Atonement Lutheran Church
, New Brighton, MN 55112-1773
Mission Redevelopment, Preschool Ministry, Year-round Stewardship, Narrative Lectionary, Partnership Ministry Model, Justice, LWR Quilts, Suburban Context, CYF, Service Oriented
, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1395
Inner city, multifaith, refugee and immigrant population, mental illness, addiction, veterans, PTSD, clinical work, hospital, elder care/seniors, chaplaincy, housing available!
Bethany Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3289
* revitalization grounded in a strong neighborhood context
* building a multi-generational church community in a way that uses the strengths and gifts of all
* urban setting
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Bethel has great energy in implementing our vision of "...amplifying God's grace, nourishing God's creation, reaching out and building community." We are open to new ideas and experiences. We would love to learn from students as much as students might want to learn from us. Some areas of ministry include: environmental justice, reconciling in Christ, shared ministry/building with two non-profit organizations, two Hispanic congregations & one Ethiopian congregation, service and justice, community outreach, sharing resources with our neighborhood, and our radical welcome! Our Mission Council is currently exploring new ministries as it relates to the church of the future. Our Board of Administrators are working on the completion of projects like a renewal of our sanctuary, putting solar panels on our roof, and installing rain gardens throughout our property. Our newly energized Children, Youth and Family Committee have created and are working on our new mission for faith formation: "Bridging generations to model, equip and encourage a foundation of trust in God's story." We are a growing congregation in the middle of South Minneapolis and we would love to work with you!
Bethlehem Lutheran Church / Spirit Garage
, Minneapolis, MN 55403
* Seeker Sensitive
* Rock & Roll Worship (Psalm 150 style worship including loud crashing cymbals)
* Inner City
* Partnership Congregation
Calvary Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2696
Mission Support & Stewardship; Green Team (Environment); Racial Equity Team (Race & multicultural); LGBTQ ministry; Emergency Food Shelf; Young Adult; Food Shelf; Urban Arts
[SITE FULL] Central Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis offers a number of ministry learning opportunities. There are four specific areas that are grounded in essentials for ministry guided by exceptional rostered leaders.
1. Liturgical presiding and public worship leadership. For those called to lead public prayer, this [mentorship] will give seminarians opportunity to gain experience in planning, preparing for, and leading public prayer. Attending to the needs of the assembly, clear proclamation, and transparency in action are starting points for all public leadership of worship.
2. Biblical Hospitality. For those called to ministries of hospitality and creating and hosting public events, this [mentorship] will give seminarians opportunity gain experience in the midst of Central’s ministry of being a welcoming, public church and events enterprises as we strive to extend a ongoing series of cascading or concentric welcomes by paying special attention to those who are new or guests.
3. Music and worship. This (mentorship) is for seminians seeking to integrate musical background with the role of music for worship. What is the role of music and worship? How do we deepen an understanding for both? It’s important for every seminarian to be aware of worship planning and how music fits into the life of the congregation. This mentorship will provide the opportunity to participate in the worship and music life of the congregation.
4. Essentials in Community Ministry. This (mentorship) will serve within Central Lutheran's Restoration Center. The Restoration Center welcomes over 200 people in need to worship, a community meal, support, free store and a health clinic that is offered through a partnership with Augsburg College. What is the role of the Church in caring for this in need? What is the role of the Church in advocacy? Seminarians seeking to deepen awareness and engagement in these key questions will benefit from this unique mentorship.
10-15 hrs/week, $12/hour.
[SITE FULL] Christ on Capitol Hill
, Saint Paul, MN 55103
worship collaboration/creativity, freedom to experiment/try new things, service and advocacy leadership opportunities, opportunities to teach a variety of ages & work with youth
Christ the King Lutheran Church
, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3396
Christ the King is a medium-sized suburban congregation that deeply values worship, music, intergenerational ministries and mission (both local and global).
[SITE FULL] Como Park Lutheran Church
, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
This is an action-reflection opportunity where the student functions as a paid employee, shaping and executing CYF ministries within an established congregational structure. Collaborative planning, constant communication, persistent outreach and timely feedback are part of the staff and congregational dynamic. The position is both highly relational and highly administrative. The student will have primary responsibility for direct ministries with young people and their families.
