Director of Middle School Ministries
Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield is accepting applications for a Director of Middle School Ministries position. Among other duties, this position will work collaboratively with the Director of Youth Ministries to plan for and establish a comprehensive ministry program for Bethel middle school youth, Grades 6 to Grade 8. Bethel seeks a candidate who is has an understanding of developmental learning styles and is able to evaluate curricula available through church-based and non-denominational publishing houses; who has a strong vision for a church and home ministry approach to the education of middle school youth; who has the ability to recruit, train and supervise volunteers; who possesses strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills, and has a commitment to advanced planning. This is a new, half-time position requiring on average 15-20 hours of work per week including the coordination of Sunday School and other youth programming in Grades 6 to 8. If you are a person who enjoys youth, is committed to the spiritual nurturing of middle school age youth, and is interested in this position, please contact the church office at 507-786-6674 for an application or for any answers to questions that you may have. Applications are due by Monday, December 14, 2015.
Director of Adult Ministries
Bethel Lutheran Church, Northfield is accepting applications for a Director of Adult Ministries position. Among other duties, this position will work collaboratively with the Bethel pastors and staff to plan, coordinate, recruit leadership for and publicize education opportunities for all adults (young adult to senior citizens). Bethel seeks a candidate who has an understanding of and is able to develop small group, retreat, and support group ministries for adults; who has a knowledge of and/or experience in the assimilation of new members; who has the ability to recruit, train and supervise volunteers for adult fellowship activities; who possesses strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills, and has a commitment to advanced planning; who has a vision for training and empowering Bethel adults to identify and utilize their spiritual gifts in the ministries of Bethel within and beyond our campus. This is a new, half-time position requiring on average 15-20 hours of work per week including the coordination of adult education opportunities on Sunday. If you are interested in this position, please contact the church office at 507-786-6674 for an application or for any answers to questions that you may have. Applications are due by Monday, December 14, 2015.
Children, Youth and Family Coordinator
First Lutheran Church, a congregation of 600 baptized members with an active youth and family ministry, is located in Le Sueur, MN. We are seeking a part-time (20-25 hours/week) Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. The ideal candidate will possess a vibrant Christian faith and the ability to encourage faith-nurturing relationships in families and youth. Excellent communication and organizational skills with proficiency in social media and computer skills are also required. Musical ability would also be a plus! Formal education and experience in youth and family ministry is desirable but not required. Applications and a complete job description may be found online at www.firstlutheranlesueur.org and also available in the church office at 116 Inner Dr., Le Sueur, MN 56058. For more information call (507) 665-2615.
Director for Family Ministry
Salem is a lively, growing congregation in the first-ring suburb of West St. Paul. We are looking for a part-time Director for Family Ministry to work alongside our volunteers to nurture the faith and gifts of our young people and their families. A complete job description can be found here (PDF). Please send letter of interest and resume to Pastor Lynn Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Music Ministry/Accompanist
Cherokee Park United Church is seeking a person to serve as a part time Director of Music Ministry/Accompanist who is enthusiastic about a creative blend of traditional and contemporary/world music. The director will work with a choir of approximately 18 members and support volunteer cantors in leading the congregation in a variety of sung responses and other service music. We are seeking a candidate who embraces the congregation’s commitment to theological openness, justice commitment, gender inclusiveness, anti-racism and a full welcome of LGBT members and friends. Worship is at 10:15 a.m. from September through May and 9:30 during the summer. Choir rehearsals are on Wed. eve. Cherokee Park United Church, located on St. Paul’s West Side, is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Cherokee Park United Church welcomes the applications of persons of any ethnic origin, race, gender or sexual orientation. The deadline for application is Feb. 15th, but may be filled sooner with qualified applicant. Salary is commensurate with qualifications & responsibilities. Qualifications: Must be able to direct a choir and provide leadership for congregational singing. Strong accompanist and able to play organ for congregational hymns. B.A. in music or equivalent level of proficiency. Send resume to Pastor Tim Johnson - Cherokee Park United Church, 371 W. Baker St., St. Paul, MN 55107. References are requested. For more information please call Pastor Tim Johnson at 651-227-4275 or email at email@example.com. For more information about Cherokee Park United Church go to www.cherokeeparkunited.org.
