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.

Christian Churches Together, Ada, MI
Executive Director, Christian Churches Together in the USA
- (Added 3/3/2022)

The Executive Director (ED) is the primary leader of Christian Churches Together, tasked with articulating and facilitating the achievement of its mission, vision, and values. Under the direction of the Steering Committee and its Executive Committee, the ED oversees all aspects of the organization to ensure efficient operation, cooperation, and communication, and the effective attainment of strategic plans and goals. The ED is the face of CCT, working closely with the Steering Committee and its Executive Committee, the Participants of CCT, the wider ecumenical community, and the public.

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All qualified interested candidates are encouraged to email a detailed CV or resume to CCT at CCTExecDirectorSearch@gmail.com.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Director of Children Youth and Family Ministries
- (Added 2/16/2022)

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 Director of CYF Ministries will work collaboratively to design, develop and deliver opportunities for the kids and parents of Gloria Dei. As we move toward a multidisciplinary approach to staffing, this person will be counted on to support and advise fellow staff members as we embrace a collaborative approach to ministry. We are looking for a leader who feels called to develop and grow ministry opportunities in a forward thinking, evolving, team oriented environment.

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Monarch Reformed Church (RCA), Monarch, Alberta
Full Time Minister
- (Added 2/16/2022)

We are a congregation of the Reformed Churches of America based in Monarch, Alberta. We are seeking a full-time minister to shepherd our church with solid, inspiring, Christ-centered Biblical preaching.

We would like you to be self-motivated and compassionate with a passion for nurturing spiritual growth and pastoral care for our members. We are a diverse group and would need you to relate well with all ages.

We desire to grow spiritually and with God’s help and yours, numerically so that we can do the work of God’s kingdom in our community and around the world. Your ability to be a visionary and encourage vision in others will be instrumental in meeting this goal.

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Edison Park Lutheran Church Preschool, Chicago, IL
Preschool Director/Lead Teacher
- (Added 2/16/2022)

Edison Park Lutheran Church Preschool is looking for a Preschool Director/Lead Teacher.

Must have a minimum of an Associate Degree in child development or early childhood education OR 64 semester hours in any discipline with a minimum of 21 hours of college credit in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education. The Preschool Director/Lead Teacher must also possess ONE of the following:

  • Gateways to Opportunity Level 1 Illinois Director Credential,
  • 3 semester hours of college credit in administration, leadership or management, OR
  • 3 points of credential-approved training in administration, leadership or management.

The Preschool Director/ Lead Teacher would be responsible for:

  • Planning and implementing the preschool curriculum, including all educational programming, field trips and special events
  • Maintaining compliance with licensing requirements as well as all applicable state and federal laws, and preschool policies and procedures
  • Completing all administrative work as it pertains to the program, students and personnel
  • Creating and maintaining an environment that nurtures and promotes children’s development
  • Communicating effectively with students, parents, and staff
  • Maintaining class records and class supplies
  • Ensuring the daily function of the preschool program, schedules and activities
  • Participating in marketing events and community relations


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to develop activities that are fun and educational for young children
  • Professional leadership and management skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Ability to utilize technology and social media
  • Patience and compassion for working with young children
  • Good moral judgment and understanding of our Lutheran faith

Must pass a DCFS background check and be fingerprinted.
Send Resume to both:

World Council of Churches (WCC)
Director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
- (Added 2/15/2022)

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 349 member churches from all over the world and promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.

The WCC is looking for the Director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, based in Geneva, to be responsible for coordinating all related activities.

To lead, inspire and direct the work of Mission and Evangelism, sustaining and developing close relationship with CWME and promoting programmatic work conducted within the framework of the World Council of Churches towards the visible unity of church.

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Memorial Lutheran Church, Afton, MN
Director of Faith Formation
- (Added 2/9/2022)

To help children, youth and families grow in their faith and commitment to God by providing them with a strong foundation in the teachings of Jesus Christ and nurturing a relationship with God. To support children, youth and families to grow in faith and love through opportunities of learning, community, and service.

Position Details:
This position is estimated to be at 20 hours/week with half of the hours being worked at the church building. Flexibility in scheduling is possible around the regular expectations of ministry work (Sunday mornings, special events). We offer a competitive compensation rate based on St. Paul Area Synod guidelines. See our website for the full job description.

