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, Batavia, IL
Financial Secretary

The Financial Secretary/Accountant works with the Senior Pastor, Treasurer, Finance Chair, and staff to assure responsible management of all financial assets of the congregation. Duties are listed in the attached job description, and may include, but not be limited to, budgeting, payroll transactions, accounts, financial records, financial reporting, and record keeping. Ideally, the candidate would have a working knowledge of Not for Profit, 501(C)3 corporations and prior experience working in a similar capacity in a church. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles are followed. This is a salaried part time position.

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If you are interested, please contact Pastor Jeff Mikyska at (847) 293-5176 or by E-mail at pastor@bethanybatavia.org For more information about Bethany, please see our website at https://www.bethanybatavia.org

First Lutheran Church, Decorah, IA
Ministry Support Coordinator

First Lutheran Church seeks a Ministry Support Coordinator who will manage the church office and collaborate with program staff to support and grow the ministries of our vibrant congregation in beautiful Decorah, Iowa. Key duties involve information management, communication support, office management and ministry support.

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Saint Paul Area Synod
Assistant to the Bishop for Lay Leadership and Equity Initiatives

This position requires presence in the Synod Office and significant travel to congregations within the synod including two to three Sundays per month. A 50 hour work week is expected.

The Assistant to the Bishop for Lay Leadership and Equity Initiatives reports to the Bishop and works in partnership with other staff to assist congregations and members to be equipped as lay leaders in the world and to serve well in congregational governance roles. Assistants to the Bishop share responsibility for overseeing and supporting congregations during call processes and in times of conflict or transition; each Assistant to the Bishop relates to one or more conferences on a rotating basis.

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Baltimore Outreach Services, Baltimore, Maryland
Executive Director

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible to fulfill the mission of Baltimore Outreach Services: to provide comprehensive services and programs to homeless women and their children. These services include emergency shelter, transitional housing, educational programming, health and mental health services, job training and employment counseling.

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Emanuel Lutheran Church, West Warwick, RI
Minister of Music

Overview: Create an atmosphere of celebration and reverence to God through music for all worship services. Lead and direct the Church music program at Emanuel including choir(s), band(s), anthems, Christmas Pageant, Drama Camp, etc. Foster an innovative, blended style of music to enhance and support the worship message. Encourage people to get involved and tap into their God given musical talents.

On average this position will require a commitment of between 10 and 15 hours per week. Some weeks, like Holy week, will be more, while others will be less.

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Zion Lutheran, Loveland, CO

Zion Lutheran in Loveland is seeking musicians to fill the following responsibilities: Chancel Choir Director, Praise Band Leader, Organist/Collaborative Artist, and Director of Music and Worship. All positions must be filled, but we hope to fill them with as few staff as possible. Compensation may range from $10,000-42,000, depending on the responsibilities included upon hiring and the candidates experience. Go to https://zionloveland.com/2021-music-staff-application/ to fill out an application and download a resume. For full job descriptions or questions, contact Noelle at jobs@zionloveland.com. Zions worship is grounded in Lutheran liturgical tradition, while encouraging creativity and engaging worship with all the senses.

Christ Memorial Tender Learning Center, Plymouth, MN
Lead Preschool Teacher

Calling all FUN, creative and dedicated Early Childhood Educators!! Christ Memorial Tender Learning Center in Plymouth MN has an opportunity for you!! We are seeking a fulltime Lead Preschool Teacher with experience teaching in a NAEYC Accredited program. Responsibilities include educating, caring for, and nurturing children ages 3-5.

Candidate requires having successful experiences;

  • providing tools and resources for children to use explore during learning and play activities
  • establishing and maintaining classroom rules
  • adapt teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of children
  • develop and maintain positive relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Dental insurance, Employee discount, Health insurance, Paid time off, Vision insurance
Job Type:
  • Full-time
Benefit Conditions:
  • Waiting period may apply

Send inquiry to https://www.cmlc-tlc.org/contact-tlc.

