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?
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Church: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, Minnesota
Job Type: Part-time
Number of Weekly Services: 1 (9 AM Sunday)
Number of Weekly Rehearsals: 3 (Wednesday evenings)
Hours Per Week: 15–18
Pipe Organ: We are in middle of an organ project; see Additional Information below
The Director of Music plays organ, directs choirs, and oversees the musical ministries of St. John’s with the purpose of bearing the gospel in music and leading the congregation’s song.
APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Send letter of application stating qualifications or resume to:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
ATTN: TiffanyAnn Gorton
PO Box 307
Howard Lake, MN 55349
Responsible for preaching and teaching the Word of God, administering sacraments, adhering to Lutheran Confessions, providing pastoral care, pastoral counseling and private absolution. Provide leadership in the congregation’s mission, participate in continuing education. The pastor shall also serve as a non-voting member of Church Council. Installment date and time commitment are negotiable.
Salary dependent on experience and time commitment.
For more information, please contact:
Pioneer Lutheran Church
ATTN: Valerie Hicks
20180 474th Ave
PO Box 6
White, SD 57276
Email: [email protected]
New Hope Lutheran Church (LCMC-Augustana District) located in Comfrey, Minnesota is seeking an enthusiastic, faith-driven pastor to lead and inspire our congregation into the future. Comfrey is a small farming community located in Southwestern Minnesota about 125 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul. At the present time our current active membership is 140 households, 297 baptized with 236 confirmed. New Hope Lutheran Church emerged out of two century-plus congregations, Faith Lutheran and Salem Lutheran. On March 29, 1998, a tornado devastated the town of Comfrey and both Lutheran Church buildings were damaged beyond repair. The spirit of the two church bodies came together and was physically reborn in 1999, as New Hope Lutheran Church with a new building dedicated in November of 2000.
As a joint congregation we offer a Sunday morning worship service with an average attendance of 65 that is also live streamed on Facebook. Following worship and fellowship, we offer Sunday school for K-6th grade. Confirmation class is held on Wednesday nights. Men and women’s bible studies are offered once a month and the youth group meet on a routine basis. The Church staff includes a secretary, two pianists, a custodian, and many volunteers.
The church building includes a large sanctuary with removable partition walls for overflow seating, TV displays with live stream cameras and a digital sound system, Sunday school rooms, a chapel, and a fireside room with library for Christian educational opportunities as well as a large fellowship hall and narthex. The Parish Secretary and Pastor’s office are also in this building. New Hope Church owns a 4-bedroom, 1.5 bath parsonage with an attached 3 car garage that is available for the Pastor and his/her family. The home is located across the street from the K-12 school and community library.
If these are beliefs and talents that you have, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references by email or mail to the address below by April 1, 2022. However, we do reserve the right to re-open the application process if the Call Committee feels it is necessary. Sending links to taped or recorded sermons are strongly encouraged.
New Hope Lutheran Church
Attn: Jody Anderson, Call Committee
204 Court Street South
Comfrey, MN 56019
The mission statement is as follows: We, the members of New Hope Lutheran Church, saved by grace, are called, gathered and united by God’s Spirit to:
N urture our faith through worship, God’s Word and His Sacraments,
E ncourage people of all generations to share their gifts and talents to serve God,
W ork together to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
H ear the concerns of our neighbors,
O pen our church to all people,
P roclaim God’s message of hope,
E xpress God’s Love in word and deed.
Hope Lutheran Church
1667 Frank Ave. SE
Huron, South Dakota 57350
Contact Person: Paulette White
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”
Desired Personal Characteristics:
*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.
