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.


Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Lockport, Illinois
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Shepherd of the Hill is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and energetic individual for a full-time position leading our Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The Youth Ministry Coordinator will be responsible for designing programs that engage, guide, and mobilize the gifts of others to develop a multi-faceted program that includes spiritual formation, education, mission, service, fun, and outreach.

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St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida
Organist/Choir Director(part time)

Setting:
St. Philip is a mission-minded congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We recognize dynamic worship is the heartbeat of congregational life and mission and currently have one Sunday Service using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) book/hymnal.

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

Organist/ Choir Director Position Description:

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

Compensation and Terms:

  • compensation negotiable

Contacts:


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

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

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


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

Peace Community Center has embarked on a search for an innovative and skilled leader and role model for the staff and scholars who benefit from its programs. Peace Community Center, located in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood, believes education is an integral part of a strong community. It supports and encourages youth historically underrepresented in post-secondary education to cultivate their academic and leadership talents so that they can gain full access to educational opportunities and reach their full potential. PCC envisions a vibrant community of hope, where youth become life-long learners who act with compassion and confidence, using their diverse gifts for positive change. The Center works to ensure that all students: 1) graduate from high school post-secondary ready, 2) graduate from a post-secondary degree program, and 3) demonstrate a commitment to serve and invest in their community.

The Center is a stand-alone 501(c)3 organization with an active thirteen member board of directors, thirteen full-time staff, and three part-time staff. Its annual budget is approximately $1.3 million. The Center recently completed a highly successful capital campaign to expand its program facilities.

BA required. Five to seven years of progressive management and leadership success in a nonprofit organization. Experience taking an organization through change and growth. Strong business acumen in internal systems. Measurable success in addressing racial equity and anti-racism.

For more information visit http://www.peacecommunitycenter.org.

For a complete position profile or to apply visit http://www.hagelsearch.com/pcc.


First Congregational Church, Stamford, CT
Lead Pastor

About First Congregational Church and the Lead Pastor Position:
First Congregational Church is located in Stamford, Connecticut between New York City and New Haven, CT. Since its beginnings, FCC has worked to expand the reach of social justice and lift up the marginalized. FCC now stands at a crossroads. After studying the financial viability of maintaining their 100-plus year old building, FCC made the decision to sell its property and re-launch as an outwardly-focused, grassroots ministry.

Moving forward, FCC will need the steady, expert help of a trained restart pastor. This leader’s primary task will be to lead FCC through restart into a relational, 21st century ministry within urban Stamford and the surrounding area. Related tasks include development of an organic leadership structure, establishing tiers of lay pastoral care providers, leveraging partnerships with care-giving organizations in Stamford, re-branding and expanding FCC’s internet presence, supervising staff, preaching, pastoral care, and supervising an experienced financial management team. This is a permanent position, not an interim.

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St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson, North Dakota
Worship and Music Director

Full-time position at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with a starting date of July 2019. Compensation according to ALCM guidelines. Includes Silver+ benefits package through Portico. Download job description.

Application deadline April 1, 2019. Contact Pastor Lisa Lewton at lewton@stjohnelc.org or (701)225-6747, ext. 15.


The Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Georgia
Director of Music Ministry

The Lutheran Church of the Ascension is seeking a music leader to develop and grow the multi-faceted music ministry for a premier historic downtown Christian faith community in Savannah, Georgia. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in organ and piano, and leadership and direction of adult, children and bell choirs. A music degree, familiarity with Lutheran hymnody and liturgy is also required. Candidates need to demonstrate strong leadership skills and be able to work in a collaborative environment with the church’s professional staff, lay leaders, volunteer musicians and the congregation as a whole. Past church experience is a strong plus.

Please direct all inquires to: Mark Berry, Music Director Search Committee Chair at markberry303@gmail.com.


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

Position Summary:
First St. John Lutheran Day School, 2471 Seaman St., Toledo, Ohio is accepting applications for the full-time position of School Administrator. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of this quality faith based Christian Day School in partnership with the Board, Staff and Congregation. Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education required, with administrative experience in a church based early childhood center and in the Step Up To Quality program of the State of Ohio. Competitive compensation offered.

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


St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, PA
Youth Director

Are you an enthusiastic Christian who can articulate your faith in creative and joyful ways? Do you see children and youth as being more than just the future of the church? Have you had experience creating opportunities for people to make connections and develop relationships? Can you create a plan and follow it through to the end? Can you be flexible and roll with the punches when the plan doesnt work? Do you play well with others?

Most importantly, are you convinced that God loves us even though we dont deserve it and cant do a thing to earn Gods love? If these questions intrigue you, please send your letter and resume to office@kellerschurch.org for more information about how you might become a part time member of our staff at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.     


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Multiple Positions in our Advancement Department

At the convergence of the launching of our new Strategic Plan and the public phase of our multi-million dollar campaign, LSTC is adding new staff members and refining current roles to better encourage specialization, focus, and accountability. We are currently seeking four full-time professionals to enhance our fundraising team and are accepting applications for a Director of Philanthropic Engagement, a Major Gifts Officer, an Annual Fund and Campaign Manager, and an Executive Administrative Assistant. Position descriptions and application instructions can be found at https://www.lstc.edu/about/resources/employment. We look forward to seeing your application!


 

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

None at this time.