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 email@example.com. ______________________________________________________________________________
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. ______________________________________________________________________________
Employment and Internships:
Streaming Person Needed
Looking for a person who is available on the west side of Cleveland to run Sunday morning (single service) church streaming to YouTube and church website. Basic equipment provided for audio/visual. Needed for 1-3 Sundays per month. Please contact email@example.com more information.
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Seeks Part-Time Minister of Music/Organist
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio is looking for a part-time Minister of Music/organist working approximately 8-12 hours a week. Full ministry description is available at www.peacecanton.org. Qualified applicants should submit resume, letter of introduction and 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. A review of applications will begin right away. Select candidates will be invited to interview/audition at the church.
St. Stephen Martyr Seeks Choir Director
St. Stephen Martyr's Choir Director as retired after 37 years of service in Canton, Ohio. We are seeking a Choir Director to direct and coordinate the choral music ministry and to help facilitate the full and active participation of the congregation in the worship life of the church.
Key QUALIFICATIONS include: 1. A bachelor’s degree in music preferred. 2. Knowledge and appreciation of liturgical arts and worship practices. 3. Willingness to continue to build knowledge and skills. 4. Ability to work as a team player with pastor, staff, and choirs. 5. Flexibility 6. Sense of humor!
URGENTLY HIRING! NEOS Seeks Kaufman Resource Center Intern
Reports to: Resource Specialist & Archivist Status: Part Time, unpaid internship – 15 hours per week, hours negotiable FLSA: N/A Position Summary The Kaufman Resource Center (KRC) is housed within the offices of the Northeastern Ohio Synod (NEOS), a regional judicatory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The KRC houses resources for congregations and rostered ministers that may be browsed in person, checked out, or requested online. The intern will work under the direction of the NEOS Resource Specialist & Archivist, to support the overall organization, management, and functioning of the KRC. There may also be opportunities for supporting Archivist activities in the management of the records of the synod. The Intern will gain practical experience in the field of Library Science for the purpose of fulfilling internship requirements or gaining work experience. This internship is a minimum of 15 hours per week. Schedule is flexible depending on availability. This position is unpaid and designed to help gain practical experience while earning a degree in a related field. While we are a religious non-profit, religious affiliation is not a requirement for this position. Essential Functions:
Assists the Resource Specialist & Archivist with the following tasks:
Re-cataloging and organizing the collection
Updating the catalog with proper metadata
Weeding outdated materials
Assisting with requests, check outs, and returns
Researching and suggesting new materials
Cataloging new materials
Assisting in the development of new resources e.g., webinars, new resource promotion, etc.
Participate in one-on-one meetings with the Resource Specialist & Archivist as necessary for supervision and feedback.
Accompany the Resource Specialist & Archivist to other meetings as appropriate.
Awareness of the staff communication portal (Basecamp) for all communications.
Familiarity with library and information studies, including an understanding of collection development, library media, and the reference interview.
Exceptional ability to clearly communicate with KRC guests and Synod Staff, both face-to-face and over the phone or email.
High degree of interpersonal skill: ability to work easily and effectively with all staff and to establish respectful relationships with a diverse group of individuals.
Organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to use electronic databases, the internet, library catalog, and other indexes.
Skill in using Mircosoft Word.
Ability to work at a desk or conference table.
Ability to operate job-related equipment.
Ability to see for the purpose of reading computer screens and printed materials.
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation.
Ability to lift and carry 15 pounds.
Core Competencies (current or to be developed during the internship):
Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration; can simplify complex processes and create policy for repetitive processes.
Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support, develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team members briefed on progress, implements action plans, communicates progress to sponsors, identifies and resolves barriers and problems.
Attention to Detail: Consistently attends to the many small pieces which must be assembled into an organized whole; follows up on missing or out of balance items; resolves unanswered questions needed to address a problem; keeps the larger picture in mind while tending to the smallest of details.
Decision Making and Problem Solving: Uses sound logic to approach difficult problems and apply effective solutions; can distinguish between symptoms, causes and implied solutions; decides in a timely manner based upon a blend of research, experience, risk-taking and judgment.
Creativity and Innovation: Generates new ideas; makes new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches; takes acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation; learns from mistakes; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with synod staff, leaders, and constituents; works well with people at all levels of the synod; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of their actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles; maintains confidentiality.
Team Orientation: Demonstrates interest, skill, and success in team environments; promotes group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team; understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others, takes responsibility for their part in team failures.
Helping Orientation: Demonstrates concern for and attends to the needs of the synod’s internal and external constituents; projects a sense of empathy and understanding when dealing with staff, leaders, and constituents of the synod; is able and willing to supply answers and resources that others find satisfying.
Hospitality/Accessibility: Generates a sense of hospitality and or accessibility by his or her very presence; communicates a sense of availability, warmth, openness, and approachability; fosters natural connections between synod constituents; supports a culture of welcoming and connection in the life of the synod.
Youth Faith Formation Director Needed
Northampton United Methodist Church and St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church along with the Akron Bhutanese Assembly are hiring a Youth Director to oversee our joint middle school and high school youth program. This is a twenty hour per week position with flexible hours. Our ecumenical and multicultural group dives into scripture study and serving our neighbors. Candidates must have an ecumenical attitude and be open to serving and worshipping in a variety of congregations. We seek for our youth to have opportunities to belong, believe, be anchored, and be alive in their relationship with God and our community. For questions or further information, please email SPRC@numchurch.org.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com. Please include “Worship Leader Opening” in the subject line of your email.
Jerusalem Lutheran Seeks Choir Director
Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Seville is seeking a choir director. This is a part-time position requiring Thursday evening rehearsals, September through May, and Sunday morning church services year round, as well as other special services as required. You would also coordinate scheduling guest musicians, June through August. Knowledge of appropriate church music and experience directing choirs is required. Pay would depend on experience. If interested, please contact the church secretary, Phyllis, at 330-336-4770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.