Seeking CYF, 15 hours/week, $15/hour.
Cross of Hope Lutheran Church
, Anoka, MN 55303-3332
I could envision CPL students engaging in learning opportunities including preaching, teaching (a variety of ages), engaging in Wednesday evening "Faith Formation Night" at a variety of age levels including a new Adult Faith Formation small group ministry called Journey Through The Cross, connecting with in one (or multiple) of our 6 Ministry Tables including: Congregational Life, Missions, Facilities, Admin, Music and Worship (including Sacrament Team & Art's and Environment Team), and Faith Formation (including preschool, elementary, middle school/Confirmation, and high school/youth ministries). We are also open to having our CPL student sit in on Council/Finance meetings, if that is an area they would like to gain experience. This said, we are hoping to engage a student in broadening their experience in areas that will be helpful/beneficial/challenging/growing to them rather than having predefined boxes where we hope to see CPL students fit. If an individual student comes with a lot of youth ministry experience, I would encourage at that student to engage the Cross of Hope community in some other area where they perhaps have less experience allowing for greater opportunities for learning/growth. We seek to be flexible in creating those opportunities to meet the specific needs/backgrounds of each student.
[SITE FULL] Diamond Lake Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2462
Diamond Lake is a unique opportunity to serve as our community highly values inner-generational and participation and volunteerism. We have areas open for those interested in serving both children and youth up to Sr. High. Our position also offers a wide array of opportunities to work with various projects, curriculum and dialogue development and community events for all ages. Seeking CYF, $12/hour, 5+ hours/week.
Evangelical Lutheran Church
, Cokato, MN 55321-4368
One of our focuses is on our youth. Our Wednesday night program has two components. The Sheep Shack (4-6th Grades) and the Ewe Crew (K-3). This program involves snack, games, Bible Study, a meal, and choir. It has been growing and a great success in the last couple of years. Wednesday night also has a confirmation program on it. Seeking CYF, 8-12 hrs/week, $14.00.
Excelsior United Methodist Church
, Excelsior, MN 55331-3311
Position Title: Christian Youth Director
Primary Responsibility: To interact with and guide youth (grades 8-12) on a spiritual journey to grow in Christian discipleship through a variety of learning, recreational, fellowship, worship, and service experiences.
-Create open environment for youth in grades 8-12 to engage their peers in matters personal and spiritual. Be available for pastoral care to youth via 1:1 mentoring, small group interaction, advising.
-Assist the pastor with Confirmation (taught by Pastor), such as participating in retreats, some service projects, and keeping confirmands informed of youth ministry events.
-Work and meet with Youth Council as needed. Attend staff and church meetings as requested.
-Lead weekly (during the school year) classes for youth-aged groups in the church. Create, adapt, or seek out curriculum. Work with established volunteer base; recruit as needed. These currently include:
o Wednesdays: Confirmation, Affirmation class (10th-12th grade) and T.A.G. group (8th—12 grade)
Sunday morning: Youth Forum (8th—12th grade).
- Lead our group of summer LYFE campers (7th—12th grade).
-Organize (with Youth Council) and supervise fellowship events, fundraisers, overnights, retreats, mission, and summer camps. Recruit adult volunteers; arrange for transportation.
-Work with Youth Council in managing annual Youth Ministries’ budget and individual youth accounts. Purchase supplies as needed, with budgeted funds.
-Build relationships with parents and the congregation to support and youth ministry.
-Communicate with youth/parents (email, social media, web, phone, church postings, monthly newsletter.
-Work with the Children’s Ministry in programming for 6th and 7th graders as they move to confirmation.
Seeking CYF, 15-20 hrs/week, $12/hr.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
, Balsam Lake, WI 54810-0245
Ecumenical, educational, strong community ties, Youth and Family Minister also on staff, strong synod ties, warm and welcoming, many new members and young families. Pick us!
Faith Lutheran Church
, Forest Lake, Mn 55025
Opportunities to work with all ages specifically children, youth and family. Our focus this coming year in CYF is on worship, learning, service, and fun as a whole family. Faith has a variety of opportunities for students in either a 20-25 hour/week $12/hour position or a 5 hour a week volunteer position.
Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church
, Robbinsdale, MN 55422-1797
* collaborative ministry with 7 other ELCA congregation;
* FLWers love Seminarians
* Strategic Planning this year
* Stewardship; Evangelism outreach
* Great people!
First Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55106-4428
revitalization, multicultural work, multi faith outreach, food justice, youth and family outreach, creative worship and preaching emphasis, RIC, entrepreneurial, outdoor ministry
First Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55421-3195
Our congregation has a huge variety of ministry opportunities. We have education and service opportunities for all ages and we are quite open-minded about trying new things. We are especially proud of our after-school program that reaches out to neighborhood children with food and life-coaching and opportunities to experience church life. Our music ministry is excellent. We love variety. We are embarking on an all-church stewardship/discipleship program this coming spring. As a pastor, I welcome questions and would love to give seminarians opportunities to follow their curiosity.
First United Methodist Church
, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5728
Our church has three great opportunities to offer. Overall, our church is a very traditional church when it comes to worship. We also offer a fairly new contemporary worship service. Students who work with our church will get an opportunity to be a part of both styles of worship. Our church is also looking to create bible studies and worship opportunities outside of the walls of our church. The students who are a part of our church will also have the ability to be a part of this. Students at our church will have the opportunity to have hands on opportunities as well. They will have an opportunity to be leaders, not just students who are entrusted with very leader.
[SITE FULL] Galilee and Minnesota Faith Chinese Lutheran Churches ELCA
, Roseville, MN 55113-6923
Our church houses two small ELCA congregations, Minnesota Faith Chinese Lutheran Church under the leadership of Pastor Shen Lin, and Galilee Lutheran Church. We have joint bilingual worship services only twice per year (Mandarin –English). However, every Sunday morning from September through May we have a joint Sunday school. All together we have an average of about twelve kids attending. This new academic year we will be trying something new, which is a one-room Sunday School curriculum where all the kids of different ages will be together. Sunday school is downstairs from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Galilee worships from 9:30-10:30, and Faith Chinese worships (during our joint Sunday School) from 11:00 – 12:00 noon. After that, MN Faith Chinese has fellowship often with a meal to share. Preparing class and teaching Sunday School each week (along with another teacher from Faith Chinese and/or Galilee) will be the primary task for the seminarian. However, there are many potential learning opportunities at our two churches, depending on the gifts and interests of the seminarian. For example, there could be the chance to preach, lead an adult forum, and become part of our GLOW Team. GLOW (Galilee Live on Wednesdays) is our primary outreach program to the community which includes a free meal, games, educational and creative activities, music, and fun. GLOW is free and open to all children (and their families) in the neighborhood. Seminarians could possibly take on leadership roles in Confirmation classes, on youth outings, prepare and give children’s messages during worship, organize volunteers for our possible community garden in the spring of 2016, accompany the pastor doing pastoral care visits, participate in bible studies and fellowship with Faith Chinese on Friday evenings, participate in Sunday worship (in Mandarin), participate in the Chinese Spring Festival, and the list goes on. Seeking CYF.
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
, Woodbury, MN 55125-8430
Good Samaritan UMC is a theologically progressive congregation located in the heart of Edina. Our 50 plus year history is filled with many expressions of a justice based expression of faith. We were a leading congregation in the Reconciling movement and are turning resources now towards helping the poorest and least powerful in society.
Our average attendance is about 260 per Sunday. We have a large number of seniors and of young families.
[SITE FULL] Grace University Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55116-1223
University site, Lutheran campus ministry, near major medical center, healing and hospitality, progressive, intergenerational, justice and peace, ISAIAH member, strong worship
[SITE FULL] Holy Nativity Lutheran Church
, New Hope, MN 55427-1207
As stated previously, this position is mainly a CYF position. Assisting with teaching Confirmation, leading small groups, structuring and leading our high school ministry, and helping to plan summer trips/retreats are just a few of the learning opportunities. However, in the past, we have also provided the space for students to explore other areas of ministry that interest them. For instance, one previous student lead Centering Prayer groups throughout his time with us for adults of the congregation, and he preached two Sundays of the year.