Salvation Army, Helping Hands, Backpack program, Our Home, Abbott House, Plus One Guidance Center, Jan Manolis House, Life Light Performance, Lutheran Leadership, St. Dysmas, First Methodist School Supplies, Lutheran Social Services, Habitat for Humanity, Huron School District Pre-School Grants, Augustana University Worship Nights, Families in Need
Mission Projects of the Education Committee
Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Boxes, Christmas Cheer Boxes for College Students, Musical Performance at Stoneybrook Living Center, Valentines for Nursing Home Residents
Mission to Hope Members/Friends
Our Daily Bread Devotional, Connections Magazine, ChristianBook.com, Member School Teachers, Turkeys for Families, First-Time Visitors Mugs
Augustana District Evangelist, Global Health Ministries, Samaritan’s Purse, Missionaries Luke and Denise Johnson in Thailand, New Hope Missions Funds, Tabor Congregation in Ethiopia, Start up Congregations, Lutheran Malaria Initiative, Eden Ministries, Navigators, Children’s Home Foundation, Estonia Ministers Academy, Sundance International Missionaries, Missions through Augustana District
Mission Projects of Senior High Youth
Youth Works Mission Trips to Minneapolis and Kansas City, Next Step Ministries Mission Trips to Colorado Springs and Milwaukee
Missions of the Women of Hope:
Global Health Ministries, Lutheran World Relief, Orphan Grain Train, Sponsorship of Ethiopian Evangelist of Tabor Congregations, New Hope Mission Society in India, Friends of Ngong Road in Kenya, Abbott House, Hat and Mitten Christmas Tree for Local School Children’s, Fleece blankets for Graduating High School Seniors
Administrative and Membership:
LCMC, Lutheran Core, Augustana District, Huron Chamber and Visitors, Bureau, Kiwanis, Huron Ministerial Association
St. John’s Lutheran Church | Springfield, Minnesota, United States
224 Mary Avenue
PO Box 144
Springfield MN 56087
Position Title: Full-time Pastor
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:
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: Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church
101 Atlantic Avenue
P.O. Box 98
Badger, MN 56714
Church Phone: 218-528-3231
Contact Person: Mary Karl
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: New Creation Lutheran Church
Church Phone: 218.346.7203
Contact Person: Dave Howey
Pastoral Position Qualifications
If you would like to be considered, you may send your resume, references, qualifications, experience and education, either by email or snail-mail.
New Creation Lutheran Church
Attention: Dave Howey
Call Committee Chair
295 Coney Street
Perham, Mn 56573
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Big Sandy is anxiously pursuing a qualified LCMC/NALC dual-rostered minister to serve in the beautiful rural McGregor lakes area of Minnesota. McGregor is located half way between Duluth and Brainerd and 150 miles north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota. Grace is seven miles north of McGregor in Shamrock Township, which has a full time population of 1215 residents and up to 3,000 seasonal residents. With a recent 93.4% vote in favor of leaving the ELCA and joining the LCMC and NALC we seek to return to a traditional bible-centered church and want to call a pastor who will lead our congregation with the Word and grow with our Christian family. Our mission statement is Through Grace we Grow, Spread, and Share God’s Love. The vision development for our mission is an opportunity for our next pastor. This congregation clearly wants to provide a faith-based Lutheran church for this community. It should be noted that we have been growing since our vote to disassociate from the ELCA and join LCMC & NALC, even though we have not had a called pastor for over 2-1/2 years.
Pastoral Job Responsibilities:
Primary goals of our congregation
-Rekindle the growth of our congregation and church into, again, becoming a Lutheran Community church that increasingly serves the faith journey needs of area residents and outreach with a bible-centered message and involvement in preaching God’s Word.
-Our old log church has been utilized more in the past year and this will factor into future ministerial goals. Smaller services during the week and/or Saturday nights, and small weddings are potentially great opportunities to use this resource.
-The area, formerly housing the partitioned Sunday School, has been developed into a new meeting area that is available for multiple use to meet mission goals. We call it Reformation Hall.
-Increase musical presence with organist/pianist, choirs, and other instruments to enhance and celebrate our ministry.
-A Technology Team is needed to develop, plan, and carry out proposals to increase the use of technology to enhance and expand our ministry. This is an opportunity for the next called minister to provide guidance in this endeavor.
-Collaborate with other area churches and organizations for outreach ministry and community cohesiveness.
Top Five Things our congregation hopes for in its next Pastor
*More information on our congregation and quest for our next called pastor may be found at the LCMC website where we have posted this position. Additionally, a YouTube video of our church and community can be accessed with the following link: https://youtu.be/5ORKV3LBIIE
*All inquiries should be addressed to Dick Rohde, Call Chair at Grace Ev. Luth. Church of Big Sandy via his email: [email protected] or by calling his cell at 218.429.1505
*Applications should include a letter of introduction that addresses our job posting and a resume appropriate to the position.
We are located at: 48115 Lake Avenue, McGregor, MN 55760
Our website is found at: www://logchurch.org [Note: the website is undergoing a revamp and may not be accurate or complete when viewed at this time]
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