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Mountain View Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ
Non-exempt/20 hours per week
Oversees all aspects of hospitality for Mountain View Lutheran Church functions including Café Soul. Must work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. Shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with pastors, staff and members of the congregation and community.
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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, AR
Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Aligned with our values as an inclusive, Reconciling in Christ congregation, this person will be responsible for ministering to our young people and their families (preschool through high school) through worship, education, service, and fellowship. They will plan and execute all events with the help and support of parents and the pastoral staff. This person will be a consistent and visible presence in our church and community to build a healthy, faith-based relationship with our youth and their families. They must adhere to the latest version of our Child Protection Policy.
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Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN
Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries
Job and Church Brief:
Family of Christ Lutheran Church is seeking an individual who nurtures a rich spiritual life to provide vision and coordination of ministry to children and youth (ages 0-18) as well as their families. This person generates new ideas, effectively copes with change and uncertainty, practices integrity and transparent communication, enjoys working hard, and makes connections in the congregation to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. In our welcoming and socially conscious environment, this broad-minded person will help us bridge all ages while developing and administering all aspects of ministry to support and encourage relationships and growth for children, youth and families in their faith.
Family of Christ Lutheran Church is a medium sized welcoming congregation in the south suburbs of the Twin Cities, Lakeville. Our focus of "Living the Gospel through Faith, Love, and Compassion" guides both our identity and mission to God's world. As an ELCA congregation we embrace the phrases "All are Welcome" and "Everybody is Somebody", inviting the gifts of all people to both grow and to inform who we are as a community of God. We are a congregation filled with active youth, laughter, tears, art, and worship services that speak to who we are and what God is calling us to be. We embrace new ideas while building on deep foundations. We seek to reach out to others and make an impact in God's name bringing Grace to the community and world we are part of in the name of the living Christ.
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Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN
Director of Music
This is a part time position, averaging 15 hours per week.
The Director of Music is responsible for upholding and growing the strong tradition of music programming at Valley of Peace, to enhance and serve as an integral part of our worship.
Application deadline: July 8, 2019
Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, IL
Childrens Ministry Coordinator
Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School (http://www.pilgrimchurchandschool.org)
Purpose: To assist the community of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in “empowering homes for faith formation” (Core Practice #7)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Hours: 12 hours per week
Please send resumes to Pastor Kristian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrim Lutheran School, Chicago, IL
Lower Grade Music Teacher
Under the direction of the principal, plans and provides for appropriate musical experiences and performance opportunities for students in our preschool through the 3rd grade.
4 hours of instruction per week during school hours, schedule flexible
Experience teaching young children music; College degree with a major in music or music related area strongly preferred, preferably valid Illinois Professional Educator licensure. Models strong commitment to Christian values and faith-based education. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, and classroom management.
Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN
Director of Faith Formation
Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation to join our Ministry team. The Director of Faith Formation 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 and families through the vision, and mission of Christiania. Primary focus will be on youth from birth through high school and their families through planning and implementation of age appropriate activities that promote faith development. This includes Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation Ministry, Middle School and High School Youth Programming and Family Programming. Position is supported by a core group of dedicated and highly competent volunteers.
Candidates should have a degree in Youth and Family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries or comparable ministry, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents. A link to full job description can be found at: www.christianialutheranchurch.org or https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b377ae_6df0756fd96545959a47be1f625fb0c6.pdf
Please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o Pastor Jon Rhodes at email@example.com
Christ Community Reformed Church, Clifton Park, New York
Christ Community Reformed Church in Clifton Park, New York, is looking for a second full-time, ordained and installed minister. We seek an energetic, committed and creative person with deep faith, who embraces practices and values by which CCRC lives. These include: liturgical, structured worship service, and a welcoming congregation which celebrates diversity.
Advent Lutheran Church, Melbourne, FL
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Advent Lutheran Church in Melbourne, FL is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministry. The Director of Youth and Family Ministry will develop, direct, and lead an overall life-long faith formation strategy for youth and families at Advent. The primary focus of this ministry will be at our Suntree Campus and engaging the youth and families at our two pre-schools. Please see click on link for me information. http://www.adventbrevard.org/jobs-available.html
Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Director of Music and Congregational Ministries
Bethany Lutheran Church, a vibrant and welcoming congregation in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, is seeking an energetic and gifted Director of Music and Congregational Ministries who will join in our mission to “Invite All; Grow Faith and Share God’s Love”—leading our congregation in vibrant and faithful worship; creating, and coordinating a strong and sustainable music ministry; and recruiting, nurturing and inspiring a wide variety of volunteers to offer their talents in service to God and the community. Depending on the candidate’s skill set, this could be a full-time position with an excellent benefit package.