Some specific goals for our time together might be: developing a more consistent high school ministry program with opportunities for fellowship, service, and continued learning; creating a more effective way of transitioning students from confirmation to high school ministry; planning and leading lock-ins or retreats; working with the CYF staff of other Wildfire churches (a collaboration of 8 churches that work together in all kinds of exciting ways) to plan and implement programming; building relationships with students, parents, and staff for the deepening of community and ministry.
Seeking CYF, 15-20 hours/week, $750.00/month.
[SITE FULL] Hope Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55119-4506
Multicultural work with school children & adults is ongoing. Neighborhood Outreach is key. Social Justice work thru ISAIAH, art shows, & uncommon conversations are fun and awesome!
[SITE FULL] Immanuel Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1999
We are a small neighborhood congregation with a well educated, middle class, socially aware membership. Immanuel's strengths include strong intergenerational involvement, a vocational emphasis, ministry partnerships in the community (direct services and advocacy), liturgical worship and a strong music ministry spanning all ages. Learning opportunities include worship planning and leadership; education, including confirmation; pastoral care, youth and family ministry, stewardship ministry including a capital campaign, respectful conversations, ministry partnerships, and social justice.
, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2807
Jacob's Well is a 9 year old church this fall, but we still operate with a highly mission-oriented focus and are in the process of helping start a new community and of developing a process of identifying and equipping more leaders for churches like ours. Students connecting with JW would be able to see how a non-building oriented, non-established congregation operates on a weekly basis and learn how we carry out mission and vision concepts from inception to on-going growth.
Students can also observe how we do experimentation for finding ways to most effectively connect with those already here, and those not part of JW yet.
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55417-1497
inclusive public welcome (RIC)
affordable housing collaborative (Riverview Apts)
community food shelf (Minnehaha Food Shelf)
shelter for families experiencing homelessness (Families Moving Forward)
life-long faith formation
, Prior Lake, MN 55372-0070
This is a decidedly unique context. In the summer of 2014, two faith communities combined to birth a new faith community. Recently recognized as a new congregation by the Minneapolis Area Synod, Living Joy is a young and vibrant faith community committed to seeing the child of God in everyone. This congregation is open and welcoming
Living Waters Lutheran Church
, Circle Pines, MN 55014-1364
Intergenerational, community outreach, food pantry, community ministerial, work w/ LSS, active in Scouting, interreligious visits, stewardship, environmental justice, revitalizing worship, excellent adult education, wide-ranging pastoral care, creative staffing solutions, solid preaching and good theology.
Lord Of Life Lutheran Church
, Lakeville, MN 55044-6140
Relationships, grace based, Christ centered, faith building, Spirit driven, welcoming, community presence, relevant, authentic, striving to honor all people, blended worship style.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
, Roseville, MN 55113-1935
Reconciling in Christ, steeped in liturgical rites and rituals, Biblical preaching, community of moral discernment, creation care, music ministries, impacting the community/world
, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Ministry opportunities include:
1) A leadership/management role in Lydia's weekday coworking community. Presently, we cowork at the Urban Growler Brewery Thursdays, 9-3 and Fridays 9 to noon, but we are very likely to expand coworking hours in September, and possibly expand coworking sites. Students will have opportunity to host, lead, and possibly co-develop new sites and coworking programs/opportunities.
2) Co-leading weekly worship and providing pastoral care to the residents of Seal Tower - a local public housing community serving a significant population of people with disabilities, people in poverty, and immigrants.
3) A leadership and planning role in our weekly Wednesday Noon-time prayer, which is presently offered in Hampden Park on Wednesdays at noon. The location will shift to
4) An opportunity to participate in planning and leading weekly Lydian Public Worship, which is slated to begin by September 2015. Worship will be held at a local art gallery - day and time tbd.
5) Students will participate in Lydia's discipleship huddle process, initially as a participant, with the hope that students will lead their own huddles beginning no later than Winter, 2015.
6) Students will have freedom and opportunity to help communicate the Lydian message to potential supporters and participants through social media, traditional media and other means, as appropriate.
7) Students will have opportunity to assist in promotion and presentation of Hymntap, our popular monthly beer and hymn event.
