Outside Opportunities

To advertise your position openings on our web site, please e-mail the information to Careers.

Be sure to include the position's title, contact information and a brief paragraph that describes qualification requirements and position responsibilities in the same format found below.

For all outside positions, you must contact the agency listed and not the ELCA Churchwide office.

The ELCA Application for Employment form should only be used when applying for Churchwide office positions.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI
Music Director/Choir Director and Organist/Pianist

St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI has openings in their Music Ministry Department for Music Director/Choir Director and Organist/Pianist for their church services. Part-time positions. Please contact the church office at 715-845-7858 for more information.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fairfax, Virginia
Director of Congregation Life

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax Virginia is looking for someone to serve this ambitious congregation as Director of Congregation Life.

Job responsibilities:

  • Serves as principal liaison to the committees, Boards, and other groups affiliated with this church, offering resources, encouragement, guidance and support as required.
  • Monitors contacts and relations with outside organizations which use church facilities, working in consultation and conjunction with other church staff and relevant committees of the church.
  • Mobilizes volunteers and church resources to enhance ministries.

A detailed job description is available upon request. This is a 3 quarters position with the possibility to grow into full time.

If interested, please direct your inquiries to:
Connie Hepler
(703) 273 4094
cecrider@me.com or admin@fairfaxchristlutheran.org

Central/Southern Illinois Synod (ELCA)
Director of Communications

The Central/Southern Illinois Synod (ELCA) seeks a Director of Communications. This position supports the Synod (congregations, ministries, and multi-congregation ventures) by connecting congregations with resources, offering them communications support, and sharing stories of Christs work within the synod and through the broader church. The position is potentially full time, exempt, and would provide benefits (health insurance, retirement fund, vacation, and sick leave). Degree in journalism, English, communications, graphic design, and/or marketing preferred; knowledge and appreciation of Lutheran theology helpful; aptitude in use of web technology and current social media applications necessary. Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resources@csis-elca.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. View the full job description at www.csis-elca.org/communications.

Cross of Grace Lutheran, New Palestine, IN
Contemporary Music Minister, part-time

Cross of Grace is a vibrant community situated just east of Indianapolis. Our church needs a strong musician who is a good communicator and leader. We have an established team of talented volunteer musicians. This person will lead one rehearsal and one service each week. Salary ranges from 12,000-15,000 per year. To receive a copy of the total job description, contact pastormark@crossofgrace.org or jeannie@crossofgrace.org.

Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, CO
Minister of Music and Organist

The mission of the Minister of Music and Organist is not only to organize and carry out excellent music for worship services but also to connect with the congregation and the wider community through concerts, education, and collaboration. Providing organ and piano music for the liturgy and hymns as well as accompaniment for the 40-voice Chancel Choir is at the heart of the position. In partnership with Augustana Arts and its Stratus Chamber Orchestra, large works for choir, orchestra, and organ are presented several times throughout the year.

Augustana is a thriving Denver faith community with a rich 140-year history. Located in the Hilltop neighborhood, Augustana has long been identified as a place of musical excellence, both within the congregation and the wider community. We worship in ways that are authentic, Christ-centered, and that lift up God’s grace. We use our musical gifts and sacred space to inspire our worship.

For the full job description and to apply, visit https://www.augustanadenver.org/organist-search
The application deadline for priority consideration is August 1, 2021
Questions? Email the Rev. Kent Mueller at muellerkent@gmail.com

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

About the Residency:
Fulfill your call to youth or childrens ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth or Childrens Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through CYMTs partner seminary.

Graduate Residents receive:

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


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

Apply online at www.cymt.org. Application deadline: Spring Term, November 1.

Contact: Center for Youth Ministry Training: 615.823.7595, dea@cymt.org.

Immanuel Lutheran (ELCA), Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Director of Children’s & Family Ministry

To plan, organize, and direct the ministry to children aged birth through 6th grade and their families at Immanuel Lutheran Church.


  • Personal and active relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • The ability to interact well with diverse age groups: children, youth and adults
  • Good organizational and communication skills and the ability to multitask
  • Willingness to participate in the life of Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • A heart for childrens and family ministry

Detailed position description and how to apply.

Capital University, Columbus, OH
Assistant Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

Under the direction of the University Pastor, advises faith-based student groups, provides campus-wide spiritual programming, hosts events and retreats for multiple constituencies, and networks with religious partners outside of the university. This new position intentionally supports the spiritual wellness of people from all faiths, religions, and worldviews, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion in religious and spiritual life.

View the job description: https://capital.applicantpro.com/jobs/1877098.html.

