Outside Opportunities

To advertise your position openings on our web site, please e-mail the information to Careers. Be sure to include the position's title, contact information and a brief paragraph that describes qualification requirements and position responsibilities in the same format found below.

For all outside positions, you must contact the agency listed and not the ELCA Churchwide office. The ELCA Application for Employment form should only be used when applying for Churchwide office positions.

Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, Switzerland
Position: Representative of the Lutheran World Federation,
Department for World Service (LWF/DWS) Country
Program in South Sudan
Place of Assignment: Based in Juba
Starting Date: To be negotiated
Duration of Contract: Initial contract of three years
See
job description for further details.

Closing date: Applications (including motivation letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English, church endorsement and copies of diplomas and work certificates) with the names and e-mail addresses of three references (two professional from present and/or previous employers/supervisors and one character reference) should be sent by 7 September 2014 to:

Ms Aline Ritchie
Head of Human Resources
The Lutheran World Federation
P.O. Box 2100
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
E-Mail: anw@lutheranworld.org

Good Earth Village, Spring Valley , MN
Intern, Camping and Retreat Ministry

Good Earth Village Camping and Retreat Ministry Internship Good Earth Village is seeking a full-time, yearlong intern in the area of camping and retreat ministry.  This person will get to experience all aspects of camping and retreat ministry from hosting groups, to helping in the kitchen, to working in the office answering phones and greeting guests, to leading programs, recruiting summer staff, and helping with the planning and implementation of our summer camp programs.  We are looking for an intern with a willingness to experience and learn in a variety of different camping and retreat ministry settings, who is self-directed and works well both independently and on a team.  The intern must have a strong work ethic, be flexible, have good interpersonal skills, be proficient with technology and social media, and be willing to support and promote Good Earth Village's vision of creating Christian leaders who will change the world.  He or she should be comfortable with (or willing to learn) ELCA teachings and an open and inclusive theological perspective.   To receive a full job please email Kristen Twitchell, Director of Leadership Ministries: kristen@goodearthvillage.org.     The internship includes a monthly stipend and on-site housing (some meals are also included). The internship is from September 2014 - August 2015. 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Kristen Twitchell, Director of Leadership Ministries kristen@goodearthvillage.org For more information about Good Earth Village check out our website: www.goodearthvillage.org and Facebook page: facebook.com/goodearthvillage.  

Still have questions or need more info about the internship, please email Kristen or call 507-346-2494.
Closing Date: September 30, 2014

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Parish Finance Administrator, (.25 FTE)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church requires a part-time Parish Finance Administrator to perform all accounting and disbursement duties for a growing, dynamic congregation based in Lakeview and the South Loop.  7 – 10 hours per week.  Ideal qualifications:  accounting or financial background, experience with financial reporting processes, knowledge of ACS or similar software, active faith life.  To Apply:  Please send your resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Pastor Craig Mueller at office@htchicago.org.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received through September 30.  For questions, please contact Pastor Craig Mueller at office@htchicago.org or 773.248.1233.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
Campus Minister

Applications are being received for a part time campus minister position to serve the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford, OK; 15-20 hours a week; campus ministry house is located at Grace Lutheran Church in Weatherford and the ministry is supported by 6 ELCA congregations in the area; a peer minister also serves this ministry. Salary is negotiable. To inquire about this position and to receive an application and full job description contact Pr. Rob Spicer, pastorspicer@gmail.com or 405.446.2959. September 30, 2015.

Mount Cross Lutheran Church, Camarillo, California
Children, Youth and Family Ministry Director

Mount Cross Lutheran Church is seeking an energetic associate for the newly-created Children, Youth and Family Ministry Director position (Full-Time) . The mission of Mount Cross is to be: Rooted in God’s grace so we can joyfully witness and serve.The primary task of this position is to recruit, coordinate and build relationships to encourage members of the church and the community to participate in children and family ministry programs associated with Mount Cross Lutheran Church.  Under the direction of the associate pastor, the Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Director (CYFD) will be responsible for implementation of the vision, strategy and execution of ministry programming for the development of the Christian faith in the children, youth and families of our church. He/she will equip and support children, families and congregation to nurture faith, pass along faith, and live well in Christ. This position will serve as the primary staff person responsible for the following ministries: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Nursery, Fun With Faith (1st-5th grade weekday program), and  Milestone Ministries. He/she will also support Confirmation, High School and Cross Generational ministries, in addition to Seasonal Programs (e.g., Christmas, Lenten Soup Suppers, and Camps).