8) Students will work directly with the pastor to explore the key Lydian missional values of faith in public square, faith in everyday life, Lutheran vocation, and a radical inclination to respond to the Spirit's invitation.
9) Opportunity to be on the leading edge of new Lydian ventures as they arise and, as importantly, the freedom and support to explore their own missional imaginations.
New City Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55430
We are in the very beginning stages of church planting, which means students will have a high-creativity, high-influence position in the leadership of the plant. This work will be grounded in leadership development and mentorship from the site supervisor. Students can expect to leave with a working knowledge of community organizing, environmental justice, and congregational development.
This is an opportunity to do practical dreaming around 21st Century ecclesiology. Using Lean Startup methodology, we will explore models of ministry including house church, non-profit partnership, for-profit social entrepreneurship, and so forth. This would not be a good fit for a student seeking a high-liturgy expression of Christian worship.
Optional learning includes pastoral care through the Enneagram, United Methodist theology/polity (though non-UMC applicants are welcome), and social media/brand development.Of course, more "standard" congregational skills (premarital counseling, performing weddings and funerals) will also be part of the curriculum. This
Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55437-2299
We would like the position to focus on evangelism. To do that well, we believe it would be very helpful for the intern to learn the full context. This would include a study of the congregation and the demographics around it. To do that well, we believe that it can not be the task of the intern. It would be the task of the intern to lead the congregation to reach out in healthy, meaningful ways. To lead well, the intern would best spend time doing various dabblings.
There would be opportunities for dabbling in various aspects of Pastoral Ministry to include: participating in and leading worship; participating in and leading Bible Study; leading current groups; developing new groups (for outreach)
, LAUDERDALE, MN 55113
the arts, justice, slow church movement, creative, preaching, open to all, can-do attitude, neighborhood involvement, home remodelers and maintenance, Ice-shanty builder/public art participants, intergenerational learning opportunities,
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN
, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1646
Shared ministry model, outreach to hungry minds & souls, creatively liturgical worship, progressive justice commitments, contemplative worship, explorations of cognitive inclusivity, implementing new strategic plan, expansive language, child-friendly worship, young adult outreach, college/university community context
[SITE FULL] Plymouth Presbyterian Church
, Plymouth, MINNESOTA 55446
The initial focus will be on our children and youth programs, but once the individual has shown an ability to move beyond this specific area of ministry, there is no area of ministry the student cannot explore, while maintaining the core emphasis with children and youth.
Those areas beyond the core focus will be negotiated with the CPL student and her/his specific areas of interest.
To list some possible areas that can/will be available:
-administration in the assigned area
-weekly participation in worship (a message for the children)
-weekly conversation with the minister (topics are determined by the situation)
-worship leadership (liturgy, prayers, sermon, etc.)
-pastoral care and visitation
-promoting and working with the minister in various areas of mission directly
involving the youth/adults (Interfaith & Community Partners annual Sleep Out
and our 5th Wednesday @ IOCP)
-Assist in planning, coordinating, and preparing a Lenten Midweek worship
-Assist in planning and coordinating youth for a Good Friday service.
-We are open to any opportunity that the CPL student, Christian Formation Elders and minister wish to discuss.
Seeking CYF, 10-12 hours/week, $11/hour for the first year and $12/hour for the second year.
Presbyterian Church in Westfield
, Westfield, NJ 07090-3131
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield is a 1200 member congregation with lots of opportunities for learning. The seminarian can be involved in the weekly youth programs for junior high and senior high youth. This would involve the weekly fellowship meetings as well as confirmation class. There is also various opportunities for pastoral care, such as hospital and nursing home visits. There are also many shut in or home bound members which can be visited. On occasion there may be opportunities for individual pastoral care appointments. There are several programs the seminarian could be involved with, depending on their interest. There are small groups, older adult ministries, children's ministries and mission opportunities.
Prince of Peace Lutheran
, Minneapolis, MN 55428-1691
Large suburban congregation with many opportunities to engage in congregational care, outreach, missions, teaching and worship.