Fortress Press, 1517 Media, Minneapolis, MN
Acquisition Editor, Ministry and Leadership Resources (Remote/Hybrid Work Model)
- (Added 2/9/2022)

Fortress Press, a leading book publisher, publishes high-quality books for the academy, the classroom, and the church across a wide range of fields including Bible, theology, history, ethics, leadership, and more. The Acquisition Editor for ministry and leadership resources is responsible for acquiring and developing a comprehensive list of innovative, diverse, and transformational books for leaders in Christian communities. The Acquisition Editor will report to the Editor in Chief, Fortress Press.

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Family of God Lutheran Church of Brooklyn Park, MN
Administrative Assistant
- (Added 2/9/2022)

Family of God Lutheran Church of Brooklyn Park, MN is seeking an Administrative Assistant for 35 hours a week September to May and 20 hours a week June to August. Salary would be $18/hour with no benefits. The candidate must have good people skills, answer phones, fluency in computers, printing publications, flexibility and a team player. Please send resume to Pastor Paul Burow at pburow@fogchurch.org.

St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
- (Added 2/9/2022)

St. Lukes Episcopal Church (Evanston, IL) is a lively, growing congregation with deep musical roots, a passion for education, and a heart for justice. A 2021 task force assessed the needs of Childrens Formation at St. Lukes. Please see the full description.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the head pastor, the Rev. Kathryn Banakis (kbanakis@stlukesevanston.org) on or before February 27, 2022.

Pilgrim Lutheran School, Chicago, IL
- (Added 2/9/2022)

We are a Pre K-8th grade school with an enrollment capacity of 185 students. We are seeking a Principal who will lead us in providing a high quality education in a nurturing Christian community. We are a fully welcoming and affirming community supported by an active and inclusive congregation. We are seeking a Principal who will demonstrate excellent administrative and relational skills, a commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture, and an embodiment of service as a way of life.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Contact: Send your resume via email to hiringcommittee@pilgrimchicago.org


  • 5 years experience in education
  • MA or MS in Educational Administration (Preferred)
  • Type 75 Certification (or a commitment to obtain)
  • A living faith in Jesus
  • Values equity, inclusion and dignity for all
  • Exemplifies service as a way of life
  • Computer literate

Sierra Pacific Synod, South San Francisco, CA
Executive Assistant
- (Added 2/9/2022)

The Executive Assistant is responsible for assisting the Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod in all aspects of their ministry. The position provides administrative support to the Bishop, oversees daily office functions for the office of the Bishop and additional tasks as assigned by the Bishop.

The Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (SPSELCA) is comprised of approximately 180 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations and mission congregations located in northern California and northern Nevada. The Synod is supported by an elected Bishop and synod staff.

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World Council of Churches (WCC)
Director of Faith & Order
- (Added 2/9/2022)

To lead, inspire and direct the work of Faith and Order, sustaining and developing close relationships with the Faith and Order Commission and its leadership, ensuring its involvement in the production and promotion of studies on contemporary global Christianity and in the framework of The Church: Towards a Common Vision.

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World Council of Churches (WCC)
Programme Director for Public Witness & Diakonia
- (Added 2/9/2022)

Public Witness and Diakonia work includes Public Witness (Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, Peace Building, the Jerusalem Liaison Office, the Ecumenical Office to the United Nations), Economic and Ecological Justice (Economy of Life, Ecumenical Water Network and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance), and Human Dignity (Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy, Health and Healing, Diakonia and Ecumenical Solidarity), as well as Just Community of Women and Men, Overcoming Racism and Human Sexuality.

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World Council of Churches (WCC)
Programme Director for Unity & Mission
- (Added 2/9/2022)

  • Develop strategic directions for the programmatic work in the area of Unity and Mission;
  • Lead the planning, reporting and evaluation of programmatic work;
  • Strengthen relationships with member churches, ecumenical partners and specialized ministries;
  • Lead the implementation of programmatic work in collaborative ways with churches and partners;
  • Lead, coach and develop a team of more than 20 staff members;
  • Monitor the implementation of programmatic work against plans an budgets;
  • Provide strong visibility to the programmatic work in close cooperation with the communication director;
  • Ensure necessary reporting of activities to the governing bodies and funding partners

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Rockford Lutheran School, Rockford, IL
Rockford Lutheran School Elementary Principal

Rockford Lutheran is an ELEA member prek-12th grade pan-Lutheran association school serving over 700 students in the Greater Rockford Area. We are seeking a full-time building principal for our elementary site, grades prek-5.

The Principal is an educational leader and a communicator and enabler of the vision of a high quality education for students within the framework of the schools Lutheran heritage. They work collaboratively with faculty and parents to meet student needs, monitor progress toward school goals and foster a sense of community.

