God’s work never stops. Churchwide office staff are still hard at work – from our homes. Hours and lines of communication remain the same.

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.


Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL
Director of Communication and Outreach

Job Description Position Summary: 

Grounded in the mission and guiding principles of Bethany Lutheran Church, the Director of Communication and Outreach will be responsible for organizing and coordinating communication for the church.  They will be responsible for Bethanys online presence and branding.  They will coordinate volunteers and manage the member database.

Bethanys Mission Statement: We reflect Christ in Message and Action. 

Bethanys Guiding Principles

  • Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. 
  • We welcome and invite everyone. 
  • We worship God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament. 
  • We joyfully give with generosity and open hearts. 
  • We grow and share our faith through teaching and learning Gods Word. 
  • We faithfully serve our wider community and world. 

General Purpose of Position

  • Full Time Position (40 hours per week)  To facilitate and implement the communication, organization and outreach of Bethany Lutheran Church.
  • Organizational Relationship and Supervision The Director of Communications and Outreach will report to the Senior Pastor. 

Communication 

  • Branding  To facilitate the development of a cohesive brand for the church.
  • Coordinate churchs internet presence through social media (including Facebook, Instagram, website and other media platforms). 
  • Coordinate and oversee churchwide communication, including things such as Wednesday Words (our weekly email), stewardship mailers, phone calls, and meetings.  
  • Design visual communication such as banners, bulletin board, post cards, signs, etc. 

Organization 

  • Oversee maintain administrative areas of our church member database which includes membership records, mailing lists, and milestones.  
  • Publish weekly worship bulletins and leaders guides.
    • Coordinate Volunteers
    • Develop and keep records for procedures and training for volunteers. 
    • Send weekly volunteer reminders.
    • Oversee network of volunteers and resolve schedule conflicts.
  • Community and Event Organizing
    • Assist in coordinating church events
      • Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms
      • Community Events such as Trunk or Treat, Ice Cream Social, Gods Work our Hands Sunday, etc.  
  • Be a liaison to Corporate IT (our IT company).

Welcome and Outreach 

  • Help develop an outreach and communication strategy for visitors of the church.
  • Engage and introduce the larger community in the ministries of Bethany Lutheran church.
  • Assist the church in maintaining a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Network with local business groups, chamber of commerce and other community organizations.

Expectations 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Collaborate with pastors to develop effective ways to communicate within the congregation and staff.
  • Maintain consistent office hours with some flex hours.  
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Participate in church activities as needed, which may include weekends.
  • Attend continuing education as needed.

Qualifications 

  • Embrace Christian discipleship that is theologically compatible with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). 
  • Bachelors degree helpful
  • Church leadership experience or nonprofit experience would be a plus, but not required. 
  • Effective communication and conflict management skills
  • Effective technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of database systems would be a plus, but not required.
  • An enthusiasm and interest in working as a team. 
  • Self-motivated and able to follow through with projects. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Communications background
  • Community organizing background would be a plus, but not required.
  • Spanish speaker would be a plus, but not required. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: frontdesk@bethanylc.com by September 30, 2020 

Bethany Lutheran Church
76 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-2690


St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Church Business Administrator

General Summary:  The Church Business Administrator supports the ministry of the church by directing and overseeing communication and information technology systems, facility management and business and financial operations.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports directly to and is supervised by Pastor.
  • Works directly with Administration, Finance and Property committees.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Church Communications and Information Technology Systems: Develop and implement the marketing of the church through advertising and public relations; with traditional, electronic and emerging media.
  • Prepare and distribute the quarterly Epistle newsletter.
  • Manage and update church website and social media working with designers to keep website relevant and functional. (Assistant CBA) Create and publish weekly email blast, printed announcements and prayers.
  • Maintain Aegis Concepts telephone system and computer system. Triage any issues that arrive and work with the Administration Committee to remedy issues.
  • Edit congregational communication for efficiency and clarity.

Facility/ Office Management: 

  • Serve as a building manager for groups and individuals that use our building. 
  • Supervise church Sextons/Custodians and Assistant Administrator managing their work load and time sheets. 
  • Manage Church's policy and procedure manuals for staff and to ensure compliance. 
  • Manage mail and shipments. 
  • Order supplies and materials needed for the church office, all worship services and other church needs determined by council and/ or pastor.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with church leadership through committee meetings and council meetings.
  • Manage office equipment: copiers, printers, folders, fax and postage machine with administration committee. 
  • Manage card entry and security system and Church access with Sextons/Custodians.
  • Insure redundancy including cross training and documentation of all processes and procedures.
  • Manage the answering of the church telephones.

Business and Financial Operations: 

  • Manage contributions, other income and accounts payable including balancing them each week in Realm (the church membership and accounting software) Assume responsibility for the day-to-day administration of Church financial matters as directed by the Church Treasurer.
  • Prepare and mail the quarterly offering statements [March, June, September & December] using Realm.
  • Manage the Simply Giving contribution program.
  • Work with Council and committees to forecast financial offerings.
  • Work with Stewardship committee to promote plan for giving and pledging format.
  • Work with Council and committees with special appeals and capital campaigns.
  • Communicate and notify Treasurer, council and Pastor with significant financial changes.
  • Maintain church membership, attendance and offering records.
  • Oversee the church counters documentation process.
  • Assume other duties assigned by pastor or church council.

Skills and Background desired:

  • College degree in business management, communication, marketing or finance or experience that may supersede a degree. Religious degrees, certificates or ELCA rostered leaders will also be considered.
  • 5 years of experience in church administration or related field.
  • Possess strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously in written and verbal communications.
  • Innovate and seek efficiencies within our church administration processes and seek to improve processes where possible.
  • Demonstrate appropriate judgment and discretion with privileged information.
  • Knowledge of office equipment including the operation of Aegis phone system, copier, computer network, Security System and other equipment.
  • Proficient in Word, Publisher, and website uploading software. Willingness and ability to learn financial management software.
  • To see your Job as a response to your faith and to be called by God to serve the church or Ability to articulate the ways in which working for a church differs from working in a for-profit organization.

Hours: Full Time (32 hours of office hours per week and 8 hours per week for possible evening or weekend meetings and other work related needs)

Compensation: $45,000 Salary and FICA

Benefits:         3 Weeks paid vacation

                        Sick Leave

                        Medical Insurance for employee and dependents

                        Retirement/pension offering.

To apply for this position please: Complete the application for employment on our website:  http://www.stpaulgp.org/were-hiring/ with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position.  Please also include your current resume.

Send to:

Pr. Justin Dittrich
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
375 Lothrop
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Or by email: justin.dittrich@stpaulgp.org

Position begins September 14, 2020 or open until it is filled.


Wartburg Theological Seminary
Vice President for Admissions and Student Services

Wartburg Theological Seminary—a vibrant, innovative, and growing seminary—is seeking a Vice President for Admissions and Student Services to serve as a member of the President’s Administrative Cabinet. The Vice President serves as a leader of the seminary and is primarily responsible for oversight of admissions, candidacy, financial aid, and other matters related to student life.  See www.WartburgSeminary.edu/employment for full position description.

 

Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. Questions may be addressed to Mr. Willenborg at hr@wartburgseminary.edu or 563-589-0217. The search committee will begin reviewing materials on 21 September 2020 and continue until the search process is completed.


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Contributing Director of Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Ministries

Gloria Dei is a creative and innovative community which seeks to be church differently. We believe the status quo for congregational ministry isnt meeting the needs of our diverse, fragmented and changing society. In response, Gloria Dei is developing a nimble, team oriented, non-linear approach to ministry. The Contributing Director of CYF Ministries will be a coach and key team member on the Gloria Dei staff. This person will work collaboratively to design, develop and deliver ministry opportunities for the kids and parents of Gloria Dei. However, as we move toward a multi-disciplinary approach to staffing, this person will be counted on to support and advise fellow staff members as we embrace a postmodern approach to ministry. We are looking for a player coach who feels called to develop and grow ministry opportunities in a forward thinking, constantly changing, team oriented environment.

Direct Children Youth and Family: Developing, leading and participating in work teams, this player-coach will help Gloria Dei deliver a contextual, creative, forward looking ministry for our young people and their families (PreK-12). This person will help coach, direct and oversee the implementation of a ministry that interprets the mission and vision of Gloria Dei through a children, youth, and family lens.

Team Player: Rather than a hierarchical structure, we seek a flat leadership approach to our work with a high value on team. Rather than simply being siloed in the CYF role, this person will be an advisor to the broader ministry of Gloria Dei. This will enable the concerns of CYF to be infused throughout our offerings, and allow the insights of this person to be expressed through the organization.

ConnectorHigh Interpersonal Skills: Ministry requires high contact with members, friends and visitors to the congregation. This person should be a non-anxious presence who excels at connecting people with other people and ministries. This person will be a catalyst for relationships, who will help grow and develop community by inviting people into deeper connections with one another.

Public Speaking: This person will need to have a level of comfort in holding an up front public presence. This position requires public speaking skills to build energy for our ministries. This takes the form of periodic teaching, sharing information in announcements, developing rapport with the congregation on Sunday mornings and in other venues.

Mission Interpreter: The person in this position will share and develop the mission of Gloria Dei through his/her ministry. This includes ongoing learning, and developing collaborative partnerships/relationships with others at Gloria Dei and in the broader Rochester community.

Volunteer Leader: Volunteers in children, youth, and family ministry are key to an effective ministry. We are looking for a person who can invite, motivate and inspire volunteer partners in ministry based on their strengths, passions and interests.

Visit https://www.gloria-dei.com/jobs for more information.


Center for Youth Ministry Training, TN, TX, MS, AL, KY, LA, GA
Graduate Resident Youth Minister

Do you have a desire to make a lasting impact on young people? Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through CYMTs partner seminary, Austin Theological Seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Nashville, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $2,000 for the 3-year program, with discounts for early acceptance (Nov 15).

Graduate Residents will receive:

  • Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
  • Masters degree from accredited seminary
  • A job as a youth minister in a local church/camping ministry
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Veteran youth ministry coach

Core Components:

  • Cohort: Residents are part of a dynamic, group-learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.
  • Coaching: Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.
  • Classroom: In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.
  • Church: Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as youth minister.
  • Care: Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.

Qualifications:

Desire to work in youth or childrens ministry in a variety of avenues: church ministry, nonprofit ministry, camping ministry Ministry experience working with children or youth Undergraduate degree

Theological Beliefs

CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminary is Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Application Process:

Apply online at www.cymt.org
Complete online application
Pay $50 application fee
Provide: 3 references (professor, ministry, personal), transcripts, photo, proof of insurance, complete background check
Application deadlines:
Early admission: November 15
Final: March 15

Contact:

Center for Youth Ministry Training Office:
615.823.7595
Tiffany Malone, Residency Support Coordinator: tiffany@cymt.org

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to equip youth ministers and churches to develop theologically informed and practically effective youth ministries. Learn more at cymt.org.


