Alley Shoppe@Arlington Hills Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55106-2599
ministry to people in poverty,immigrants and refugees
Job skill programs
45 year old volunteer run organization
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
Bethany Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3289
*preaching and teaching
*guiding a congregation through a process of discernment (rooted in Word and prayer)
*church administration (council meetings, personnel matters, committees, etc.)
*traditional mission and leadership skills
*discernment of vocational identity
*engagement in public witness, specifically as it engages diaconal ministry skills/goals
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, 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
Each Christian Public Leader is invited to engage in areas that make the most sense in terms of learning and overall goals. Opportunities exist in the areas of : Preaching and worship, Children's and Adult Education, Mission Support (Finance) & Stewardship; Green Team (Environment); Racial Equity Committee (Race & multicultural); LGBTQ ministry; Emergency Food Shelf; Children's & Youth Faith formation; Young Adult ministry; visitation Food Shelf; Urban Arts.
Celebration Lutheran Church
, Sartell, MN 56377-2187
Celebration Lutheran Church in Sartell is a youthful, vibrant congregation that offers many opportunities for faith and discipleship growth. Our youth and adults often take part in small group studies where issues of faith and science are discussed/ This area is a particular strength for Bruce.
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.
Christ Church Lutheran
, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Seminary students are welcome to participate in every aspect of the ministry of Christ Church. We would work together to create learning opportunities that students want and need for growth in pastoral and public leadership. Opportunities include worship leadership (assisting minister, preaching, lector, intercessory prayers). Teaching (Sunday forums as well as ongoing adult classes; children's Sunday School). Working with the meals we provide at homeless shelters for adults and for teens, and at a local school through the Sheridan Story. Relating to the refugee family we are sponsoring from Ethiopia. Participating in the lively and active committee life of our congregation, and attending Church Council meetings. Learning from our experience with a recent successful 1.55 million dollar campaign, which will bring us needed building improvements and a wonderful new pipe organ. Learning about our 501c3 nonprofit, the Friends of Christ Church Lutheran, and working with this group. Learning, too, what it means to have a church building that is a National Historic Landmark (the only church with that designation in the State of Minnesota) and how we are using it as a tool for evangelism and outreach. Pastoral care, including homebound and hospital visits and participating in our eucharistic ministry. Working with our two Cantors--gifted church musicians with vast expertise in worship--and worshiping in a congregation that values the liturgy. Working closely with two experienced pastors who love their callings at Christ Church. Being part of a growing urban congregation that is attracting young people, young families, middle aged and elderly people, and many children--and also wanting to become more diverse and to reach out more and more to our neighborhood. Learning about our BierKlub, that brews beer for special church events.
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
, Moorhead, MN 56560-4150
There a wide variety of opportunities including worship leadership, pastoral care, preaching, administration, working with youth and teaching.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55112-6599
Christ the King is well suited to provide a general experience for CPL students. We have active Children, Youth and Family programs, a thriving worship and music ministry, as well as lay- and clergy-led bible studies, support groups and other small group ministries. There would be opportunities for teaching, preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, etc.
CtK is slowly but surely becoming a more diverse community, one that is beginning to better reflect the neighborhood and wider community around us. Cristo Rey (a Synodically Authorized Worshipping Community) is CtK's thriving and growing Latino ministry, led by lay mission developer Ana Becerra (who will soon be entering the TEEM program, we hope). Someone with Spanish language skills and/or an interest in or experience with the Latino community would find this an exciting opportunity.
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).
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, and engaging in Wednesday evening "Faith Formation Night" at a variety of age levels including our 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.
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 Lutheran Church
, Forest Lake, MN 55025
We have positions specific to working with youth, but within those roles, would encourage the CPL student to take additional opportunities to gain experience working in a church. We want students who are self-motivated and can take ideas and put them into action. We would also like multiple students who could brainstorm and, through collaboration with the senior pastor and the CYF director, create exciting ministry opportunities that are sustainable.
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!
Family of Christ Lutheran
, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044
Family of Christ is a young growing congregation in the southern suburbs of the twin cities that is looking to help leaders and others grow in their faith. Part of our hope is to be active in allowing leaders from a diversity of backgrounds to grow into the people God has created them to be. We are looking for people that are interested in growing themselves, trying new things, and helping us learn as well.