This person would be responsible for day-to-day operations, staffing, discipline, communication and assist in the areas of supervision of instruction, and curriculum.

At least 10 years of experience in elementary education, with an advanced degree in educational administration preferred. A supportive understanding of the unique elements of Lutheran educational ministry.

Application for Employment.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc, WI
Director of Preschool Ministries (Birth-4K)

(Part-time; 20 hours per week): The Preschool Ministry Director serves as general administrative leader of children birth through 4K faith formation programs at OSLC. We are searching for a candidate with a personal faith to engage and relate to our children and their parents so that relationships and trust can be built and lives can be transformed in Christ. This position also collaborates with the Director of Elementary Ministries and Director of Middle and High School Ministry. This position is to set and meet goals and to work with Family Ministry Team to promote the well-being of our children through Christs Love.

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc, WI
Financial Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

Accountable To: Director of Parish Operations
Position Summary: (Part-Time; 18-24 hours per week)

Complete and enhance the daily operations of all front office operations assuring a welcoming and responsive environment. Support Church Staff, Members, and Council by performing front office procedures. Responsible for accurate financial donor records and gift collection processing and reporting. Handle problem-solving and communications to assure gift acknowledgement, audit records, analytical reports and data selection for mailings.

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Resurrection Lutheran Church, Oro Valley, AZ
Media/Tech Director

The Media/Tech Director is as much a Worship Leader as anyone on staff. As such, they must demonstrate a heart for worship and ministry making sure all the technology works. The director will oversee the leadership and direction of the Production Ministry and maintenance and operation of Audio/Video/Lighting equipment at all locations of Resurrection Lutheran Church (RLC). The Director will report to the Senior Pastor, work closely with the entire Worship Arts Ministry, and provide Audio/Video/Lighting training and resources to others.

Bachelors degree in audio or visual production, communications, marketing or graphics design, or a related field or equivalent work experience Digital photography skills Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task Detail oriented, flexible, optimistic Effective Communicator Familiar with the liturgy of Christian worship Proficiency in Adobe Create Suite, Pro Presenter, Media Shout, DMX programming, IMAG

For more information contact rlc@orovalley.org.

Trinity Lutheran Church - Loveland, CO

Trinity Lutheran Church is seeking an experienced part-time Bookkeeper to handle all financial transactions, payroll, payment of expenses, reporting, and associated tasks. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with Quickbooks accounting software, will have thorough knowledge of payroll processes and requirements, and will be proficient in Microsoft Excel.

This position is expected to work 8-10 hours average per week. Work load will vary throughout the year.

Compensation: $833 per month payable bi-weekly and subject to payroll deductions for federal and state income taxes and Social Security (FICA). NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. The expectation is that this individual will perform their duties on a regular basis and may perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:
Complete an Application for Employment available here (https://sites.google.com/view/trinitylovelandjobs/home) and submit via email to jobs@trinityloveland.org or by mailing to:

Trinity Lutheran Church
3333 Duffield Ave. Loveland, CO 80538

The Application for Employment is a fillable form when downloaded and opened in Acrobat Reader or Preview.

1517 Media in Minneapolis, MN
Sales and Service Specialist - (Hybrid Work Model, Minneapolis, MN)

1517 Media is a multimedia company comprised of five vital, creative imprints: Beaming Books, Broadleaf Books, Fortress Press, Augsburg Fortress, and Sparkhouse. We create resources for spiritual growth and development, for Christian worship and faith formation, and for academic study and professional development. The Sales and Service Specialist contributes to the success of the organization by helping our customers with any and all inquiries regarding sales and service. This full-time position is the first point of contact for our valued customers. It is the responsibility of the specialist to provide an exceptional customer experience. The Sales and Service Specialist reports to the Sales and Service Manager and will have the option to work in a hybrid model, splitting time working from home and our office.

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Sierra Pacific Synod
Synod Resource Center Assistant

The Sierra Pacific Synod Resource Center serves 180 congregations in Northern California and Northern Nevada who comprise the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Sierra Pacific Synod. The Vision of the Resource Center is to increase quality and availability of both print and electronic resources to meet the needs of congregational leaders in support of their educational, worship and missional needs; gather, purchase and provide materials that are consistent with Christian theology and Lutheran doctrine and beliefs; and, facilitate circulation of the Resource Center collection even as we grow in the use of digital methods and materials.