Ascension Lutheran Church And School
Early Childhood Center Director

The Director will be responsible for the complete early education program for the Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center (ECC). The program includes the Infant/Toddler Center, the Preschool Program, and the Preschool Day Care Program. The program operates from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on all school days and holidays or vacation days as provided on the approved school calendar. The hours to be worked are scheduled as agreed with the TK-6 School Principal.

Download the job description.

Download an application.

Any applicants interested can email Connie Angress cangress@alschool.org

Documents to include:
    Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • 3 reference letters
  • Copy of transcripts if applicable
  • Copy of valid & current credentials, etc.
  • Faith statement

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Admissions Counselor

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the full-time, salaried Admissions Counselor will travel and recruit on both the national and local levels, counsel prospective students on ministry vocations, and provide information about LSTCs programs. The Admissions Counselor will work directly with colleges, churches, synods, and other ELCA seminaries.

Addmission Process:
Please submit a resume and letter of interest that includes: a) your reasons for applying, b) your work experience relevant to a seminary admissions counselor position, and c) a description of how you connect to LSTCs mission. Please submit all applications through the employment application portal: https://www.lstc.edu/about/employment.

Valparaiso University
Assistant Vice President for Mission, Church, and Ministry (AVP for MCM)

Valparaiso University seeks a committed, articulate Lutheran leader with excellent administrative management skills to serve as the AVP for MCM.

As a member of the Provosts Council and the Presidents Council, the AVP for MCM collaborates with the provost, academic deans, and student life division to develop and support curricular and co-curricular programs that encourage vocational discernment, religious education, spiritual life, and a commitment to serve others.

An MA or MDiv is required, with a PhD, DMin., or equivalent degree preferred, and at least 10 years of experience in university, denominational, church, or para-church administration.

See valpo.edu/hr for more information, or contact the chair of the search committee at Susan.VanZanten@valpo.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting July 6, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation

Fourth Presbyterian Church, a vibrant and inclusive 5,400-member congregation in downtown Chicago, seeks an Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation, with responsibilities for coordinating pastoral care by clergy staff and the caring ministry of Deacons and Stephen Ministers; providing program leadership for the Spiritual Formation Council; and participating in worship leadership.

See www.bit.ly/fpcapcaring for details.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, IL
Business Manager

This position supports the ministry of Pilgrim Lutheran Church through important bookkeeping and administrative duties.

Responsibilities include:

  • maintaining a general ledger
  • processing bills
  • administrative and H.R. Duties


  • proficiency in accounting practices and software
  • excellent communication and people skills

The position is 32 hours a week, will pay $35 an hour, and is supervised by the Pastor. Interested candidates are invited to send their resume to pilgrimgps@gmail.com.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, IL
Children's Ministry Coordinator

Pilgrim is seeking someone to serve on staff as a Children's Ministry Coordinator. The purpose of this position is "to assist the community of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in empowering

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.

Send resumes to Pastor Kristian at pilgrimgps@gmail.com.

Wartburg Theological Seminary
Interim Director for the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS)

The Interim Director for the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is an employee of Wartburg Theological Seminary doing business as the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest. The Interim Director is responsible for working with the administration at Wartburg Seminary and ELCA (and other church) partners to assess the current status of LSPS, the current needs of the ELCA specifically for Latinx cross-cultural competencies, and the needs of Latinx church communities and develop a strategy for relaunching the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest by July 1, 2022. In addition, approximately half of the Interim Directors time will be spent in development, working with donors/potential donors and building relationships with individuals, congregations and synods on behalf of LSPS/WTS.

View the job description at https://www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment/ Contact hr@wartburgseminary.edu to apply.

Christ Church, Martinsville, VA

In this moment, so many churches are wondering about worship after the pandemic. Some are doubtful that there will even be a future for their congregations.

Christ Episcopal Church of Martinsville is not one of these churches. We have an engaged and devoted congregation, built on a foundation of almost two hundred years’ worth of prayers and service. We live in a community where we are proven partners in interfaith dialogue, where we offer ourselves up as servants to the needy, where our hearts are searching for further instruction in the Christian faith. We are in search of the right companion as we grow in Christ.

View the job description.

Living Springs Lutheran Church, Columbia, SC
Missional Worship & Music Leader

Are you looking to connect with a vibrant congregation and share your gifts for inspiring Gods people to grow in worship & outreach in creative ways? We are seeking to share the Spirits call with a vibrant, innovative partner who has vision, passion, and energy for the ever-evolving worship-music ministry of Christs church. Part-time or full-time status with commensurate salary to be determined - based on qualifications, experience, and type of call. Go to http://bit.ly/LSworshipposition for a tool to help share your areas of passion & giftedness. Send resume and letter of interest to music@livingspringscolumbia.org by July 31, 2021.

