Find out who is hiring, seeking volunteers, or group members in our congregations. To submit an opportunity, please visit our page for "Walking Together." To request the removal of one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ______________________________________________________________________________
As of January 1, 2023, the affinity group, “Cross-cultural Conversations” has changed its name to “One Body, Many Members: Anti-racist Conversations.” It is hoped this change will help clarify the purpose of this group. We gather to address issues related to racism through dialogue, and to act in our congregations and communities. Currently we are meeting online on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. We will be planning in-person gatherings for this year. To receive the Zoom link and to be added to our email list, contact Pastor Julianne Smith, email@example.com.
Synod Council Nominations
We are currently seeking nominations for Synod Council, Discipline Committee, and Consultation Committee. If this sounds interesting to you, please visit here. ______________________________________________________________________________
Trinity Lutheran, Kent, Seeks Music Director
The music director of Trinity serves as the primary musician of Trinity, and as such has general oversight of all music ministries of Trinity, provides for instrumental leadership for all of Trinity’s worship services, and collaborates with the members of the Worship and Music Committee. Trinity’smusicdirectorisdirectlysupervisedbyTrinity’spastor,will have two Staff Support members working with them, and is accountable to the congregation through the congregation council. Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree in music. Familiarity with worship traditions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America would be helpful. Please send applications or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: 20 hours a week. Compensation: $20 an hour with health, dental, and pension benefits (opt-in vision coverage); two weeks of paid time off in the first year, four weeks of paid time off thereafter; $500 reimbursable allowance for professional organization membership and continuing education. Duties: -Prepare, play or lead the prelude, selected hymns, offertory, and postlude for each service including the regular Sunday services and midweek services (currently Ash Wednesday, the other Wednesdays during Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve services). -Direct the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir with the Chancel Choir performing every week and the Bell Choir performing once a month through the program year (September through May) and at special services, and maintain and curate Trinity’s music libraries. -Be a member of the Worship and Music Committee, and with the rest of the committee plan servicesandspecialevents,planandcoordinateotherspecialmusicwithafocuson recruitingstudentsfromKentStateUniversity,developabudgetforTrinity’smusic ministries, and follow the approved budget. -Provide people for vacation coverage. -Report music use to CCLI and OneLicense. -Maintain membership in at least one professional musicians’ organization, preferably the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (alcm.org) and/or the American Guild of Organists (www.agohq.org). -For weddings and funerals: Weddings and funerals are not included in the 20 hours a week for this position, therefore the person in this position gets to set honoraria amount, have rightoffirstrefusal,andsettheamountforabenchfeeifneeded.Forweddings, coordinatewithcoupleswhowill be wed at Trinity and choose to pay the organist in selectingappropriatemusic,andthenprepare and play those selections. For funerals, coordinate with the pastor for music selections and requests, and then prepare and play those selections.
Advent Lutheran Seeks Music Ministry Leader (Modern Worship Service)and Youth Director
Music Ministry Leader Job Description: Advent Lutheran Church is seeking a Worship Leader for a permanent part-time position who is passionate about music and excited to join our team. The candidate will possess a strong musical background (vocal and/or instrumental) with a commitment to support the mission and vision of the church. The person will work cooperatively with the pastor and music team in leading, directing and planning music for the service. The candidate will lead our volunteer praise band members for the contemporary service and contribute to combined and special services. Responsibilities:
Provide vision that focuses on ministering to the congregation through music.
Versed in all kinds of music and particularly modern Christian along with present and past artists.
Direct weekly activities and rehearsals necessary to facilitate inspirational worship in the service.
Possess planning skills and be able to work well with a variety of volunteer musicians.
Recruit and develop new musicians as needed.
Have good organizational and communication skills.
Youth Director Job Description: Advent Lutheran Church is seeking a Youth Director for a permanent part-time position to oversee a ministry that seeks to help every 9th through 12th grade student in our congregation make steps towards a deeper maturity in Christ. The person will work cooperatively with the Pastor and the staff in a team environment in building a youth ministry that fulfills the ministry’s mission and values. Advent Lutheran Church is a medium sized welcoming congregation in Uniontown, Ohio. Our mission “Bringing Christ to others through love and service” guides our identity and mission to God's world. We are a congregation filled with active youth, laughter, tears, art, and worship services that speak to who we are and what God is calling us to be. We embrace new ideas while building on deep foundations. We seek to reach out to others and make an impact in God's name bringing Grace to the community and world we are part of in the name of the living Christ. Responsibilities:
Imagine, develop and communicate a multi-year programming plan and curriculum scope and sequence that aligns with Advent’s vision and values; assess and evaluate success, failures, and relevance of programming and adjust accordingly
Initiate, build and maintain authentic relationships with teens, parents and volunteers
Recruit, develop, train and appreciate a team of youth volunteers to serve
Imagine, design and coordinate regular programming for youth including researching, choosing and preparing age-appropriate Biblically-based curricula.