Woodlake Lutheran Church, Richfield, MN
Children, Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator

The Children, Youth & Family (CYF) Outreach Coordinator is a position created to build a bridge between Woodlake Lutheran Church and the greater Richfield CYF community. This position will create programs and opportunities that share God’s love both inside and outside our church walls, with a primary focus on high school ministry.

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Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bettendorf, IA
Director of Family Ministries

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bettendorf, IA is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Director of Family Ministries to lead the development and implementation of ministry programming to encourage faith formation and spiritual development in children from pre-school through high school.

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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Chief Financial Officer

Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as an integral member of the leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the development of LIRS’ financial management strategy and contributing to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the CFO is accountable for the financial, information technology, risk management, and loan operations of the organization, to include ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve organizational integrity and report accurate financial results.

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Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Director of Community Outreach

Expectations and Accountabilities
Hours, Supervision, and Reporting

  • Full-time employment, with benefits, is 40 hours per week
  • Reports to the senior pastor
  • Reasonable participation in Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening activities
  • Semi-private office will be provided at the church

Performance Metrics:

Outcome

Measurment

Community awareness of DLLC intention to serve

Number of contacts who are actively engaged in discussions involving DLLC

Significant increase in DLLC participation in the community

Number of members and service hours engaged in outreach initiatives; 2021 total to be 20% above 2020 baseline

Number of people – members and non-members – involved in DLLC outreach initiatives; totals to be increased by 10% each quarter of 2021, followed by increase of 20% each quarter of 2022

Cultural shift in DLLC membership, from internal to external focus

Retake MAP in a year to see where we are with congregation levels of “excitement” and “sense of belonging.”

Number of people excited to serve (return to) Council leadership

Decrease in the level of difficulty getting DLLC members to volunteer for missional work

To apply and learn more about this opportunity, please send your resume, references, and cover letter to dllc.office@dllc.org.


Red Willow Bible Camp
Executive Director

Red Willow Ministries mission states: Red Willow Ministries is a community for all people to hear Gods call to live in relationship with God and one another. Red Willow Bible Camp, in partnership with the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the ELCA, has been an active camp since 1926.

The Board is currently seeking an enthusiastic, authentic, and energetic Executive Director to lead the camp out of the Covid-19 days into the next 100 years of ministry with youth and adults at camp. Key duties include camp programming, fundraising, cultivation of donors, community outreach, financial management, public and donor relations, and staff supervision. Knowledge in camp philosophy and Lutheran theology, customer service, public relations, hospitality, education, and training are preferred.

If you want a challenging career where you can share Christian values, develop a mutual vision, plan, and engage others in achieving the RWM mission, then this is the position for you. The position provides an annual salary commensurate with education and experience, health benefits, paid vacation, and retirement (after 1 year). Skills required include community perceptiveness, public and personal speaking, active listening, and administration.

To learn more about our camp, visit our website at www.redwillowbiblecamp.org. To apply and learn more about this great opportunity, please send your resume, references, and cover letter to rhall001@luthersem.edu. Application deadline is July 31, 2020.


Holden Village
Accountant

Holden Village is a Lutheran wilderness retreat center in the midst of the Cascade Mountains. We are seeking an Accountant to serve our remote community as an employee for a minimum of two years.

The Accountant Lead works with the Business Manager to maintain accurate financial records, assist with the annual budget, and prepare for audits. Responsibilities include maintaining accounts receivable and payable, processing payroll, preparing employee W-2 and 1099 forms, and reconciling balance sheet accounts. Must have: five (5) years professional accounting experience OR Associate degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field AND three (3) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience OR Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field AND one (1) year of professional accounting experience.

For more information about Holden Village, visit www.holdenvillage.org. Email staffing@holdenvillage.org with questions!.


Bethany Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY
Associate Pastor (Youth)

As a Designated Associate Pastor with a strong focus on Bethany’s youth, this individual will need to have a very specific set of skills to be successful in this role. Those characteristics include but are not limited to:

  • A strong connection to youth and young adults allowing for trusting relationships, motivated collaboration and cooperation towards a common goal
  • A passion for spiritual growth to guide youth to a strong Christian adulthood
  • The ability to teach/communicate in a way so that all types of learners can understand
  • A desire to engage youth in mission work
  • Compassion for others and the ability to advise, when needed
  • The willingness to resolve conflicts and use them in a positive way

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Zion Lutheran Church, Oldwick, NJ
Director of Youth and Family Ministry

To assist in cultivating and growing congregational relationships with all generations, with a particular focus on families and youth ministry. To foster faith formation in and for all ages. Special attention is given to collaboration with the Christian Education Committee and the Youth Committee, supporting their work in connecting youth and children with one another and the congregation.

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The Grünewald Guild
Executive Director

The Grünewald Guild seeks a passionate leader(or leaders)to build on our establishedprograms, articulateourvision,and promoteourmission and core values.

The Executive Director is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the Guild. Otherkey duties include the implementation of plans, programs and policies approved by the Board, as well asthe interpretation of the ministry and mission of the Guild to faculty, staff, guests,and constituents.The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

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Wartburg Theological Seminary
President of the Seminary

Wartburg’s President will guide the seminary in continuing to discern the changing leadership needs of the church and address them through strategic, innovative initiatives that meet the theological and practical challenges of theological education for the sake of the gospel.

SUCCESS MEASURES TO THIS POSITION: The President will be accountable for the actions necessary to achieve the strategic plan goals. Other markers of success might include:

  • Wartburg Theological Seminary is thriving in the mission and strategic direction set by its leaders, interpreting the Loehe legacy for the 21st Century.
  • Wartburg Theological Seminary is attracting and retaining exceptionally qualified and committed administrators, faculty, staff, and students, and managing all its human and financial assets to ensure mission effectiveness.
  • Wartburg Theological Seminary is increasingly identified as a valued partner by congregations, synods, institutions and agencies of the ELCA, as well as its local, ecumenical, and global communities.

DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES: The President shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the seminary. Subject to the authority and direction of the Board of Directors, the President shall have supervision and control over, and responsibility for, the general management of the seminary and shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as a lead communicator, along with the Chair of the Board of Directors, to all internal and external audiences, guided by the mission, vision, and values of the seminary.
  • Serve as chief administrator in leading and collaborating with the cabinet, faculty, and staff to achieve mission outcomes.
  • Serve as lead steward of human and financial assets for their effective employment toward the seminary’s purpose of forming valued leaders for the Church’s mission.
  • Ensure that the seminary has the human and financial resources to implement its mission and to secure its future by engaging exceptional staff and faculty and by leading effective fundraising efforts.
  • Provide professional and administrative systems of accountability to achieve effective mission outcomes.

Additional information and process information can be found at: www.wartburgseminary.edu/presidentsearch/


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC
Faith Formation Director

Description:
The Faith Formation Director position supports the faith development of the entire Holy Trinity community, from birth through adulthood.

Objectives:
1) Coordinate, equip and empower the lay teachers, volunteers and advisors of Holy Trinity's faith formation programs.
2) Improve awareness of and participation in available programs and activities.
3) Build a ministry of social and pastoral relationships between Faith Formation participants and other ministries of the church.
4) Enhance a ministry that supports our community of dynamic, spiritually growing people of all ages.

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Christ Lutheran Church, Dallas, TX
Youth and Family Minister

Christ Lutheran Church in Dallas, TX seeks a full-time Youth and Family Minister who will encourage the faith development of children, youth, and their families. This role will supervise Sunday school, confirmation, and youth programs, engage lay leaders, and help include children and families in the life of the congregation. The job description is available below. Send inquiries and resums to Pastor Ben Dueholm. (pastorben@clcdallas.org)

Christ Lutheran Church is a vibrant congregation dedicated to worship, learning, and service to the community. Strong candidates will demonstrative leadership, creativity, and a passion for the faith and work of the church and its youth.

Link: https://www.clcdallas.org/blog/were-hiring-a-new-youth-and-family-minister 


Six Mile Run Reformed Church, Franklin Park, New Jersey
Minister of Word and Sacrament

Position Being Hired: Minister of Word and Sacrament
Position is: Part time Ministry
Type: RCA

Position Description: With the guidance of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Six Mile Run Reformed Church is searching for a new Minister of Word and Sacrament. Our small but dedicated congregation has a centuries long history in Franklin Park and the surrounding area. We desire to pair with a minister who will help us grow as disciples of Christ, reaching out in ministry, to the diverse communities that surround us. Our location at the juncture of three separate towns affords us an opportunity to minister to a great number of peoples from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

We hope to find a pastor of many talents. A pastor with leadership skills who can strengthen our current programs, help develop lay leaders, help our congregants find their gifts and put them to use, engage with our community, and celebrate the diversity of our church family. Although we typically have a traditional RCA style of worship, we are open to contemporary and innovative worship styles. We would like someone whose sermons are interesting, thought provoking and relates to everyday life. We would also like someone who is organized and has strong technological skills to move us forward in this modern world. We need a pastor who can help us attract younger people and families that will be the future of our church, while nurturing our aging congregants. Being comfortable leading diverse congregations is a must and experience leading congregations in transition would be desirable. Most important, he/she must be strong in their faith and a committed follower of Jesus.

Our pastor would be a part of the South Brunswick Clergy Association, an interfaith organization of clergy from many faiths that work together for the benefit of our communities. Participation in other clergy associations in the area would help fulfill our mission to be more involved in our communities.

We have a dedicated, caring consistory, many committees and missions in various stages of development, and open-minded, welcoming members from all corners of the world who are eager to work with our next pastor.

Given that the position is part time, we realize that flexibility will be necessary as we learn together what can realistically be accomplished. We hope that as congregation and pastor work together to live the vision and mission of Six Mile Run, we will grow and we will be able to transition the position to full time.

The Six Mile Run Reformed church is located between New Brunswick and Princeton, in the heart of central New Jersey. This area is rich with opportunities for employment, health care, education, recreation, history and culture as well as spiritual growth.

For a complete Church Profile, please contact the RCA.

To learn more about us, who we are and what we desire for our future, read our Self-Study by visiting our website at sixmilerun.org and click on Read the Study.

To contact the search committee, email us at smrrcasearch@gmail.com.

Six Mile Run Reformed Church
3037 State Route 27 Franklin Park, New Jersey 08823


Decorah Lutheran Church
Youth Ministry Program Director

Our world has certainly had some ups and downs lately and, despite the turmoil and required social distancing, we at Decorah Lutheran have continued to press on in our mission to spread God’s word. We are blessed to have a talented new senior pastor with us and are looking to fill the position of a Youth Ministry Program Director. We would appreciate your assistance in passing along this great opportunity to work with our youth and new senior pastor at Decorah Lutheran Church.

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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Vice President for Programs

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative leader to provide vision, expertise and strategic direction to our Programs teams including foster care, family reunification and services for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This role reports directly to the President and CEO.