Please submit resumes by June 15 to Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger St., Rice Lake, WI 54868. Inquiries may be made to Bethany@chibardun.net.
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, Bellingham, WA
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church of Bellingham Washington seeks a new partner in our shared ministry. The position of Director of Children and Youth Ministry is a full-time position with salary beginning at $44K as well as medical and retirement benefits. An extensive Job Description can be found on our Web site’s Home Page at ctslutheran.org.
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St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Summerville, SC
Director of Faith Formation
St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Summerville, SC, seeks to hire a director of children and youth ministry, who will intentionally build a partnership and develop ministry that involves children, youth, and adults in a safe, fun, loving, and faith-nurturing environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Accountabilities — % of Time
Develop and implement faith formation programming that includes weekly meetings with middle and high school youth and children. — 40%
Facilitate and support faith-formation programming for adults, and seniors. — 20%
Develop meaningful faith-based relationships with those involved in these faith formation programs — 10%
Attend weekly worship services — 5%
Monthly meetings with faith formation ministry team and others — 5%
Weekly meetings with Pastors — 5%
Develop and facilitate weekly programming for the calendar year to include regular meetings and special programming — 5%
Use social media as part of an effective communication plan — 5%
Coordinate worship participants — 5%
Must have at least a Bachelors degree, have a clear background check, and a drivers license.
To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to:
Dr. George Metz
Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte, NC
Associate Director of Contemporary & Family Worship Services
Provides leadership, creative direction, and coordination of instrumental and vocal music at all Sunday services in All Saints’ Hall – including the Contemporary and family liturgies (Discovery).
Our ideal Director will provide leadership, creative direction, and coordination of instrumental and vocal music at all Contemporary and family liturgies (Discovery). This person will have experience with and an appreciation for liturgical worship and will be able to partner with the Director, Associate Rector for Worship & Liturgy, and Rector to creatively engage these congregations in worship that is participatory, inspirational, and enlivening of their journey with God.
Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Margaret Haigh at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Lutheran, Winona, MN
Director of Youth Ministries
Central Lutheran Church in beautiful Winona, Minnesota seeks a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to accompany, encourage, and engage youth on their faith journey through a wide range of education & youth programs.
STRATEGIES & TACTICS
QUALITIES & REQUIREMENTS
This position is being re-established thanks to the generosity of members who increased their donations to support stronger ministry with young people and their families. This is a full-time, non-ordained position providing a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
The start date is flexible.
Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2019.
To apply, please send a current resume and statement of interest to:
Central Lutheran Church
259 W Wabasha St
Winona MN 55987
Trinity Lutheran Church in Ventura, CA
Trinity Lutheran Church in Ventura, CA is looking for an office administrator.
$17 to $20 an hour depending on experience Receiving people during office hours (visitors and telephone) Computer skills: e-mail, word processing, excel, powerpoint, etc.
Provide assistance to ministry staff.
Route incoming mail and email to appropriate staff Liaison with payroll, employee benefits, funerals, weddings and ELCA Synod.
Please forward your resume and 2 letters of recommendation to: email@example.com / subject, TLC admin
St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Hanover, Virginia
Part-time Youth Minister
St. Pauls Episcopal Church seeks to call a part-time Youth Minister with a firm commitment to Jesus Christ and understanding of the historic teachings of the Church. Candidates for the position should have a heart for working with youth in middle school and high school and the ability to work with younger children, as well. The Youth Ministers primary ministry area will be for the Youth Group consisting of middle schoolers and high schoolers, with additional responsibilities for some childrens programs. The Youth Minister will collaborate with the Rector, Youth Group leaders and head of the Sunday School to provide meaningful Christian youth and childrens programs. The Youth Minister reports to the Rector.
Times of Work and Leave
The Youth Minister position is a ten month position (September - June). The Youth Minister is not expected to work more than 40 hours in a month including planning and preparation. Though there will be seasonal variation in work time. The Youth Ministers hours of work are Sundays from 9 AM to Noon. This includes participating in public worship. In addition, the Youth Minister will be expected to work on days other than Sunday to accomplish the duties listed above.
The Youth Minister will receive a monthly stipend of $800, September - June.
