Church Staff Openings

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Position Opening

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

Full-time Pastor

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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!

Address:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
c/o Kayla Moe – Secretary
224 Mary Avenue
PO Box 144 
Springfield MN 56087

Contact: Kayla Moe – Secretary

Phone: 507-723-5397

E-mail: [email protected]

Position Title: Full-time Pastor

Website: http://www.sjlcspringfieldmn.org

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

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. 

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.

Please see more details and how to apply in this document.

Location:

The Salem and Sauk Valley Lutheran churches are small rural Lutheran congregations located in central Minnesota near the city of Osakis, population 1700, approximately 4 miles from each other.

The Salem church is 6 miles east of Osakis on Hwy 27 and one mile south on 170th Ave.

The Sauk Valley church is 1-1/2 miles south of Osakis on county road 51 and 2 miles east on 150th St.

Located just two miles from Osakis we have access to the I-94 freeway, and a 2-hour commute to either the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area or Fargo, ND.

Accommodations:

The Salem church is a beautiful two level traditional wood structure with a high steeple. Our sanctuary, loft, and entry way makeup our upper level with our kitchen, dining hall, and restrooms located in our walk out basement. An accessibility ramp was added on the north side of our church in 2013.

The Sauk Valley church is well maintained with carpeted floor throughout except the kitchen and restrooms. The church also has a library, nursery, and two classrooms. In 2019 an inside ramp was added to provide easier access for wheelchairs, walkers, or anyone who prefers.

Across the road adjacent to the Sauk Valley church, we have a beautiful, modern, spacious 5-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath parsonage with attached 2-stall garage constructed in 1995. It is equipped with an LP gas forced-air heating system, central air, air exchange system, and internet access.

Brief history:

The Salem church (established in 1878) and Sauk Valley church (established in 1883) were first organized by Norwegian immigrants. From the beginning, the two churches have enjoyed a 2-point parish relationship.

In more recent history we were affiliated with the American Lutheran Church (ALC) until 1988 when, with some reservation, we followed along with the merger that resulted in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

In 2010, after a number of years of discussion and prayer, we voted unanimously to disassociate from the ELCA and become independent Lutheran congregations. Not planning to remain independent indefinitely, in January 2019, we voted to become members of the Augustana District of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

Worship services:

The Salem and Sauk Valley parish gathers together each week to proclaim the Christian faith through the means of grace (word & sacraments), liturgy, prayer, song, Bible study, preaching, and to encourage growth in service and loving care for one another.

We enjoy joint fellowship and traditional worship every Sunday, alternating buildings each week with communion service the first and second Sunday of each month. We work jointly for Sunday school, choir, Bible study groups, VBS, our annual ice cream socials, and other events.

Attendance to Sunday worship services number 50-60 worshipers regularly.

Teaching:

Our parish has a very small youth Sunday school at the present time but our adult Bible study, scheduled at the same time as our youth Sunday school, has a regular attendance of 20-25 congregants.

Business management:

Although we are two separate congregations, we function very much as a single congregation in most matters, however, we maintain individuality with regard to church finances, building and property upkeep, missions, and occasionally other projects.

Missions:

We have a strong commitment to several mission projects both home and abroad as God leads us. Prayer is an important vital part of our worship and daily lives.

Final comments:

We are an optimistic people, trusting God to provide and lead us in future growth and ministry and pray that God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is present in all we do.

Website: https://www.salem-saukvalleychurches.com/

If interested send resume and cover letter to:
Sauk Valley Lutheran Church
C/O Robert Thielen – Treasurer
12323 150th St.
Osakis, MN 56360

Christ the King Lutheran Church is looking for a full time Director of Music and Worship Ministry in Hutchinson, MN.

POSITION SUMMARY
The primary function/purpose of this job.

The Director of Music and Worship Ministry provides direction, leadership, creative influence, and musical and media support for the church.  The desired outcomes are:

  • Maintain and enhance the music experience, thereby deepening our congregation’s sense of connection to God and one another in worship services.
  • Reach people and incorporate them into the life of the church by providing opportunities and encouragement for participation in activities that allow for artistic and musical expression of their Christian Faith.
  • Provide for orderly and effective worship services by participating in worship planning under the direction of the pastors, and by developing, creating, and/or caring for materials used for worship (worship folders, screens, audio equipment, website, pianos, etc.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Approximate time commitment toward major functions of this position (100%)