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Sierra Pacific Synod
Mission Financial Assistant

The position is part of a team that helps to maintain the financial health of Sierra Pacific Synod and makes sure resources are utilized to the benefit of the overall mission, ministry, and goals of the synod. Reporting to the Director of Finance & Stewardship, the Mission Financial Assistant will monitor, record, and support financial transactions related to the ongoing support for several properties/congregations/specified ministry activities that are administered by the synod. The Mission Financial Assistant is responsible for, but not limited to, receiving and processing checks, invoices, and payments; calling for and organizing bids for various property related tasks; maintaining, producing, and distribution of weekly, monthly, and annual reports. May need to drive to properties to review issues reported and/or work performed.

The ideal candidate should have an interest in the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Responsibilities within the office may be added to this position depending on business needs.

Must be reliable, punctual, organized, and have demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities in a busy office. Must have knowledge of accounting (preferred, but not required, in a faith-based non-profit setting). Possession of excellent interpersonal skills and experience with financial software databases, Zoom, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook are required. The Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (SPSELCA) is comprised of approximately 180 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations and mission congregations located in northern California and northern Nevada. The Synod is supported by an elected Bishop and synod staff.

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St. Mark's Episcopal Church - Houston, Texas
Director of Youth Ministries

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a neighborhood church located in southwest Houston, TX, and is a traditional congregation with diverse perspectives ranging from progressive to conservative. St. Mark's is searching for its next full-time Director of Youth Ministries (DYM). The DYM will oversee and coordinate formation for all youth in grades 6-12. The ideal candidate is one with vision and the ability to create and foster an environment of welcome, learning, and spiritual growth in young people to live out St. Mark's mission "to be light in the world".

The Director of Youth Ministries will collaborate with volunteers, staff, and clergy to develop and deliver engaging programs across all facets of the church, including worship, connection, service, and learning with the purpose of empowering youth in their faith journey.

Successful candidates will have deep faith and a love for the Episcopal Church, a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of paid ministry experience. A candidate with the ability to demonstrate relational skills with young people as well as provide the organization for a sustainable program is desired. A comprehensive compensation package is available.

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Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Assistant Professor of Homiletics

Wartburg Theological Seminarya vibrant, innovative, and growing seminaryis seeking a faculty colleague to teach in the area of homiletics.. This position requires commitment to and skill in teaching homiletics with particular regard for and engagement of Lutheran hermeneutics. Strong candidates will tend to the critical place of proclamation of the Gospel for the life of the Christian, the mission of the Church, and be committed to forming students to be faithful preachers. We are open to candidates whose primary discipline (not necessarily homiletics) has equipped them to exegete biblical texts, engage the lectionary, articulate the hermeneutical process (including contextualization), and integrate biblical studies, Lutheran theology, and worship in the practice of proclamation.

Please view the position description for more details at www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment.

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Administrative Coordinator for the Department for Vocation & Formation

Open position in the newly created Department for Vocation and Formation.

The Administrative Coordinator for the Department for Vocation and Formation supports the mission of Wartburg Theological Seminary by serving as the primary receptionist for the Department, providing logistical and registration support for department events and activities, data input for admissions and financial aid, supporting the mission of the institution with oversight of guest housing and the master calendar, and assisting the Vice President for Leadership Formation with administrative support.

Full position description is available at www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment.

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing materials as received and continue until the search process is completed.

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Director for Admissions

This is a newly created position in the Department for Vocation and Formation.

The Director for Admissions is responsible for leading Wartburg Theological Seminarys (WTS) work in identifying, recruiting, and admitting new candidates for all degrees, the Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) programs, certificate programs, and affiliated students. This is a regular full-time exempt position that reports to the Vice President for Leadership Formation.

Full position description is available at www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment.

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing materials as received and continue until the search process is completed.

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
Director for Community Life and Candidacy

This is a newly created position in the Department for Vocation and Formation.

The Director for Community Life and Candidacy reports to the Vice President for Leadership Formation and is primarily responsible for accompanying students on their formational journey, from enrollment into coursework and community life, culminating with commencement, including candidacy. The Director for Community Life and Candidacy partners with the Department for Vocation and Formation to accomplish the work of the department for the mission of the seminary.

Full position description is available at www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment.

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing materials as received and continue until the search process is completed.

First Lutheran Church, Worthington, MN
Director of Children, Youth and Family

Ministry Purpose: To develop the youth program through spiritual, organizational, and administrative leadership and strengthen the individual’s commitment to the church and faith. To introduce, instruct, and nurture the children and youth in their Christian faith through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship, and service. To assist the church in broader outreach to the church and community through coordinating events in the community and in the church.