Interested candidates should send a resume and three references to the Rev. Connor Newlun, Rector of St. Pauls, firstname.lastname@example.org(804) 537-5516
St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Hanover, Virginia
Part-time, Organist/Music Director
St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Hanover, Virginia, seeks a part-time, contracted combined role of Organist/Music Director (Director) for one Sunday service per week, beginning summer 2019. Additional required services on Christmas Eve (2), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter morning (2), and the evening before Thanksgiving. Director will be responsible for partnering with the Rector in mission and ministry to lead and develop the music program of the parish. Primary obligations include making music selections (in collaboration with the Rector), all worship accompaniment, leading the congregation in the musical elements of worship, and leading one adult choir September June, including coordinating and conducting their rehearsals. Current choir rehearsals are on Sundays. St. Pauls is a rural, active, family parish, averaging 100 congregants in attendance each week, with 75 at the main service, and room for a choir of 15. Organ is a two-manual Allen; piano in parish hall available for rehearsal. In addition to existing choral library, resources include Episcopal Hymnal (1982); Wonder, Love, and Praise; and Lift Every Voice and Sing II. Ideal candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition, comfortable with various liturgical styles, and open to adapting to fit the needs of the congregation. Experience with both the organ and directing an adult choir preferred. Compensation range begins at $15,000 per annum, commensurate with experience. Contract allots 8-10 hours per week, with 4 Sundays of paid vacation. Budget for music, supplies, and continuing education is negotiable. Starting date negotiable, beginning no later than September 8, 2019. For more information about our parish, please visit: https://www.stpaulshanover.org/. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, including references and links to recordings that highlight organ performance and choral direction, to Beverly Townes: email@example.com. Application review process is ongoing, with interviews and auditions to follow. Position will remain open until filled
Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia, Minnesota
Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minnesota is an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant and relationship-based community. We are seeking a 12-16 hour per week Choir Director who is committed to Christian ministry and to sharing their musical gifts with our congregation.
Elim Lutheran Church, Scandia, Minnesota
Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, Minnesota is an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant and relationship-based community. We are seeking a 12-14 hour per week Organist/Accompanist who is committed to Christian ministry and to sharing their musical gifts with our congregation.
Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Kissimmee, Florida
Trinity Lutheran School ls adding an Assistant Principal to our school faculty for the 2019-2020 school year. The successful candidate will begin work not later than July 1, 2019 in preparation for the opening of school in August.
Our school is a mission project of Trinity Lutheran Church and serves children from the local community in Pre-K through grade 12. A daycare program will be added beginning in August to serve newborns (12 weeks) through age 3. The Assistant Principal will report directly to the Principal and assist every aspect of our program.
We believe the position we are offering is a wonderful opportunity for a motivated, organized and aspiring candidate with a minimum of a BA or BS degree. Trinity values, standards and relationships are formed by our Christ centered focus. For this reason, the successful candidate must be a Christian who strives to live his/her faith.
Presently, our school enrollment is 174 with a full and part-time faculty and staff of twenty-five. The atmosphere at Trinity is welcoming and caring while striving to provide a quality educational experience for each child. Parents are welcome on campus and frequently visit to attend events or assist with field trips.
We are not necessarily seeking the most experienced candidate; rather we are seeking a candidate with the potential to grow into a strong, responsible, innovative and team building Principal. Our private Christian school has normal curricular and instructional needs, and in addition, many organizational, grant, accounting, licensing, and certification responsibilities. There is much to learn so only highly motivated individuals should apply. However, the opportunity to grow professionally under the tutorage of an experienced Principal makes this position highly desirable.
Key knowledge,skills, and traits include:
Preference will be given to candidates with these skills:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Valerie Keipper, Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questionl regarding the position may also be directed to Valerie Keipper at 407-847-5377.
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Thiel College is pleased to invite nominations and applications for an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) to serve as its full-time Campus Pastor and Director of Spiritual Life.
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life, the Campus Pastor will provide pastoral leadership and care to the Thiel College community of students and employees. The Pastor’s primary areas of responsibility include efforts to support the spiritual development of all community members regardless of faith background, facilitating Interfaith dialogue, creating opportunities to explore the relationship of spiritual development and service, and offering a variety of worship experiences to support students from diverse religious traditions. The Pastor will also work with the President and President’s Cabinet to advance the College’s mission and identity as a Lutheran institution of higher education.
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Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Lockport, Illinois
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Shepherd of the Hill is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and energetic individual for a full-time position leading our Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The Youth Ministry Coordinator will be responsible for designing programs that engage, guide, and mobilize the gifts of others to develop a multi-faceted program that includes spiritual formation, education, mission, service, fun, and outreach.
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St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida
Organist/Choir Director(part time)
St. Philip is a mission-minded congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We recognize dynamic worship is the heartbeat of congregational life and mission and currently have one Sunday Service using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) book/hymnal.
Sundays 8:45am - 11:00am availability (Service time is 9:30am - 10:30am
Organist/ Choir Director Position Description:
Compensation and Terms:
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Door County, Wisconsin
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Please submit resume or vitae to Pastor Jim Honig at email@example.com.