Wartburg Theological Seminary
Faculty colleague to teach in the area of homiletics

Wartburg Theological Seminary, a vibrant, innovative, and growing seminary is seeking a faculty colleague to teach in the area of homiletics. Wartburg invites application materials from candidates whose primary discipline has equipped them to take seriously biblical texts. 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 life of the Church, and the life of the world with commitment to forming students to be faithful preachers. Experience as a parish pastor and a secondary teaching competency, especially in Liturgics, New Testament, or Mission, that will complement the current composition of the WTS faculty, will strengthen the application. A Ph.D. or Th.D., or nearing completion of such, is preferred.

To learn more please visit: https://www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment/

Christ the King Lutheran Church(CTK), Cary, NC
Communications Specialist

Christ the King Lutheran Church(CTK), a 1,500-member Christian congregation in Cary, NC, is seeking a Communications Specialist (CS) to coordinate, edit, produce, and manage all church communications through several channels and in a variety of formats, both in print and electronically, including a weekly e-news publication and a seasonal magazine. The CS is responsible for the churchs website and social media accounts and ensures the consistency of the CTK brand. The position is full time, exempt, and provides benefits (health insurance, pension fund, vacation & sick leave). Degree in journalism, English, communications and/or marketing preferred; knowledge and appreciation of Lutheran theology helpful; aptitude in use of web technology and current social media applications necessary. Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements by January 31, 2021, topersonnel@ctkcary.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Data Services Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Advancement Operations, the Data Services Analyst is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-exempt position which holds responsibility for critical aspects of the Advancement services and data functions for LSTCs Advancement office. The Analysts portfolio includes reporting and analysis; maintaining data integrity and the overall health of the database; serving as Raisers Edge knowledge expert, database manager and training coordinator; and playing an instrumental role in supporting all fundraising initiatives including events, annual giving, and major gift prospect development.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.lstc.edu/about/employment.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, Cary, NC
Communications Specialist

Christ the King Lutheran Church (CTK), a 1,500-member Christian congregation in Cary, NC, is seeking a Communications Specialist (CS) to coordinate, edit, produce, and manage all church communications through several channels and in a variety of formats, both in print and electronically, including a weekly e-news publication and a seasonal magazine. The CS is responsible for the church’s website and social media accounts and ensures the consistency of the CTK “brand.” The position is full time, exempt, and provides benefits (health insurance, pension fund, vacation & sick leave). Degree in journalism, English, communications and/or marketing preferred; knowledge and appreciation of Lutheran theology helpful; aptitude in use of web technology and current social media applications necessary. Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements by January 31, 2021, to personnel@ctkcary.com. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Baltimore, Maryland
Corporate Foundation and Relations Specialist

This role will be responsible for all aspects of the LIRS solicitation of philanthropic support from corporations, foundations and church bodies. This role reports to the VP of Development/Outreach and will be responsible for developing and implementing a solicitation strategy that includes prospect identification, research, cultivation, proposal writing and stewardship.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field; three years’ development experience with two years’ demonstrated success writing grants and proposals
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven
  • Excellent problem-solving, relationship management, organizational/prioritization skills
  • Strong personal computer (PC) skills, including Microsoft Office, Adobe, Internet searching; ability to learn new software as necessary
  • Basic knowledge of online prospect research tools, Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems such as Salesforce, and donor management software such as Raiser's Edge; proficiency in project management software desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, up to 20%.


View job description: http://lirs.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-776452.html

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM), Princeton, NJ
Director for the Center for Black Church Studies

Reports to: Lead Pastor
Status: Part-time (avg. 15 hrs./week), non-exempt
Compensation: Per St. Paul Area Synod Guidelines

PTSEM is seeking a Director for the Center for Black Church Studies reporting to the Senior Associate Academic Dean, providing administrative and programmatic leadership for the newly expanded Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies, develop theological critical research initiatives pertaining to the history of enslavement in the U.S., and its ongoing implications, and enhance the formative experience of PTS students (and especially those of African American heritage)

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Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Office Administrator

Reports to: Lead Pastor
Status: Part-time (avg. 15 hrs./week), non-exempt
Compensation: Per St. Paul Area Synod Guidelines

Job Summary
The Office Administrator will contribute to fulfilling the purpose of Amazing Grace Lutheran Church by providing administrative support for the Pastor and staff. The Office Administrator continually works to keep the day-to-day operations organized and clear. The person in this position organizes information, manages team logistics, and communicates information related to the church’s operations and ministry.

