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Director of Children’s & Family Ministry
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 Children’s & Family Ministry. 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 details about the application, please go to hamlinechurch.org

Hamline Church is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to help plan, implement and oversee the ministry of Christian education and formation for children and families on Sundays and during the week. This position will include direct teaching of and playing with children, recruiting Sunday School teachers and Nursery Staff, assisting with selecting and coordinating appropriate curriculum, teaching classes as needed, manage schedules, communications and events, implementing and enforcing Safe Sanctuary for adults working with children, providing input for the church’s annual budget, tracking and approving program expenditures, attending team meetings and monthly staff meetings, keeping regular office hours, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate should have a college degree, basic knowledge of the United Methodist Church, exhibit excellent communication skills, have the ability to work collaboratively with others and demonstrate a mature and well-articulated Christian faith. The successful candidate has previous teaching experience with children and relevant college coursework. The candidate must be available on Sundays and church holidays. This position will report to the Pastor.

Hours: 20-25 hour per week position.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Applications will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date of mid-August 2014.

Children's Education Coordinator
Macalester Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105

Posted 7/9/14

Macalester Plymouth United Church in St. Paul seeks a Children's Education Coordinator to develop and coordinate Christian Education programs for children, ages birth through grade 5, including oversight of nursery. Teach children to respond to the Word of God through worship, devotion, fellowship, service and outreach. Click here for the complete job description.
Deadline for applications: July 31, 2014.

For questions or to apply, contact: Ginger Schneider, Office Administrator
Macalester Plymouth United Church
1658 Lincoln Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105

Director of Family Ministries: Youth and Children
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 700 Wesley Lane, Mendota Heights MN 55118

Posted 7/8/14

St. Paul's United Methodist Church,
a growing, vibrant faith community in Mendota Heights, MN, is seeking a part-time Director of Family Ministry. This is a part time/20 hours per week position. The focus of this ministry is to lead youth and children into deeper faith and designing new ways to invite families to follow Jesus.

Core Responsibilities: Guide Youth and Children to a strong biblical faith by word and life styleManage and direct the church’s ministry: Nursery through Senior HighDevelop new ministries for and with families -- including expanding technologyDeveloping volunteers to help lead and design ministry

Benefits: This ministry includes room to learn, grow, and serve in a wide variety of settings. Leadership in worship and neighborhood outreach will be offered, as well as possibilities that suit the unique gifts of the Director of Family Ministries.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have previous experience in leading and/or participating in various church ministries. Skills include knowledge of and creativity with a wide variety of ages as well as a strong ability to work well as a team with the Pastor and staff. Preferred qualifications include at least a college degree and experience as a United Methodist Church member and/or leader. Salary and benefits package are commensurate with experience and assumed responsibilities.

Cover letter, detailed resume, and three professional references may be directed to the church by mail or email by August 10, 2014.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 700 Wesley Lane, Mendota Heights MN 55118
651.452.5683, info@stpaulsmn.org

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


Director of Children's & Youth Ministry
First Presbyterian Church, Red Wing MN
Posted 4/8/14

First Presbyterian Church, Red Wing, seeks a Director of Children's and Youth Ministries. The Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries is responsible for planning, directing, overseeing and expanding comprehensive ministry programs for children, age 4 through fifth grade, and youth, grades six through twelve. The DCYM assumes a leading role in preparing and presenting programs with a Christian focus, enabling children and youth to grow in their Christian faith and discipleship. The DCYM will assume primary responsibility for recruiting, teaching, and involving the congregation in coordinating and becoming involved in children’s and youth programs. Primary program objectives include:

• Christian education
• Growth in personal faith and discipleship
• Service and missions
• Leadership and participation in children’s and youth worship services
• Fellowship that is safe, fun, healthy and engaging

Click here for a complete job description.

Contact Rev. David Reiter, Interim Pastor, at pastorfpc@bevcomm.net, or the church phone number of 651.388.9584 with questions or to apply for the position. Deadline to apply: August 31, 2014.

Youth Ministry - Part-time

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.

Relaunch Team
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of St. Paul, 650 Wildwood Rd, Mahtomedi MN 55112
Posted 6/4/14

First Christian Church of St. Paul is looking for 10-12 interested persons to join our relaunch team. First is a 132 year old congregation that has seen its membership shrink to a faithful remnant that is ready to start anew with others feeling called to walk with us. We are affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a mainline Protestant denomination. If you are interested in taking part or just want to learn more about this, please read the relaunch team description at our website. You can also contact Pastor Dennis Sanders at info@fccstpaul.com or by phone at 612.568.4576.

Youth Director
First United Methodist Church, Stillwater MN

Posted 5/6/14

First United Methodist Church, Stillwater, MN is looking for a half time youth director starting August 1. Responsibilities include engaging youth in both the life of the church and a personal faith life; planning and leading junior high confirmation; and working with youth and their families in a variety of activities including mission trips, education, and service.