To be a successful candidate for this position, you will have experience in creating strategies and programs to advance and grow initiatives in addition to experience working with private partners and federal agencies in the immigration space. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of internal and external collaboration and the ability to leverage new and existing relationships to increase awareness, funding and advocacy. You will bring a network of relevant current connections and be able to strategically enhance it for the advancement of LIRS’s objectives and goals.

In conjunction with directors, you will create program plans so that migrants and refugees are protected, empowered and embraced; develop and enhance services for unaccompanied minors and other constituencies, and collaborate with leadership and departments across the organization to ensure that advocacy for migrants and refugees is integrated into the organization’s programmatic work.

The VP oversees a staff of approximately 40 through two direct reports: the Director for Refugee and Migrant Services, and the Director for Children and Family Services.

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Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)
Chief Executive Officer

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) is hiring a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide strategic leadership in both the articulation and achievement of the agencys mission. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership in both the articulation and achievement of LSSNCAs mission. A key focus for the new CEO will be development of, in concert with the board, a robust strategic planning process for ensuring the organizations ongoing commitment to mission and its continued viability in the context of a changing and challenging environment. Also responsible for fundraising and development, oversight of the full administration of the agency, including working closely with all existing program areas, development of new programs and ongoing mentoring/development of each programs team members, wise stewardship of the organizations financial resources, and community relations, the CEO ensures the highest quality of care in all services.

The ideal candidate will provide efficient and effective leadership that guides successful operational results, ethical integrity and financial soundness, efficacy and efficiency of the entire organization. The finalist candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, as well as be a person of Christian faith with demonstrated commitment to the Christian mission of LSS/NCA. (S)he will serve as the primary representative of the organization and liaison with all faith-based, non-profit, community, state, local and federal government entities/partnerships and/or stakeholders. (S)he will further build a competitively superior organization by attracting, developing, and retaining talent to ensure that people with the right skills and motivations are in the right place at the right time to meet business needs and mission fulfillment. A masters degree is required; an advanced degree in social work or related field or equivalent experience is desirable.

LSSNCA, located in Washington, DC, employs approximately 50 dedicated staff members and has an annual revenue of approximately $6 million. It currently serves individuals and communities throughout DC, MC and VA in the following areas: Refugee Services, Immigration & Citizenship, Family Reunification, Adoption, Youth Wellness & Development, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, and a newly developed Migrant Support Services healthcare program. It also provides scholarships to vulnerable families and youth for undergraduate or graduate programs.

Candidate nominations or expressions of personal interest may be directed in confidence to Elizabeth Feltner, Senior Project Manager, Deffet Group, Inc., via email: info@deffetgroup.com.


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Assistant Director for Foster Care

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Children’s Services, the Assistant Director for Foster Care provides strong programmatic management and leadership to a team responsible for the overall implementation, oversight and quality of the Long Term, Transitional and URM Foster Care programs established within the LIRS Children’s Services partner network. S/he closely collaborates with the Director for Children and Family Services to ensure the maintenance and expansion of effective programs and services by working closely with internal units and identifying new external partnerships.

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Ascension Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI
Director of Youth Ministries

Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha, WI is looking for a new Director of Youth Ministries. The Director of Youth Ministries at Ascension is an integral part of the staff team. This position will be responsible for the faith formation, discipleship, and tending of relationships of high school students, junior high students, and children in the life of the congregation. The Director of Youth Ministries will work in partnership with the pastoral staff to provide excellence in our youth ministry programs and activities that offer opportunities for growth of faith, a spirit of fellowship and an understanding the importance of giving glory to God. A competitive compensation package is offered. Please contact Pastor Chris at 262-547-8518 or email him at pc@ascensionelca.org.


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Vice President for Development

LIRS seeks a dynamic Vice President for Development to provide strategic direction to our Development department including building and managing donor relationships, direct appeals, online giving, planned gifts, and grants.

The position demands a highly accomplished individual who has the skills and confidence to manage a strong professional staff, and the ability to engage effectively externally with a wide variety of stakeholders, as a public and private advocate, a speaker, and a relationship builder. The successful candidate will be an experienced, driven, creative, goal and team-oriented leader with a commitment to the LIRS mission.

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Domestic Mission unit of the ELCA
Program Director – Mission Builders

Working with Lutheran and ecumenical partners, the Domestic Mission unit of the ELCA will accompany congregations and other communities of Jesus as centers for evangelical mission as they help bring people to a richer understanding of their baptismal vocational call to serve God’s mission in the world. It will partner with synodical and local systems to give priority focus to congregational vitality and leadership. The unit’s work includes congregational vitality, faith formation, leadership development and candidacy, poverty and justice ministry, advocacy ministry, ethnic specific and multicultural ministry, disaster response and relief; and relationships with institutions and agencies such as colleges, seminaries, outdoor ministries, campus ministries, Lutheran Services of America (LSA) and Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services (LIRS) and the ELCA World Hunger Program.

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Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT)
Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry

Traditional Graduate Resident Track:  

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local church while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Memphis, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $1,500 for the 3-year program.

Graduate Residents will receive:

  • Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing 
  • Masters degree from accredited seminary 
  • A job as a youth minister in a local church
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Veteran youth ministry coach

Core Components:

  • Cohort: Residents are part of a dynamic, group-learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.
  • Coaching: Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.
  • Classroom: In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.
  • Church: Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as youth minister.
  • Care: Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.

Qualifications:

  • Distinct call to youth or childrens ministry 
  • Ministry experience working with children or youth 
  • Undergraduate degree

Professional Education Track/Training Only Track:  

Already have a job working with youth? Our Professional Education (PE) track (also referred to as our Training-Only program) provides you an opportunity to gain further theological and practical training, all while remaining in your current ministry setting.

PE residents are immersed into a community of youth workers who support and encourage each other along their ministry journey for three years. Residents of the Professional Education track are given the same educational access to the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry degree as the Graduate Residents. This unique, intensive format of education learning allows PE residents to serve their local ministries full or part-time while also gaining new theological education and practical training.

We want to equip you to become innovative, resilient youth leaders who can navigate the changing tides of youth ministry for the long haul. CYMT exists to provide you the training you need to live out your calling investing in youth.

As a CYMT Resident, Professional Education Track participants receive a 50% discount on tuition. This discount is due from the CYMT arrangement with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary that allows the program to be even more affordable.

Professional Track Church for Training Only Churches is $30,000 over three years. Paid as follows: Church Application Fee is $350.00, Initial Payment is $3000.00, & 36 Payments of $750.00 = $27,000.00. This cost covers tuition, books, intensive room & board, travel expenses and coaching.

Veteran Track (For someone with 5 plus years of full time youth ministry) is $6000.00 Per Year for 3 Years, which equals $18,000 total for tuition.

Theological Beliefs:

CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminaries include Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary or Memphis Theological Seminary

Application Process:

Apply online at www.cymt.org

Complete online application

Pay $50 application fee

Provide:

  • 3 references (professor, ministry, personal) 
  • Transcripts
  • Photo
  • Proof of insurance 
  • Complete background check

Application deadlines:

Early admission: November 15

Final: Extended to April 1 for both Traditional Graduate Residency Track and PE track

Contact 615.823.7595.

Email Dea Wathen, dea@cymt.org, for more information.

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to equip youth ministers and churches to develop theologically informed and practically effective youth ministries. Learn more at cymt.org.


Community Lutheran Church, Sterling, VA
Director of Children & Family Ministries

Director of Children and Family Ministries Community Lutheran Church Sterling, VA Position Status: Full-time. Flexible schedule with weekend hours required. The Director will report to the Pastor(s) and work closely with the Christian Education and Youth ministry leaders.

Job Summary
The Director of Children and Family Ministries staff member will serve Community Lutheran Church by overseeing education activities and curriculum for the Children and Family Ministries. The Director is responsible for the vision, leadership, planning and implementation of programs with a goal of supporting children and families in their faith formation and spiritual growth. The Director shall seek to foster a strong education program through building relationships with teachers, students and parents and by leveraging the gift and resources of the congregation. The Director will introduce, instruct, and nurture children and youth in their Christian faith and in life, through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship, service and evangelism.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate education activities and research, select and develop curriculum for the Children and Family Ministries
  • Manage the scheduling and administration functions of weekly programming with primary emphasis on Sunday School (preschool-5th grade) and Confirmation
  • Lead and coordinate the coaching and training of lay leaders, teachers and volunteers, ensure appropriate equipment and supplies are made available and confirm all volunteers abide by the guidelines and requirements of the Community Lutheran Church Youth Protection Policy
  • Coordinate and Support collaborative programs across all age demographics to enable our congregation to live out the mission statement of Community Lutheran Church Welcoming Others, Growing in Grace, Sharing Christs Love
  • Manage social media outreach and marketing tools and consistently communicate information to families and volunteers o Work in partnership with Youth Director and Pastor(s), worship regularly at both Sunday services and serve as a liaison with Church Council Chairs for Christian Education and Youth.
  • Support and Coordinate Vacation Bible School with Youth Director o Chaperone Sunday School events, Confirmation retreats/camps and Synod wide Youth Events. Will also assist the Youth Director with chaperoning High School Events and Retreats as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings, monthly ministry team meetings and regular programming sessions with Pastor(s) and staff. Coordinate additional Children and Family Ministries meetings as needed to meet programming goals
  • Maintain administrative records (Student Registration Forms, Background Check Forms, Volunteer Contact Forms) and develop and adhere to the ministry budget including tracking expenses to ensure accountability Strategic Planning
  • Develop and implement new programs to enhance and grow the Children and Family Ministries within CLC. Maintain current awareness of curriculum trends and focus on enhancing Sunday School offerings, First Communion, Confirmation and other core educational programming
  • Work effectively with parents and equip families with tools and resources to help them become intentionally involved in the spiritual formation and discipleship of their families
  • With other ministries, coordinate events and intentionally reach out to the CLC community and the wider community to invite children and families to various activities (Ex: VBS, Wednesday nights, Synod events, Confirmation activities, Service Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Pageant, Intergenerational Sunday School, etc.)

Qualifications

  • An enthusiastic desire to share the love of Christ with children, and families in our community coupled with a strong personal faith
  • Ministry and leadership experience in programming for faith based formation and education
  • Bachelors degree or certification in Education, Theology, Christian Formation or related field; Masters a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Must be a team player
  • Demonstrated experience with administrative coordination of multiple activities and an ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to utilize and leverage technology and social media. Proficiency with word processing software (Word, Publisher), web based applications (SignUp Genius, Mail Chimp, Doodle Poll) and other social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Canva)
  • Satisfactory background check

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@communitylutheran.org.


Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, Sammamish, WA
Childrens Ministries Director

Do you love God, the church, and ministry to families? Do you have a desire to work with a team in drawing kids into relationship with Jesus and their community? Sammamish Hills Lutheran Churchnear Issaquah and Redmond is looking for a part-time Director of Childrens Ministries to help us grow families in a life of faith. We offer a team-oriented ministry focused on raising kids in faith and community.

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter by email to Pr. Eric Hanson at preric@shlc.org.
Or fax Resume and cover letter to:
Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church
22818 SE 8th St.
Sammamish, WA 98074
Phone (425-392-7799)
Fax (425-392-7897)


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo, FL
Coordinator of Discipleship and Congregational Care

Coordinator of Discipleship and Congregational Care. This 40 hour per week, full-time ministry position supports the mission, core values, staff and congregation of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo, FL. Responsibilities include encouraging/recruiting disciples, developing small groups, facilitating caregiving within the congregation, delegating responsibilities to PoP leaders and serving as a team builder. This Christ-centered, personable leader will be comfortable communicating with groups orally and in writing. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are included. Please send resume to cdcc@poplargo.org.


The Center for Youth Ministry Training, TN, TX, MS, AL, KY, CO
Graduate Resident Youth Minister

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and our new Nashville Extension Campus of APTS. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Nashville, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $1,500 for the 3-year program.

Graduate Residents will receive:

  • Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
  • Masters degree from accredited seminary
  • A job as a youth minister in a local church/camping ministry
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Veteran youth ministry coach

Core Components:

  • Cohort: Residents are part of a dynamic, group-learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.
  • Coaching: Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.
  • Classroom: In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.
  • Church: Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as youth minister.
  • Care: Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.

Qualifications:

  • Distinct call to youth or childrens ministry Ministry experience working with children or youth Undergraduate degree

Theological Beliefs

  • CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminary is Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Application Process:

  • Apply online at www.cymt.org
  • Complete online application
  • Pay $50 application fee
  • Provide 3 references (professor, ministry, personal), transcripts, photo, proof of insurance, complete background check

Application deadlines:

  • Early admission: November 15
  • Final: March 15 or until full

Contact:

Center for Youth Ministry Training Office 615.823.7595
Tiffany Malone, Residency Support Coordinator: tiffany@cymt.org

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to equip youth ministers and churches to develop theologically informed and practically effective youth ministries. Learn more at cymt.org.


Lenoir-Rhyne University, Charlotte, NC
Vice President Finance and Administration

The VPFA is accountable for the key administrative and financial functions of the University, as listed above, which are encompassed in an annual budget of approximately $60 million. The VPFA’s division supports and advances the mission of the University by providing excellent stewardship of human, physical, and fiscal resources. All efforts are centered on providing the three campuses with sound guidance and services in these areas. Duties will be executed with the core goal of furthering the University’s mission of developing educated, ethical, and productive global citizens. Given the broad scope of accountability and functional area responsibility, the VPFA will develop strong partnerships with all departments.

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St. Johns UMC, Texas City, TX
Director of Childrens Ministries

Overall Responsibility/Purpose: Lead and Grow the childrens ministry of St. Johns UMC Qualifications (skills, education, attributes, experience): Bachelors Degree preferably in education, Experience in Childrens Ministry or Christian Education. Connect well with children, well organized, Good people skills.

Annual Requirements: Background Check

Every other year Requirements: Safe Sanctuary Certification at the church

Duties: The Director of Children's Ministries is responsible for all activities in the Children areas. They are to plan, execute and coordinate all activities, including but not limited to VBS, Sunday School, District Camp, Trunk or Treat, Children's Christmas Program and other activities as they come up. Will work with Business Administrator to cover office hours. The Director of Childrens Ministries is also responsible for recruiting and training volunteers necessary to make these ministry areas effective. The Director of Childrens Ministry is also required to direct and coordinate Mothers Day Out as well as prepare for the full time preschool, including licensing. This person will work with the leadership of the church to expand and grow the ministries of this church and the kingdom of God. Other duties as assigned by the pastor.

Reports to: Senior Pastor

Time/Hours: 35 hours a week. Office is closed on Friday.

Compensation: Salary: 28,000-32,000

Other Benefits: 3% contribution to Lay Pension after 1 year

Vacation/Sick leave: Two weeks after one year (1 week after six months)

Responsible to: Pastor with annual review by the SPRC

Reply to shughes@stjohnsumctc.org


Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque IA
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Wartburg Theological Seminarya vibrant, innovative, and growing seminaryis seeking an Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology to teach as a member of a highly collaborative theological faculty. This position requires commitment to and skill in teaching the Christian faith with Scripture, the Creeds, and the Lutheran Confessions as foundational, while drawing on insights from other disciplines (for example, Bible, history, philosophy, natural science, or social science). Candidates should be qualified to teach required courses in theology. In the exercise of teaching this professor is expected to present with competence Lutheran Confessional commitments, including the Loehe tradition, with global expressions of the Christian faith. A secondary teaching competency in teaching Lutheran Confessions, Mission, or Christian Ethics in a Lutheran framework that will complement the current composition of the WTS faculty will strengthen the application. A Ph.D. or Th.D. in the discipline of systematic theology, or nearing completion of such, is required.

This professor is expected to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a community-oriented, worship-centered process of formation. In addition to working with colleagues within the History and Theology Division and the entire seminary faculty, this professor is expected to work cooperatively with the faculty of the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest based in Austin, Texas, and with the global church, as opportunities arise, especially through Global Mission of the ELCA.

This professor will give priority to teaching effectiveness and ongoing research in the field of systematic theology, thereby contributing to the seminarys ministry as part of the larger church. This professor should be ready to affirm Wartburgs mission statement as summarized in the motto, Where Learning Leads to Mission and Mission Informs Learning, and share in the seminarys commitment to contextualization, the global church, and lifting up valued leaders for Gods mission through the church. In addition to student advising and administrative responsibilities, this professor is expected to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a highly collegial and integrative curriculum. Wartburgs faculty employs dynamic methods of teaching and learning with both residential and distance students, who participate both synchronously and asynchronously.

Candidates whose ethnicity or geographic origins have been historically underrepresented in theological education are encouraged to apply. Membership and ordination/rostering in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or a partner church within the world communion of Lutheranism is expected.

Starting rank for this position is negotiable if the candidate brings seminary or college teaching experience. This position is tenure eligible, beginning with a three-year term appointment, and commences July1, 2020. Consideration for tenure comes normally in the fifth year of service.

Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. Questions may be addressed to Mr.Willenborg at hr@wartburgseminary.edu or 563-589-0217. The search committee will begin reviewing materials after 15 March 2020 and continue until the search process is completed.

Wartburg Theological Seminary recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.


Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque IA
Assistant Professor of Liturgics

Wartburg Theological Seminary a vibrant, innovative, and growing seminary is seeking an Assistant Professor of Liturgics to teach as a member of a highly collaborative theological faculty. This position requires commitment to and skill in teaching the history, theology, and practice of Christian worship. Candidates should be qualified to teach required courses in worship. This professor should link historical Lutheran liturgical commitments, including the Loehe tradition, with contemporary expressions of Lutheran worship, North American and global. A secondary teaching competency in homiletics or in another discipline that w ill complement the current composition of the WTS faculty will strengthen the application. A Ph.D. or Th.D. in a relevant scholarly discipline, or nearing completion of such, is preferred.

This professor is invited to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a collegial and integrative curriculum and community oriented, worship centered process of formation. In addition to working with colleagues within the Ministry Division and the entire seminary faculty, this professor is expected to work cooperatively with the faculty of the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest based in Austin, Texas, and, as called upon, with the Executive for Worship the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

This professor will give priority to teaching effectiveness and ongoing research in the field of liturgics, thereby contributing to the seminarys ministry as part of the larger church. This professor should be ready to affirm Wartburgs mission statement as summarized in the motto, Where Learning Leads to Mission and Mission Informs Learning, and share in the seminarys commitment to contextualization, the global church, and lifting up valued leaders for Gods mission through the church. In addition to student advising and administrative responsibilities, this professor is expected to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a highly collegial and integrative curriculum. Wartburgs faculty employs dynamic methods of teaching and learning with both residential and distance students, who participate both synchronously and asynchronously.

Candidates whose ethnicity or geographic origins have been historically underrepresented in theological education are encouraged to apply. Membership and ordination/rostering in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or a partner church within the world communion of Lutheranism is expected.

Starting rank for this position is negotiable if the candidate brings seminary or college teaching experience. This position is tenure eligible, beginning with a three year term appointment, and commences July 1, 2020. Consideration for tenure comes normally in the fifth year of service.

Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. Questions may be addressed to Mr. Willenborg at hr@wartburgseminary.edu or 563-589-0217. The search committee will begin reviewing materials after February 28, 2020, and continue until the search process is completed.

Wartburg Theological Seminary recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.


Luther College High School (LCHS) – Regina, Saskatchewan
Chaplain (full-time)

Luther College High School (LCHS) in Regina, Saskatchewan is seeking a full-time Chaplain, duties commencing August 24, 2020. Established in 1913, LCHS is an historical, independent, liberal arts and science school committed to university preparation and to providing Quality Education in a Christian Context to students in grades 9 to 12. Almost one-fifth of its student body is composed of international students, many of whom are provided with full dormitory services. The schools education program is informed by Lutheran tenets of faith, scholarship, and the freedom to critically pursue truth.

The Chaplain is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the spiritual life of the LCHS community including, among many other duties, the leading and coordination of chapel every day. Other duties may include teaching, spiritual counselling and participation on the Senior Leadership Team.

Benefits and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For more details regarding this position, please go to www.luthercollege.edu and click on EMPLOYMENT found at the bottom left of the webpage.

Please email a cover letter briefly outlining your qualifications and interest, a recent rsum or CV, and a list of three references to:
principal@luthercollege.edu
Dr. Mark Anderson, Principal
Luther College High School
Regina, Saskatchewan

Closing Date: March 20th, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Augustana Lutheran Church – Denver, Colorado
Minister of Music (full-time)

Augustana Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Minister of Music to be part of fulfilling our mission of celebrating God’s grace, welcoming everyone to worship Jesus, grow in faith and go serve in the world. The primary focus of this position is to provide music for the worship services but the music ministry also plays a key role in community outreach through concerts, education and collaborations. Our ideal candidate demonstrates musical excellence and an ability to create a welcoming environment for participation and engagement. Music is an expression of faith and is deeply important to the congregation of Augustana Lutheran Church.

Position Summary: The Minister of Music will coordinate Augustana’s music ministry in proclaiming the Gospel through music. The priority of this ministry is to invite musicians, congregation, and the outside community to experience the Holy Spirit, and to join in Christian community. The Music Ministry works with all ministries of Augustana Lutheran Church for the spiritual development of the congregation.

Full job description, qualifications, and responsibilities are available HERE. Please submit a letter of interest, resume an include Augustana’s initial questions accessible HERE to careers@augustanadenver.org prior to the 16th of March, 2020.


Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, Arizona
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church ( www.pinnaclepres.org ) is a 1300 member PCUSA congregation located in Scottsdale, Arizona, a large suburb of Phoenix. We come together as God’s people, welcoming persons at different places in the walk of faith, creating a stimulating environment to explore and grow in faith. Worship is casual- traditional, filled with joy and music. Pinnacle provides ministries for children, youth and adults to explore a broad range of faith expression, honor questions, and respect individuality.

We are seeking a full-time Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries who is committed to fostering a strong sense of identity and belonging that’s firmly grounded in Christian faith.

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Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY
Interim Pastor

Old First Reformed Church is a community of Jesus Christ in Brooklyn, offering a space of unconditional welcome, a practice of worship and service, and a vision of the Kingdom of Heaven. We are the first congregation in the borough, founded in 1654, and we are a vibrant congregation known for high-quality music, intellectually challenging sermons, warm welcome, and active involvement in the Park Slope community. We are a growing fellowship seeking new ways to engage our community, and we are led by an active consistory.  

We are seeking a Minister of Word and Sacrament as an interim pastor to serve half-time upon the retirement of our pastor, July 1, 2020. 

The contract position includes: 

  • Preach and lead worship based on the Common Lectionary and the Reformed Church Liturgy, with our adjustments (including weekly Eucharist) 
  • Be present at the church Sundays plus 1½ weekdays to provide pastoral care, administrative direction, and support of consistory’s leadership
  • Visit the sick and call on shut-ins and other congregants
  • Supervise the Summer Respite Shelter in July and August
  • Work with the office administration to create bulletins for Sunday worship
  • Work with the organist to plan worship music
  • Check-in with the classis supervisor to ensure a continued vital ministry
  • Conduct weddings and funerals for members and friends of the congregation
  • Position is accountable to the Board of Elders

Salary and benefits are negotiable for this half-time position. Compensation will be commensurate with salary guide of the Classis of Rockland-Westchester of the Reformed Church in America. 

For more information, please contact the consistory at info@oldfirstbrooklyn.org.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Community Engagement and Education Coordinator

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is a healthy, vibrant, financially stable, urban faith community. The congregations life is nurtured through participatory worship, prophetic preaching, and varied educational opportunities. In turn, these provide motivation and energy for neighborhood and global involvement through which Gods grace is proclaimed, Gods forgiveness is extended, and Gods justice is sought.

Position Summary:
The Community Engagement and Education Coordinator will serve as a faith-based coordinator for the congregation of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC) to advance the congregations justice priorities and educational opportunities for all ages. The person called to this position will partner with members and community organizations in ways that build the congregations capacity to be integrally involved in the life of the neighborhood and the city. This position will also coordinate children and youth programming, and will equip members to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. The work will require gaining a good understanding of the gifts and assets within the congregation and the larger community, and the ability to find connections between individual and congregational priorities and opportunities to respond to social and educational needs.

Essential Functions:

  1. Meet with Holy Trinity members of all ages one-on-one to develop relationships and help members discern their gifts and passions.
  2. Meet with community leaders and organizations and attend community events to learn about and understand the justice issues that affect the congregation and community.
  3. Help members connect their passions and interests with the needs of the congregation, community and the wider church to advance justice priorities.
  4. Recruit and equip volunteers for educational programming.
  5. Coordinate ministry programs for children and youth (birth-grade 12), including regular educational opportunities, summer programming and study trips.
  6. Supervise nursery staff.
  7. Oversee the Public Voice and Organizing Committee and its working groups (Racial Justice, Sanctuary/AMMPARO, Reconciling, Israel/Palestine, Doctrine of Discovery, Creation Care, Meals on Wheels).
  8. Maintain strong relationships with neighborhood organizations, including current HTLC mission partners.
  9. Collaborate with other staff members and the Adult Education Committee to plan and evaluate ministry programs.
  10. Communicate regularly with families and the congregation about children and youth programming and opportunities for action within the larger community that align with congregational values and priorities.
  11. Communicate regularly with the congregation about actions taken in response to opportunities and priorities.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and staff retreats.
  • Engage in ministry on Sunday mornings and mid-week worship opportunities as a leader in worship and other programming activities.
  • Engage in activities to build intercultural competency.
  • Attend evening and community meetings as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Significant experience with the Christian Church, including some theological training.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community engagement.
  • Demonstrated passion for engagement with children and youth.
  • Interest in and commitment to the educational goals of the congregation, especially in relation to the youth of the congregation.
  • Computer competency and familiarity with social media platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Community organizing training and experience.
  • Skills and experience in teaching/leading children and/or youth and their families.
  • Post-secondary education.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to move freely in and out of different meeting settings with or without reasonable accommodation (homes, church, businesses).

Core Competencies:

  • Spiritual Commitment: Shows strong commitment to Christian faith and the mission of the Christian Church; demonstrates a personal conviction to seek peace and social justice.
  • Active listening skills: Engages in thoughtful listening; listens carefully to the ideas and concerns of another without letting personal opinions get in the way; able to integrate a wide variety of inputs, including ones own.
  • Collaborative Orientation: Shows interest, comfort, and skill in working in a team environment; willing to offer support to staff and members; shares credit for success with others, takes responsibility for his or her part in team failures.
  • Respect and Openness: Interested in different spiritual expressions and understandings; curious to learn about other people and cultures.
  • Networking skills: Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with congregation members, neighborhood residents, partner organizations, and community leaders; is approachable; uses diplomacy and tact.
  • Initiative: Looks for new opportunities and is excited about trying new things; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and others.
  • Time Management: Able to work independently and manage time in a somewhat fluid and unstructured schedule.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Demonstrates tolerance for ambiguity as issues arise for the community; works hard even when results are deferred; sets long-term goals.

Salary and Benefits:

  • This is a full-time position offering a salary of $41,000-$46,000 DOE and a competitive benefits package. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. Rostered and lay candidates are welcome to apply. People of color and LGBTQIA people are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen (apply@htlcmpls.org). Position is open until filled. 

St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida
Organist/Choir Director OR Pianist/Choir Director (Part-Time Position)

Setting: 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.

General Information: We seek to employ, for a Part-Time Position, an Organist OR Pianist to accompany/lead the ELW worship and direct the Adult Church Choir.

Organist OR Pianist and Choir Director Position Description: Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy, Conduct weekly choir rehearsal and direct choir in weekly worship anthem/worship liturgy.

Compensation and Terms: Negotiable

Contacts:
The Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh
1050 Boyd Drive
Mt. Dora FL 32757
352-383-5402
pastor@stphiliplc.com


St. Paul's Lutheran School, Waverly IA
Principal

Position Summary:
The Principal of St. Paul's Lutheran School serves as the educational leader. The Principal is responsible for school culture, managing policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a faith based and safe environment that meets the approved curriculum and mission of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School.

The Principal will work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school staff and student body. The Principal has the responsibilities for academic and curriculum development, personnel management and development, scheduling, implementation of strategic vision, extracurricular activities, before and after care, and safety/emergency procedures.

The position of St. Paul's Lutheran School Principal is a contract position from August 1 to July 31.

Please go to https://www.stpaulswaverly.org/job-opportunities/ for complete details.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to our Director of Administration, Ron Zelle, via email at ron.zelle@stpaulswaverly.org or mail to:
St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School
301 1st Street NW
Waverly, IA 50677 


Ascension Lutheran School, Thousand Oaks, CA
Principal for TK-8 School

In its 54-year history Ascension Lutheran School has been dedicated to nurturing each student, providing academic excellence, and creating bold, compassionate leaders who inspire and serve others in their walk with Jesus Christ. Our top-ranked Early Childhood Center and our WASC accredited TK-8 school compete favorably with local private and public Conejo Valley schools. We offer indoor and outdoor Nature Explore Certified classroom environments and a House System where each child is nurtured and encouraged to use their academic and individual talents to make the community and world a better place.

Ascension Lutheran School is currently seeking a Principal who is passionate about 21st century Christian education and the role that it plays in the lives of young people and their families. The school aspires to increase its enrollment and will look to this leader to work collaboratively with the school board, church and staff to create and execute a vision for growth.

The Principal, as the face of the school must have exceptional communication and public speaking skills. This leader will be invested in building relationships with students, parents, teachers, and the congregation celebrating in their successes on a daily basis. Duties include:

Assessment, Supervision and Management

  • Supervise and facilitate the daily safe and effective operations of the school
  • Be the instructional leader meeting 21st century learning objectives as well as state and national standards
  • Supervise the work of the Preschool/Infant Center Director as well as non-instructional staff
  • Implement and maintain WASC Accreditation Plan
  • Administer and manage budget
  • Implement effective program of staff and teacher hiring and development

Student Services

  • Maintain fair and consistent code of conduct and attendance systems
  • Support staff in identifying and addressing individual student academic needs, including health, physical, spiritual and emotional needs
  • Ensure utilization of resources to provide a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment Parent and Community Engagement
  • Engage and collaborate with families and community members
  • Encourage parent involvement through the Parents of Ascension Lutheran Students (PALS)
  • Maintain consistent communication with school community
  • Partner with the pastors to create opportunities for school families to become active in church, which supports the One Ascension vision
  • Respond to diverse community interests and needs and mobilize community resources
  • Develop good morale, connection and retention

Marketing

  • Create, implement and oversee plans to grow the student population in collaboration with Director of Marketing and Admissions
  • Attend recruiting events and market the school within the community
  • Support the schools financial efforts, especially the Annual Fund and the Auction for Education

Qualifications

  • Possess a valid and current Administrative Services Credential; Masters in Education Administration or Leadership desired
  • Experience as a successful teacher in either elementary, middle school, or both
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a principal, assistant principal, or dean, preferably in a private Christian school

Application Materials

  • Transcripts (copies are acceptable)
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Three Letters of Reference (one from a Pastor)

Competitive Salary

Links

Please email your resume to info@alcto.org.


Internation Church of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Full-time Pastor

Seeking a full-time Pastor. International Church of Bangkok (ICB) is truly international with 200+ active members from over 30 different nations and many different denominations from all walks of life. ICB is an 87‐year‐old English‐speaking congregation located in the heart of Bangkok, the capital and largest city in Thailand, and one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ordained Pastor with Master of Divinity degree from an accredited Protestant seminary or school of theology
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in pastoral ministry and church leadership
  • International experience or domestic experience in multicultural, diverse setting would be an advantage.

Interested candidates, please submit CV/résumé and cover letter to Pastoral Search Committee at recruitment@icbangkok.org. Résumés must be received electronically by January 31, 2020. For more information about ICB, view http://www.icbangkok.org/churchprofile


California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
President

The California Lutheran University Board of Regents invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President. The Board seeks an engaging and effective leader who will bring demonstrated success managing a complex organization, along with a deep understanding and appreciation for the culture and distinctive values of Lutheran higher education in today’s increasingly diverse and complicated higher education landscape.