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Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center
Early Childhood Center Director

Job Description: The Early Childhood Center Director will be the spiritual, educational, and administrative leader of this ministry to provide a strong, loving Christian foundation in the lives of children in our community.
Type of position: This is a 3/4 time position (Full-time, 9 Months/year)
Reports to: Zion Pastor
Supervisory Responsibility: Early Childhood Center Teachers, Teachers Aides, and Office Administrator

Please send inquires/resume to ZionLuthECC@gmail.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Director of Admissions

This full-time, salaried position oversees the strategic and functional areas of student recruitment for all academic programs at LSTC. The Director will actively connect with potential students to recruit on both the national and local levels. The Director will coordinate contacts through the ELCA and other communities to promote admissions, provide counsel on ministry vocations, and provide information about LSTCs programs. The Director of Admissions will supervise the Admissions Recruiter and will work directly with colleges, churches, synods, and other ELCA seminaries.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.lstc.edu/about/employment.

Grace Lutheran Church, LaGrange, IL
Director for Music & Worship

Grace’s next Director of Music & Worship will join a staff team that is leaning into creativity, flexibility, and appropriate risk-taking as we follow God’s lead into a future that is still being created.  A sense of adventure, a willingness to try new technologies, and a commitment to building relationships via virtual platforms are critical to Grace’s music and worship ministry needs today.  The Director of Music and Worship will provide consistent, Spirit-led, and edifying music, worship leadership and planning, and oversight of the music ministries in order to foster God’s work of growing faithful disciples of Jesus Christ at Grace. Click HERE for a complete job description. Resumes can be emailed to pastor@gracelg.org.

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Grace Lutheran Church, LaGrange, IL
Director for Genesis Teen Ministry

The Genesis Teen Ministry supports 7th-12th graders as they wrestle with and grow their faith in Jesus, build life-giving friendships with peers and adult leaders, and deepen a life of service to others. The Genesis Director creates an intentional, relational atmosphere in which kids are safe to show up as their full selves. Through worship, conversation, service, and study, the Genesis Director supports and challenges teens to connect their faith to life in a complex and often confusing world. Click HERE for a complete job description. Resumes can be emailed to pastor@gracelg.org.

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Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, Ohio
Administrative Manager

The responsibility of the Administrative Manager is the daily accounting and management of all financial functions for the church, as well as supervision of the office and facility staff, to achieve a professional level of performance in the tasks required for effective and efficient operation of the church office and physical facilities, including all church properties.

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American Lutheran Church of Sun City, Sun City, AZ
Finance Coordinator

The Finance Coordinator serves as the Church’s liaison for financial communications and tasks. He/she works closely with the Operations Coordinator, the Church Council, Treasurer and Senior Pastor. Performs budgeting, payroll transactions, maintains accounts and financial records of the Church. Is responsible for all the church’s accounting functions including financial reporting, budgeting and recordkeeping.

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Candler School of Theology
Faculty Position - Pastoral Care and Counseling

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Pastoral Care and Counseling with a focus on chaplaincy to begin in the Fall of 2021. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of pastoral care, pastoral theology, chaplaincy studies, spiritual care, pastoral counseling, or a closely related discipline alongside a demonstrated capacity to lead an emerging program in chaplaincy at Candler. The new concentration in chaplaincy prepares M.Div. students for spiritual care in a variety of settings including clinical, criminal justice, military, and educational settings. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in the field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate chaplaincy and pastoral care and counseling within larger ecumenical, inter-religious and/or global contexts is essential. Scholarly engagement pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/58583/job.