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 recently completed an all-church stewardship/discipleship program this past spring. As a pastor, I welcome questions and would love to give seminarians opportunities to follow their curiosity.
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
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- fifteen kids attending. 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. Ideally the CPL student would be with our Confirmation students during that hour.
Glen Cary Lutheran Church
, Andover, MN 55304-5610
We are a steady and growing Suburban congregation close to the seminary with a small town feel but a large staff. We provide learning in almost every area, children's programs, youth events, pastoral preaching and visitation, mission focus and teaching opportunities.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2842
Gloria Dei strongly supports their staff and has worked with many students for a number of years.
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, strong retreat ministry, education, currently in an Inreach process (deep listening and for mission), hospitality as 1/4-1/3 of Sunday worshippers are guests. Clergy couple are co pastors.
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3240
We are excited to work with Luther Seminary students in the life of our church! Students don’t need to be United Methodist but should be open to a Wesleyan theology and approach to ministry. CPL students will work under the direction of the Associate Pastor (a Luther alum) and Director of Children and Family Ministries. We are open to two students, and the function of the first student's top three priorities, in order, are 1. Serve as primary adult leader for 6th-7th Grade ministry (Sunday mornings and evenings, periodic weekend events). 2. Assist with Children & Family Ministries (PreK-7th), 3. assist with senior high ministries and 8th Grader Confirmation. The second student’s top three priorities would be 1. Assist with Children & Family Ministries (PreK-7th), 2. assist with senior high ministries and 8th Grader Confirmation, 3. Serve as an adult leader for 6th-7th Grade ministry. We’re open to other ways gifts and graces can shine through as an additional function (social media, event planning, etc.) so long as primary functions are taken care of first. Thank you for reading and for prayerfully discerning if HAUMC is the right fit for you.
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.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
, Ankeny, IA 50023
We are a congregation of about 2,100 members worshipping around 500-550 each week. We have opportunities for Chad to work with pastoral care (Stephens Ministries), Eucharistic Minister, Teaching Confirmation with guidance, being an assisting minister in worship, leading a men's Bible study and other opportunities as they arise. We are a 50+ year old congregation actively engaged in renewal and vitalization of mission and ministry. We have just completed a capital campaign and have a growing number of outreach ministries including an on-site food pantry, participation in a community homeless ministry, active partnerships with Mosaic, LSI, LWR , the ELCA World Hunger Appeal and the synod's Prison Outreach.
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!
Immanuel Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1999
We are a small urban 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.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
, Forest City, IA 50436-1811
At Immanuel we have a variety of learning opportunities. Antoine is currently giving leadership in the area of campus ministry and worship leadership. Other areas include, youth and family ministry, worship planning and leadership, pastoral care and counseling, preaching, confirmation instruction and small group facilitation. We're also a changing congregation and therefore facilitating change will be an optional learning piece available at Immanuel.
Incarnation Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55126-2099
Incarnation Lutheran Church is an active congregation worshiping around 825+ a Sunday. We see the intern being able to help lead worship occasionally on Sunday mornings at one of our services. They can be a small group guide for one of our 5 Wednesday night children or youth programs, give a talk or "sermonette" at our Wednesday night programs. Help plan, recruit and implement our children's or youth retreats, outreach events, or camps. Discover the advantages and challenges of ministering to a large congregation.
International Student and Scholar Affairs, Luther Seminary
, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1496
The purpose of this position is to assist the International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) Office in fulfilling the objectives of the department through support services for international students and scholars. This position also helps to highlight and support the global experiences and expertise of our students, staff, faculty, and community through programs and events; offers hospitality for international visitors and guests; assists in the daily operations of the ISSA; and provides administrative support to the ISSA team.
, 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.
Koinonia Retreat Center
, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4232
A student interested in outdoor ministry and retreat programming would have the opportunity to work alongside Koinonia's General Manager, Program Director and Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church staff to design, promote and run one or more retreats for groups - confirmation students, women, families, etc.
