Church Staff Openings

Do you have a leadership position in your congregation, clergy or lay, that you need to have filled? Is your church a member of Augustana District? Does your congregation have an internship opportunity available for a seminarian?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, we invite you to list it here on the Augustana District website.

Position Opening

Church Name: New Creation Lutheran Church

Church Phone: 218.346.7203

Contact Person: Dave Howey

Pastoral Position Qualifications

  1. Effectively preach and teach the Word of God from the Holy Bible in truth and purity and rightly administer the sacraments in the Lutheran Tradition.
  2. Personal life should reflect Biblical values
  3. Have a heart for spreading the Word of God in the community to help lead the congregation in ministry and join the congregation in community involvement
  4. Help with Lay Leadership Development
  5. Help congregation with Spiritual Development
  6. Be able to oversee and direct Christian education programs for all ages
  7. Work well with the leadership and staff of the congregation
  8. Communicate effectively with worship and I.T. leaders
  9. Visit and minister to members and prospective members on a regular basis and conduct special services such as weddings and funerals
  10. Help develop small groups
  11. Be active with local ministerial association
  12. Maintain personal and professional renewal
  13. Be LCMC certified and Augustana District certified, or be willing to become Augustana certified in a timely manner

If you would like to be considered, you may send your resume, references, qualifications, experience and education, either by email or snail-mail.

Contact Details

Email:

Email Dave Howey

Mailing Address:

New Creation Lutheran Church
Attention: Dave Howey
Call Committee Chair
295 Coney Street
Perham, Mn 56573

Church Name: Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church

Church Address: 
101 Atlantic Avenue
P.O. Box 98
Badger, MN 56714

Church Phone: 218-528-3231

Contact Person: Mary Karl

Description: 
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Badger, Minnesota is searching for a shepherd to lead our small, northwestern Minnesota flock on a part-time basis. This half-time pastoral vacancy requires 16 to 20 hours per week which includes preparing for and leading our weekly worship service in accordance with Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions, home and hospital visits, working with and through the members of our congregation to sustain and grow a fulfilling and Gospel centered ministry in our church home and in our small, rural community; leading us to a better understanding of the message of the Scriptures through Bible study and other teaching and counselling opportunities.

Our Redeemer’s is blessed with a faithful base of parishioners with a heart for volunteering, fellowship, mission and giving. We have a beautiful church home that is fully handicap accessible and free from debt. A housing allowance will be provided if desired. 

St. John’s Lutheran Church | Springfield, Minnesota, United States

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Address:
224 Mary Avenue
PO Box 144
Springfield MN 56087

Affiliation: LCMC

Contact: TJ Smith
Phone: 507-723-5397
E-mail: [email protected]

Position Title: Full-time Pastor

Description:

St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMC-Augustana District), located in Springfield, Minnesota, is looking for a passionate, enthusiastic, faith filled, and a Gospel preaching pastor to serve our small-town congregation.  Springfield has a population of 2200 and is located in southern Minnesota.  There are many opportunities for our pastor to immerse themselves throughout our vibrant community. Our lovely town is home to several parks, a beautiful campground located along the Cottonwood River, multiple ball fields, golf course, walking and bike trails, grocery store and several small businesses. Springfield has so much to share. Springfield also offers a well-rounded education system with award winning arts, wellness and athletics programs housed in a Pre-K–12 grade public school as well as having a Pre-K–6th grade Catholic school.

St. John’s was founded 150 years ago by Norwegian immigrants (get ready to make lefse). Our congregation is committed by God’s word to worship, teach, serve, and reach out to all, through the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. We offer a Sunday morning worship service with an average attendance of 150 (pre-COVID). Following worship and fellowship, we offer Sunday school for Pre-K through 12th grade. Other opportunities include Bible study groups, Wednesday evening confirmation classes and a 7-12th grade (Luther League) youth group.  Our church staff includes a secretary, two part-time musicians, a part-time custodian and many dedicated volunteers.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please let us know by sending a cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of reference to Kayla Moe at [email protected] The preferred candidate is certified in LCMC and is able to fulfill at minimum the following duties:

  • Lead Sunday morning worship, administer the Sacraments, and lead all special services including weddings,
  • baptisms, and funerals
  • Lead Confirmation classes
  • Lead First Communion classes
  • Participate in monthly meetings with the church council
  • Visit congregational members that are unable to physically attend worship service
  • Lead Bible studies
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to all boards and committees within the church

To learn more about St. John’s Lutheran Church or our community click on the links below. We look forward to hearing from you!

St. John’s Lutheran Church – http://www.sjlcspringfieldmn.org/  

City of Springfield – https://www.springfieldmn.org/

Church Name:

Hope Lutheran Church
1667  Frank Ave. SE
Huron, South Dakota  57350

Church Website:
https://hopelutheranhuron.com

Contact Person: Paulette White

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent, LCMC Certification and if not endorsed by Augustana District, an ability to earn endorsement.

Beliefs in agreement with Hope Lutheran’s “What We Believe, Teach and Confess”

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preach and teach the Word of God as revealed in the Old and New Testaments in accordance with Lutheran Confessions.
  • Conduct services as agreed upon by this congregation, i.e., regular worship, weddings, funerals and any other services as specified within the confessions of this congregation.
  • Administer the Sacraments, i.e., Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  • Include both “law” and “gospel” in sermons, have a clear Biblical basis.
  • Communicate the message clearly.
  • Participate in the teaching ministry of the congregation, including Confirmation Class and Adult Bible study.
  • Develop a positive relationship with youth and minister to and encourage them to deepen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ as they grow in their faith.
  • Pray regularly for the congregation, its members and its ministry.
  • Minister to all members according to their needs, including visiting those who are home-bound, in the hospital or in care facilities and members and prospective members as appropriate.
  • Regularly engages children through children sermons including an opportunity for prayer.
  • Encourage others to find ways to serve and share their faith.
  • Bring variety into worship services through various liturgical forms, varied hymns including traditional and contemporary, the use of humor and use of drama.
  • Make both members and guests feel welcome.

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • Is a solid Christian role model to all.
  • Works well with members and treats all members with respect.
  • Is a good listener.
  • Is receptive to and respectful of the opinions of others.
  • Is friendly and outgoing.
  • Has a strong faith in the Triune God and a firm understanding that this is his/her call from God.
  • Cooperates with the Church Council and keeps it informed of concerns and upcoming issues.
  • Uses time effectively and responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Completes work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Is fiscally responsible.
  • Works well with and develops a positive relationship with youth of all ages.
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with the community outside Hope Lutheran and with other area LCMC pastors.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts within the church as they arise.
  • Takes adequate and meaningful time with family.
  • Is receptive to constructive criticism.

*Many items listed are taken from the form Hope Lutheran uses as a pastoral self-evaluation tool.

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