child care center, worship space and several rental groups. Our Mukilteo campus has one building which houses a worshiping community as well as a weekday preschool and also has some rental usage.

This position is responsible for complete facility coordination, including: building and grounds maintenance; space planning and coordination; fire and life safety systems; emergency systems; building environmental systems (HVAC); construction project coordination. This position requires some flexibility in schedule to facilitate building access and coordination. The organization structure is under review and transition, and this positions responsibilities may change.


- Direct coordination of facilities, grounds and infrastructure for both campuses.
- Mentor, develop, and motivate volunteer service, and implement volunteer maintenance programs.
- Coordinate construction and system projects.
- Coordinate in-house and out-sourced maintenance and testing with appropriate personnel, volunteers and vendors.
- Coordinate building repair and maintenance issues (including scheduled preventive maintenance of equipment)
- Facilitate space changes, including workstation design and set up, moves, redesign, and new construction.
- Develop annual facility budget, track expenses and make capital improvement recommendations and estimates.
- Perform facility plant equipment obsolescent planning, budgeting and replacement.
- Ensure elevator, fire suppression systems and fire extinguishers have required inspections and servicing.
- Obtain necessary quotes for documenting and then managing capital improvement projects.
- Maintain a key roster and provide keys to staff and other appropriate people.
- Oversee vehicle maintenance.
- Coordinate room and equipment set-up and access for scheduled events.
- Maintain kitchen and facility cleaning and maintenance supplies.
- Patrol grounds as needed


- Three or more years of facilities coordination experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Budget development, expenditure tracking, financial management and analysis.
- Knowledge of building systems operation and maintenance.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, and Word.
- Capital expenditure planning and project management experience.
- Building automation systems experience (HVAC systems, Fire Life Safety systems, security systems).
- Strong interpersonal skills  oral, written, negotiating, listening, problem solving.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Trinitys office at office@trinitylutheranchurch.com or by mail at 6215 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 68036
Closing date: July 16, 2017.

Serve God and country as a US ARMY Chaplain!

Nurture the living. Care for the wounded. Honor the fallen.

This is the call of the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps.

Chaplain opportunities we recruit:


Provide religious support for soldiers/families while advising the Unit Commander on Religion, Morale and the Moral climate serving part-time 2 days/month and 2 weeks for Annual Training normally in the summer.


Provide religious support for soldiers/families while advising the Unit Commander on Religion, Morale and the Moral climate serving full-time on active duty.


Serve in a mentoring relationship with a USAR Chaplain 1 weekend/month while pursuing their MDIV/MA as a full-time student and pursuing CH professional development opportunities during the summer months to prepare them for future service as an Army Chaplain.


Active Duty Chaplain
    US Citizen
    Under 42 yrs of age
    72 credit Master's degree from accredited seminary
    Endorsement from a religious body

Reserve Chaplain
    US Citizen or Green Card holder,
    Under 47 yrs of age,
    72 credit Master's degree from accredited seminary
    endorsement from a religious body

Chaplain Candidate
    US Citizen or Green Card holder
    Under 37 years of age
    120 credit Bachelor's degree from accredited school
    enrolled in seminary pursuing a graduate-level theological degree
    endorsement from a religious body

Contact us today to discuss these great ministry opportunities!
Closing date July 30, 2017

Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Since 1995 Outreach for Hope has been bringing together the philanthropic vision and generosity of its donors, with the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and community partners, around the complex issues of poverty in Southeastern Wisconsin.  The mission of Outreach for Hope is to financially support ministries that transform lives and bring hope to the neighborhoods that surround them.


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors of OFH.  The basic duties and responsibilities include:

  • Advancing the mission of OFH with the Greater Milwaukee Synod.
  • Establishing the organization’s goals and objectives with the Board of Directors.
  • Serving as the primary spokesperson for OFH, communicating the work of OFH through written articles, letters, and by speaking at churches and events to promote awareness of OFH.
  • Working diligently in developing donors and doing significant fundraising, along with the Director of Advancement, to meet the gifting goals of OFH.
  • Overseeing the grant making process: soliciting, selecting, and distributing.  Developing relationships with ministries receiving grants and monitoring the effectiveness of grant activities.
  • Overseeing budget, financials and investments, accountable to the Board of Directors of OFH.
  • Managing all OFH staff.  The Advancement Director reports directly to the Executive Director.