Most of this persons time will be spent nurturing the faith lives of youth. Current program areas include: Sunday School, a Wednesday after school program, Confirmation, Youth Group, Encounter (ecumenical group), fellowship events, fundraisers and service projects. Opportunities to explore ministry interests and form ecumenical partnerships abound. The individual will help our church engage in outreach to, learn about and foster relationship building with our diverse community. Enhancing intergenerational relationships is a priority. Compensation and benefits will be based on education and experience. The average work week will be 40 hours, with opportunity to flex time when appropriate. The position will be an exempt (salaried) position. Please send a resume and cover letter (describing yourself, your beliefs, and your faith journey) to felcwgtn@frontiernet.net

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American Protestant Church (APC), Bonn, Germany
Senior Pastor

The American Protestant Church (APC), an international, interdenominational congregation with members and friends from more than 35 countries, is seeking our next Senior Pastor to begin serving late July / early August 2022.

We are seeking a dynamic, visionary leader who feels a strong sense of calling to pastoral ministry in our multicultural context. Detailed information regarding the Senior Pastor position, including roles and responsibilities, desired pastoral characteristics, qualifications, and how to apply, as well as a document that provides an overview of the church's ministries, can be found on the APC website: https://www.apcbonn.de/who-we-are/american-protestant-church/senior-pastor-job-opportunity

Additional information is available on the church's YouTube channel and APC website: https://www.apcbonn.de/

Transfiguration Lutheran Church and TLC Early Learning Center - Bloomington, MN
Administrative Assistant – Full Time

Transfiguration Lutheran Church (TLC) is a vibrant and healthy congregation located in Bloomington Minnesota. Transfiguration Lutheran Church welcomes all who seek to experience the joy of God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all people of every race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and relationship status. Our unity is in Christ. Therefore, we walk with each other through addictions, physical and mental illnesses, legal and socio-economic circumstances, and other life challenges. All are welcome here.

The TLC Early Learning Center’s mission is to be, as a ministry of Transfiguration Lutheran Church, a warm, loving, healthy and safe Christian environment for our community. As children of God, we teach and model positive self-image, individuality, independence, and respect of other’s rights and properties. Children will be offered the opportunity to grow and develop spiritually, cognitively, emotionally, and physically.

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Messiah Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA
Ministry Associate for the First Third of Life

Messiah Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time (15-20 hours per week) Ministry Associate for the First Third of Life. This person will work with the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, to coordinate program ministries for all children birth through young adults and their families.

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The Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia (FTESEA)
Executive Director

The Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia (FTESEA) has, for over eighty years, been supporting the on-going development of theological thought and education in China and Southeast Asia and recently has expanded that mission to include all of Asia and the Pacific. Its priorities, in addition to disbursing annual grants, include a commitment to networking, facilitating, and initiating programs in contextual theological education focused on faculty development and women’s leadership and the enhancement of library and electronic information services.

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St. Luke Lutheran Church, Spokane, WA
Worship Coordinator

St Luke Lutheran Church (medium - large & growing) in Spokane WA is seeking a Worship Coordinator to plan, organize & coordinate creative traditional & modern worship with equal passion to both. Strong leadership from the piano & comfort vocally is required. Worship Coordinator must: be a practicing Christian & support St Luke's mission, appreciate/understand Lutheran doctrine & liturgical calendar, be organized, an effective communicator & enjoy working with people. A music college degree desired, but experience leading & planning worship could be acceptable.

Position is full-time & available immediately. Posting to remain open until filled. Salary range: $48K - $57K DOE. Send to St. Luke Lutheran Church, ATTN: Admin., PO Box 28948, Spokane WA 99228-8948 or to srandolphsllc@gmail.com: Letter of Interest, Resume (include 3 references), Faith Statement & one Letter of Recommendation. Job description available upon request.

Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Wartburg College seeks an experienced, engaged, inspirational, and mission-driven leader to serve as its 18th President.

Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is internationally recognized for its community engagement and academic excellence. Dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning, the College is characterized by vigorous academic expectations and community engagement within an environment of strong personal support. Vocation – discovering and claiming one’s calling – lives at the heart of a Wartburg education, and its students are uniquely equipped to explore how their passions intersect with the needs of the community and world. The residential campus is home to 1,543 students from 36 U.S. states and 56 countries representing more than 20 Christian denominations and several world religions. The College’s highly engaged and supportive alumni number more than 24,000.