[SITE FULL] ReconcilingWorks
, St Paul, Minnesota 55106
ReconcilingWorks currently partners with over 600 Reconciling in Christ setting all around the country and we are always looking for opportunities to deepen and expand that program. We are working to build and strengthen work around the intersection of oppression with race and LGBTQ injustice. We provide worship and liturgical resources based on welcome and inclusion. We work for policy change at the church-wide level. We are working with mission developers to create a foundation of welcome. We travel all around the country training the Building an Inclusive Church program. We are committed to justice, equality, and equity for LGBTQ people through a Lutheran faith lens.
[SITE FULL] Redeemer Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55405-1290
Redevelopment, diverse neighborhood, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, youth leadership, multicultural, community bread oven, bike shop, coffeebar, housing, music, after-school, urban
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
, Shoreview, MN 55126-2999
We have ministry opportunities that span all ages; from a Christian preschool to our senior outreach ministry we seek to connect all ages to the love of Christ Jesus.
[SITE FULL] Shobi's Table Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55103
multi faith and multi ethnic
work force development
St Paul Lutheran Church
, Wyoming, Minnesota 55092
We are in the process of discerning how God is shaping us for service to His world. We are working on new ways in which we can partner with local org. to serve the Wyoming area.
St. John Lutheran Church
, Fargo, ND 58103-4990
We are an out-going congregation, that is, we thrive on reaching into our community. We support many different hunger initiatives, both in our community and globally.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55109
First Ring Suburb
Pastoral Leadership transition
Re-visioning mission and structure
Strong CYF ministries
[SITE FULL] St. Michael's Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55113-4073
worship,commissioned liturgies,committed to social justice and the common good, education that natures a mature faith and equips people to live out that faith in daily life, generous stewards, engaged youth,food,fun,fellowship,grace, music, inclusive, benevolence
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55412-1734
multicultural, inner city, food justice, convergent and blended worship, youth ministry
St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2799
*Cross-Cultural- four congregations share bldg.
*Vibrant & Friendly
*Entrepreneurial- home to several non-profits
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran
, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1131
There would be ample opportunity to teach and preach, in both formal and informal settings; design and lead a variety of styles of worship, work in evangelism, service and justice ministries, mentor youth, and work with senior citizens, all in a multicultural setting. Unique opportunities for ministry include the free clinic in our building, and our Semilla arts program, which uses mosaics, murals, photography and writing as tools for transformation.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Minnetonka, MN
, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Invitation, hospitality, participatory worship, preaching, progressive thought, revitalization/transformation, stewardship, social justice, environmental justice, education
St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55104-6540
Excellent preaching and liturgy; social justice; GLBT inclusion; catechumenate; education (Godly Play); multicultural congregation; community organizing.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-7398
intergenerational; casual; diverse; inclusive; revitalizing children, youth and family; mission; Gospel focused; welcoming
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
, West St. Paul, MN 55118
* first-ring suburban
* Spanish-speaking Latino ministry
* Ministry to the Ismlamic World through Lutheran Mideast Development(Turkey)
Stordahl Lutheran Church
, Zumbrota, MN 55992-5149
Rural ministry with a large number of elderly members as well as a faithful group of young families. There are 7 students making their Affirmation of Faith this fall and 6 to start
Stordahl Lutheran Church
, Zumbrota, MN 55992
They would learn about rural/small town ministry with a broad variety of ages. The student will have the opportunity to learn skills that are quite broad and generalized because I am the only paid staff apart from part time organists and a volunteer choir director. They will have the opportunity to experience the joy of the range of congregational life with opportunities to preach occasionally, lead worship, teach, visit, plan events, etc. as they work to fulfill their learning objectives.
, Minneapolis, MN 55423-3698
Tapestry is a new development so there is opportunity for experimenting and visioning. We are building collaborative relationships with other organizations in our community. We are working with people of all ages. We would love to offer opportunities for learning about being "community in community." We will be learning together how to translate vision to reality and then how to build sustainable community. This is an ideal place for someone who wants to see how we might be church in different ways.