  • An understanding of faith and church culture, especially synodical and congregational structure and life.
  • Bachelor’s degree in fundraising, public administration, or related field.
  • CFRE certification is an asset.
  • Ten years of proven fundraising/administrative experience is ideal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Include cover letter, résumé, and three references.
  • Submit applications by August 1, 2017

To mary.romskog@gmselca.org

Or send to Outreach for Hope, Attn: Mary Romskog, 1212 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215

This is a full-time position, which includes salary and benefits commensurate with experience and skills.




Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)
Associate Director of Admissions

Position Summary: The person in this position serves with the Director of Admissions in the Office of Student Services in the areas of recruitment, admissions, orientation, and student support. The associate director will collaborate in developing recruitment strategies, arranging prospective student visits, counseling students regarding ministry vocations, coordinating discernment events, and planning new student orientation at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

The Associate Director of Admissions will cultivate and expand relationships with prospective students and ministry partners and will travel up to 40% of working hours including some nights and weekends. Additionally, the associate director will serve on the Financial Aid Committee to determine scholarships for incoming MDiv, MA, and MAM students. This person will continue to bolster support services for students from underrepresented populations and will support current students in their ongoing discernment process.

A complete position description can be found at http://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

Applicant Qualifications: The Associate Director of Admissions will interact with a broad range of students, staff, and external constituents; and it is essential that they have a high degree of intercultural competency. Commitment to the Church’s work of ministry and to the vocation of recruiting promising candidates for the educational programs of LSTC is required. Good working knowledge of the ELCA; LSTC’s history, curriculum, and current offerings; rostered ministry and other forms of full-time Christian service; and theological education in the Lutheran Church and/or other church bodies is required. A Master of Divinity or Master of Arts from an accredited seminary is preferred.

To Apply: Submit your résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to employment@lstc.edu by June 28, 2017.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)
Operations Assistant
Position Summary: The person in this position provides assistance to the Vice President for Operations and the Directors of Building Services, Food Services, Human Resources, and Housing through administrative support of those offices at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

The Operations Assistant will communicate with housing, maintenance, food services, and human resources regarding budgets, expenditures, and accounts receivable. Additionally, this person will initiate and file employee records and work with multiple database management systems. The Operations Assistant will regularly communicate with internal and external constituents via telephone, in person, and email.

A complete position description can be found at http://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

Applicant Qualifications: The Operations Assistant will interact with a broad range of students, staff, and external constituents; and it is essential that they bring a high degree of intercultural competency. The Operations Assistant will have at least a high school diploma with 8 years of experience OR an associate’s or bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience. Interested applicants should have a basic knowledge of accounting principles and demonstrated ability with database software. Prior experience in human resources at an institution of higher education or not-for-profit organization is preferred.

To Apply: Submit your résumé and cover letter (which must address your commitment to an inclusive and diverse environment and your administrative experience) to employment@lstc.edu by June 28, 2017.


Epiphany, northern Atlanta suburb of Suwanee, GA
Minister of Worship, Music, and Youth

The Minister of Worship, Music, and Youth will help develop and lead our Sunday and Wednesday worship services as well as our youth ministry, ages pre-K through high school.

Epiphany is a young, growing church in the northern Atlanta suburb of Suwanee. Epiphany is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation where all people are welcome, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. Suwanee is a growing area that has been identified as a great place to live and raise a family. There is a strong Christian identity in the Atlanta area but few Lutherans, which gives us a great opportunity to share our story.

Contact:  Chris Hermansen | pastorchris@epiphanysuwanee.org | 770.831.1966

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 Martha & Mary, (ELCA), Mount Prospect, IL
Church Office Secretary/Receptionist (part time)


Lutheran Church of Martha & Mary, (ELCA), Mount Prospect, IL is seeking a part time secretary/receptionist for a 16 hour work week, Tuesday – Friday.  Some flexibility with the hours for the right candidate.