Abiding Hope Church, Littleton, Colorado
Director of Worship Arts

Abiding Hope Church, an ELCA congregation in Littleton, Colorado, is seeking a Spirit-filled child of God, inspiring leader, and gifted musician to serve as our Director of Worship Arts. This person will report to and work closely with the Lead Servant for Worship Life to create and implement a vibrant, engaging and transforming worship life that seeks to connect all people with our inclusive theology and Gods vision of love and life for all people.

  • This is a full-time position. Responsibilities include:
  • Raise up and equip worship servants of all ages and abilities;
  • Lead worship in tandem with Lead Servant for Worship Life;
  • Co-direct primary worship leader ensemble; 
  • Raise up and equip singers and instrumentalists for worship leadership;
  • Oversee youth worship ministry;
  • Serve on the worship creative team;

For more information and details on the position, please contact Glenn Hecox at glenn@abidinghope.org.

Calvary Lutheran in Willmar, MN
Full-Time Director of Music Ministry

Calvary is an ELCA congregation of more than 2000 members in a culturally diverse community of nearly 25,000 people. The congregation is seeking an individual to coordinate music leadership for all of its weekly worship services. Calvary has a team of keyboard players available to lead, so candidates may possess a keyboard or guitar background. Candidates should have a familiarity with the worship and theological traditions of the ELCA, including a range of musical styles, and should be willing to serve on a collaborative, multi-staff team.

For a complete job description, please visit our website: calvarywillmar.org. For questions or additional information, contact Pastor David Severtson: pastordavids@calvarywillmar.org, 320-235-2508.

Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place, Kansas City, MO
Chaplain (full-time)

Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place has a wonderful full-time career opportunity for a full-time Chaplain interested in working in senior care. Bishop Spencer Place is a non-profit Life Plan retirement community located between Westport and the Plaza and is part of the Saint Luke's Health System.

Our Chaplain provides spiritual care to our residents, staff, and family members. Specific duties of the position include:

  • Provide administrative and financial oversight of and leadership for Spiritual Wellness department for multi-level senior living community.
  • Provide supervision for Spiritual Wellness volunteers.
  • Maintain services records and resources for the Episcopal Chapel.
  • Provide liturgical leadership and development for worship and other spiritual expression opportunities.
  • Participate on the SLHS Spiritual Wellness committees, SLH Ethics Committee, task forces, and ceremonial functions.
  • Establish and integrate Spiritual Wellness practices, standards, and goals with the Director of Spiritual Wellness along with other SLHS Spiritual Wellness chaplains.
  • Provide religious, spiritual and emotional care and counsel to residents their families and or intimate network as well as to Bishop Spencer Place personnel, students and volunteers with attention to diverse spiritual orientations and cultures.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team in provision of resident care.
  • Assist the Clinical Pastoral Educators in training Clinical Pastoral Education Interns and Residents in clinical skills and provision of spiritual care by serving as a Preceptor.

Qualified candidates should be an Episcopal Priest with preference given to those who meet BCC criteria. Lutheran Pastors meeting BCC criteria will also be considered.

View the job description.

Augsburg Fortress
Production Editor (Remote, United States)

Within the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1517 Media), Augsburg Fortress (AF) creates substantive and innovative materials to support the ministries of faith communities in communicating the good news of God’s liberating grace, with a particular focus on Lutheran congregations. Augsburg Fortress publishes approximately 50 titles a year in the Augsburg Music portfolio, with a focus on traditional and liturgical choral and keyboard music as well as congregational song. Additionally, Augsburg Fortress publishes a robust portfolio of annual worship planning materials, primarily in the Sundays and Seasons family of resources.

The purpose of the Production Editor position is to carry out editorial and project management roles in order to ensure that the Augsburg Music and worship planning publication programs meet customer needs for usefulness, accessibility, appropriateness, and high quality of both content and presentation.

Download the job description.

Christ Lutheran, Zionsville, Indiana
Director of Children and Family Ministry

Have a heart for ministry with families-children and parents- and a desire to grow roots in the growing town of Zionsville, Indiana? We are a mainline protestant church seeking someone with strong relational and communication skills and someone who can work collaboratively with a team of passionate and motivated co-workers.

Christ Lutheran is seeking a part-time salaried ministry position (15-20 hours a week), focusing on ministry with families, infants - 12th Grade. The Director of Children and Family Ministry leads lay leadership in developing and overseeing the execution of family and youth programing, assisting in the educational activities of the congregation, extending the ministry of Christ Lutheran Church into our community, act as a member of the professional staff at Christ Lutheran, and additional duties as requested.

This position will report directly to the Senior Pastor.

For more information or to receive a copy of the job description please reply pastor@clczionsville.org.