Design, schedule, organize, implement, and attend events, service projects, gatherings, and mission trips; work from a team-approach with other staff
Help parents and guardians inspire curiosity and spiritual interest in their children; equip parents and guardians with resources to be the primary influence of faith formation.
Foster congregational awareness and involvement with youth through coaching and experimenting with intergenerational programming opportunities and worship service involvement.
Establish an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment; foster discipleship, encourage thinking and sharing, and be aware and responsive regarding emotional and mental health among youth
Provide targeted, effective and consistent communication and promotion of activities including impact stories to students, parents and congregation via email, monthly newsletter, bulletin boards, church website, social media, etc.
The board of HopeWood Outdoors is pleased to invite candidates to submit their resume, CV or rostered minster profile with a cover letter for the Executive Director position. The Executive Director acts as the chief executive officer for Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio, d/b/a HopeWood Outdoors. The executive director works in partnership with the board of directors and staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the organization and to develop organizational strategy. The executive director implements policies approved by the board, manages the organization’s programs and operations, and represents the ministry to the constituency. Interested candidates can learn more about the role by reviewing the application packet found at hopewoodoutdoors.org. Please contact Terry Bull - email@example.com for more information.
Grace Lutheran Church Seeks Contemporary Worship Music Leader Intern
Job Summary: This position requires an intern to devote 2 hours per week working closely with the Senior Pastor as a lead contemporary worship music vocalist to develop a contemporary worship band. Job Duties: • Lead music as vocalist and preferably lead guitarist or keyboard/piano for monthly contemporary music worship services. • Develop a contemporary worship band: • Actively participate in monthly contemporary worship planning meetings. Responsible to: Senior Pastor, but will work closely with: Senior Pastor, Sound Technician, and the Videographer Skills Required: • Previous experience with a contemporary worship band. • Gifted in singing contemporary worship music with preference given to lead guitar or keyboard/piano ability. • Ability to read music or chord charts. • Ability to lead. • Good communication skills, written and verbal. • Reliable. Time Required: 2 hours per week during school year, with the possibility of returning next school year. Compensation: $15/hour Contact Pastor Bonnie Grimaldi for more info (firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-343-6915).
The Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA, is seeking a candidate to fill the currently open position of part-time administrative assistant. The administrative assistant will perform administrative duties to help support the synod staff and officers. This will include data base maintenance, correspondence, worship bulletin production, mail sorting, and filing requests from staff members or synod officers. This position will also make sure that the building and grounds are hospitable to visitors, receive visitors and make them feel welcome, and answer the phone. The position is 5 hours a day Monday-Friday with those hours negotiable upon hire. Familiarity with Microsoft Suite and online platforms; a hospitable manner on the phone and with visitors; a flexible, learning attitude; and the ability to keep confidence are integral parts of this position. Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com for consideration.
Messiah Lutheran Church, Fairview Park, Seeks Music Director
Messiah Lutheran Church is looking to welcome our next Director of Music Ministry to lead worship on our Schlicker organ. This person works closely with our Pastor(s) and leadership to plan and provide musical leadership for the Messiah community.
Use your talent, energy, and passion to glorify God and proclaim the Gospel of Christ through music.
Plan the liturgical year with Pastor(s), selecting hymns, liturgical settings, scheduling choirs, instrument ensembles, and other musicians.
Rehearse and direct choir(s).
Supervise and provide leadership for church services, handbell choir and other musicians.
Desired qualifications include background and experience in leading Lutheran liturgical worship.
Anticipated at 30 hours/week; annual salary range $30-36K, paid vacation.
Messiah Lutheran Church (ELCA), 5200 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst OH. Part-time. Sunday morning services; Wednesday evening choir rehearsal, other intermittent services. To apply, interested persons should send a cover letter and resume via-e-mail to Jon Paulus at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Luke’s Seeks Youth & Faith Formation Director
St. Luke’s Lutheran in Cuyahoga Falls is looking for a leader to shape opportunities for our youth and congregation to deepen their faith. This part-time position seeks to help our youth and congregation to grow together with each other and Christ. We look to shape that through our B4’s: Belong, Believe, Be anchored, & Become. A job description and application are available here and here, or by contacting the congregation office. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 2121 6th St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 - Telephone (330)929-2683.