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Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT)
Graduate Resident Youth or Childrens Minister

Fulfill your call to youth or childrens ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth or Childrens Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting (church, camp, or nonprofit) while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through CYMTs partner seminary. CYMT partners with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, TX and also has a Nashville Extension.

Graduate Residents (on the Placement Track) 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

For more information visit: www.cymt.org/graduate-residency or email tiffany@cymt.org

Hope Lutheran Church, St. Charles, MO
Director of Music

Hope Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Missouri is looking for an energetic candidate with a background in directing a choral group with varied talents. This part time position will assist the Pastor in enhancing worship through music.

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St. Mark Lutheran Preschool in Charlottesville, Virginia
Director of St. Mark Lutheran Preschool

St. Mark Lutheran Preschool in Charlottesville, Virginia, is searching for an experienced and dynamic Preschool Director to lead the Churchs award winning program. We are looking for someone with a passion for early childhood education to continue a tradition of excellence for a program that has entered its seventh decade serving families in Charlottesville and surrounding communities.

St. Mark Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of St. Mark Lutheran Church, a Reconciling in Christ community within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. As such, we welcome all people regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, faith or national origin. Our Preschool embraces and practices these values.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000 - $60,000 per year, based on experience.

Submit resumes to office@stmarklutheran.org.

Edgebrook Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Community Youth Leader

Edgebrook Lutheran Church (ELC) seeks part-time Community Youth Leader to engage youth, volunteers, and staff in an ecumenical youth group. Responsibilities: lead ecumenical youth group meetings; develop strategies for outreach to youth and families within Edgebrook and surrounding communities; build trusting relationships with youth group members and serve as a youth advocate; work with individual churches and provide oversight of youth-related ministry and events; and manage communication and administrative tasks. Qualifications: 3-5 years of ministry or education experience, in the areas of child, youth, and family ministries; ability to serve as a role model for youth and families; strong communication and digital technology skills; and ability to work effectively with church staff and lay leaders. BA in education, religion or social sciences required; seminary background preferred. ELC offers competitive salary package. Submit resumes to office@edgebrooklutheran.org.

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (SALC), Speedway, IN
Communications Coordinator

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (SALC) is a seeking a qualified candidate or company to serve as the Communications Coordinator, which is a part-time, contract position within the church. This position is responsible for supporting and advising on the communications strategy for SALC. In this role, the Communications Coordinator will manage the live-streaming of Sunday church services, develop website content, manage social media, help to write key publications, and gather stories and photos that document the work of SALC. This position is an active part of the church’s communication strategy and implementation for engaging all members of the congregation in a variety of ways.

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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Faculty Chair

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) welcomes applications and nominations to fill a newly endowed faculty chair, the Damm Chair in Leadership, to promote education in leadership within congregations, religious organizations, and nonprofits for LSTC students, alumni, pastors, deacons, and lay leaders in the church. This position is tenure-eligible with open rank.

A detailed position description and application instructions can be found here

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC)
Program Manager - East Region and Admissions

All program managers 1) manage a regional volunteer program and build that region’s local support network; and 2) lead a national activity that supports the volunteer program, in collaboration with other team members.

The Program Manager -- East and Admissions -- manages the adult volunteer service-year program for Washington DC, and Baltimore MD (East Region); and leads the annual admissions process. The regional volunteer program involves volunteer and placement partner recruitment and relationships; volunteer move-in, welcome, house visits, monitoring, and closings; troubleshooting and resolving house, volunteer, and placement challenges; and building local relationships with alumni, supporters, and partners. Admissions involves applicant communications, applicant interviews, applicant and placement tracking, database management, and process reporting; program contract administration; and coordination with team members on recruitment and interviews. This position joins the full team in weekly meetings; participates and leads some monthly program day workshops the first Friday of each month and at national orientation in August; and is the sole paid staff for the East region, supported by the national organization and local network.

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Fox Point Lutheran Church, Fox Point, WI
Director of Music and Technology

Fox Point Lutheran Church seeks a Church Organist and Piano Accompanist, Part-Time.

About us: Fox Point Lutheran Church is an ELCA Lutheran Congregation located in Fox Point, WI. We are a faith-filled, passionate, and accepting congregation that believes in Real Faith for Real Life, and strives to bring that to our surrounding communities. We have a full ministry staff led by our Lead Pastor, Pastor Bill Knapp. You would be joining our music team led by our Director of Music, and including our Choral Director, Handbell Director, and Children’s Choir Directors. We have services on Sunday mornings at 9am and 10:30am.


To provide organ and piano music for our worship services, as well as accompany our weekly choral rehearsal.

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