Job Type: Part Time
Pay: $12,000 - $15,000
Education: Prefer Associate or above
Experience: Previous experience working with youth in a Christian setting is highly desirable.
Work Location: One location
Apply on Indeed: click here.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook, IL
Worship & Music Leader

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook, IL is seeking a Worship and Music Leader, 20 hours per week, with a start date of August 1. The Worship and Music Leader will guide the overall planning, growth and implementation of a diverse and dynamic worship and music ministry. In collaboration with the pastor and worship team, this leader will develop a cohesive vision for all aspects of worship. Requirements: 3 years experience in leading musical ensembles and/or leading congregations in worship preferred. Proficiency in instruments suitable for congregational music, preferably piano and organ. Creativity in the use of worship and music opportunities to promote a broad experience for all who worship. Full position description available upon request. Contact: Jan Kirby 847.272.0400. Send resume with cover letter Email: office@gloriadeinorthbrook.org

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago (LMC), Chicago, IL
Director of Youth Ministry

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago (LMC) is a welcoming, open and affirming congregation on Chicago’s North Side and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, we cherish the belief that all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and background are loved children of God and recipients of God’s grace. We trust that Jesus had something prophetic to say about the social realities of this world and our lives which leads to growth and transformation. At LMC, we look to make connections between the Gospel Story and the Everyday Story. We search for the Holy in everyday life, serve our neighbors, and work for justice and healing.

The Director of Youth Ministries will oversee programming for youth grades 9-12 as they wrestle and grow with their faith in God, build relationships with church members, and explore the call to serve others. The Director of Youth Ministries will seek to foster a relaxed, authentic atmosphere and accompany youth as they connect with their faith in a busy and complex world. To learn more and apply today, read the full job description.

Rocky Mountain Synod, Denver, Colorado
Finance Manager

Do you know a recent college graduate who may be looking for a position in the Denver area? The Rocky Mountain Synod is seeking an accountant/bookkeeper. Whether recent grad or seasoned professional, we may be just the job you’re looking for!

Minimum Requirements: Degree in Accounting
Desired Requirements: Experience with non-profit accounting and software

This is essentially a one-person accounting office so we are looking for someone who is flexible handling all aspects of our financial procedures: contributions, general ledger, tracking, and reporting. The position is salaried with benefits.

Please send cover letter, resume, and inquiries to finance@rmselca.org. Priority applicants will submit materials by June 15.

Wartburg Theological Seminary
Director of Communications

Wartburg Theological Seminary, a vibrant, innovative, and growing seminary is seeking a Director of Communications to steward Wartburg's communications and marketing.The Director is responsible for strengthening Wartburg through the implementation of marketing, branding, and communication strategies that support its mission and strategic direction. This includes managing a variety of communication strategies utilizing web, social media, digital media, print, brand awareness, and other communication and marketing tactics.

Full Position Description can be found at www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to Andy Willenborg, Human Resources, Wartburg Theological Seminary, at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. Questions may be addressed to Andy at hr@wartburgseminary.edu or 563-589-0217. The search committee will begin reviewing materials on June 21, 2021 and continue until the search process is completed.

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

The Board of Trustees of Augustana College invites nominations and applications for its 9th President. The Board seeks an accomplished, engaging leader who will anticipate the trends and opportunities in higher education and be innovative and inspirational in setting a bold agenda for Augustana’s future.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College (https://www.augustana.edu/) is a private, selective, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences serving 2,500 mostly undergraduate students. The 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, in the vibrant Quad Cities metro region, a diverse and growing community of more than 400,000 people. With more than 90 majors and related programs in the full range of liberal arts and sciences disciplines and pre-professional studies, Augustana is committed to offering a challenging education that develops the qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for students to discern their life’s calling of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.

The next president of Augustana College has an exciting opportunity to lead a financially strong and nimble institution, to build upon the momentum of a highly successful $135 million capital campaign, and to develop a bold strategic plan to advance the college’s mission. The president will promote and cultivate Augustana’s distinctiveness; sustain and enhance the college’s academic reputation; maintain a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a distinguishing characteristic of the college; expand relationships, partnerships, and opportunities in the Quad Cities community and beyond; and sustain and grow Augustana’s financial health and its value proposition. For additional information about the college, the position, the qualifications sought, and how to apply, please review the search prospectus, available for download, at https://apptrkr.com/2278890.

Academic Search is assisting Augustana College in the search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation by contacting Jay Lemons at Jay.Lemons@academicsearch.org, Sharon Herzberger at Sharon.Herzberger@academicsearch.org, or Jennifer Kooken at Jennifer.Kooken@academicsearch.org.

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 6, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to AugustanaPresident@academicsearch.org.