Founded in 1959 and located in the community of Thousand Oaks, halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and fifteen miles from the Southern California coast, https://www.callutheran.edu/ is a growing, Hispanic-Serving, liberal arts university. Through its 225-acre main campus, four regional centers, and the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Cal Lutheran is home to 3,000 undergraduates and nearly 1,300 graduate students. The University provides a student-centered and rigorous academic environment with over 40 undergraduate majors and minors, 10+ master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees offered through six academic units.

The next president of Cal Lutheran has an exciting opportunity to build upon the impressive expansion and transformation of the University over the past decade. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader who can provide transformative leadership, clarify and articulate strategic direction, expand the University’s resource base, promote and enhance academic quality, advocate for diversity, inclusion, and a sustainable future, and build upon the student-focused, faith-based culture that has shaped Cal Lutheran. The next president must possess an earned advanced degree, and at least seven years’ significant and successful leadership experience.

More information about Cal Lutheran and the position is provided in the search profile, available for download at https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/.

California Lutheran University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Jay Lemons (jay.lemons@academicsearch.org), Stuart Dorsey (stuart.dorsey@academicsearch.org), or Jennifer Kooken (jennifer.kooken@academicsearch.org).

The position is open until filled, but applications received by February 14, 2020 can be assured full consideration. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information and a notation of the working relationship. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, inquiries, and nominations should be sent to CLUPresident@academicsearch.org.

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.


Lutheran Retreats, Camps & Conferences, Frazier Park, CA
Naturalist and Outdoor School Instructor

Lutheran Retreats, Camps & Conferences is seeking a community-oriented individual who is passionate about the environment to join our team as a Naturalist and Outdoor School Instructor. Stationed at camp El Camino Pines, located in the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California, the Naturalist/Instructor will lead week long Environmental Education programs with other members of the year-round team. This is an onsite position with room and board included. In addition to teaching, the job includes retreat hosting, dish washing, light maintenance, winter retreat programming and other camp responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the care and appreciation of Gods creation and communicate and practice that with students and staff.
  • A desire to teach students of all ages uses the outdoor education curriculum.
  • At least one year of post-high school experience - college or work. Undergraduate degree, camp experience and leadership experience are preferred.
  • Must be flexible and willing to help in all areas of camp life.
  • Must be able to communicate with and work with others.
  • Must have interest in living in a Christian community and a willingness to live in community with others.
  • Understanding of the philosophy and mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the programs and sites of LRCC.

For more information and to apply contact:
Lauri Egertson
Executive Director, LRCC
909-797-2513
lauri@lrcchome.com
www.lrcchome.com/employment 


Oaks Indian Mission, Oaks, OK
Executive Director

Oaks Indian Mission, Oaks, OK, is looking for a new Executive Director to provide leadership for this 219 year old organization dedicated to caring for children in a safe and stable foster-home like environment. The Executive Director (ED) is the face of the mission. Fundraising and development are the primary emphases of the position. For a job description and application instructions, please email bishopmike@arokoffice.org. Applications are due by January 17, 2020.

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Valley of Peace, Golden Valley, MN
Organist/Pianist/Accompanist

The organist/pianist/accompanist helps to preserve the strong tradition of music programming at Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, in providing excellent music leadership to enhance worship services.

This is a part time position, averaging 15 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application deadline: November 30, 2019

Please go to www.valleyofpeace.org for complete details.

Reply to : sdaniels.herron@valleyofpeace.org


Global Health Ministries, Minneapolis, MN
Office Manager

The Office Manager is the first point of contact for visitors and is in charge of making everyone feel welcomed, so an upbeat and friendly disposition is required. The Office Manager is responsible for the organization and maintenance of all office operations and procedures while supporting staff administratively. This position requires attention to detail, time management skills, appreciation of a fast-­‐paced staff and a steady flow of volunteers, multi-­‐tasking, and an enjoyment of creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment. Experience with a variety of office software (email tools, Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge CRM) is important as well as the ability to accurately handle administrative duties. The ideal applicant will share our passion for making bold and lasting positive improvements in health around the world as concrete expressions of the love of Christ.

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Greater Milwaukee Synod, Milwaukee WI
Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist is responsible for helping tell the story of the Greater Milwaukee Synod and Outreach for Hope by providing leadership, imagination and oversight for the communications of these organizations in their mission of connecting, supporting and resourcing congregations and leaders as they live out Gods mission in the world. The Communications Specialist has primary responsibility for all communications of the Greater Milwaukee Synod and Outreach for Hope, including but not limited to online, social media, print and press relations. This is a full-time position shared 50/50 between the Greater Milwaukee Synod and Outreach for Hope.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Develop and maintain effective strategy for electronic, print, and video communications for the Greater Milwaukee Synod and Outreach for Hope.
    Oversee all aspects of communications, including but not limited to composition, design, writing, editing, production, and distribution.
    Lead efforts in locating and elevating mission stories from across the synod, church, and communities, and develop ways to creatively communicate those stories.
    Work closely with members of the Greater Milwaukee Synod staff including the Outreach for Hope Executive Director to ensure unity and consistency across messaging and branding.

View the position posting: https://milwaukeesynod.org/blog/2019/10/24/the-gms-office-is-hiring-a-communications-specialist/

Reply to: mary.romskog@gmselca.org


Outreach for Hope, Milwaukee WI
Executive Director

DESCRIPTION

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

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the OFH Board of Directors and working closely with the bishop of the GMS, the Executive Director plans, manages, and implements the fundraising and grantmaking programs of OFH. The basic duties and responsibilities include:

    Advancing the mission of OFH with the GMS.
    Establishing the organizations goals and objectives within the vision of the GMS.
    Working as the lead fundraiser, cultivating donor relationships, and increasing philanthropic support through direct fundraising,
    Serving as the primary spokesperson for OFH, communicating the work through written articles, letters, and by speaking at churches and events.
    Working closely with OFH-funded ministries, synod staff, and OFH Board of Directors to ensure a grant making process that equips leaders, encourages innovation, deepens impact, and monitors the effectiveness of grant funded ministry initiatives.
    Ensuring organizational capacity for the annual Family Bike Ride fundraising event (currently in three locations) and ensuring the development and implementation of the bike ride plan.
    Overseeing budget, financials and investments, accountable to the board of directors of OFH.

EXPERIENCES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    An understanding of faith and church culture, especially synodical and congregational structure and life
    Bachelor's degree and experience in fundraising, organizational leadership/development, and/or stewardship
    Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification a plus
    Five to ten years in related fundraising and/or ministry development work
    Proven track record in fundraising
    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

HOW TO APPLY

    Include cover letter, resume, and three references.
    Submit applications by November 30
    To mary.romskog@milwaukeesynod.org
    Or send to Outreach for Hope,
    Attn: Mary Romskog, 1212 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215

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

To view the complete job description, go to: https://outreachforhope.org/seeking-executive-director/


Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, San Luis Obispo, CA
Director of Children and Teen Ministries

The Director of Children and Teen Ministries has the primary responsibility for continuing and expanding programs for children and teens from birth through 18 years of age (nursery through high school) with the assistance of the CAT Ministry Team and lay leaders.

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Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Texas Lutheran University (TLU) has announced the search for a Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), an appointment to become effective on or before July 1, 2020. The VPAA will be responsible to TLUs new president, Dr. Debbie Cottrell, and become an integral part of the universitys leadership team. With a focus on future growth and financial stability, TLUs chief academic officer will be academically entrepreneurial, experienced as a teacher/scholar/administrator, accomplished as a strategic planner and implementer, collaborative by nature, and informed about the needs of the 21st century learner.

Texas Lutheran is an independent, liberal arts-centered, comprehensive university located just 35 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin in the midst of a robust and rapidly growing economic corridor. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), TLU has a diverse student body in which a high percentage are first-generation college students. Offering 27 majors, 37 minors, 12 pre-professional programs (nine of which are health related), and four graduate degree programs, TLU enrolls over 1,400 students.

The VPAA will partner with TLUs president at a moment of distinct opportunity. An ability to build on the universitys existing strengths, to engage in a newly developing strategic plan, to move TLUs academic programs beyond their current strengths, and to reflect a style that combines collaboration and decisiveness, will all be essential to the new VPAAs success.

Prior to making application, prospective candidates are encouraged to learn more about the application process by reviewing the VPAA Search Profile at http://www.tlu.edu/vpaa-search. Candidates are requested to submit materials by noon CST on Saturday, November 30. All inquiries will be received in full confidence by:
Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D.
President, TBC Search Consulting
Tom.Courtice@gmail.com

Texas Lutheran University does not discriminate on the grounds of race, age, sex, color, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.


Edgebrook Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Part-Time Traditional Worship Music Leader

Part-Time Traditional Worship Music Leader Ever mindful of its mission statement, Transforming Lives by Sharing a Saving Faith in Jesus Christ and by Living the Gospel Through Service, Edgebrook Lutheran Church (ELC) seeks to engage all members of the congregation in meaningful, inspirational, and grace-oriented Christian worship. Music, an identified congregational strategic initiative, should it be traditional or contemporary in nature, is a component of ELCs worship experience. The Traditional Worship Music Leader (TWML) will use their musical skill sets to select, lead, accompany, and teach others in traditional worship music. The TWML will be the lead person responsible for ensuring high-quality traditional worship music for the congregation.

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Global Health Ministries, Minneapolis, MN
Director of Development

Located in the GHM’s Minneapolis office, the Director of Development is responsible for advancing the mission, vision, goals and objectives of Global Health Ministries by leading and managing a fund development program that secures a steadily increasing flow of revenues from a broad range of philanthropic sources.

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport, MN
Part-Time Director of Worship and Music

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, ELCA, Bayport, MN, part-time Director of Worship and Music, 20 hours/week, Walker tracker pipe organ, 21 ranks, two manuals, two grand pianos (Kawai and Yamaha), choir direction, handbells/chimes, worship planning. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals. Email pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com for complete job description and to apply. 


Bethany Lutheran Church, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Director of Worship and Music

Bethany Lutheran Church, a vibrant and welcoming congregation in Rice Lake, Wisconsin is seeking an energetic and gifted Director of Worship and Music who will lead our congregation in offering faithful and inspiring worship services, as well as other events designed to grow faith and better connect with the surrounding community. This position includes strengthening and growing our current music ministry, working with a variety of vocal and instrumental groups, and recruiting and training volunteers to offer their talents in service to God and the community. The Director will manage a music budget, choose hymns for worship and work closely with the Pastoral and Office Staff. Depending on the candidates skill set, this could be a full-time position with an excellent benefit package. Please submit resumes, along with salary expectations, to Bethany Lutheran Church, 35 W. Messenger St., Rice Lake, WI 54868. Inquiries may be made to Bethany@chibardun.net.


College Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salem, VA
Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Anticipated Start Date: Flexible

Responsibilities and Expectations:
College Evangelical Lutheran Church (Salem, Virginia) seeks applications for a part-time Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. The weekly working hours will average 20 hours per week with the understanding that some weeks may require more than 25 hours and some weeks fewer than 20 hours. Scheduling will be determined by the Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries in consultation with the Pastor. Salary range is $20,000-25,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Compensation includes two (2) weeks of paid annual vacation. Continuing education funds are available. Under the supervision of the Pastor, the Coordinator serves alongside of congregational leaders, advocates for and facilitates Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs. Programs include Nursery; Sunday School (Pre K-High School); Confirmation; Vacation Bible School and other summer programs; Youth Group; and Family Faith Formation.

The responsibilities and expectations of the Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide support, leadership, and effective communication for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs.
  • Assist in the planning, development and oversight of ministry programs.
  • Communicates with the Congregation using direct and in-print/electronic/social media platforms to promote Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs.
  • Facilitate the development of a coordinated vision for Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. In partnership and collaboration with the Pastor and Congregational leaders, develop annual priorities/goals which include year-round programming for the areas identified above.
  • Build strong relationships with CLC Children, Youth, and Families.
  • Works closely with the Pastor and Congregational leaders to seek and develop ways for participants to fully embrace the life of the church, including worship, fellowship, outreach, service ministries, and Virginia Synod and ELCA events.
  • Manage the recruitment, training, and support of volunteers for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry programs.
  • Determine skills and talents; develop and deliver orientation and training; and facilitate the completion of background checks as required.

Position Qualifications:
Successful candidate should possess a degree or have significant experience in Christian Education or related field; knowledge of Lutheran teachings and principles; leadership ability; ability to work with and inspire volunteers; ability to build effective relationships; ability to work with multiple age groups. Demonstrated management experience, and administrative and leadership skills required. Enthusiastic, organized, collaborative, and excellent personal communication skills (written, verbal, and listening) are essential.

To apply, please electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three (3) references to LuAnn Yates (Personnel Ministry team) at yateslax@comcast.net. Applications are currently being reviewed.

For additional information about College Lutheran Church, go to www.collegelutheran.org


The Church Council of Desert Springs, Truth or Consequences, NM
Retired/Part-time Pastor

Retired Pastor is required to serve the congregation of Desert Springs, in Truth or Consequences. If you would like to continue to serve, we can supply a furnished parsonage (utilities-free) and small stipend for one Sunday service. Truth or Consequences, NM is located 5 miles from the largest lake in NM and is ideal for fishing, swimming and camping. Truth or Consequences has several Hot Springs available for therapeutic or relaxed bathing. We are 50 miles from the Gila Wilderness ideal for hiking, hunting and camping. For more information please call Rev. Peter A. Cacoperdo interim pastor at: 575-740-4214. You may also contact the Rocky Mountain Synod at: 303-777-6700.


Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Vienna, Virginia
Director of Youth Ministries

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Vienna Virginia (https://elcvienna.org/wp/) is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries.

Director of Youth Ministries reports to the Lead Pastor and closely collaborates with the volunteer Youth Team Leaders.

The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for Emmanuels ministry to middle school and high school youth, and college-age adults by modeling Christian discipleship as well as equipping families to be disciples of Christ, directing volunteer leadership, encouraging the congregation to partner in the faith formation of young people, and leading the integration of youth into the life of the congregation.  Demonstrates a core understanding of competencies for vocational development as outlined in the Leadership Competencies for Faith Formation by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network https://www.elcaymnet.org/competencies.

The Annual salary is $60,000, plus retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and disability benefits and paid leave.

Required qualifications include a bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent experience; 3 or more years of experience in youth ministry (preferably within the Lutheran Church); and Commitment to following Christ with a record of active congregational worship participation.

A clear criminal background check is required.

Send all inquiries, resumes and cover letters to: ELCVienna.applications@gmail.com

The position is open immediately.  Resumes and cover letters will be considered until the position is filled.


A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, Denver, CO
National Park Ministry Team Leader

Position Description:
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) is a grassroots ministry that began in Yellowstone National Park in 1951 with the dream of providing Christian community for the people working, living, and visiting the parks. ACMNP accomplishes this by helping students find paying jobs and housing in the parks. Upon arrival in the parks, ACMNP team members serve with ACMNP by leading interdenominational worship services, Bible studies, community building activities and park stewardship projects.

Outside of working approximately 40 hours a week in or near a park, Ministry Team Members are expected to lead approximately 1-3 interdenominational worship services on Sundays with their team. This may include leading worship, sharing a message, and greeting worship attenders. 

Position Requirements:

  • Applicants first and foremost must love Jesus, the outdoors, and ministry!
  • Must be over 18 years of age upon the job start date
  • Must agree with ACMNPs doctrinal statement found here: http://www.acmnp.com/about

Compensation:
Expect to walk away with $2,000-$3,000 from a 3 month season. Pay is minimum wage or higher based on the state the park is located in. All seminarians or graduate students of a ministry related field qualify for a $1,500 scholarship upon the completion of their commitment to ACMNP and their employer.

Applications can be found here: https://acmnp.com/apply-now/


Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport, Minnesota
Part-time Director of Worship and Music

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, ELCA, Bayport, MN, part-time Director of Worship and Music, 20 hours/week, including organ/piano, choir direction, handbells, worship planning. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals. Email pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com for complete job description and to apply.

Website: www.bethlehemstar.org


Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT), Brentwood, TN
Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local church while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Memphis, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $1,500 for the 3-year program.

Graduate Residents will receive:
Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
Masters degree from accredited seminary
A job as a youth minister in a local church
$1,000 per month stipend
Veteran youth ministry coach

Qualifications:
Distinct call to youth or childrens ministry Ministry experience working with children or youth Undergraduate degree

Theological Beliefs:
CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminaries include Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary or Memphis Theological Seminary.

Application Process:
Apply online at www.cymt.org
Complete online application
Pay $50 application fee
Provide: 3 references (professor, ministry, personal) Transcripts Photo, Proof of insurance, Complete background check

Application deadlines:
Early admission: November 15
Final: March 1
Contact: 615.823.7595 


Bethel Encino, Encino, CA
Interim Worship Leader

About us: Bethel Encino is a progressive Christian community, recognizing the presence of the divine dwelling in and among us. We are a house for all, welcoming everyone of all age, class, color, legal status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration and abilities. We are a house of prayer rooted in Word and Worship. We are a house for generation to generation, committed to all ages and children in particular. We are a house for justice, called to the holy work of peace and solidarity. We are a house of healing, participating in the healing power of the Holy Spirit and recognizing Jesus in the broken places of the world. We live out this calling through our four pillars of ministry: worship, fellowship, partnership, and discipleship (which includes our preschool ministry).

About the position: The interim worship leader will lead the Bethel community in our call to worship and praise God. Working closely with the pastoral staff, the minister of music will shape the Sunday worship by selecting the songs, coordinating a mix of paid and volunteer musicians, and leading a Sunday morning rehearsal and worship service.

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Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (SITD), Carefree, Arizona
Executive Director

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (SITD) in Carefree, Arizona, invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director. In 1993 the retreat center was donated to
the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who developed the retreat center as a separate non-profit organization. The Executive Director will magnify the
mission of Spirit in the Desert to be a holy place where people experience hospitality and renew their callings in the world. The Executive Director, who will be an ordained pastor of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will oversee the life and administration of Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center.

The successful candidate will:

  • Represent and advance SITD’ mission, values, priorities and goals with the highest of ethical and professional standards
  • Establish the business plan and lead strategic efforts to meet stated goals that ensure financial viability
  • Foster a culture of learning and innovation and provide leadership with our key institutional networks
  • Build relationships with varied faith communities leveraging the Lutheran commitment to interfaith collaboration and welcome.
  • Have strong experience in developing relationships among new prospects converting them to donors while fostering current donor relationships

The eight-acre, Sonoran Desert environment that includes open spaces for meditation, prayer, and reflection is a place where people of all racial and cultural backgrounds, religious or non-religious traditions, can experience renewal, reconciliation, healing, and transformation. Lutheran Churches and stakeholders are actively involved with Spirit in the Desert which can provide daily accommodations and meals a day 75-80 guests. Fe es for hosted programs, private retreats, charitable gifts, and grants support the non-profit retreat center.

Retreats held at the center have included “Healing of Memories” for veterans and first responders, “Boundless Compassion” for all those seeking to live and share mercy and justice, “Leading Well” for clergy and ministry leaders, and “Spiritual Director Training.” Spirit in the Desert has been the site for churches, multifaith houses of worship, and international guests to host personal and group retreats which has attracted 4,186 participan ts during 2018. The retreat center hosts a mid-week worship oasis of meditation and Holy Communion, provides online Daily Devotions, and offers three desert walking paths on the grounds suitable for quiet meditation and contemplation.

A complete search profile with information about Spirit In The Desert Retreat Center and the desired attributes for the Executive Director will be available July 26 at www.spiritinthedesert.org on the home page.

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is anticipated to take office in January of 2020.

Applications received by September 11, 2019 will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest that specifically addresses how one meets the qualifications of the position and is prepared to support the mission of SITD , a curriculum vitae or resume, and names of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically in PDF format to Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, Co-Chair of the Search Committee at revmmmd@callutheran.edu.

A profile of SITD and the search process is attached to this email. To nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty at revmmmd@callutheran.edu or by phone at 805-493-3330 with the candidate name and contact information.


King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas
Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

King of Glory Lutheran Church, Dallas, Texas, has an opening for a Young Adult Ministry Coordinator.  This position is for an out of the box thinker, and this person is encouraged to lead, and develop a new ministry to young adults (18-35-year-olds in formal and informal studies, gatherings, experiences, etc.).  This is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of creating a place for young adults to connect with their Christian beliefs and one another.

Full Job Description can be reviewed at  https://www.kingofglory.com/resources/articles/employment-opportunities/ and forward your resume to the email address listed below. 

King of Glory Lutheran Church
6411 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas  75240
council@kingofglory.com

We look forward to receiving your information for this ground floor opportunity at a loving congregation waiting for you. 


Agapé ✞ Kure Beach Ministries, Camp Agapé in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Director of Development

DESCRIPTION
This full-time, year-round Director of Development is responsible for guiding Agapé  Kure Beach Ministries in all areas related to fund development. That includes building upon a strong donor foundation through increased giving in annual fund, planned giving, and friend raising activities. This leader will oversee the administration of the development program including accurate record keeping through Donor Perfect, serve as an active part of a team ministry with the Executive Director and all staff, and seek to provide excellence and guest satisfaction while using the Agapé  Kure Beach Ministries mission statement as our guide.

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Christ the King Lutheran Church, Combined Locks, WI
Executive Administrator

Christ the King Lutheran Church is searching for a part-time, salaried, Choir Director. CtK is a growing congregation with a vibrant intergenerational ministry, with an outward to serve God, community, and world.