Peace Community Center which is affiliated with Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA
Peace Community Center has embarked on a search for an innovative and skilled leader and role model for the staff and scholars who benefit from its programs. Peace Community Center, located in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood, believes education is an integral part of a strong community. It supports and encourages youth historically underrepresented in post-secondary education to cultivate their academic and leadership talents so that they can gain full access to educational opportunities and reach their full potential. PCC envisions a vibrant community of hope, where youth become life-long learners who act with compassion and confidence, using their diverse gifts for positive change. The Center works to ensure that all students: 1) graduate from high school post-secondary ready, 2) graduate from a post-secondary degree program, and 3) demonstrate a commitment to serve and invest in their community.
The Center is a stand-alone 501(c)3 organization with an active thirteen member board of directors, thirteen full-time staff, and three part-time staff. Its annual budget is approximately $1.3 million. The Center recently completed a highly successful capital campaign to expand its program facilities.
BA required. Five to seven years of progressive management and leadership success in a nonprofit organization. Experience taking an organization through change and growth. Strong business acumen in internal systems. Measurable success in addressing racial equity and anti-racism.
For more information visit http://www.peacecommunitycenter.org.
For a complete position profile or to apply visit http://www.hagelsearch.com/pcc.
First Congregational Church, Stamford, CT
About First Congregational Church and the Lead Pastor Position:
First Congregational Church is located in Stamford, Connecticut between New York City and New Haven, CT. Since its beginnings, FCC has worked to expand the reach of social justice and lift up the marginalized. FCC now stands at a crossroads. After studying the financial viability of maintaining their 100-plus year old building, FCC made the decision to sell its property and re-launch as an outwardly-focused, grassroots ministry.
Moving forward, FCC will need the steady, expert help of a trained restart pastor. This leader’s primary task will be to lead FCC through restart into a relational, 21st century ministry within urban Stamford and the surrounding area. Related tasks include development of an organic leadership structure, establishing tiers of lay pastoral care providers, leveraging partnerships with care-giving organizations in Stamford, re-branding and expanding FCC’s internet presence, supervising staff, preaching, pastoral care, and supervising an experienced financial management team. This is a permanent position, not an interim.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson, North Dakota
Worship and Music Director
Full-time position at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with a starting date of July 2019. Compensation according to ALCM guidelines. Includes Silver+ benefits package through Portico. Download job description.
Application deadline April 1, 2019. Contact Pastor Lisa Lewton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701)225-6747, ext. 15.
The Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Georgia
Director of Music Ministry
The Lutheran Church of the Ascension is seeking a music leader to develop and grow the multi-faceted music ministry for a premier historic downtown Christian faith community in Savannah, Georgia. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in organ and piano, and leadership and direction of adult, children and bell choirs. A music degree, familiarity with Lutheran hymnody and liturgy is also required. Candidates need to demonstrate strong leadership skills and be able to work in a collaborative environment with the church’s professional staff, lay leaders, volunteer musicians and the congregation as a whole. Past church experience is a strong plus.
Please direct all inquires to: Mark Berry, Music Director Search Committee Chair at email@example.com.
First St. John Lutheran Day School, Toledo, OH
Day School Administrator
First St. John Lutheran Day School, 2471 Seaman St., Toledo, Ohio is accepting applications for the full-time position of School Administrator. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of this quality faith based Christian Day School in partnership with the Board, Staff and Congregation. Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education required, with administrative experience in a church based early childhood center and in the Step Up To Quality program of the State of Ohio. Competitive compensation offered.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume or may request a copy of the full job description, to Pastor Jerald Rayl, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications begins on April 1, 2019. Position is open until filled.
St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, PA
Are you an enthusiastic Christian who can articulate your faith in creative and joyful ways? Do you see children and youth as being more than just the future of the church? Have you had experience creating opportunities for people to make connections and develop relationships? Can you create a plan and follow it through to the end? Can you be flexible and roll with the punches when the plan doesnt work? Do you play well with others?
Most importantly, are you convinced that God loves us even though we dont deserve it and cant do a thing to earn Gods love? If these questions intrigue you, please send your letter and resume to email@example.com for more information about how you might become a part time member of our staff at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Multiple Positions in our Advancement Department
At the convergence of the launching of our new Strategic Plan and the public phase of our multi-million dollar campaign, LSTC is adding new staff members and refining current roles to better encourage specialization, focus, and accountability. We are currently seeking four full-time professionals to enhance our fundraising team and are accepting applications for a Director of Philanthropic Engagement, a Major Gifts Officer, an Annual Fund and Campaign Manager, and an Executive Administrative Assistant. Position descriptions and application instructions can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment. We look forward to seeing your application!
None at this time.