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Augustana provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, Minnesota
Director of Worship and Music

Word of Peace Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in Rogers, Minnesota, is seeking an encouraging and inspiring Worship and Music Director to lead traditional and contemporary worship and the collaborative worship team. We are looking for a Worship and Music Director who can provide excellence in worship leadership and coordinating, build a strong choral ministry program, and incorporate special music opportunities utilizing the resources of the congregation and community. Word of Peace is a dynamic, growing, and welcoming worship community. Our vision is “To be a community where everyone experiences Christ’s Love and shares Christ’s Love with all people.” Our mission is to WORSHIP God, CONNECT with others, GROW in faith, and SERVE our neighbors. And our core values are love, inclusion, authenticity, community, and service. Word of Peace is in Rogers, a northwestern suburb of Minneapolis, and has approximately 3,000 members. Our worship team includes 7 staff, 8 paid worship leaders, and over 50 volunteers in the choral/handbell music ministry.

Our worship team is dedicated to working collaboratively to ensure there is innovation, creativity, and diversity in our worship services, as well as the entirety of worship reflecting the themes of the day.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits including pension, medical, vacation, sick leave, sabbatical time every five years, and a budget for annual continuing education and professional expenses.

To apply, visit www.wordofpeace.org/jobs. For more information, contact Lead Pastor, Rick Skare, at rskare@wordofpeace.org or (763) 496-2403.

Christ Lutheran Church, Visalia, CA
Music Minister

Christ Lutheran Church, a progressive ELCA Lutheran congregation located in Visalia, CA, is seeking a full time Music Minister to plan, coordinate, and direct all aspects of traditional and contemporary worship music expression. The ideal candidate will continue our churchs rich and varied music program, while providing vision for future worship experiences that will inspire and engage the congregation and the community.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Oversee the entire music program of the congregation.
  • Recruit and facilitate musical participation by involving children, youth, adults, and our community through a variety of musical styles.
  • Oversee quality on-site, recorded, and live-stream technology.
  • Supervise assigned staff and volunteers.

Detailed job descriptions are available at www.clcvisalia.org

Resumes may be sent to clcmusicsearchteam@gmail.com

St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL
Organist/Keyboardist/Choral Accompanist

Part-time experienced organist/keyboardist/choral accompanist needed for Lutheran Church (ELCA) in west suburban Chicago area beginning June 1st. Duties include playing for the traditional service, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. accompanying the Adult Choir on piano and organ; rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, Sept. May. Depending on the applicants strengths, the position may be combined with a choral direction opportunity. Sanctuary instrumentation is a Martin Ott 16-stop tracker organ and a Baldwin grand piano. 8-10 hours per week, salary negotiable. Please send letter of interest and resume to Katie Andrade, Director of Worship Planning, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL at: krandrade@gmail.com.

First Lutheran Church, Janesville, Wisconsin
Director of Music

First Lutheran Church embraces the power of music and creativity to feed our souls. We seek a Director of Music to plan and lead our worship music program and develop our musical outreach to the community. This position will collaborate with and encourage musicians from within the congregation and the wider community. Skill and competency in keyboard performance are required along with the ability to direct instrumental groups and ensembles of all ages. This is a 25-30 hour/week position with competitive salary and benefits. A complete job description can be found at http://bit.ly/FLCDirectorOfMusic. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Michael Mueller at MMueller@flcj.org.

Southeastern Minnesota Synod, Rochester, MN
Business Manager

The Office of the Bishop for the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA is hiring a Business Manager. This position will have primary responsibility for the internal functions of synod finances and work in collaboration with the Synod Treasurer and accounting firm. The Business Manager will oversee human resources, procedures and policies, and vendor relationships. For a full job description and contact information please visit semnsynod.org/synodjobs.

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Program Director for Congregational Thriving

St. Olaf College is among the recipients of a 5-year grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.'s Thriving Congregations Initiative. Through this initiative, St. Olaf will work directly with congregations and help them gain clarity about their values and missions, explore and better understand the communities that they serve, and draw upon their theological traditions as they adapt ministries to meet changing needs.

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Luther Memorial Church of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Manager of Communication and Administration

Luther Memorial Church of Chicago (LMC) is a welcoming, open and affirming congregation on Chicago’s North Side and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As a Reconciling in Christ congregation, we cherish the belief that all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and background are loved children of God and recipients of God’s grace. We trust that Jesus had something prophetic to say about the social realities of this world and our lives which leads to growth and transformation. At LMC, we look to make connections between the Gospel Story and the Everyday Story. We search for the Holy in everyday life, serve our neighbors, and work for justice and healing.

