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    Namekagon Congregational Church (UCC) Earl WI
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    Peace UCC and St. Paul's UCC, Minnesota Lake MN
  • Chaplain
    Maple Grove Hospital, Maple Grove MN
  • Chaplain - Casual
    Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)

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Christian Education - Part-time

Children and Families Minister
Brunswick United Methodist Church, Crystal MN

Posted 6/26/14

Brunswick United Methodist Church in Crystal, Minnesota seeks a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Children and Families Minister.

• Attend to his/her own self-care, finding regular ways to nurture intentionally and holistically the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental spheres of life
• Lead, oversee, and coordinate the Sunday morning children’s spiritual growth options (e.g., Sunday school)
• Empower parents to be spiritual leaders, seeking strategic opportunities to connect with new families and their children
• Support, staff, and train the children and family ministries team, empowering lay volunteers to provide quality programs and spiritual growth experiences for the children and families of the community and Brunswick UMC
• Work with the lead pastor to create and teach confirmation including retreats, field trips, mentoring program, and Confirmation Sunday
• Work closely with other staff in the discipleship ministry core process area to ensure consistency of ministry philosophy and appropriate transitional opportunities
• Work with the invitation minister and connections minister to create a continually emerging strategy for making meaningful connections with families and children in our surrounding communities
• Oversee and coordinate the fellowship activities of the children with the children and family ministries team
• Participate annually as leader or volunteer at one of the Minnesota Annual Conference’s youth camp offerings and participate annually in an annual week-long mission trip
• Lead, with the collaboration of at least one youth, a children’s time in worship each month. This may be delegated to a well-prepared Youth as well.
• Support the work and vision of the Lead Pastor, providing backup leadership as necessary and requested
• Participate in regular staff meetings and staff planning retreats

• A committed follower of Jesus Christ, able to articulate authentically in multiple ways a growing relationship with God
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Lead Pastor, paid staff and lay persons in the congregation
• Demonstrated passion for the spiritual growth of children and families, with a growing awareness of unique needs of this demographic in Crystal and surrounding communities
• Ordination not required; however, those considering a life of ordained ministry are encouraged to apply
• Commitment to (or growing familiarity with) the Christian life, including Wesleyan spirituality and polity, within the United Methodist ethos
• Understanding of developmental stages of children and youth (including moral and faith development)
• Ability to work in a volunteer setting, including recruiting, training and nurturing volunteers
• Bachelor’s Degree (or at least ¾ completed) required

Application Info
Please send a cover letter and detailed resume, with three professional references to Pastor Bart Fletcher. An email with attachments is preferred. revbafletcher@mac.com
Or mail to:
Pastor Bart Fletcher
Brunswick United Methodist Church
6122 42nd Ave N
Crystal, MN 55422

Director of Children’s Ministries
Elk River United Methodist Church, Elk River MN
Posted 6/24/14

The Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for overseeing the entire children’s ministry, to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program. The director will recruit and train leaders who will touch children’s lives with God’s love, teach them God’s Word and provide fellowship with God’s people—laying a foundation that will keep children interested in the things of God and involved in church. Along with educating, this ministry includes involving children in the ministry of the church and giving attention to children when they visit with their families. Currently, there are approximately 60 children on our rolls, 35 of whom considered regular attenders. These numbers are expected to rise significantly in the next several years.

Ministry Area/Department Spiritual Formation

Works Closely With Childcare Coordinator, Youth Director, Pastor, Spiritual Formation Team, parents & volunteers
Accountable To: Pastor
Ministry Target: Children (grades K-6) in the church and in the community
Position Is: Part-time, paid staff
Minimum Maturity Level: Stable, mature Christian
Education Requirements: Bachelors degree related to position • 4 years of experience related to Christian education of children • Knowledge of United Methodist beliefs and practices
Talents or Abilities Desired: Leadership and direction of adult volunteers • Administration • Good organizational skills • Teaching skills related to children • Risk-taking and leading others in trying new things • Good role model • No criminal record
Best Personality Traits: Expressive leader • Compassionate • Dependable • Organized • Details-oriented
Passion For Ministering to children, with a heart for understanding their special needs and a desire to include this valuable group of people in the ministry of the church
Start Date: July or August in order to prep for Fall kick-off
Work Schedule: Sunday mornings & possible other evening for children’s classes or teacher training • occasional field trips and outings • summer activities as needed • flexible planning hours •