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UNITY Lutheran Church (2 campuses in Brookfield, WI)
Director of Youth Ministry & Media

UNITY Lutheran Church is an ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) congregation consisting of two physical Brookfield campuses, Cross of Life and Christ the King, and an emerging third virtual campus. The pandemic has changed the way we do things, from worship to education to serving, and we are looking to add a Communications and Media Specialist who will work in partnership with the Pastors, church staff, Communications & Technology team, and Worship & Music team to create and implement multi-media and communication offerings to support all our areas of ministry.

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The Collegiate Churches of New York
Managing Director of Finance

The Collegiate Churches of New York (Collegiate Church)represent the oldest continuously running religious institution in New York. The Collegiate Church system is comprised of five distinct ministries; four congregational ministries located throughout the city –the Fort Washington, Marble, Middle, and West End Collegiate Churches – and a 12-year-old social justice ministry, IntersectionsInternational. The five ministries operate quite autonomously in serving the unique needs of their individual members and congregants, but they areall rooted in progressive theology and united in the mission of serving the spiritual and social needs of their communities. The Collegiate Churches are welcoming congregations, serving people of broadly diverse religious backgrounds, race and ethnicity, social and economic status, sexual orientation, and identity.

Collegiate Church is currently seeking a Managing Director to lead and transform the Church’s Central Office. As the Church’s administrative hub, the Central Office provides shared finance, investment management, human resources, and facilities management services for the five ministries and for the Church as a whole. The Managing Director of the Central Office will work collaboratively with the ministries to ensure delivery of these shared services in support of their work and mission. The Central Office also provides administrative and operational support to all Church-wide governing and leadership bodies.

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Zion Lutheran Church of Avalon Park
Minister of Music

The Minister of Music position may be 3-5 hours per week. During certain times of the church year such as Christmas and Easter, more hours may be required. The Minister of Music is a salaried, part-time employee position.

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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service – Baltimore, MD
Content and Digital Specialist

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Staff, the Content and Digital Specialist will serve as a key member of the LIRS Communications and Marketing Team and will be responsible for developing and implementing creative digital marketing strategies through web content management, tracking metrics, managing organization wide e-mails, social media, video, graphic design, paid media, search engine optimization, and more. They will work across the organization to design and support communications-related projects and events and support the communications and marketing department.

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Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service – Baltimore, MD
Coordinator for Development

Reporting to the Vice President for Development, the Coordinator for Development will support LIRS in delivering high-level administrative support across the organization as well as coordinating efforts to help the development teamwork in an efficient and successful way. Position will provide support and coordination of Outreach and Development.

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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. 

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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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:



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

Holden Village

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

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

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 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

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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.)


  • 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

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

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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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

The Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh
1050 Boyd Drive
Mt. Dora FL 32757

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


  • 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


  • 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


Please email your resume to info@alcto.org.

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.


  • 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

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 

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

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

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 

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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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

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

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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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.
4 hours of instruction per week during school hours, schedule flexible

Experience teaching young children music;  College degree with a major in music or music related area strongly preferred, preferably valid Illinois Professional Educator licensure. Models strong commitment to Christian values and faith-based education.  Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, and classroom management. 


Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN
Director of Faith Formation

Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation to join our Ministry team.  The Director of Faith Formation reaches out to the youth and families of Christiania through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church.  This position will support youth and families through the vision, and mission of Christiania.  Primary focus will be on youth from birth through high school and their families through planning and implementation of age appropriate activities that promote faith development.  This includes Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation Ministry, Middle School and High School Youth Programming and Family Programming.  Position is supported by a core group of dedicated and highly competent volunteers.

Candidates should have a degree in Youth and Family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries or comparable ministry, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents.  A link to full job description can be found at: www.christianialutheranchurch.org or https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b377ae_6df0756fd96545959a47be1f625fb0c6.pdf

Please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o Pastor Jon Rhodes at 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


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


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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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.


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    

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)

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


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.
  • 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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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.

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.     



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