Salary: Depends on education and experience, competitive with other ELCA Youth Ministry Positions.To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to office@mountcross.com,. Application deadline is September 15, 2014.

Hope Lutheran Church, Eagle, ID
Young Disciples Director

Hope Lutheran Church (ELCA), a Christ-centered, Spirit-fed, 400 member congregation in the Boise, Idaho area, just minutes away from a great variety of outdoor recreation, is seeking a full time Director for our Young Disciples Ministry.  This person will build relationships with and spiritually guide the children and youth, while equipping their families to lead them in faith.   He or she will also develop and nurture volunteers to expand the possibilities for young and old to grow in faith together.  The Director will infuse energy and creativity into all programs driving this ministry. Qualifications for this position include a growing personal faith consistent with Lutheran theology as well as strong teaching, relational and organizational skills.  Interested candidates should have a college degree, experience in children and youth ministries is preferred, an ability to work with a team, and a passion for leading young people from preschool through high school age. For more information go to www.hopeeagle.org and click on the “News” tab.  Submit resume with a cover letter and inquiries by email to jobs@hopeeagle.org

Ascension Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs,CO
Colorado Accompanist for Choir and Special Music

Ascension is seeking a part-time Accompanist for Choir and Special Music to enhance worship through high quality accompanying of our musicians.  The number of hours per week varies.  The Accompanist is paid on a monthly basis, $450 per month.  A qualified applicant will have an understanding and appreciation for Lutheran tradition and worship and function well in a team-oriented staff.  Desirable musical qualities include competence in playing the piano and/or keyboard, proficiency at sight-reading hymns, choral scores and pianos scores, and ability to play from chord or lead sheets.  Accompanist responsibilities include accompanying weekly Wednesday evening 90-minute choir rehearsals during the school year, accompanying the choir for Sunday Worship services and special services including Cantatas, Christmas Eve Services and Holy Week Services, running through pieces with the choir at warm-up before each service, accompanying special music for at least one rehearsal and the performance at worship, and practicing and preparing music in advance of each rehearsal and performance.  To apply please email a resume to Office@ascensionlutheranelca.org.  Application materials must be received by July 31, 2014.

Luther College, Decorah, IA
Director for Human Resources

Luther College seeks a Director of Human Resources who will be responsible for managing all aspects of human resources including classification; compensation and benefits; employee relations; recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, retirement and taxes. Additional responsibilities include developing and enhancing policies and procedures, preparing analyses and reports, overseeing HR information systems and data management, and interpreting laws and regulations and advising the college administration and employees regarding the same. Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Director of Human Resources is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Luther, an institution of approximately 2,400 undergraduates, 620               staff, and an annual operating budget of $120 million. BEGINNING DATE:  November to December 2014.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Review of applications will begin on August 11, 2014 and continue until position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for three references. Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

INQUIRIES:  Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Kristin Swanson, chair of the HR Search Committee, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101; telephone 563-387-1346; email: swansokr@luther.edu or Marcia Bullerman, Administrative Services, telephone 563-387-1507; e-mail: bullerma@luther.edu.

Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc., Amery, WI
Executive Director

Seeking innovative leader with administrative skills to manage and further the mission of a four site organization with a $3 million budget. Through vision and strategic management and in cooperation with the Board of Directors develop visionary objectives and goals, lead and empower others, guide fundraising efforts, and uplift staff and campers through faith, speaking, camp life, and personal example. Provide organization, leadership, and management skills that will empower senior staff to meet the needs and changing conditions of daily operation. Participate in fundraising, financial and resource development, including relationships with donors, congregations, foundations, and government agencies. Promote the camp and its programs in the community and with member congregations. Ensure sound fiscal management, including developing a realistic annual budget, providing internal financial statements, and overseeing accounting, risk, safety, and financial review policies. Recruit, hire, and supervise necessary staff. Empower, guide and coach staff as they assume responsibility for supervising people, programs and operations. Develop good working relations with the Board, the Executive Committee, and various sub-committees. Full position description can be found at http://campwapo.org/files/uploads/resource/ED_Position_Description.pdf

Applications/Resumes for this unique opportunity are being accepted until the position is filled. For more information or to submit resume contact: George Beebe, Board President geobeebe@icloud.com or 651-303-7974.