The Manager of Communication and Administration will oversee the day to day operations of LMC. This includes administration of building use and tenant relationships, internal and external communications, and other administrative duties as set forth below. The person in this position will report to the Pastor and work closely with the staff, congregation, building users, and members of the community to support LMC’s mission and vision. To learn more and apply today, read the full job description.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

St. John's Lutheran Church is seeking an innovative individual who models faith while engaging children, youth and families in faith-based programming. The compassionate person in this position supports and develops a culture of welcoming and inclusivity for children and youth while building lasting relationships and equipping people in the congregation to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. In our welcoming and service-oriented environment, this approachable and organized person will help us bridge all age groups while developing, communicating and implementing all aspects of ministry to support and encourage relationships and growth for children, youth and families in their faith.

Please see the link for more information on the position. https://stjohns-ec.org/documents/newsletters/job-description-director-of-children-youth-and-family-2021-stjohnswi.pdf

Messiah Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA
Digital Media Coordinator

Messiah Lutheran Church seeks a part-time (10 hrs./week) Digital Media Coordinator to develop and execute digital communication and social media strategies in partnership with the church leadership to increase awareness of the church, enhance engagement, grow audience base, and promote content and programs of Messiah Lutheran Church.

The Digital Media Coordinator will oversee strategy and content for the congregations websites, social media channels, and visual worship media. This includes writing and developing engaging, relevant content on the congregations social media channels primarily Facebook and in its weekly digital newsletter, The Northern Highlights.

Learn more about the position at: https://messiahvancouver.org/Messiah-Happenings/entry/Digital-media-coordinator-position-posting

St. John’s German Lutheran Parish Springvale, Inc., Victoria, Australia

St. John’s is a Christ-centred, caring, German-speaking congregation of about 300 members, which belongs to the global Christian family. We seek to know Jesus better and encourage each other to: believe more sincerely, to pray more faithfully and to love more fervently. We seek to impart to our children a firm foundation in living the Christian faith, whilst upholding our church and German traditions. We were founded in 1960 and are especially working towards evangelism and outreach in our context and through multimedia, implementing our sustainability project “ReFormAble”, offering pastoral care and building up a ministry for families and children.

Download the job description. (German Language)

UNITY Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Director of Christian Education

In partnership with the Education Team chairperson, the Director of Christian Education (DCE) develops the vision and overall structure of the Christian education program across two campuses for birth to grade 8 to include online and in-person offerings. Brings a spirit of love, energy, and enthusiastic leadership to the children of our congregation. Guides and nurtures the Christian Education Program, including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School (VBS). Expands participation in youth programs via engaging and creative programs. Contributes to cross-generational events and the confirmation program. Longer term, we may consider consolidating our young child, youth, and adult education ministries under a single Director. This is not a current requirement of candidates and may never be, but we are interested in the benefits of coordinated programs across ages. We will welcome candidate thoughts and experiences on intentional collaborations between child and adult educational ministries.

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Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pasadena, TX
Graduate Resident Youth Minister

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and our new Nashville Extension Campus of APTS. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $2,000 for the 3-year program.

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Mount Cross Lutheran Church, Camarillo, California
Preschool Director

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Demonstrate Christian commitment and familiarity with the Lutheran tradition
  • Bachelors degree in one of the professional fields relating to early childhood education
  • Certified to teach in California
  • Proficient in basic business software (i.e. Microsoft Office, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Capable of running CDC social media accounts (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
  • Prior experience as a Preschool Director or Assistant Preschool Director (preferred)
  • First Aid & CPR Certification (preferred)
  • Belong to and participate in related professional organizations (preferred)
  • Strong leadership and administrative skills for overseeing staff

Full-time Position  Pay from $54,080 (depending on experience); Start Date August 2021

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to mountcrossapplication@gmail.com

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cherokee, Iowa
Youth/Families with Youth, Minister

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa is looking for a youth/families with youth, minister. We are an ELCA congregation of about 500 members (with an average weekly attendance around 150) in a community of about 5,000. The position may be part time, up to full time with some benefits. The position involves working mainly with high school and middle school youth with some added ministry to younger ages through a Wednesday night program as well as other opportunities. To apply, please submit a resume to blcelca@gmail.com.

New Life Community Church, Coralville, IA
Senior Pastor

New Life Community Church is a welcoming, humble, sincere, genuine group of people seeking to love Jesus Christ, each other, and our community through our mission of worship, discipleship and outreach. We understand that God is active in the world through each of us in our daily lives and take seriously that we are called to be witnesses of the gospel in everything we do. Our church is located in the heart of Coralville, only minutes away from the University of Iowa. God has provided us with a visible and accessible facility located on the main Coralville strip, where more than 20,000 cars drive by each day. We are uniquely positioned in a diverse, urban setting surrounded by people from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. We have a healthy awareness of the cultural and societal landscape of the Coralville area, and are passionate about engaging our community with the love of Christ.