Please send cover letter and resume to Staff-Parish Relations Committee, First United Methodist Church, 813 W. Myrtle, Stillwater, MN 55082 or firstumc@msn.com.

Click here for the job description

Youth Leader (part-time)
First United Methodist Church, Neenah-Menasha, WI

Posted 3/13/14

First United Methodist Church Neenah-Menasha, Wisconsin is seeking a 10 hour a week Youth Leader. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing Middle School and High School Youth Programming which will include a Sunday morning component as well as another regularly scheduled non Sunday morning component. This individual will also coordinate other events, service projects, mission trips, retreats, annual conference events, etc. The ideal candidate will be organized, persistent, and visionary, with a passion for youth ministry helping youth realize meaningful spiritual growth; have demonstrated abilities to prioritize, problem solve, manage change and multiple projects; an inviting and approachable demeanor and the ability to engage and encourage others while effectively managing conflict are essential, as is the ability to seek out appropriate community resources as required in support of youth, parents, and families. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume to fumcnm@tds.org or First UMC Neenah-Menasha, 108 W. Doty Avenue, Neenah, WI 54956.

Music Ministry - Part-time

Music Worship Leader - Contemporary Service
White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, White Bear Lake MN
Posted 7/28/14

General Duties and Responsibilities - To provide the leadership and implementation of the Music component of WBLUMC's contemporary worship service which will be introduced in the Fall of 2014. This is a new worship service for the congregation so this position will work with the pastors and music director to create a dynamic and interactive service using technology, music and worship in a casual environment. As Contemporary Worship Leader you will connect people to the love of God through music and worship leadership. Click for full job description.


SUPERVISOR: Associate Pastor
SALARY : Based on qualifications
POSITION CLASSIFICATION : Part time (10 -12 hours per week), salaried
Email interest and resume to Ms. Peteria Cochran Routt, Director of Music: peteria.cochranroutt@WBLUMC.org
Remove date: 8-31-14

Contemporary Worship Leader
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie MN

Posted 7/8/14

Immanuel Lutheran Church is seeking a worship leader for our 11am Sunday Contemporary Worship. We currently have an active roster of 12 musicians who rotate to provide worship music each week. We are looking for a leader who has strong skills in working with singers, who places high value on congregational participation and has an active faith life. The person in this position will choose repertoire, rehearse the band on Wednesday evenings, manage sound mixing and lead the band on Sunday mornings.

Follow this link to view a detailed position description: http://www.immanuel.us/about/event-detail/350
Application Deadline: August 10, 2014
Submit Resume to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gary Thrasher, Minister of Music, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie, MN 55346.
Email: Gary@immanuel.us
Phone: 952.937.8123

Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church (ELCA), Robbinsdale MN

Posted 7/7/14

Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a welcoming and engaged faith community on the corner of 42nd and Welcome Avenue in Robbinsdale. Our congregation likes to sing! We seek an organist/accompanist to partner with us in providing leadership for liturgical worship.

The Organist/ Accompanist will be a 3/8-time position and will be responsible for playing organ and piano for two Sunday morning services and seasonal midweek evening services; accompanying an adult choir, ensembles and soloists; and having first right of refusal for wedding and funeral services. Click for a complete job description.

Please send a resume or CV, references, and a letter of introduction to Pastor Pam Stalheim Lane at Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church, 5530 42nd Avenue N. Robbinsdale, MN 55422 or by email to pastorpamflw@mac.com.
The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.

Church Organist and Accompanist for Sr. Choir
Union Congregational Church (UCC), Elk River MN

Posted 7/2/14

Union Congregational Church (UCC), a Progressive Christian congregation in the outer-ring northwest suburbs of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, is looking for a Church Organist/Pianist/Choir Accompanist to begin on September 1, 2014.

The Organist assists in leading worship services by using the organ or piano to lead the congregation in hymns, accompany the Sr. Choir, and provide music for the weekly worship service. Experience and skill, with the ability to play a variety of choral arrangements on piano and organ, are required. Experience in a wide variety of styles is preferred.


Contact: Please send letters of interest or write for more information as soon as possible: musiccommittee@elkriverucc.org
A phone message to 763.441.1203 will be forwarded and returned as soon as possible

Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and References to musiccommittee@elkriverucc.org
or mail to:
Music Committee Organist Search
Union Congregational Church
1118 4th Street
Elk River, MN 55330

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

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

Youth/Children's Ministries Pastor
Park City Community Church, Park City Utah

Posted 5/27/14

Park City Community Church (United Methodist), a vibrant and family-oriented church located in Park City, UT, seeks to hire a full-time Youth/Children's Ministries Pastor to strengthen and grow their youth and children's ministry programs. They are looking for a creative, energetic, engaging and Christ-centered leader to reach out to mentor, love and teach our children and youth, provide monthly outreach opportunities and to strengthen their Youth Program. To apply, submit a resume plus a cover letter to Pastor@parkcitychurch.org

Read the full job description (PDF).

Music Ministry - Full-time
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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
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Luther Seminary

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