Children and Youth Leader, Cross of Life Lutheran Church in Brookfield
We are looking for a faith-filled and energetic person who will bring enthusiastic leadership to the youth and adults of our two congregations.  Working together with staff and volunteers, they will be responsible for the overall program for 7th-12 graders as well as making connections with our college aged students at Cross of Life Lutheran Church in Brookfield.  In addition, they will add to our partnership with Christ the King Lutheran Church in Brookfield as they help to plan opportunities for fellowship and service for children and youth.  To see a full job description and to apply, please visit our website, www.crossoflife.org or contact Pastor John Horner-Ibler or Pastor Sherrie Lorbeck for more information.

Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Inc., Amery, Wisconsin
Executive Director

Seeking innovative leader with administrative skills to manage and further the mission of a four site organization with a $3 million budget. Through vision and strategic management and in cooperation with the Board of Directors develop visionary objectives and goals, lead and empower others, guide fundraising efforts, and uplift staff and campers through faith, speaking, camp life, and personal example. Full position description can be found at http://campwapo.org/files/uploads/resource/ED_Position_Description.pdf

Applications/Resumes for this unique opportunity are being accepted until the position is filled. For more information or to submit resume contact: George Beebe, Board President geobeebe@icloud.com or 651-303-7974.

Luther College, Director for Human Resources
Luther College seeks a Director of Human Resources who will be responsible for managing all aspects of human resources including classification; compensation and benefits; employee relations; recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, retirement and taxes. Additional responsibilities include developing and enhancing policies and procedures, preparing analyses and reports, overseeing HR information systems and data management, and interpreting laws and regulations and advising the college administration and employees regarding the same. For further detailed information: https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com. BEGINNING DATE:  November to December 2014. APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Review of applications will begin on August 11, 2014 and continue until position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé, and names and contact information for three references. Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

INQUIRIES:  Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Kristin Swanson, chair of the HR Search Committee, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101; telephone 563-387-1346; email: swansokr@luther.edu or Marcia Bullerman, Administrative Services, telephone 563-387-1507; e-mail: bullerma@luther.edu.

Ascension Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs
Accompanist for Choir and Special Music

Colorado Accompanist for Choir and Special Music Ascension is seeking a part-time Accompanist for Choir and Special Music to enhance worship through high quality accompanying of our musicians.  The number of hours per week varies.  The Accompanist is paid on a monthly basis, $450 per month.  A qualified applicant will have an understanding and appreciation for Lutheran tradition and worship and function well in a team-oriented staff.  Desirable musical qualities include competence in playing the piano and/or keyboard, proficiency at sight-reading hymns, choral scores and pianos scores, and ability to play from chord or lead sheets. Accompanist responsibilities include accompanying weekly Wednesday evening 90-minute choir rehearsals during the school year, accompanying the choir for Sunday Worship services and special services including Cantatas, Christmas Eve Services and Holy Week Services, running through pieces with the choir at warm-up before each service, accompanying special music for at least one rehearsal and the performance at worship, and practicing and preparing music in advance of each rehearsal and performance. To apply please email a resume to Office@ascensionlutheranelca.org.  Application materials must be received by July 31, 2014.

The World Lutheran World Federation
Position: Director for the Department for World Service
Place of Assignment: Geneva, Switzerland

Starting Date: To be negotiated
Duration of Contract: Initial contract of 4 years
The Department for World Service is the international humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. World Service works with local and international partners to alleviate suffering, combat injustice and poverty, and lay the foundation for a life in dignity for all. More than 5,000 committed staff persons work for World Service in remote areas and often insecure situations, touching the lives of over 2 million people across 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Applications (including motivation letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English, church endorsement and copies of diplomas and work certificates) with the names and e-mail addresses of three references (two professional from present and/or previous employers/supervisors and one character reference) should be sent by 14 September 2014 to:
Ms Aline Ritchie
Head of Human Resources
The Lutheran World Federation
P.O. Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
E-Mail: anw@lutheranworld.org
lutheranworld.org
See job description.

Trinity Lutheran Church Director of Music Ministries, Clawson, MI
Director of Music Ministries

Seeking a part-time (15-20 hours per week) Director of Music Ministries to coordinate all aspects of the music program for a welcoming faith community in Clawson, MI. Additionally, this person will help to enrich the worship life of the congregation through leadership, performance, and collaborative work with the members of the church and the pastor. Leadership opportunities include directing the contemporary praise band, the adult choir, the youth choir, the bell choirs and recruiting and encouraging volunteer musicians. Collaborative opportunities include arranging music, worship planning with the pastor and worship committee, and envisioning the future of music programs at Trinity Lutheran. Strong candidates will have skills in organization, planning, written and spoken communication, audio-visual technology, computer and instrumental performance. Compensation will be commensurate to training and experience. Position will begin in the late summer of 2014. 