  1. Recruit, identify resources, collaborate artistically.  (20%)
    Recruit and encourage the musical talents within all demographics of our congregation. Develop participation and outreach opportunities directed toward people with musical interests in our congregation. Develop relationships with other artists whose skills and passions can be called upon to augment the worship experience.
  2. Play/sing/direct  (25%)
    Actively play for worship services and provide encouragement and support to other accompanists serving the church. Provide vocal support for hymn singing. Direct choirs and provide support for existing directors. Support, develop, and encourage the talents of this congregation to enhance corporate worship services, with particular focus on worship team development for contemporary services and ensemble development for traditional services. Weekends required.
  3. Worship service development  (25%)
    Work in consultation with pastoral staff in developing orders of worship, selection of music, and preparation of materials in publishable/view-able format. Work with facility staff to coordinate church season preparations. “Worship” includes regular weekend worship services, church season worship services, and may include funerals, weddings, and special worship services (King’s Kids Preschool, Sunday School, Youth group events, special outreach or stewardship events).
  4. Technical Leadership  (20%)
    Prepare and manage the delivery of media (audio, video, website) in support of worship services. Develop inventory lists of music, audio and video equipment and tools. Provide input for purchases and oversee installations, maintenance, and repair. Recruit operators; train, and provide instruction/instructional tools to those setting up and using equipment.
  5. Administration  (10%)
    Develop and oversee the budget for Music and Audio/Video needs. Develop communications needed to recruit and inform musicians. Secure and document copyright licensing for all texts, music, videos, images used in worship. See that musicians, organists, accompanists, and video attendants are scheduled.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum requirements to competently perform the key responsibilities of this job in terms of educational background, work experience, licenses/certifications or other knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Vocal and instrumental expertise (piano or guitar; organ a plus)
  • Demonstrated understanding of solid Lutheran Theology
  • Proficient in both traditional Lutheran hymnody and contemporary Christian music
  • Experience and/or training in leading the ministry of music in a manner that enhances member participation and worshiper experience
  • Creativity; ability to develop and explain and execute ideas that will build the faith experience of our members through music
  • Ability to identify talent, encourage members
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of production (technology, audio, visual, computer) to support worship
  • Proven interaction skills to work with a diverse set of people
  • Weekends are required

This position includes a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary.

If interested, email resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Website: https://www.ctkhutch.com/
Phone: 320.587.2776

Mission Statement: Resurrection Lutheran Church is Christ Centered and Cross Focused with a passion to follow Christ and reach out to others in Christ’s name.

Becoming more visible, active, and recognized within the community continues to be our goal in order to spread the Gospel. 

We are seeking a pastor who is a Biblically grounded, traditional, confessional Lutheran as a preacher and a teacher as well as a good shepherd of the members of RLC while providing leadership and training to assist the congregation carry out its ministry in the community. The strengths of the membership are a core of strong Bible-believing Christians who are committed to prayer and dedicated to service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIITIES

  1. Regularly prays for the congregation and its ministry
  2. Provides Bible-based Preaching and Teaching:
    • Ability to communicate faith
    • Emphasis on teaching congregation
    • Expertise in theological matters
    • Encourages and works with youth
    • Develops and strengthens lay leadership
  1. Promotes Evangelism by:
    • Participating in community activities
    • Visiting potential and new members
    • Supporting missions and church ministries
  1. Provides Pastoral Care:
    • Counseling members
    • Visiting the sick and grieving
    • Demonstrates care and concern for members
  1. Skilled Administrator who:
    • Works well with groups in the church
    • Participates in denominational organizations
    • Is comfortable using technology (i.e. on-line worship, social media)

DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong spiritual leader and witness
  • Continues to develop personal theological and Biblical skills
  • Warm, open personality
  • Good communicator and listener
  • Motivator
  • Open to new ideas

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The pastor will have a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary and be LCMC certified.

Applicant Submission Details:

Mailing Address :
Resurrection Lutheran Church 
1735 East Main Street
Mankato, MN 56001

Contact Person:
Michal Clobes, Call Committee Chair
[email protected]
PH. 507-514-3185

Church Name: Resurrection Lutheran Church

Church Website: https://www.resurrectionmankato.org

Faith Fellowship Lutheran Church is looking a for Seminarian Intern.

We are flexible for time frame, can provide housing (there is an apartment in the church) and a stipend will be negotiated.

Seminary requirements will be met and the position includes leading Bible Studies, preaching, leading worship, visitation, etc.

Please contact Pastor Becky Hand at the phone number below or email to Pr Becky if you would like more information.

Contact Person:  Pastor Becky Hand

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (432)362-2549

Address: 
Faith Fellowship Church
1603 North Grandview Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761

Website: Faith Fellowship, Odessa TX

General Information

Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall, MN is a Bible based, Spirit led congregation that is prayerfully seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to meet the needs of our growing ministry.

God has blessed Living Word in many ways. In a short 10 years we have grown from 60 members to nearly 900 members. The Holy Spirit continues to shape us, move us, and send us with the purpose of proclaiming Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. As we continue to grow and transition, we are looking for a Pastor to support the Lead Pastor, invest in the many families and children God has brought to us, and expand our outreach and influence in the community and beyond.

Living Word grows and mentors our congregation and staff in their faith and into advancing the Kingdom of God. With that, there is a possibility that an internal candidate will apply for this position as well. Living Word Lutheran Church does not discriminate, rather we invite and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Please visit our website (www.livingwordmarshall.org) and read our mission and vision statements to learn more about who we are, what we believe, and who God is calling us to be.  

Position Overview

The Associate Pastor will provide pastoral oversight to our children’s, youth, and family ministries, as well as Evangelism and outreach ministry. A formal, detailed job description with expected qualifications is included below.  

Application Details

Please include the following in your application package:

  • Cover letter – explaining your interest and what specifically attracts you to this position
  • Completed application, Resume, Statement of Faith
  • Link to a sermon
  • Download the full application and description.
  • Send your application package to [email protected]

Please note, your receipt of application will be acknowledged.

Position is available immediately.

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