As the “first face” of the congregation, we are looking for someone with a welcoming personality with a pleasant phone voice who is:

  • Punctual & dependable
  • detail-oriented
  • organized – ability to prioritize
  • able to problem solve
  • work independently with minimal supervision
  • interact comfortably and professionally with members, fellow staff and the general public

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Weekly worship bulletins and inserts
  • Special bulletins (funerals & weddings)
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Annual Reports
  • Daily Correspondence and Email
  • Maintaining church records
  • Ordering office supplies

Proficiency in WORD and Publisher; knowledge of PowerChurch a plus.  General use of printer/copier, computer, phone system, postage meter.

Interested applicants may email a cover letter and resume to: roxanne.doremus@gmail.com. We will respond to those applicants that best fit the job requirements. $12.50/hour
CLOSING DATE: August 1, 2017

Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton, MN
Position: Organist/Accompanist

(Sept.-May: 0.375 FTE ~ 15 hrs/wk; June-Aug.: 0.25 FTE ~ 10 hrs/wk) The primary role of the Organist/Accompanist at Christ the King is to support and encourage congregational song in worship on Sunday mornings. This position also includes providing organ and piano accompaniment for the Sanctuary Choir, for additional vocal and instrumental ensembles, and for soloists. Rehearsals with ensembles and soloists regularly happen on Wednesday evenings from September thru May, and additional playing opportunities for funerals and weddings are contracted throughout the year.

For complete job description and to apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Nate Crary, Director of Worship and Music: nate@lifeatctk.org

Start date: Sunday, August 13
Application deadline: Friday, June 30

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

Advent Lutheran Church, Morton, IL
Director of Faith Formation
Position Begins August, 2017
Responsibilities (included but not limited to)

• Work with Pastor to assist parents, god-parents, and all adults to fulfill their baptismal promise to nurture our children in the Christian faith utilizing Vibrant Faith practices.

• Build and cultivate relationships with children and all members through personal interaction, attend worship, social events and utilize social media.

• Equip and coach adults to be faith forming in the lives of kids through such programs as Sunday school and mentoring.

• Organize, coordinate, and oversee programming to build cross generational relationships designed to build community within Advent.

A link to the full job description is available at adventmorton.org. If interested, please contact Advent Lutheran Church at:
309-266-5883 (Please leave message) or
adventmorton@gmail.com and reference job title
Apply by July 7, 2017

The American Church in Paris (France)
Youth and Young Adult Pastor


Salary + benefits


The American Church in Paris (ACP) is an interdenominational and international Christian community whose mission is to bear witness by word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ to provide a place of English-language worship in the American Protestant tradition, and to engage in ministries and services that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Paris.


For the job description and application requirements please visit our website and at www.acparis.org/yayapastor. The closing date for the application submission is July 31st 2017. Beyond that date applications can be submitted but may not be considered.

Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN
Children Youth and Family Director

Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Children, Youth and Family Director to join our Ministry team.  The ideal candidate will be passionate, energetic and enjoys working with youth and families.  The Youth and Family Director reaches out to the youth and families of Christiania through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church.  This position will support youth through the vision, mission, initiative and strategic plan of Christiania.  Primary focus will be on youth from middle school through high school and their families through planning and implementation of engaging, fun and age appropriate activities that promote faith development.  With a focus on Confirmation Ministry, and Middle School and High School Youth programing this includes assisting with Sunday and Vacation Bible School.  Position is supported by a core group of dedicated and highly competent volunteers.

Candidates should have degree in Youth and Family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries would be a plus, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents and strong organizational and communication skills. 

To apply please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o mcgregor8779@yahoo.com

Christiania Lutheran Church
26691 Pillsbury Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
Tel: 952 461-2283
Posting end date 10/1/17

Messiah Lutheran Church, Park Ridge, IL
Music Coordinator

Job Objectives
At Messiah, music is intended to be a shared ministry that consists of various musical groups/programs as identified by the congregation. The coordinator or Music Ministry will coordinate with leaders of groups and musicians to develop music programs and schedules and serve as music liaison for worship planning.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with Pastor and Office Manager to plan and coordinate the entire music program for worship.
  • Play the piano/organ for worship services (one per week, more during holiday seasons).
  • Coordinate music programs & schedules throughout the congregation.
  • Direct and schedule the congregation’s choir, including weekly rehearsals.
  • Coordinate with special/guest musicians and singers for services/events. Educate and train all musicians participating in the program; recruit and facilitate participation from all age groups within the congregation. 