Prince of Peace Westlake Seeks Worship Director and Office Administrator
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Westlake is seeking a part-time Contemporary Worship Director to lead the weekly praise worship service, direction of the band, and continued development and coordination of the contemporary music program. A complete job description and more information can be attained by contacting Pastor Charlie Woodward at email@example.com.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Westlake is also seeking to hire an Office Administrator to administrate and support the overall day to day operations of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. This includes work with the database, calendars, building use, contact with contractors, reports, and operational support. A complete job description and more information can be attained by contacting Pastor Charlie Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul’s Senior Living Community Seeks Chaplain
St. Paul’s Senior Living Community, located in Greenville, PA has an opening for a Chaplain. For full description, and to apply online, please click here. Resumes are also being accepted currently at email@example.com or by mail to Lynn Chuey – 339 E. Jamestown Road – Greenville, PA 16125. This opportunity is approximately 30 hours per week. We hope to hear from you soon. St. Paul’s is an equal opportunity employer.
Divinity Lutheran Seeks Part-Time Worship Leader
Title: Worship Leader Reports to: Senior Pastor Employment Status: Part-time Hours: 2 – 4 hours per week Compensation: The hourly per-activity (rehearsal and one weekly worship) rate for this position starts at $75. Position Summary: The mission of Divinity Lutheran Church, a denomination of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is to be a people and place of hope, healing, and welcome – where people can nurture their relationship with God and with one another. The Worship Leader will support this mission by serving as the lead vocalist during the weekly contemporary service. Duties will include selecting music for each week’s service, leading a weekly rehearsal with the Praise Band, and leading the musical sections of the weekly contemporary service Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Key Qualifications:
A professed Christian
Exude a joyful spirit
Ability to work without direct supervision
Proficiency to lead worship both vocally and ideally with a guitar
Experience in leading worship in a contemporary setting preferred
Provide vision and passion in the area of music worship ministries that is in line with the overall vision and mission of Divinity Lutheran Church.
Consult with the lead pastor to coordinate the music for the Sunday 11 a.m. service
Lead a one-hour weekly rehearsal Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. with the praise band
Lead the musical sections of the service each week
Contact Information: If interested, please send your resume along with three references and other information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Worship Leader Opening” in the subject line of your email.
Jerusalem Lutheran Seeks Director of Music
Bachelor’s degree in music preferred
Experience in directing choirs, particularly volunteer church choirs
Knowledge of appropriate church music and the role of music in Lutheran worship
Experience as a “team player” and able to relate to others with good inter-personal skills
Active participant in the church and in church activities
Be a person of faith
Duties and Responsibilities:
Choose hymns and liturgies for Sunday worship in collaboration with the Pastor.
Serve as a member of the Worship Team (voice only).
File and catalog all music in the music library.
Oversee and manage the music budget and library, reviewing and purchasing new music when necessary and within the budget.
Manage copyright licenses and complete monthly usage reports.
Develop new musical opportunities for children, youth, and adults.
Communicate effectively to provide a team atmosphere. Allow adequate lead time for organist to practice prior to rehearsals.
Lead, direct, and rehearse the Chancel Choir for its active participation and leadership roles in the scheduled Sunday worship services and other special services, as required.
Select all choral anthems to be sung by the choir. Music should be appropriate for use in the liturgical service, and if possible, follow the theme and lessons appointed for the day.
Rehearse choir weekly (currently Thursday evenings) and at additional times as identified by special needs, with rehearsals conducted by the director from September through May.
Oversee the Handbell Choir.
Coordinate responsibilities for the Handbell Choir and Children’s Choir as needed on a weekly basis, selecting music for said groups and other responsibilities as needed.
Oversee the scheduled maintenance of the bells, piano, organ, organ pipes and work areas as needed.
Schedule soloists, instrumentalists, and musical groups for Special Music during the summer months.
Introduce new congregational musical worship material through collaboration with the Pastor and the Worship Team.
Recruit new choir members each year from within the overall church body, providing an atmosphere of musical learning, growth, and mutual care.
Mentor and develop new musical directors or assistants, as needs arise.
Serve as a consultant for music for weddings, if requested.
Attend continuing education classes and seminars, when possible.
Schedule four weeks of vacation appropriately within the church year.
Desired But Not Required:
Work two days per month (3-4 hours each day) with the pre-school classes. Coordinate with the Pre-school Director as required to determine schedule and needs. Possibly present a pre-school program to the congregation.
Work, coordinate, and direct with the youth, teachers, and members of the congregation for all pageants through the church year.
Cantor, as required.
Resumes may be submitted to: Director of Music Search Committee, Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 9282 Acme Rd., Seville, OH 44273 OR via e-mail to our church secretary at email@example.com. If an applicant has any questions regarding worship or our services, they can contact Pastor Tina Crog at 330-336-4770. All general questions about applying can be addressed by our committee chairman, Sande Haldiman, at 330-435-3444.