Skills required:  Strong vocal and Piano/Organ skills, Experience with both traditional and contemporary worship Choral/ensemble conducting Strong leadership and communication skills.

Preferred Skills: Liturgical music background, handbell experience, writing vocal and/or instrumental parts.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to – Debbie O’Connor at debbieoconnor52@yahoo.com


First Lutheran Church, Algona, IA

Director for Youth and Family Ministry

First Lutheran Church is seeking a Director for Youth and Family Ministry. He/she needs to be a self-starter and enjoys working with youth and families; works well with staff and volunteers; has the ability to initiate, organize and coordinate programming and events; is knowledgeable of and confident in working with the most recent media communication tools and other publicizing outlets to promote programs.  Qualifications:  B.A. degree in a related field and/or at least two or three years of relevant experience.  Send resume to Pastor Marsha Smith at flcpastor@netamumail.com or by phone 515-295-3758. 

Rejoice Lutheran Church, Geneva, IL
Director of Children's Ministries (part-time)

Rejoice is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministries.  This individual will be responsible for providing and directing a comprehensive children’s program newborn through grade 5 which will include, but not limited to, Sunday morning programs, children's sermons, Tuesday evening youth groups, summer VBS and 1st Communion classes.  The qualified candidate will inspire, instruct, and instill in our children a connection with their God, their Church, and each other.  This p/t position is 20 hrs/week with the possibility of future expansion.  Full job description can be found at www.rejoiceinthemission.org.  Please submit letter of interest and resume by July 31, 2014 to julie@rejoiceinthemission.org or Rejoice Lutheran Church ATTN: Julie Douglas, 0N377 N Mill Creek Dr, Geneva IL 60134

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC
Position Title: Director of Resource Ministry

Position Type: Full time exempt
Supervisor: GSLC Senior Pastor
The Director of Resource Ministry manages all the operational support functions of GSLC including the paid and volunteer staffs that work within those functions. This position is instrumental in leading and facilitating the transformation and modernization of all operational processes and functions necessary to support the changing needs of our dynamic and thriving church community.  Please go to http://gslchurchnew.org/jobs/ to apply.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Newington, NH
Minister to Family & Youth

Forward looking and active New Hampshire Seacoast Lutheran congregation seeks a creative, energetic, and committed Christian with excellent intergenerational relationship building skills to offer leadership in the faith formation of the children and youth of the church and community.  The ideal candidate for this full-time position will have a college degree and demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills. Two to five years experience in family and youth ministry and some musical ability are preferred. For more information and a job description, see htelc.com/employment-opportunities.  Please submit a resume and a short letter of introduction describing why you are a good candidate for this position to Pastor Richard Rhoades at hr@htelc.com

Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN
Adult Choir Director

Seeking Adult Choir Director (approx. 6 hrs/week) to provide choral music leadership for adult choir which sings in worship September through May and periodically for other festival worship.  The ideal candidate is a faith-centered musician dedicated to spreading the Gospel through music and continually striving to expand the variety of music used in worship. Demonstration of vocal leadership, conducting and proficient keyboard skills are required.   A complete job description is available on our website at www.atonementlutheran.org.  To apply send resume and cover letter to Marcia Handahl, Director of Music Ministry, at office@atonementlutheran.org

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Schaumburg IL
Youth Minister/Worship Leader

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church seeks a full-time youth minister/worship leader, a combined position for a person who will both coordinate youth ministry grades 7-12 and lead the congregation’s Sunday morning contemporary service. Prince of Peace is a congregation of growing diversity in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The successful candidate will have skills and experience in both contemporary Christian music and youth ministry, with a bachelor’s degree in a related field. A full position description can be requested from Pr. Peter Hellstedt. Please submit a resume and cover letter by September 1, 2014 (hellstedt@princeofpeace.net).

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, MN
Credit & Accounts Receivable Specialist

This position is responsible for all functions of the Credit and Receivables Department: opening new accounts, managing existing accounts, resolving payment and account issues, and controlling aging and write offs for the company..  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/ for more information.