Resumes & Cover Letters
Email: Barb at bwis@charter.net
Address: Elk River United Methodist Church
1304 Main Street, Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763.441.2750
Website: www.elkriverumc.org


Youth Ministry - Part-time

Director of Youth Ministries
First Presbyterian Church, White Bear Lake MN

Posted 8/18/14

First Presbyterian Church in White Bear Lake, MN seeks a part-time director of youth ministries. The expectation of work hours is approximately 20 hours/week. Salary would be dependent on experience. Click for a complete job description. Resumes can be sent by email to fpc-wbl@fpc-wbl.org.

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2014.

Director of Families with Youth
Hamline Church United Methodist, St. Paul MN

Posted 7/29/14

Hamline Church United Methodist in St. Paul is seeking a well-qualified candidate to serve as the Director of Families with Youth. Hamline Church is an intimate, reconciling, justice-oriented congregation of the United Methodist Church. We are blessed with a beautiful campus, and a diverse and talented faith community. For more information, the complete job description and application information please visit hamlinechurch.org

Contracted hours: 12 to 15 hours/week
Compensation: commensurate with experience

Applications will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date of mid-August, 2014.

Music Ministry - Part-time
Pastoral Ministry - Part-time

Namekagon Congregational Church (UCC), Earl (Springbrook) Wisconsin

Posted 6/30/14

Namekagon Congregational Church in Earl/Springbrook, Wisconsin, seeks a part-time pastor for their congregation of about 20 members. The church would consider hiring a seminary student for this interim, part-time position.

They seek a pastor to:

Overnite accommodations can be arranged. Pay is $16,000 per year and travel expenses are paid.

Please contact Rebecca Johnston, Interim Associate Conference Minister to the North, Wisconsin UCC, with questions or to apply: 920.918.3654 or email rjohnston@wcucc.org.

Peace and St. Paul's UCC, Minnesota Lake MN

Posted 6/26/14

Peace and St. Paul's UCC are seeking a Pastor to fill their yoked churches. Peace UCCis in the town of Minnesota Lake; St.Paul’s UCC is 3 ½ miles southeast of Minnesota Lake in the country. A town of 690, located about 30 miles south of Mankato on Highway 22. They are small churches, with attendance in each church any where from 25 to 40, but have around 100 active members in each church. Peace has a parsonage that is vacant and is available to the pastor.
Salary to be determined.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Ardis Grunzke, President of Peace UCC, by email, grandmag@bevcomm.net

Maple Grove Hospital, Maple Grove MN

Posted 6/24/14

Maple Grove Hospital is recruiting for a part-time chaplain position. This is an exempt, .6, benefit eligible position primarily scheduled to work afternoons/evenings and alternating weekends. Click for a complete job description (PDF).

All interested candidates should apply online

Questions should be directed to:
Joel Jueckstock | Spiritual Care Supervisor
Maple Grove Hospital
9875 Hospital Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55126
O: 763-581-1552 | P: 612-264-5168

Chaplain - Casual
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), Minneapolis MN
Posted 4/4/14

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) offer employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including our downtwon Minneapolis hospital and clincis, and neighborhood clinics throughout the metro area. We are commited to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment for patients, families, and staff, and we encourage interested applicants with bilinugal and bicultural skills to apply for positions at HCMC.

Current opening is casual/on-call; not-benefit eligible



More information is available on HCMC's careers page.

Miscellaneous - Part-time

Hospice Volunteer
Brighton Hospice, St. Louis Park, MN
Posted 8/12/14

Be a Hospice volunteer and make a difference! Brighton Hospice is looking for more volunteers to visit with our families. You too can offer your gift of compassion and presence at a very poignant moment in people’s lives. Only a few hours of training is
required and the schedule is flexible.

Chaplain Howard Dotson 612.666.3277
Brighton Hospice
5775 Wayzata Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55416

Private home in Maple Grove, MN
Posted 5/27/14

Caregiver needed for sweet, humorous, kind 89 year old male senior living in daughter's home. Client is mobile, but needs assistance in transfer, toileting and showering.

