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.

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.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Program Coordinator for Stabilization

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking a Program Coordinator for Stabilization who will review and analyze program policies and inquiries and monitor affiliate programs and progress in compliance with the Bureau of Population, Migration, and Refugees (PRM), the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), and LIRS standards to ensure provision of timely and quality services to refugees and migrants. S/he will provide and coordinate programmatic support that promote self-sufficiency and community integration with focuses on program leadership and management, affiliate relationships, social engagement practices, and knowledge management.

Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter to, by close of business Tuesday, May 23, 2017, via  http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-755299.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.  

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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:

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC)
Pastor to the Community and Director of Worship

The Pastor to the Community and Director of Worship will participate in the mission of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) to form leaders and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the church and world through worship, community engagement, and our life together as a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This person will direct worship life, ground the concept of public witness in Christian faith and practice, and collaborate with relevant faculty and staff persons to provide resources for pastoral care to the students, staff and faculty of LSTC.  Applicants must be rostered for Word and Sacrament ministry and in good standing with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Review of applications will start May 22 and continue until the position is filled.  Full job description and application instructions can be found at: http://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment

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

Tacoma College Ministry, Tacoma, WA
Director of Ministry 
We are seeking a full-time Director of Ministry who will provide vision, direction, development and execution of a thought-provoking, creative, relational ministry that is hospitable, inclusive and relevant to college age adults. The Director of Ministry will lead TCM staff, interns, volunteers, and board of directors in ministry oversight and financial development.

View job description.

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries
Executive Director

For complete job description and instructions for submission, visit www.elm.org and search for EDJobDescription. Or contact communications@elm.org. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2017. Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries affirms and supports publicly identified LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders and those pursuing a call to rostered leadership. We are seeking a person who will cast a strategic vision, lead fund development, and guide operational and program implementation. Candidates must demonstrate achievement in fundraising, growing donor relationships, managing budgets. Both rostered and lay leaders are encouraged to apply; Bachelor’s Degree minimum. Location is flexible within the U.S., frequent travel will be required.

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

Luther College, St. Paul, MN
Executive Assistant To The President
Luther College seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to the President. The Assistant will perform a range of duties to ensure smooth operations of the office and develop effective systems for managing the President’s administrative needs. He or she will also work in concert with Cabinet members and others to communicate and carry forward projects. Duties will include: staff support for the President’s Office with the Board of Regents; manage the President’s calendar; respond quickly and efficiently to a high volume of scheduling requests and changes; draft and edit correspondence and communications; coordinate arrangements for the President’s travel; manage the President’s Office budget; plan special events; coordinate hospitality for the President’s house; coordinate arrangements for Cabinet meetings; represent the President’s Office on committees; and manage and update the President’s website. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

A bachelor’s degree is required with preference for a degree in a related field, such as English, communications, or marketing. Also required is a minimum of three years’ experience in positions with increasing levels of responsibility; demonstrated experience with supporting senior/executive staff with preference for experience in higher education; and computer proficiency. Candidates should also have the ability to multitask; make decisions independently and within a team; exercise confidentiality and professional discretion; and excellent writing, oral communication, and organizational skills.

Luther College offers an excellent benefit package including a generous retirement contribution, competitive health insurance premiums, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and tuition benefits for employee, spouse, and dependents.

Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

Review of applications will begin April 26.

Luther College, St. Paul, MN
Director of Enrollment Services
The Director of Enrollment Services is the strategic leader for the offices of admissions, financial aid, and enrollment management. Reporting to the President, The Director will provide visionary leadership to ignite the Seminary in the pursuit of a comprehensive Enrollment Management plan focused on the understanding of recruitment for calling, the nature of candidacy, the vocational formation process, as well the importance of the student recruitment and admissions experience.  As the Director, he/she oversees the diversity initiatives set for the Seminary and fosters a Seminary community and campus climate that values and actively supports equity and diversity.

Please view the full job description and apply at: http://www.luthersem.edu/employment/positions_Luther.aspx

For questions, please email hr@luthersem.edu
Closing date: May 15, 2017

Central Lutheran Church, Winona, Minnesota
Youth Director
Central Lutheran Church in beautiful river town Winona Minnesota seeks a full-time Youth Director to accompany, encourage, and engage youth on their faith journey through a wide range of education & youth programs.



1. Develop Middle School & High School ministries which encourage a life of Discipleship.

2. Forge meaningful relationships with youth, parents, staff, and volunteers.

3. Provide a positive role model for the spiritual, moral, and social development of youth.

The start date is flexible, sometime between June 15 to Aug. 15, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1.
To apply, please send a current resume and statement of interest to:
Directing Pastor
Central Lutheran Church
259 W Wabash St
Winona MN 55987

Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Business Administrator - Full-time

Description: 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. Learn more and apply at www.bethellutheran.com/employment.

- Application deadline: April 21, 2017

- To apply, please submit the following information:

1. Current resume
2. Contact information for three professional references
3. Cover letter including brief answers to the following questions:
a. Why are you interested in the Parish Administrator position and what qualities would you bring to the role?
b. What specific knowledge/experience do you possess that would help you succeed in this position?

- Application materials may be emailed to: wahl@bethellutheran.com, or sent via US Postal Service to: Pastor Norman Wahl, Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 Third Ave SE, Rochester

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.

Celebration Lutheran Church, North Sartell, MN
Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Celebration Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Youth and Family Ministries — Senior High and Young Adults for a full-time position. We welcome a person who demonstrates a strong commitment to Christian Faith and Lutheran doctrine. Applicants must have a passion to energetically lead and motivate both youth and parents in their Christian walk. Proven communication and organizational skills, a college degree and experience working with youth in grades 9-12 are crucial.

We believe our Youth and Family Ministries significantly enrich Celebration's tradition of guiding young people and their families in Christ-centered lives of celebrating, growing and serving in God's name.

Celebration is a vibrant and growing fellowship of 2,000+ members surrounded by the flourishing Minnesota communities of Sartell and St. Cloud. Sartell is a suburb of 16,000 within a community of 150,000 located one hour northwest of the Twin Cities. This is an exciting time for our church, as God is blessing us with more and more people seeking to worship and be active in our faith community.

If you feel this position is a good fit for you, submit your resume and cover letter by May 5, 2017 to:

Terry Hagen
Director of Operations
Celebration Lutheran Church
1500 Pine Cone Rd
North Sartell, MN 56377
320-255-0488 ext. 109

Bethany Lutheran Church & School, Naperville, IL
Assistant Cantor (Music Education)
Exciting full-time music education position at a vibrant church and school in the Chicago suburbs.  Please visit www.bethanylcs.org/job-openings for more information.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

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.

Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Lexington, KY
Faith Formation Ministry Director

Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Lexington, KY is seeking a Faith Formation Ministry Director.  The Director will lead a team of lay leaders that focuses on encouraging, inspiring and nurturing on-going faith formation across and between the church’s generations.  This position will engage the congregation in developing and implementing a vision for Christian education that contributes to the formation of their spiritual lives and seeks to embrace the newest forms of communication while respecting the traditional ways the church has used for communication.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred.  The position prefers at least 3 years of related experience directing a church affiliated faith formation ministry.  Prefer knowledge of Lutheran theology and liturgical practice.  Please submit resume, references and salary requirement to: ellie@teambim.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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