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Full-time Temporary Application Developer

Luther Seminary is looking for a Full-time Temporary Application Developer to join our Office of Technology Staff.  The Application Developer would collaborate with campus constituents and the Office of Technology team to support and enhance existing applications as well as define, develop and implement new software tools.  We would consider flexible scheduling including Part-time temporary. Luther Seminary supports your success at work and in life and is committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and students. Come be a part of our engaging and innovative community!   Learn all about Luther Seminary at www.luthersem.edu.  To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to employment@luthersem.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Cross of Life Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI
Urban/Suburban Partnership Music Coordinator

Cross of Life is in active partnership with two urban congregations in the city of Milwaukee (Cross Lutheran Church and Florist Avenue Lutheran Church) and one suburban partner (Christ the King Lutheran Church) in Brookfield. We strive to actively support each other through involvement in various ministries. Such endeavors currently center on health care, food ministries, and shared mission trips. One area that has not yet been explored is the active sharing of the universal language of music between our congregations.The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has an interest in music education as a way of connecting members of Cross of Life with members of our partner congregations in a participatory and meaningful way.  We are particularly interested in developing venues for our (that is, Cross of Life and our partners) older children and teens to learn about, and get to know each other through the joint practice and performance of music – vocal, instrumental, or both.  This position will require time both at Cross of Life and at our partner congregations.  We are excited to meet candidates who are excited by the opportunity to build this sort of cross-cultural, cross-congregational ministry. We anticipate that it would not all happen at once but be built over time and is likely to end up taking paths not initially planned or seen by any of us save the Holy Spirit.  Please visit www.crossoflife.org for further information. Submit cover letter and resume to: Christine Standley, Director of Music Ministries, 20700 W. North Avenue, Brookfield, WI 53045, Email: chris@crossoflife.org
Phone: 262-785-9420.

First Lutheran Church,  Algona, IA
Youth & Family Ministry Director

First Lutheran Church is seeking a Director for Youth and Family Ministry. He/she needs to be a self-starter and enjoys working with youth and families; works well with staff and volunteers; has the ability to initiate, organize and coordinate programming and events; is knowledgeable of and confident in working with the most recent media communication tools and other publicizing outlets to promote programs.  Qualifications:  B.A. degree in a related field and/or at least 2 or 3 years of relevant experience.  Contact Information: Pastor Marsha Smith at flcpastor@netamumail.com or by phone (church) 515-295-3758 or (mobile) 515-320-5776.  Website: www.firstlutheranalgona.org

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Shoreview, MN
Education Minister
To serve the church by developing, coordinating and administrating effective Birth - Confirmation ministry, and provide leadership and training to volunteers and parents involved in this ministry area. Contact Information: jilene@shepherdshoreview.org or Shepherd of the Hills, Attn: Jilene Ylonen, 3920 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN  55126  Website:  www.shepherdshoreview.org

Bethany Lutheran Church, Escanaba, Michigan
Director of Lay Ministries: 32+ hours

The Director works to spread the Gospel to others through the men, women, and children of Bethany by training, supporting, and equipping the members of Bethany to make disciples of all nations in Jesus Christ.  The Director of Lay Ministries provides visionary leadership and oversight for laity in the ministry of "Word and Service" by supporting each member of the congregation to grow in his/her life of faith through fellowship, nurture, outreach, service,  and worship. Please submit letter of interest,  resume, and contact information of three references to belutheranescanaba@gmail.com Full description available at www.belutheranescanaba.com Evergreen Lutheran Church

Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
Director of Child Development Center

Seeking a person to join our ministry leadership team and help spread the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to one another. The TLLC CDC Director will be the lead staff person (in furthering, equipping, and encouraging) preschool families in a comprehensive preschool ministry system. The goal of this endeavor will be to share the love of God through an exciting preschool curriculum of discovery and exploration with preschoolers and their families as they prepare for Elementary school and beyond. This position is part-time, reports directly to the TLLC Executive Director, and is expected to integrate the CDC program with the TLLC Mission and goals. Email cover letter and resume to mike@tllc.org  We invite you to respond by sending your resume to Pastor Vera Guebert-Steward along with a short letter of introduction which outlines why you are attracted to this position.  Respond to: PastorVera@evergreenlutheran.org .  The complete job description can be found at www.evergreenlutheran.org

Trinity Lutheran Church, Northwestern Minnesota
Director of Outreach, Worship, and Music
Seeking a spiritual leader with talents in music to develop a new and evolving outreach off-site ministry to a non-traditional population.  Individual will also give leadership to coordinate, promote, plan, and enhance the regular worship experience at Full position description available at www.trinitycrookston.org.   Apply with a cover letter, resume, and response to questions on position description. 

Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa
This position is a 1 year term at 3/4 time (30-50 hrs/week).  Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2014.  Anticipated start date August 1.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  This position is open to rostered and non-rostered/lay members of the ELCA.  Applicants may be eligible to enter the interview process for the permanent position.  Resumes may be sent to ctkoffice1@gmail.com  with LCM Term Position in the subject line or mailed to Rev. Connie Spitzack, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Attn: LCM Term Position, 325 Mormon Trek Blvd., Iowa City, IA 52246.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI
Director of Family & Youth Ministry

• Encourage, support and nurture the faith formation and spiritual lives of our children, youth and families, with a faith grounded in the gift of God’s grace, a life changing connection with Jesus Christ that is empowered by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

• With an understanding of home being the grounding place for faith formation, equip and support families in the journey of engaging in God’s presence in the world and building a life long relationship with Jesus Christ.

• Knowing that the community of faith plays an important role in faith formation and milestones. Be creative in equipping the congregation in their partnership role with our children and youth.

• Invite, foster and partner with ministries teams to nurture cross+generational gatherings and to promote opportunities for youth and families to connect, grow and serve in the name of Christ. 

Please submit cover letter, resume, and reference list to:  Pastor Karen Pahl at kpahl@stlukeslutheran.org  See website for more details: www.stlukeslutheran.org

Trinity Lutheran Church in Findlay, Ohio
Family Life and Youth Coordinator
Located in NW Ohio, Trinity is a midsize congregation with a new full sized gym, multiple youth rooms, and a rapidly growing number of young families in a small city setting.  The ideal candidate will have previous youth and/or family life ministry in a congregational setting and/or completed degree work in an accredited university or seminary program. We will be receiving resumes for candidates through June 25.  A full job description and details can be found at www.trinityfindlay.org. You can also email Senior Pastor Tom Lyberg at tlyberg@trinityfindlay.org.

Immanuel Lutheran in Forest City Iowa
Minister of Faith Formation

This position will have an emphasis on youth minustry. It is a full time position. Resume and cover letter can be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church C/O Pastor Hopp, 246 S Clark St, Forest City, IA. 50436 For a complete job description log onto immanuelfamily.com and click on Minister of Faith Formation job description or call 641-585-3152.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, South Bend, IN  46635
Director of Faith Formation & Youth and Family Ministry
Join a staff and congregation endeavoring to put into practice what has been gleaned from a two-year missional discernment process; salary will be commensurate with experience; contact Pastor Steven Schwier to obtain detailed job description (sschwier@ctkluth.com) , ask questions, or set up an interview.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kenosha, WI
Choir Director (part-time)
We have two Sunday services at 8am and 10:30am from September through Pentecost Sunday. Choir alternates singing at these services. An ideal candidate would be a faith-centered musician with experience leading traditional choral ensembles and hymnody. Responsibilities include: 1) Lead a weekly choir practice and attend monthly Worship & Music Committee planning meetings (September – May and in the summer months as required); 2) Plan and participate in the music for the worship services (and special seasonal worship services as needed); 3) Arrange alternate music in summer months. Part time salaried position ¼ time (approximately 8-10hrs/wk). Salary negotiable depending on experience. 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-Th).  For more information about St. Paul’s, please visit our website at www.stpaulskenosha.org.

Evergreen Lutheran Church
Minister of Children and Youth & Family
This vitally important position is perfect for a creative and energetic person with excellent relationship building skills and a strong Christian faith and background. This individual will be given broad responsibility and accountability to build and execute a balanced youth program which will strengthen the faith of young people and change their lives. This individual will provide a solid Christian foundation for the Church’s youngsters by developing and overseeing the Sunday School curriculum also recruiting and mobilizing volunteers.  This position offers a very competitive salary based on experience of the individual selected, and a generous vacation benefit. More importantly, it offers the opportunity to serve God and our children. We invite you to respond by sending your resume to Pastor Vera Guebert-Steward well as a short letter of introduction which outlines why you are attracted to this position.  Respond to: guebstewar@gmail.com. You may visit Evergreen Lutheran Church on line at www.evergreenlutheran.org.

Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church, 5300 10th A.S. Minneapolis
Custodian (PT)
Provide for basic cleaning, maintenance, care and safety of the building, all relevant systems, property and grounds. Flexible schedule with some nights and weekends, not to exceed 20 hours/week. Full job description available at www.nokomisheights.org. Please submit resume to Pr. Susan Debner at sdebner@nokomisheights.org   

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA), Kalispell, MT
Youth and Family Director
Seeking a candidate to work together with staff, parents and volunteers to encourage, equip, mentor and guide youth in their faith journey as our Youth and Family Director.  This is a newly expanded full-time position that will have responsibilities for K-12 youth and their families.  The compensation is $25,000-$30,000 dependent on experience and includes benefits.  Please go to www.beth-luth.org for application information.

Resurrection Lutheran Church, Plano, TX
Director of Music and Worship
Resurrection Lutheran Church is a strongly liturgical congregation, using 8 different musical settings within the Gathering/Word/Meal/Sending liturgical structure.  Our congregation has a great love for music and the way it enhances our worship.  We also have many gifted musicians.  We act upon the "priesthood of all believers" utilizing cantors, acolytes, and over 30 assisting ministers who participate in and lead worship based on a schedule.  We are seeking a musically degreed person with a heart for worship planning and coordination in a collegial atmosphere with an active laity.  This individual must be a dedicated team member with strong church music leadership skills, leading in a spiritually inspirational style, and who has a vision for the ongoing mission of the church.  If you possess these interests and qualifications, please contact us. This is a full time position.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Planning worship, conducting vocal and bell ensembles, and playing organ and piano are requirements. RLC_SEARCH@RLC-ELCA.ORG

Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Minneapolis, MN
Credit & Accounts Receivable Specialist

This position is responsible for all functions of the Credit and Receivables Department: opening new accounts, managing existing accounts, resolving payment and account issues, and controlling aging and write offs for the company.  Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@augsburgfortress.org  or visit our website at www.augsburgfortress.org/careers/ for more information.

Director for Youth and Family Ministries
St Mark's Lutheran Church & St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Aurora, CO

We are seeking a candidate to develop and oversee a ministry of faith formation to those in the in first third of life and their families. We are two congregations, two denominations, working in partnership to develop one ministry in our community. This is a full-time position, and we are seeking an experienced candidate who possesses the ability to develop this ministry in our multi-cultural neighborhood. A complete position description can be found at www.stmarksaurora.org, and resumes can be sent to yfministryaurora@gmail.com 

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ankeny, IA
Minister for Youth

Holy Trinity is seeking a full-time Minister for Youth to join our Learning Ministries team. The Minister for Youth ministers to and with the high school students and their families in our congregation. Primary areas of responsibility include providing opportunities for youth to grow in faith through study, serve in Jesus' name and come together in Christian fellowship. The Minister for Youth will also have responsibilities in our Affirmation of Baptism (confirmation) ministry as a primary teacher. Successful candidates will have some experience in youth ministries, 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.
link to full job ad: http://www.holytrinityankeny.org/holytrinityankeny/employment
email resume and cover letter to Anne Williams, Minister for Learning at anne@holytrinityankeny.org

KOINONIA RETREAT AND CAMPING MINISTRY, Catskill-Delaware River 
Executive Director
Seeking a person with core qualities, skills and experience to: Be a spiritual leader and administrator of the ministry and community with vision, innovation and grace; provide wise planning, leadership and oversight of programs, hospitality, property, facilities and resources; Develop successful, sustainable financial support and fund raising; Communicate with and be responsive to Koinonia’s ministry partners, (congregations, schools and church leaders), to discover, shape, create and promote opportunities and programs that form, nurture and enliven faith and discipleship at Koinonia and beyond; design and develop an effective ministry staff. Recruit, train, encourage and inspire staff members to become the Koinonia Community who carries out the mission and ministry; be a creative, visionary leader who develops a close working partnership with the Koinonia staff, volunteers and Board of Directors; practice the gifts and experience of hospitality in the spirit of Jesus; develop and nurture ministry relationships of love, friendship and mutual respect. Grow active participation in Koinonia.

Competitive salary, benefits, housing and most meals provided. For more information, contact Eleanore Sudbrock, President of the Board of Directors 718-432-0905 and esudbrock@msn.com To apply send resume and cover letter stating your interest and qualifications to: Koinonia Board of Directors, esudbrock@msn.com  or by mail 6035 Broadway #7A,Bronx, NY 10471.