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.


St. John Lutheran Church, Bellville, TX
Director of Music and Worship Ministries

St. John Lutheran Church seeks a Full Time Director of Music and Worship Ministries to coordinate all aspects of the music program for a growing, welcoming, multi-generation faith community in Bellville, TX. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to Pastor Andrew Bell, Pastor.Andrew.Bell@gmail.com. Interviews begin April 1st with a hoped for start date in August. See linked job description for full details: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DVsReuN5_cO35JTY81nvdQWOJCyM9Qgb Full job description.


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Annual Giving Manager

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Annual Giving Manager who will support LIRSs ongoing mission by designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive direct marketing strategy to acquire, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors through direct mail and online strategies.

Minimum of 2 days a week to work in the office with the flexibility to telework.

Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by COB Friday, February 8, 2019. via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-773697.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

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


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

Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin is seeking the right person to serve as our part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry. The ideal candidate will bring energetic, passionate and creative leadership to our ministry with pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school youth. They will also recruit, encourage, and empower members and parents to share in this ministry to our younger members. A full job description can be found at www.shepherdofthebay.org. To be considered for this position, email your resume to Pr. Jim Honig at sotbpastor@gmail.com. The same address may be used for questions.


New Song Lutheran Church, Henderson, NV
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

The CYF Director we seek is a strong disciple of Jesus Christ who has the gifts and passion to develop the faith of the children and families of New Song Lutheran Church.

This full-time position will primarily engage people from birth through college-age disciples. The CYF Director will lead programs and develop a team of volunteers to lead other ministries. In addition, they will provide opportunities to connect New Song Academy (our preschool) to the life of the congregation.

The position requires an active faith life, experience working with children, excellent critical thinking, organizational, and people skills.

The CYF Director will coordinate and manage Sunday School, elementary, middle, and high school youth ministries, Confirmation, and summer camp programs along with other programs throughout the year.

Qualifications include a college degree with a preferred background in children and youth ministry, and strong administrative, interpersonal and communication skills.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: info@newsonganthem.org.


Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Granite Bay, California
Director of Worship and Music

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is seeking a part-time Director of Worship and Music, approximately 25 hours per week. We are located in beautiful Granite Bay, California. This central location is just 1 mile from boating, fishing and skiing at Folsom Lake and 1 1/2 hours to Sierra slopes for skiing and snowboarding and San Francisco for entertainment and beaches. 

Primary duties will include:

  • Conducting choir(s) and ensembles and lead traditional worship or the organ or piano, as skills apply.
  • Scheduling and directing rehearsals for choirs(s), soloists, instrumentalists and ensembles providing supervision and leadership.
  • Maintain music library and coordinate care and maintenance of music instruments.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lutheran theology, liturgical practice and use of music in Worship.
  • Demonstrated skill and competency at the keyboard and/or organ.
  • One to five years of experience and competency directing adult choirs.

Email cover letter and resume to diane@lcrchurch.org with Music in the subject line.


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!


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Programs Director - Children and Family Services

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Programs Director - Children and Family Services who will provide strategic leadership to Children and Family Services within the Programs department.

Application Instructions:
To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter by COB on Thursday, February 28, 2019 via http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-772945.html. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

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


Christ Lutheran Church, Georgetown, TX
Church Administrator

The Church Administrator will be responsible for the administration and business affairs of Christ Lutheran Church. He/she shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Congregational Council.
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Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Congregation, Moscow, Russia
Director of Social Ministry and Pastor of Congregation

The Director of Social Ministry is responsible the organization of the Social Services ministry, staff and programming, as well as working with the church council to develop ongoing vision for the ministry in each of the different areas:

  • The Medical Advice Center, in which volunteer medical professionals provide free consultations to those in need; economic migrants, trafficked peoples, and refugees.
  • The Task Force against Racism, in which MPC counsels victims of racially-motivated violence and aims to prevent racist incidents through education and advocacy;
  • The repatriation program, in which MPC interviews and provides financial assistance buying flights for stranded African immigrants who came to Russia under false pretenses; and
  • Outreach to pensioners and marginalized groups within Russian society.

The Director of Social Ministry will also serve as pastor to the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy congregation, which includes expats from the North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as Russian people.

Applicants can apply HERE.


International Protestant Church of Brussels, Belgium
Pastor

The International Protestant Church of Brussels is an English-speaking church with a current participation of about 100 (including children and youth). The ecumenical congregation consists of various nationalities from all over the world, and represents several denominations, including Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Lutheran. While many of the members are local and/or have lived in Belgium for years, many others are expatriates on assignment for 2-5 years. This leads to a high annual turnover, which usually occurs at the end of the school year. Gaining new members each fall is critical. The congregation is especially welcoming and supportive of new members who may be experiencing difficulty in adjusting to a new environment as well as searching for religious and social support.

Applicants can apply HERE.