Regular 12 hour shifts (9 pm to 9 am/9am-9pm) and 24 hour shifts needed (Wed., Fri, and Sundays - 9 am-9pm) as well as need for on call assistance when possible.


Professional, organized structure in comfortable home in Maple Grove

Send resume and letter of interest to knottayachta@gmail.com

Administrative Assistant
Thompson & Associates, Fridley, MN

Posted 5/21/14

Part-time administrative assistant, flexible hours, competitive salary. Proficient with Outlook 2014, Office 365, Office 2014, Dropbox (or other cloud software), Adobe, computer / software organization and management, office organizing, scanning, printing, filing, writing, preparing reports and tracking with a strong orientation for and attention to details. Must treat and keep large volumes of information confidential.

Computer tech background along with administrative assistance experience and good writing skills are strong pluses. Experience working in a law or planned giving office a plus but not required.

Thompson & Associates provides values-based estate and charitable planning for friends, volunteers and donors of nonprofit organizations. This is a comprehensive and detailed process. This position is responsible for providing the support and administrative services, systems and tracking for this work.

Estimated hours at the start, 4 to 10 hours per week. This could grow as business grows. Work in my home office or yours. If your office, you will need to currier materials between your office and my office. Location, Fridley / Columbia Heights, ½ mile south of 694 and between Silver Lake Road and Central Avenue. Contact Gary Hargroves at: gary@ceplan.com or 763.242.2228.

Christian Education - Full-time
Youth Ministry - Full-time

Director of Families with Youth
Advent United Methodist Church, Eagan MN

Posted 9/16/14

Position Purpose:
The Director of Families with Youth will support and enable youth and families to grow spiritually and foster lifelong discipleship. Primary responsibilities include coordinating all events and activities with youth grades 6- 12.



Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications.

Please send a resume and cover letter, including experience, and four references to:

Advent United Methodist Church
Attn. Rev. Rory Swenson
3944 Lexington Avenue
Eagan MN 55123

Music Ministry - Full-time
Pastoral Ministry - Full-time

Revitalization Transitional Minister Opportunity
Little Farms United Church of Christ, 135 Sauve Road, River Ridge, LA 70123
Posted 9/17/14

This is an opportunity for a person to consider a position as Revitalization Transitional Minister at Little Farms United Church of Christ located in River Ridge, LA. We hope to enrich members’ spiritual lives by being a repository of love, a beacon of solutions, and an anchor of hope for our neighborhoods and community as a whole.

Little Farms UCC was established in 1953, and was the first Open and Affirming congregation in the New Orleans Association. The membership has survived several internal events that reflect the resiliency of the congregation which demonstrates the stability and openness to growth with the right leadership. Our Sunday mornings are led by an interim pastor, average attendance is 35-40 adults and an average of 8-14 children which has been stable through the pulpit vacancy. The interim pastor is successfully moving the congregation forward from the loss of a 14 year pastor, toward preparing us to begin a new direction. Little Farms UCC has the potential to be the first liberal protestant church in this area.

In 2010, the national church offered churches in the New Orleans Association, an opportunity to participate in an initiative called “from Surviving to Thriving” and we are one of the five participating churches. This leadership council is a body of representatives from these churches, which meet monthly under the guidance of a pastoral coach. The leadership council explores ways to strengthen the churches’ through ministry and mission, individually and collectively. The surviving to thriving leadership council will serve as a resource to our Revitalization Transitional Minister.

As a residential portion of the New Orleans MSA, River Ridge is approximately 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, the growth of our city and surrounding neighborhoods has enabled the City of New Orleans to move upward as a desirable place to live:
• New Orleans is now rated as the #1 city for entrepreneurs and has younger “yuppie” type of folks relocating to the city.
• The city is implementing plans to renovate housing to make it more affordable for first responders.
• New Orleans has a more stable and progressive housing market than other Southern areas.
• Because of growth of the film making industry, New Orleans is referred to as “Hollywood South”.