We are looking for a Senior Pastor who is gifted in preaching and leadership to lead us into our new era of ministry. To learn more about New Life Community Church, the Senior Pastor position, and to view our church profile, please visit our website at https://www.newliferca.org/pastoralsearch.

St. Peters Lutheran Church, Marble Falls, TX
Director of Youth and Family ministries

St. Peters' Lutheran is in Marble Falls, TX and we are hiring for a Director of Youth and Family ministries. This person will be responsible for overseeing the ministries and activities for all ages of children and their families. This individual will curate cross-generational relationships in the congregation and community, invite youth and families into service with congregation, in community, and is mission and camping trips.


California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
Director of Development-Seminary Relations

Reporting to the Vice President for Mission and Identity, the Director of Development-Seminary Relations is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of congregational and donor relationships for the development of the seminary and the university. The Director advances the university’s mission by building relationships and effectively communiating its mission to donors and to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) synods and congregations of Regions I and II. The Director is responsible as the lead seminary gift officer for planning and implementing a program of identification, cultivation, visitation, and solicitation of congregational gifts, individual major gifts, planned gifts, and endowment fund development in support of university strategic priorities and seminary fundraising. The Director also works as a part of the University Advancement team to cultivate and solicit major gifts (10,000 K+ for the seminary; 25,000 K+ for the university.)

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Shalom Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN
Director of Music

20 hour per week part time position open for Director of Music at Shalom Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN.

Qualified person would be responsible to assist in planning worship services including choosing hymns, developing themes for worship service, maintaining licensing programs and the music library. This would be collaborative with the pastor and other relevant groups.

The director would provide musical content for Sunday services, both traditional (piano, organ a plus) and for the contemporary services - provide keyboard accompaniment as needed for the Spirit of Shalom contemporary band. The director would also conduct our three choirs (children, adult and chime).

If interested in this position, please submit your resume to shalomlutheran@gctel.net or Shalom Lutheran Church, 681 Voyager Dr. Alexandria, MN (snail mail). If you have questions about the position, please call 320-762-8641. 

St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, New Jersey
Full-Time Assistant Rector for Young Families

St Paul’s Episcopal Church is a growing, program-sized parish, in the suburbs of NYC.  It is renowned for its strong ministries of music and preaching, and its engaging, central liturgical tradition.  It has a lively and successful Kindergarten and Preschool.

In the last year it has become clear that God is leading us to build two under-developed but vital ministries.  One of these is our digital ministry, in the light of Covid-related changes to our regional life and culture.  The other area that demands enthusiastic and imaginative focus is our ministry to children and their families.

The Rector is now seeking to appoint a full-time clergy colleague to spearhead our family ministry.  As well as serving existing parish households, the Assistant Rector will be focused on evangelism with families who are not members of St Paul’s, and will serve as chaplain to the Day School.  The Assistant Rector will have a role in the full-range of clergy duties.

The position is open to newly ordained or seasoned clergy in either the Episcopal Church or the ELCA.

Ministerial Gifts Required

  1. A gifted discipler and evangelist of children, teenagers, and young adults.
  2. A visionary leader of ministry to families.
  3. A creative liturgist and preacher, especially in intergenerational worship.
  4. A gifted leader of lay ministers, with the ability to motivate and to build teams.

Personal Qualities Required

  1. Vibrant and attractive spirituality.
  2. Commitment to growth in prayerful self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  3. Commitment to collegiality and collaborative ministry.
  4. Enthusiasm, vision, and imagination.
  5. Strong skills in personal interaction, especially with children and young adults.
  6. Familiarity with children’s and youth culture.
  7. Confidence in personal convictions, but sensitivity to those of others.
  8. Respect for all integrities within Anglicanism.
  9. Competent in digital platforms, including social media.

Remuneration and conditions of work

  • This is a full-time position, to start as soon as is feasible.
  • The compensation package fully meets the Diocesan standards, including salary, benefits, and vacation.
  • The Assistant Rector for Families will enjoy a personal office, administrative support, and a professional allowance.

Please contact the Rector, The Rev. Dr. Duncan Johnston (908-232-8506 or djohnston@stpaulswestfield.org) for more details or to apply.

Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dean of the Chapel and Director of Learning for Life

This position combines two central components of Wartburg Theological Seminarys (WTS) life together by acknowledging the inherent link between Wartburgs worship life and continuing education program.

The Dean of the Chapel at WTS serves as the chief steward of the worship life of the seminary. It is the work of the Dean of the Chapel to infuse the centrality of worship into the life of the WTS community both residentially and for those at a distance. This stewardship includes oversight of daily chapel, Opening Worship, Advent Lessons and Carols, Baccalaureate, occasional services held at the seminary, and crafting rites for observances marking the academic life of the seminary.