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), Chicago, IL
Controller

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance, this full-time, salaried position controls the seminarys general ledger, including overseeing the daily receivables and payables; reconciling monthly account closing; preparing financial reports and analyses; and managing the annual financial statements audit. This position also oversees and supervises the Staff Accountant and works in conjunction with the Accounting Coordinator within the Finance Office. A full position description can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

Applicant Qualifications
Interested applicants should have a Bachelors degree in accounting or finance with at least 8 years of professional experience in related fields, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience. Higher education or not-for-profit accounting experience is preferred. This position requires advanced skills in automated accounting systems, electronic spreadsheets and word processing software. Candidates with Blackbaud Financial Edge experience and CPA certification are preferred. Exceptional communication, work ethic, and attention to detail are essential. Applicants should have the capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously and must exhibit a high degree of intercultural competency. LSTC is committed to diversity. Women and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process
Please submit a letter of interest that includes: a) your reasons for applying, b) your work experience in higher education and/or the not-for-profit sector, and c) a description of how you connect to LSTCs mission. Email your resume and letter of application to: employment@lstc.edu.


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), Chicago, IL
Admissions Recruiter

In collaboration with the Director of Admissions, the Recruiter will travel and recruit on both the national and local levels and will coordinate contacts through the ELCA and other communities to promote admissions, provide counsel on ministry vocations, and provide information about LSTCs programs. The Recruiter will work directly with colleges, churches, synods, and other ELCA seminaries. A full position description can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment.

Applicant Qualifications
Interested applicants should be committed to the Churchs work of ministry and to the vocation of recruiting promising candidates for the educational programs of LSTC. Preference will be given to candidates with a good working knowledge of the ELCA and LSTC, including a knowledge and/or willingness to learn of rostered ministry and other forms of full-time Christian services. Best suited applicants will be willing and able to travel up to 50% of working hours, have good organizational skills, and able to show warmth and welcome to a diverse group of constituents. Applicants should have experience leveraging social media for marketing purposes and must exhibit a high degree of intercultural competency. LSTC is committed to diversity. Women and/or persons from historically underrepresented cultural groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process
Please submit a letter of interest that includes: a) your reasons for applying, b) your work experience relevant to a seminary recruiter position, and c) a description of how you connect to LSTCs mission. Email your resume and letter of interest to: employment@lstc.edu.

 

Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod
Assistant to the Bishop


The Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, seeks an Assistant to the Bishop who will be responsible for working with congregations in pastoral transition, candidacy for pastoral and diaconal ministry, Synodically Authorized Ministers and other responsibilities in synodical leadership. The position description can be found HERE. The successful candidate will have gifts of faith, wisdom, and discernment, a broad understanding of the church, outstanding people skills and organizational abilities. Apply by sending a resume or Rostered Minister Profile to Bishop Michael Rinehart at bishop@gulfcoastsynod.org.

Resumes will be received November 8 to December 8, and reviewed thereafter. Interviews will be held after the first of the year, with a decision to be made by March 1, and a start date to be set around May 1, 2019.

A full job description can be found at https://gulfcoastsynod.org/congregations/jobopenings/


Worship Leader and Coordinator
Bethal Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

Gate of Life Worship Director (Worship Leader and Coordinator) Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN Purpose of Position: The Worship Leader and Coordinator is responsible for recruiting skilled musicians, both vocal and instrumental, leading weekly rehearsals, and coordinating musicians. Full job description.


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
President and Chief Executive Officer

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First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Huron, SD
MINISTRY ASSOCIATE

First Presbyterian seeks a warm, creative, and organized individual to serve as our new Ministry Associate.

This individual will have the opportunity to co-ordinate youth and young adult ministries, teach, and equip. He or she will also assist the pastor and leadership in worship and congregational care.

Please see http://www.fpchuron.com/news_and_event_11.html for more information and complete job description.


Mountain View, Phoenix, AZ
Children’s Music Director

Job Purpose:
Lead our Joyful Noiz Children’s Choir and contribute to the spiritual development of children through high quality and energetic music.

Duties:

  • Plan and lead rehearsals with the Joyful Noiz Children’s Choir on Wednesday evenings in preparation for special music (typically once a month).
  • Actively recruit new members, providing an atmosphere of musical learning, faith growth, and mutual care.
  • Plan and execute a children’s musical, or collaborate with other music ensembles in a cantata, or create a new type of worship experience that the children can lead.
  • Offer ideas and help to implement creative and quality worship services keeping the theme of the day or season of the year in the forefront.
  • Provide music for special services i.e., Lent, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Ecumenical Services, as requested by the Director of Music.
  • Promote the music ministries of the church.

Requirements:

  • Music Education or Education degree preferred.
  • Knowledge for and ability to work with a wide variety of musical styles and worship forms.
  • Dependable and responsible.
  • Team player and strong communicator.
  • Have the ability to vary work schedule, when needed.
  • All church business must be kept confidential from all but authorized individuals at all times.

Machines and Equipment Used:
Piano, various music equipment, copier and telephone.A Christian background and faith life, and a willingness to engage in the life of the church.

Physical Demands:
Walking, sitting, bending and driving.

Learn more.


Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Rector and Dean of the Seminary

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and leadership; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) official copies of all transcripts; and, (4) a list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Applications should be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format) to president@lr.edu . Mailing address is: Office of the President, Lenoir Rhyne University, BOX 7163, Hickory, NC 28603.

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) of Lenoir-Rhyne University welcomes nominations and applications for a dynamic and innovative leader to serve in the position of Rector and Dean of the Seminary beginning as early as January 2, 2019 and no later than June 3, 2019. The Rector and Dean of the Seminary is a full-time appointment reporting directly to the President of Lenoir-Rhyne University. The primary duties of this position are to serve as the lead academic and church administrator for LTSS and to further develop LTSS as an exemplary seminary within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and among its ecumenical partners.


St. Marys Lutheran Church, Kenosha, WI
Contemporary Worship Leader Part-time

St. Marys Lutheran Church, 2001 80th Street, Kenosha, WI 53143 is seeking a Contemporary Worship Leader. (Part-time 10 hours per week) The Contemporary Worship leader will provide leadership for the planning, development, administration, and implementation of the contemporary worship services at St. Marys. The worship leader must be a skilled instrumentalist (guitar or piano preferred) who has the ability to work with and develop band members to reach their unique capabilities. Will work with the Contemporary Worship Planning team and the senior Pastor. Experience in sound, and visual technology is also required. To apply, contact Pastor John Holm at jholm@stmaryslutheran.org 


Christ Lutheran Church, Lakewood, Washington
Director of Children's & Family Ministry
 
We believe that the right applicant will help us formulate what this position will look like. We begin with the expectation that the ideal candidate will:
  • Attend worship at CLC on a regular basis
  • Provide leadership and direction for CLC's ministry with children
  • Lead CLC's Sunday education ministry for children and families
  • Plan for and organize CLC's existing special children's ministry events, including Vacation Bible School, Christmas Program, Resurrection Trail, Harvest Festival
  • Develop a program recognizing life markers for CLC children, such as baptism, first communion, first Bibles, etc...
  • Serve as liaisonbetween CLC members, staff, and the CLC Preschool Program
  • Work directly with the CLC Latchkey Program to provide spiritual teaching
  • Help formulate an annual children's ministry budget 
Please submit a resume and cover letter to lreed@clc-lakewood.org
 
Job description available at www.christlutheranlakewood.com
  


Lutheran Church of Christ the King, Moorhead MN
Full-time Office Manager
 
The Lutheran Church of Christ the King, Moorhead MN, is seeking a full-time Office Manager who will provide leadership and oversight to all functions of the church office, ensuring quality and professional hospitality, communication, and administration. Responsibilities include oversight of office visitor welcome and hospitality, communications, maintenance of records and supplies, coordination of worship volunteers, supervision of office volunteers, and linking active components of the church life together.
 
Please email a resume and cover letter to pastortessa@goctk.org. Questions may be directed to the same email.
 
South Canyon Lutheran Church, Rapid City, South Dakota
Youth Ministry Coordinator


South Canyon Lutheran Church in Rapid City, South Dakota is seeking to hire a full time Youth Ministry Coordinator. This person will work with students grades 6 through 12 to build healthy, authentic relationships while directing and guiding the faith formation process with students both in a congregational setting and through outreach in the community.

The Youth Ministry Coordinator will work closely with pastoral staff and youth ministry team in visioning, planning, and executing regular Wednesday night programming, assisting in the confirmation process, and organizing and leading annual trips for both middle school and high school students.

Please send your resume to Tristan Rosson at tristan@sclc-rc.org 
 

Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Oakwood OH 
Director of Children & Youth Ministry (FT)


Join us as we collaborate to foster an intergenerational church culture!  Our full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry will bring energetic, passionate and creative leadership to the congregations work with our pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school youth.  They will develop/implement ministries such as Sunday School, VBS and youth activities. They will also recruit, encourage, and empower members and parents to carry out ministry.  LCOS is located in a first-ring suburb of Dayton, and has a number of new families with children joining -- we need someone to oversee high quality programming for our current and future young people.

Email questions and/or resume to Pastor Stefan Rickman: srickman@oursaviordayton.org.

For the full job description, go to: https://bit.ly/2ucQ5fE 
 

Marble Collegiate Church, New York, NY
Associate Minister


The Associate Minister is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament and will share in the ministerial role of the congregation, such as worship, liturgy and pastoral care.  The Associate Minister supervises the program ministries of the church and directly leads specific program groups as assigned by the Executive Minister. Currently, the primary direct ministry assignments of the Associate Minister will be the Youth and Marble Connection, the 20s and 30s ministry of the church.

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Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center, Oregon, IL
Executive Director

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC) is seeking a full-time Executive Director with a personal commitment to faith development who will faithfully lead and direct a busy year-round retreat and outdoor ministry program. The Executive Director will have experience in budget development, financial management, fundraising, marketing, and personnel management. The Executive Director will oversee and be accountable for the normal operations of the camp and manage the development, execution, and evaluation of year-round programming consistent with the mission of LOMC, connecting the word of God with the world of God. A full job description can be found at http://lomc.org/employment-ed/

 



 

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