The mission statement of Little Farms United Church of Christ is “To be a loving accepting, ministering Christian family, open to all.” Our future goals are to increase membership and achieve more stability. We realize this can be accomplished by extending our mission and ministry’s to the surrounding community.

The Revitalization Transition Minister will:
• evaluate and assess needs of the community around the church
• be responsible for developing measurable goals and objectives with the membership that addresses growth and sustainability with Little Farms UCC
• lead the congregation in weekly Sunday worship and bible study
• develop and implement programs for youth, singles, couples, and retirees

Evaluations and supervision will be accomplished by our Church Council along with the additional guidance provided by a team of UCC Pastors from the Surviving to Thriving Leadership Council. We are seeking a full-time time seminary intern, a recent seminary graduate, or an ordained Pastor of the UCC or recognized partners. The church will use the South Central Conference guidelines when negotiating a salary and benefits.

Candidates will be required to submit a resume which will include the names and contact information of at least three references. Reference’s comments should include the candidates’ experience and/or potential in growth and creative ministry. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014.

For further information, contact:
Rev. Douglas Anders
South Central Conference Minister
9022 Long Point Road
Houston, TX 77055

Senior Minister
North Shore Congregational Church, Fox Point Wisconsin

Posted 9/16/14

North Shore Congregational Church seeks a Senior Minister. Their current Senior Minister, Karl Schimpf is retiring after over 30 years of serving North Shore Congregational Church. The church, founded in 1949, is an active, vibrant congregation pursuing their mission "to grow and deepen Christian discipleship in a faith community guided by the Holy Spirit". Membership of over 500 allows NSCC to have significant Youth and Adult Ministry programs, including Summer Bible Camp, Sunday School, Movie Nights, Advent Festival, Confiramtion and Stephen Ministry. Benevolence programs assist national and international missions, and their outreach programs touch the lives of hundreds, even thousands in the local community. Worship is held in a beautiful, well-maintained complex in a wooded area of Fox Point, located on Milwaukee County's North Shore, bordered on the east by Lake Michigan, the west by Interstate 43, the north by the Village of Bayside, and the south by the Village of Whitefish Bay. They have a very strong existing ministerial, music, support and custodial stff, and a long list of volunteers, which round out a wonderful well-respected church home.

Contact Mellisa Block, Corresponding Secretary, with interest in the position: BBlock1@wi.rr.com

Catholic Priest or Lay Leader - Manager of Spiritual Care (Open to CPE Supervisor)
St. Joseph's Hospital, HealthEast Care System, St. Paul MN

Posted 7/7/14

Consider this exciting opportunity to be part of healthcare system with a rich history and a vision for living into the future. St. Joseph’s Hospital is strategically located in downtown St. Paul. It is Minnesota’s oldest hospital, with a rich heritage and connection to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet. The Sisters founded St. Joseph’s with a vision of providing for the health needs of those in the surrounding communities. That vision continues today.

St. Joseph’s is part of HealthEast Care System, a faith-based healthcare system located in St. Paul and surrounding communities. It was founded in the rich spiritual heritages of Catholic, Lutheran, and Baptist traditions. HealthEast has three acute hospitals (St. Joseph’s, St. John’s, and Woodwinds), one long-term acute hospital (Bethesda), numerous clinics, hospice, homecare, and other community services. HealthEast has a long tradition in Clinical Pastoral Education as a training ground for those pursuing professional chaplaincy. HeathEast is committed to its faith-based identity and is currently exploring ways for a deeper understanding of how that identity will shape our future.

St. Joseph’s hospital provides a wide range of services including ED, med-surg, heart care, behavioral health and chemical dependency. The Manager of Spiritual will lead a committed team of chaplains and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as maintain its unique Catholic identity. If so trained, the candidate would also join in the CPE supervision of year-long residents, as well as potentially extended students as the program is given growth.

This is an exciting time for St. Joseph’s and HeathEast, as we live our vision of optimal health and wellbeing for our patients, our communities, and ourselves. For more information or to apply, please visit our website at www.healtheast.org. To view the job posting http://bit.ly/Veaxtf.

Miscellaneous - Full-time
Seminary Placement Sites

Asbury Seminary
Bethel Seminary
Bethel University
Luther Seminary

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