Other duties consist of, but are not limited to…

  • Participate with church staff, Pastor and other leaders in facilitating congregational goals, assuming responsibility for tasks as mutually agreed with the Pastor. Secure replacements for vacation/absences.
  • Make available new resources and ideas to program participants.
  • Determine and submit the annual budget requirements for the music program and administrate the expenditures of the approved budget.
  • Play piano/organ for weddings and funerals upon request. (Additional compensation from family)
  • Providing the congregation with music notes and education in the messenger or bulletin.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Messiah’s Child Care Center to promote music education.
  • Properly and effectively maximize our resources to provide music complementing the liturgy and bring the congregation together in song at worship.
  • Show care and respect to the shared space with other congregations who use Messiah’s space to worship.

Hours and Compensation
The music coordinator position is a part-time salaried employee who will work 15 hours/week. This will include 5-6 hours per week for administrative tasks. It is understood that hours will vary according to the season of the church. Hours and days are flexible.

Compensation will vary depending on education and qualification.
Interested Parties should contact Tryg Jensen at office@messiahparkridge.org
Closing date: July 19, 2017

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
With Faith Team Leader-Part Time

The With Faith Worship Team Leader serves as director and music leader for the With Faith worship team, which leads worship each Sunday morning (services are 9:45 am & 11:00am during the school year and 10:15 during the summer).  This involves leading, teaching, and managing a group of individual musicians/singer; with the goal of providing the best worship experience for the congregation. Prepare for and lead rehearsals (currently, the assigned team rehearses for one to two hours each week on Thursday nights during the school year and on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am during the summer. Previous experience in a band or music group required.

Application Instructions: to be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter to evelyn@lcrmarion.org.

Evelyn Beck, Business Manager
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
3500 29th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

Closing date: July 19, 2017

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

Upstate New York Synod
Director of Faith Formation - 1/2 time position

The story that is ours in Christ Jesus is life changing. Yet we struggle in our efforts to share this story of new life, hope and grace. The Director of Faith Formation will assist us with increasing our knowledge of God’s story and help us to give voice to it in our daily lives. Central to this effort will be the creation of educational opportunities and Bible studies for all age groups and the development of occasions for prayer and conversation. These efforts will be designed to assist us in growing as disciples of Christ who not only express our faith through our actions but give voice to it with our words as well. Our goal is learning to speak the name of Jesus with clarity and conviction.

The Successful Candidate will possess:
 - a sense of humor and positive approach to ministry and life.
 - the gifts and graces to work with individuals and congregations in the synod.
 - the capacity to tell the story of Jesus in her/his everyday life.
 - the ability to collect, create and share resources (both print and electronic form) across the synod that will aid us in our growth as disciples of Christ.
 - an eagerness to work with others and openness to suggestion and direction.
 - a familiarity in working with both social media and electronic resources in advancing the goals of this office (Face Book, Snapchat, Instagram, Texting, Email, Website Refinement) and other means and methods in the constantly changing social media world.
 - a deep individual desire to continue to grow and deepen her/his own faith and understanding of God’s actions in her/his life and the world.
 - a willingness to take risks in the development of programs and possibilities in the arena of faith formation.

The Successful Candidate will:
 - develop goals, objectives and curricula for faith formation opportunities for persons of all ages.
 - discover, create and collate resources in print and electronic formats for use by the synod, its congregations and rostered leaders.
 - work with the Faith Formation Table in curriculum development.
 - prepare an annual budget for review by the synod Finance Team.
 - keep current with trends and direction of faith formation across the church catholic
 - report to the Bishop.
 - attend Synod Assembly annually.
 - attend Pastoral Staff and Bishop’s Staff meetings as requested.
 - network with other Faith Formation Directors and leaders in the ELCA and Full Communion Partners.
 - work with Communications Strategy Team in developing and refining strategies for the synod and its connection with the congregations and rostered leaders in the area of spiritual formation.
 - annually attend continuing education events in the area of faith formation.