Duties & Responsibilities for the Choir Director:

  • Direct the adult choir of CtK (Sept-May)
  • Conduct rehearsals
  • Provide a yearly schedule of rehearsals and worship services
  • Work with choir pianist
  • Develop special music for a cantata and other special services

Qualifications & Experience of the Choir Director:

  • Experience directing a choir
  • Experience conducting an ensemble
  • Experience playing piano
  • Formal vocal training
  • Work well with and organize groups of people
  • Communicate with staff, council, and congregation
  • Be resourceful, organized, efficient

Send resumes and cover letters for the Choir Director position or for additional information please contact Molly Mueller hcqhmolly@tds.net by July 7. CtK website: www.Christ-the-King.org


Fellowship Lutheran Church, Tulsa, OK
Student and Community Minister

Position Type:
Exempt/Full Time

Primary Function:
The Student & Community Minister will provide overall direction for ministry to students 7th grade through post high school (age 22) and their families. They will work to integrate education, worship, service, stewardship, and fellowship into an overall comprehensive ministry. The Student & Community Minister will work in close collaboration with the Discipleship team to foster a unified vision, a strong support system and a smooth transition in Christian growth from childhood to adulthood. This person must have strong organizational, relational and communication skills.

Reply to: kara@flctulsa.org 


Mountain View Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ
Hospitality Manager

Position Type:
Non-exempt/20 hours per week

Primary Function:
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

Primary Function:
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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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

Please go to www.valleyofpeace.org to see a full job description and application process. If you have questions please contact Pastor Ashley Osborn at aosborn@valleyofpeace.org or 763-588-4611. 


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:

  1. Coordinate Sunday morning childrens’ programming focused on faith formation
  2. Equip parents, caregivers, youth, and adults to take an active role in faith formation among children
  3. Assist in coordinating intergenerational opportunities in worship and service projects

Hours: 12 hours per week 

Required Qualifications:

Please send resumes to Pastor Kristian at pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org


Pilgrim Lutheran School, Chicago, IL
Lower Grade Music Teacher

Job Summary:
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.
Hours:
4 hours of instruction per week during school hours, schedule flexible

Qualifications:
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. 

www.pilgrimchicago.org


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 pastor@christianialutheranchurch.org


Christ Community Reformed Church, Clifton Park, New York
Associate Minister

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.

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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

Description:

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:

  1. Develop and maintain a comprehensive faith formation program for children through high school that facilitates the building of faith through relationships formed for all ages.
  2. Identify relationship voids for young peoples lives and fill those voids with church members who can influence the development of faith.
  3. Create and lead monthly events designed to connect children, youth, and adults. 
  4. Regularly cast vision, recruit, train, mentor, appreciate, celebrate and oversee a team of adult volunteer leaders who will lead and encourage students to explore, connect, serve, and grow in their faith. 
  5. Equip and Inspire parents to nurture their childrens spiritual growth.
  6. Nurture programs of faith formation for the wider congregation. 
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Pastors

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%

Job Requirements:

  1. Strong foundation in the Christian faith, grounded in the ELCA or liturgical tradition is preferred.
  2. Experience with and passion for working with children, youth, and their families in the grace of Jesus. 
  3. Experience recruiting, creating, developing and deploying volunteer teams.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills for use in a variety of situations from large community gatherings, to informational meetings, to discipleship opportunities, to social media platforms. 
  5. Excellent relationship-building skills.
  6. Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task. 
  7. Ability to work with a team. 
  8. Proficient with social media platforms.
  9. Two references from a supervisor, Pastor, or other person who can address the applicants fit with the duties and responsibilities.

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

searchcommittee@sllc.org


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: haighm@christchurchcharlotte.org

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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.

PRIMARY GOALS       

  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.

STRATEGIES & TACTICS

  1. Be present in the congregation, leveraging Sunday worship as a primary source of engagement leading to and emphasizing intergenerational relationships.
  2. Collaborate with youth committee, pastors, staff, and volunteers to seek creative means to encourage lives of discipleship in youth and their families, including:
    1. Be visible at community youth events
    2. Initiate, develop, and implement venues for fostering faith formation.
    3. Plan youth & family activities, outings, service opportunities, and confirmation.
  3. Stay current with and encourage participation with relevant activities, events, and workshops in the SE MN Synod, the ELCA, Lutheran colleges and Bible camps, and related organizations.
  4. Attend Staff and Youth Committee meetings.  Provide monthly reports for the Council and write an article for the monthly newsletter.
  5. Create a plan for professional development, continuing education, and personal renewal.
  6. May be assigned additional responsibilities from time to time.

QUALITIES & REQUIREMENTS

  1. Demonstrate a strong relationship with Jesus Christ, a shepherds heart for the team and for building well-rounded and healthy relationships with young people in and outside of worship experiences.
  2. Bachelors Degree, Professional Certificate, or equivalent experience in Youth Ministry.
  3. Able to lead and teach prayer and bible study as well as discuss moral dilemmas.
  4. Be savvy with social media, but biased towards face to face communication. Know when to listen and when to cheerlead.
  5. Hold strong interpersonal, organizational, technical, verbal and written communication skills.  Be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.  Work a flexible schedule and be organized in the management of time, tasks, resources, and money.  Successful completion of a background check is required prior to employment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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:

Directing Pastor
Central Lutheran Church
259 W Wabasha St
Winona MN 55987

Ph: 507.452.5156
Email: CLC3.pastor@gmail.com


Trinity Lutheran Church in Ventura, CA
Office Administrator

Trinity Lutheran Church in Ventura, CA is looking for an office administrator.

Full-time positition

$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.

Calendaring

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: jkadair@yahoo.com / subject, TLC admin   


Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Kissimmee, Florida
Assistant Principal

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:

  • Ability to be consistent, fair, objective and firm in professional relationships
  • Capable of being a "bridge builder" among stakeholders in the school community
  • Enthusiastic demeanor
  • Ability to coach and manage the performance of others
  • Strong computer skills and an interest in using data to inform instruction
  • Ability to create and maintain schedules and plans to achieve goals
  • Skills to prioritize work, complete assignments on time, maintain documents, records and reports

Preference will be given to candidates with these skills:

  • Successful experience as a teacher at one or more grade level in a K-12 setting
  • Fluent English language skills and a high-level skill communicating in Spanish
  • Professional Certification in Educational Leadership
  • Knowledge of instructional design and methods based on educational theory and research
  • Christian ministry knowledge and/or experience with youth programming

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Valerie Keipper, Principal at valerie.keipper@trinsch.org. Questionl regarding the position may also be directed to Valerie Keipper at 407-847-5377.


Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Campus Pastor

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)

Setting:
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.

General Information:
Sundays 8:45am - 11:00am availability (Service time is 9:30am - 10:30am

Organist/ Choir Director Position Description:

  • Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy
  • Conduct weekly choir rehearsal and direct choir in weekly worship anthem/worship liturgy

Compensation and Terms:

  • compensation negotiable

Contacts:


Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Door County, Wisconsin
Director of Children and Youth Ministry

Purpose for Director:
  • Equip and support children, youth, and families within the larger congregational context, and congregation to nurture faith, pass on faith, and live out the Christian faith.
Outcomes of Mission - As the results of this ministry, youth and their families will:
  • know Gods grace and love and live with hope as Gods children.
  • be guided by their faith in decisions and choices.
  • are supported along the various milestones of their faith journey by a network of people of all ages, including peers, family members, congregation members, and others.
  • discover and strengthen their gifts as followers of Jesus be provided purposeful opportunities to use their gifts.
  • understand ministry as always welcoming and caring for people, regardless of congregational membership, race, economic status, age, or beliefs.
  • value and participate in a worshiping community.
Review for Outcomes:
  • First two years semi-annual reviews with supervisor and council representative for Faith Formation, then annually.
Relationship-building Ministry:
  • Help form, equip, and support networks of people of all ages who participate in each young persons faith journey and who share the love of Christ by being authentic, available and affirming.
  • Recognize Christs presence and honor the young person at significant milestones.
Equipping Home Ministry:
  • Hands on opportunities and resources that equip the home as the primary place for faith formation.
Program Ministry - A balance of relational opportunities for youth, youth and their families, and cross+generational groups such as:
  • Training and learning opportunities
  • Utilizing gifts, interests, and talents
  • Faith mentoring
  • Experiencing and practicing with faith resources
  • Group building activities and gatherings
  • Small group discussions about faith and life
  • Camps and retreats
  • Service learning experiences
  • Visits in homes, school, and community events
  • Ideas and assistance that enhance worship experience
  • Ways for youth and families to participate throughout the congregation
  • Facilitate connections with other faith partners after leaving community. (e.g. campus pastors, other congregations.)
  • oversight and coordination of Sunday Faith Formation for children
Support Relationships:
  • Supervised by Senior Pastor.
Qualities and Requirements:
  • Committed to Jesus Christ and his Church
  • Theology and values are in harmony with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church. Bachelors Degree, ideally in humanities or social sciences.
  • Understands this job description as being in alignment with personal vocational calling, skills, and ability to learn.
  • Professional work ethic and positive attitude
  • Relational skills with youth, parents, staff, and community
  • Can speak and lead from a genuine language and experience of faith
  • Program planning and implementation skills
  • Experience with camp and retreat programming
  • Motivational abilities
  • Knowledge of resource people, curriculums, and materials
  • Understands adolescent development, culture, and trends
  • Understands faith development and various educational methods
  • Experience with a variety of educational methodologies
  • Basic counseling, decision making, referral skills, and support services
  • Advocates for youth, families, and their needs in the congregation and community
Congregational Context:
  • Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is a 650 member congregation in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Located near the northern tip of Door County, Wisconsin, the community is a mix of families who have been in the community for generations, families who have moved here for the rural life, natural beauty, and excellent schools, and retirees who have chosen this location for their retirement home. A large seasonal population as well as a steady stream of tourists swell the participation in the life of the congregation during the summer months. Outdoor activities are a strong draw for both residents and tourists hiking, biking, kayaking and a variety of other outdoor activities provide opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of Door County.
Benefits:
  • Salary according to the guidelines of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin - ELCA Full-time ELCA benefits provided
  • Time off, vacation, and sick leave in accordance with the Personnel Policy Manual of Shepherd of the Bay

Please submit resume or vitae to Pastor Jim Honig at sotbpastor@gmail.com.


Peace Community Center which is affiliated with Peace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA
Center Leader

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
Lead Pastor

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.

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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 lewton@stjohnelc.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 markberry303@gmail.com.


First St. John Lutheran Day School, Toledo, OH
Day School Administrator

Position Summary:
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.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume or may request a copy of the full job description, to Pastor Jerald Rayl, (pastor1@firststjohn.com). Review of applications begins on April 1, 2019. Position is open until filled.


St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, PA
Youth Director

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 office@kellerschurch.org 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!


 

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

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