The Lutheran Church of Christ the King
, Moorhead, MN 56560-4599
The student would have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of learning opportunities. These learning opportunities would be tailored to what the student needs the most for their education. There would be opportunities for the student to participate in worship and to preach. There would be opportunities to lead Bible studies and other adult education classes. The student could learn more about church administration, participate in youth ministry, participate in children's ministry and other educational leadership opportunities like teaching confirmation. One unique feature of our congregation is that I am also a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and I have completed a CPE residency. That being said, pastoral care and visitation is large focus at our church and the student would have a lot of pastoral care opportunities as well. There are many opportunities to experience a wide variety of ministry at our church and the main focus would be to work with the student to make sure that they are experiencing ministry that would be most beneficial for their education.
[SITE FULL] The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2952
Multicultural. We are in an American setting, but also seek inspiration for our work within the Church of Norway. Most of our work is done within the Norwegian American milieu in the Twin Cities, but we are in addition to this a church for many Norwegian groups and individuals who are visiting the Midwest. We also reach other parts of the Nordic American community, especially through the Leiv Eriksson International Festival which is held annually in September/October.
We can offer a setting where a seminary student can learn more about how to do ministry in a different cultural setting than the mainstream American culture, and where a second language is involved. We are an ethnic congregation, and a congregation with much history. There is a strong emphasis on quality music, so a potential student will also be able to learn from our capable organist and choir director. Again our music is reflective of our cultural heritage. Our new focus in 2015/2016 is younger families and their children as we this summer hired a part-time Youth Ministry Director. We want to offer more programming to this demographic. We are also planning to grow our English Worship attendance, and are working to find out the most effective way to do this. This part of our ministry also need to connect with our Norwegian American profile.
[SITE FULL] University Lutheran Church of Hope
, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1492
University lutheran Church of Hope (ULCH) has welcomed seminary students for many years and understands this to be part of our vocation as a congregation. A student continues as our Youth Director (he is in the M.Div. program in the CYF track) and another student is linked with ULCH through an internship with Lutheran Campus Ministry. We have space for up to two other students. Students here can be involved in any area of ministry they choose. These areas may include but aren't limited to worship participation and leadership, preaching, teaching (adults, children, youth), visitation, administration, social justice work, relational ministry, campus connections, and pastoral care.
As a CPL site, we are a learning place for students to experience a particular congregation's context and ministry. This congregation is unique in the university setting in Dinkytown by the U of M. Students do this learning by dancing between observation, participation, leadership, practice, and reflection. I am open to students finding their own pace in this learning and growing in their sense of pastoral identity. Reflection is a big part of this learning and I value regular conversations with students.
Zion Lutheran Church
, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313
We are a congregation of 4000+ members, about 75 students per grade level. In this opportunity, the student would have a great chance to see the workings of a large, growing edge, suburban congregation. We have an excellent staff, excellent facilities, and are poised as a hub of the community with our ministry and outreach. The student would be working closely with both pastors to facilitate the Youth ministry. There are opportunities to coordinate and empower adult leaders, facilitate mission trips and fundraisers, perhaps do some large group teaching in the confirmation program (if desired), and curate the weekly senior high youth group. We are hoping to move away from the "one man/woman show" model of youth ministry and migrate to a model where we raise up skilled and gifted teams of adults to help us engage more youth in the ministry. Seeking CYF, 20-25 hours/week, $11-12/hour.
Zion Lutheran of Cottage Grove
, Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016
Zion is a traditional ELCA congregation with about 250 members, with a weekly worship attendance of about 80. We are looking to expand our worship service options to include a contemporary service scheduled at a time other than Sunday morning. We have many reasons for doing this, primarily as a means of outreach to weekend campers and sports enthusiasts who rarely attend worship on a Sunday morning. We are looking for a student or two who would like to explore contemporary worship in a traditional setting. The students have to be skilled instrumentalists as well as worship leaders, and able to recruit others with musical ability who are not a part of our congregation. We want the service to be solidly confessional and contemporary at the same time. It would also be an opportunity to train others in the Cottage Grove community in contemporary worship, some who may never have had much contact with a church. We have a very large high school just north of us where many of our students attend, who may come to a service that is geared to youth and the needs of youth in high school. Our community has a lot of young families who are not currently connected to a faith community, partly because their weekends from April to October are spent at the lakes or camping grounds up north. We look at this new, non-Sunday morning worship opportunity as a way to reach out to our community.
Seeking CYF, 10-15 hours/week, $11/hour.