Applications to be submitted no later than June 30, 2017 to: kneugent@upstatenysynod.org.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Champaign
Choir Director - Part Time

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Champaign, seeks applicants and nominations for the position of part-time Choir Director beginning August 2017. The position reports to the Pastor and is responsible for providing musical leadership for worship and other special church events.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in music or related area with demonstrated experience in conducting a choir and musical rehearsals is required. Familiarity with Christian liturgical worship, especially in the Lutheran church setting preferred. Director will direct the choir for all rehearsals and scheduled Sunday and holiday worship service from mid-September to mid-May.

Salary, paid over nine-months (mid-August through mid-May), is commensurate with experience and subject to Federal and state withholding taxes.


Pastor Tom Hillertz
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
2101 South Prospect Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Or send by e-mail to pastor@gslc-cu.org. Questions may be addressed to the church office at 217-352-1732. The full position description can be viewed at: https://goo.gl/hpRslZ. Good Shepherd is an EEOC Employer.

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

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton, WI
Director of Youth Ministry

Full time Salary range: $40,000 to $50,000 dependent on experience plus health, dental, 4 weeks vacation and pension.

1. Develop, oversee and lead ministry to youth 6th grade through high school
2. Develop retreats, summer programming,creative weekly youth group events.
3. Leads summer mission trip.
4. Oversees and leads 20 high school Peer Ministers.

Experience: Demonstrated experience in leading a youth program and capable of creatively developing a program in a large 2,600 member church.

Education: Bachelors Degree

Required Skills:
1. Ability to communicate, persuade, engage and lead youth.
2. Strong organizational, speaking and computer skills: Word, Excel
3. Liberal understanding of Christian faith and embraces a theology that is accepting, exciting and open to frank and open discussion with youth about their doubts, hopes, fears and faith.
4. Practicing Christian.

How to apply: Send bio detailing experience with youth ministry to:

Roger C. Eigenfeld, Senior Pastor
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
7337 Hubbard Ave
Middleton, WI 53562
email: reigenfeld@stlukes-elca.org

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.

Good Shepherd (COGS), Beijing, China

Pastor for The Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS), an active spiritual community for expatriate Christians in Beijing, China. We welcome applications from experienced candidates who could lead COGS as a long-term calling. Our pastor should be comfortable with a diverse congregation of all ages, and with frequent arrivals and departures due to the inherently temporary nature of expatriate life. While the Board can help identify options for securing a work permit/visa and will need to approve any final arrangement, it is not in a position to directly provide or obtain a work permit/visa for the pastor. Possible options include having a visa derived from a spouse's employment in China, part-time enrollment in a language program or part-time employment with another organization. 

Interested candidates should send a CV and a concise statement of interest to cogstransitioncommittee@gmail.com
Once those documents are received and mutual interest is established, the COGS transition committee will provide additional details about the congregation, the position, and compensation. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
1st Application Deadline: July 14
Our website: www.cogs-bj.org

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
Download Job Description

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.

Download full job description and information on how to apply.

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.

Augsburg Fortress Intern Summer 2017
1517 Media, Minneapolis, Full-time

1517 Media, the multimedia publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is seeking an intern to join the Worship and Music team for a unique, hands-on, professional experience this summer, 2017. This paid position will offer comprehensive experience in the areas of Worship, Music, and Congregational Life, and will allow for an understanding of the Worship and Music team’s significance in the life of the wider church. The Augsburg Fortress Intern will work closely with and report to the Senior Editor of the Worship and Music Team, and is responsible for assisting with content editing and manuscript assembly, as well as file preparation of annual print, electronic, and online worship planning resources. This individual needs to possess demonstrable interest in and knowledge of the church year and Revised Common Lectionary, and should have completed a minimum of one year of college education by the start of the internship program. As the Augsburg Fortress Intern, you will be a key contributor to assessing the accuracy and completeness of existing metadata associated with various sundaysandseasons.com content sets, and will be tasked with revising metadata as necessary within the site’s Content Management System. This will mean assisting with content and metadata uploading to sundaysandseasons.com as part of regular site enhancement and maintenance. A successful applicant will have proven skills with attention to detail, and strong writing and proofreading skills for content and grammar, as well as basic familiarity with Lutheran liturgy and theology, and prior knowledge of the ELCA and Lutheran heritage, organizational structures, and mission. For more information, a complete job description, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/2h68wvz. Please submit a cover letter and references list along with your resume and application.

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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