The Director of Learning for Life at WTS is responsible for planning a menu of continuing education events designed for both lay people and rostered leaders being delivered in person and virtually.

View the job description. Contact hr@wartburgseminary.edu to apply.

Pequannock Reformed Church, Wayne, New Jersey

The Pastor will discern and cast God’s vision for ministry at PRC and in our communities. Primary responsibilities are preaching, teaching, worship planning, leading worship, counseling, membership growth, administration, leading staff, oversight of children’s and youth ministries, recruiting and equipping leaders and pastoral care. The Pastor will have direct oversight of all Consistory Committees and lay leadership to ensure that the general spiritual condition and direction of PRC is sound.

View the job description. Contact PJMKM@aol.com to apply.

The American Church in Paris
Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adult Ministries

The American Church in Paris is seeking a dynamic, innovative, Christ-centered person with missional vision and motivation to join our staff full-time and lead our youth and young adult ministries. You will work with young people from diverse, multicultural backgrounds to present the gospel and nurture faith in youth (aged 11-18 years) and young adults (aged 18-30 years).

Our congregation is an interdenominational, international Christian community whose mission is to bear witness by word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to provide a place of English-language worship in the American Protestant tradition, and to engage in ministries that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Paris.

For full details and how to apply please go to https://acparis.org/images/stories/acp_docs/JOB%20DESCRIPTION-YAYA%20PASTOR-2021%20-%20FINAL2.pdf

The closing date for applications is May 1, 2021. The position begins: Autumn 2021.

St James, Gettysburg, PA
Minister of Music

This FT position plans, coordinates, and directs the music program in order to facilitate the full and active participation of the congregation in the liturgical life of the church. She/he also plans the program to fit the liturgical needs of the church and complement the pastors message and service themes.

Organ, piano, and choral conducting proficiency required.

For overview of the congregation, a full job description, and application requirements go to https://www.stjamesgettysburg.com

Applications preferred on or before April 30, 2021.

Gloria Dei, Rochester, MN
Childrens Program Coordinator

Collaborate with enthusiasm and energy on strategic goals for the Children, Youth and Family (CYF) ministry team. In an organized fashion, plan and execute the leadership of all Elementary youth activities and build relationships with the children and their families. Must be a self starter and be highly motivated, have a warm disposition, and enjoy working with young children.

Gloria Dei is in Rochester, MN. We are proud of our creative and collaborative spirit to create a supportive, positive environment for families, youth, and individuals to engage in their faith journey.

Learn more at https://www.gloria-dei.com/jobs.

Gloria Dei, Rochester, MN
Youth Program Coordinator

Collaborate with enthusiasm and energy on strategic goals for the Children, Youth, and Family ministry team. Creatively plan and strategize programming for all youth activities for 6th-12th grade. Educate, train, and support volunteers in a dynamic way. Be motivated to execute the leadership of all youth activities and build relationships with the youth and their families.

Gloria Dei is in Rochester, MN. We are proud of our creative and collaborative spirit to create a supportive, positive environment for families, youth, and individuals to engage in their faith journey.

Learn more at https://www.gloria-dei.com/jobs.

Wartburg Theological Seminary
Director for Journey Together

Director for Journey Together: Competency-Based TEEM Program offered in both English and Spanish.

Position Summary:
The Director for Journey Together is responsible for leading Wartburg Theological Seminary (WTS) in the development and implementation of Journey Together, a new Competency Based Education (CBE) program for Theological Education in Emerging Ministries (TEEM), an alternative pathway to ordination in the ELCA. This position oversees the development and launch of this program with initial cohorts offered in both English and Spanish, with the possibility of other cohorts being developed as needed.

See full position description at www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment.

Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to Andy Willenborg at hr@wartburgseminary.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing materials on April 15, 2021 and continue until the search process is completed.

Shalom Hill Farm, Windom, Mn
Executive Director

Shalom Hill Farm of Windom, Mn is a shared ministry of the SW Mn Synod and the ELCA.

PURPOSE: To serve as the leader in guiding Shalom Hill Farm (SHF) Ministries in administering a top quality site and program that serves the people of the region. To provide vision, long term planning, financial development, program and marketing direction. To lead the financial development program of the ministry. To develop, support and expand a growing mission based programmatic outreach.

DATES: Begin summer 2021. 4-year min. intention. HOURS: Based on a minimum of 44 hours per week annually.

SALARY: Range 60 to 70K, commensurate with qualifications

BENEFITS: Housing provided plus health care, vacation time & pension.

LOCATION: 42194 Co. Rd. 3, Windom, MN 56101

Please send resume and 3 recommendations by April 15, 2021 to email below. Position Description and packet available upon request to: mlpderickson@comcast.net.

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.

View the job description.

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.



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