Director of Marketing
We are sparkhouse. Our mission is to spark new life in Christian communities and families. We are seeking a Director of Marketing for the new consumer imprint of sparkhouse – Sparkhouse Family – which creates books, Bibles, and videos for young children that both entertain and inspire faith. This role will drive brand awareness and rapid topline growth through brand management, channel development and optimization, direct and trade marketing, as well as publicity and social media. This position reports to the Vice President & Publisher of sparkhouse, and is responsible for supervising, guiding, and developing the marketing team to reach business goals. The Director of Marketing needs to possess the aptitude to critically judge creative work, and should have experience with religious book trade or consumer publishing or related media fields, as well as consumer products or video and film industry experience. As the Director of Marketing, your primary responsibility is to lead our marketing team through communications strategy, campaign planning, execution, monitoring, and analysis of the sparkhouse brand and its products. This means managing the marketing team’s publicity and social media strategy; guiding the effective use of tools and tactics such as e-mail, web, and SEO; and evaluating the effectiveness of marketing initiatives using a variety of data sources. A successful Director of marketing will have 5-7 years managing the strategic marketing of a brand and related products, and will possess a B.A. in Marketing or other closely related fields (M.A. encouraged). More information, including a complete job description can be found at www.wearesparkhouse.org/about. Please email cover letter, resume, and a reference list to firstname.lastname@example.org, with an indication that you found our posting on the Saint Paul Synod Website.
Bell Choir Director
Salem Lutheran Church in West St Paul MN is looking for a director to work with 2 of our bell choirs. One is an experienced group of players and one is a group of youth and adults who are learning to play the bells. The congregation has supported our music enthusiastically and bell choir members are enthusiastic about this ministry. We're looking for a director who can help us continue and build that enthusiasm. We have a set of 4 octave Malmark bells and 5 octaves Shulmerich as well as 4 octaves of hand chimes. Our regular practice is Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15. We play on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and for festival services. To apply, send your resumé to Salem Lutheran, 11 West Bernard St, West St Paul MN 55118 or by email to email@example.com.
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Normandale Lutheran Church is seeking a director with high organization, planning, and ministry skill to be the key leader to the congregation in establishing, organizing, and executing an over-arching a vision of programming for Christian ministry to, with, and for Normandale middle and senior high youth and families. The work, focus, and goal of this position is to oversee and facilitate that youth and families will be welcomed, encouraged, taught, and led to discover the revelation of Jesus Christ in the concrete lived, learned, and witnessed experience in and with the entire congregation, in the community of their peers, and individually. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Applications due by January 15, 2015, or until position is filled. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Youth/Young Adult Director
Develop and implement programming for High School students appropriate for a large congregation that creates space for deep community, spiritually nourishes them through the Word of God and sharing of faith, and offers opportunity for serving God. A complete job description & application can be found on the King of Kings website. Please contact Pastor Liz at email@example.com for more info.
Lutheran Braille Evangelism Association seeks an Executive Director and a theological Director to lead the transition, continuation, and growth of this 64-year-old ministry for blind and sight-impaired individuals. Responsibilities include producing a monthly devotional magazine and other communications, developing and distributing biblical and catechetical resources, maintaining financial records, encouraging donations, and providing new direction in which the ministry might grow. We encourage interested parties to explore our website, www.lbea.org, and respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resurrection seeks a custodian who will help us provide a clean, safe, and inviting space for worship and other activities. Duties include cleaning the building on a regular basis, set up facility according to the various groups’ needs and take down when event concludes, do light maintenance and know when to call in outside vendors, and to work with other staff in making Resurrection a welcoming and hospitable place to be, and more. We offer a competitive hourly rate and are estimating 15-20 hours per week, including some weekend work. A complete job description can be found at the church’s website: www.lcrelca.org. To apply, send a resume complete with job experience to: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3115 Victoria Street N, Roseville, MN 55113 or electronically to: email@example.com.
Administrative Assistant, Publications
SOTV will be a community of invitation and welcome so that more people will experience Jesus. This role will seek to accomplish this initiative through all aspects of ministry in and out of SOTV. Priorities focus on providing excellence in administrative and operational support to the staff and the congregation as a whole; to engage and empower volunteer support through a variety of administrative opportunities; and to provide a welcoming experience to all. Responsibilities include production of all SOTV publications, equipment maintenance, purchasing general office supplies, handling mailings and general administrative support. A full job description can be found here (PDF). Qualified candidates please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contemporary Worship Leader
Westwood Lutheran Church is a vibrant, friendly, growing congregation of 2,500, seeking an experienced, professional musician to lead the vocalists and instrumentalists of the Worship Team for our more informal worship service. The position directs the Worship Team while playing a critical role in creating and sustaining an open, welcoming and encouraging community. Working closely with the pastoral team, this 12/hr week position will choose music that pursues high standards, Lutheran theology, and brings a diversity of genres to the table. The position is responsible for scheduling and leading weekly rehearsals and helping the community experience God’s Spirit and grace. See the Westwood website for a complete job description. Resumes accepted to Cindy Folin, Director of Administration, at email@example.com. For more information please contact Pastor Elizabeth Damico at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.767.5576.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley is hiring a part-time production assistant. This role acts as Assistant to Production Manager and includes staff/volunteer collaboration and audio-visual support for worship, programs and events with A/V techs. More information about this & other available job openings can be found at www.sotv.org. Individuals interested in applying for a position at SOTV should submit a completed application form, cover letter and resume to Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations at Jennifer.email@example.com.