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
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2438
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church is a small congregation in a quiet, but heavily trafficked, affluent neighborhood in the heart of Minneapolis. Situated on the Minneapolis regional park system and along a popular lake for running and hiking, it is considered a "destination church." 10-15 % of the worship attendees are visitors every week. Approximately 20 non-member weddings are held each year. Many young couples living in the "Uptown neighborhood" visit worship services regularly. Unfortunately, location is also one of the congregation's greatest challenges. The church building situated on a one way street with no parking lot.
The majority of the members in the church are college educated, and with graduate school education. The congregation has one weekly worship service which is an eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary worship. Classical music is highly prized by the congregation. The church hosts a tracker-organ which has been featured in the Twin Cities/ MPR annual Bach Birthday Bash celebration. A resident chamber ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra call the church home.
The congregation partners with CES Community Emergency Services and Our Saviour's Housing to provide social services. Other service activities include participation in the Twin Cities Paintathon, Feed My Starving Children and Afternoon Leisure Party for seniors and developmentally challenged.
Lily of the Valley AME Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55411
We are a multi cultural church in Apple Valley. We are located in the Christus Victor Lutheran Church which also houses Casa De Oracion Pentacostal church. The three churches have ministered together and individually for the past 9 years to each other and to the surrounding community. The location of our church is near one of the several gated communities in Apple Valley and within one quarter mile of two trailer parks and several moderate income apartment complexes. The opportunities for multi cultural ministry are endless and it would be helpful to have a student/mentee who was able to partner with us as we build that ministry. Evangelism in a suburban setting such as ours is difficult and requires special attention. Even within the confines of the Lutheran church where we meet there is a need for outreach and relationship building. It would be helpful to have someone who could concentrate their efforts on building and strengthening relationships and developing ministries around those relationships. One such ministry is the effort we have initiated toward ministering to single mothers dealing with challenging strong willed children. This is just one of several possibilities.
, 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 Spirit UMC
, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Living Spirit has the capacity to provide a variety of ministry learning opportunities. We have robust ministries in worship, faith formation, pastoral care, community service and social justice.
Living Waters Lutheran Church
, Circle Pines, MN 55014-1364
This year, Madison and I have discussed numerous opportunities, but the learning experiences she is most interested and that we are excited to offer her include being a Wednesday Night confirmation mentor to our eight graders, as well as planning and leading our youth-focused Wednesday Night worship with the assistance of lay music leaders. In both spaces, she will receive active mentorship and feedback from myself and the Pastor.
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.
Long Lake Lutheran Church
, Blaine, MN 55449-5322
Long Lake Lutheran Church is a rural congregation a half hour North of the Twin Cities. We have over 900 members, with about 240 a week in worship attendance, for three worship services. We have a vibrant Children, Youth, and Family ministry and a variety of service and learning groups. We enjoy working with seminarians and welcome them into the full life of the congregation.
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
Lutheran Social Service of MN
, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1469
This placement would be with the "Church Partnerships" team. Our team seeks to connect church institutions (mainly congregations) to LSS ministries. This can take a number of forms. For instance, a student might design a project in which a group of congregations embarks on a time of learning and service in connection with an LSS ministry, thus enhancing their congregation's ability to do more social service in their community. One recent student designed a month-long series and focus for congregations regarding Refugee Resettlement. She assembled packets and bulletin inserts and a liturgy and a host of service projects, then arranged for 10-15 congregations to engage in this series. Another student has chosen to focus on voter registration in underserved communities. Another student has been working on engaging congregations with our Adoption services. Any such project might involve visiting congregations, some preaching or teaching or presentations, some online research work, and some communications with congregations (phone calls, emails, letters). This is a unique opportunity to see a non-parish ministry in action!
Lydia Place Collaborative Communities
, Saint Paul, MN 55114-0203
Ministry opportunities include:
1) A collaborative leader role in Lydia's weekday coworking community and meeting space, which is hosted at the Dow Art Gallery in South Sant Anthony Park. Students will have opportunity to host, lead, and possibly co-develop new sites and coworking programs/opportunities while discerning how this work is an opportunity for authentic Christian public witness.
2) Co-leading weekly Sunday afternoon worship (1 pm) 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 weekly Wednesday community prayer, also 1 pm at Seal Hi-Rise.
4) Assisting minister for Sunday night public worship (5 pm at the Dow Art Gallery) and leadership. Will have an opportunity to help plan, host and occasionally preach.
5) Students will participate in Lydia's discipleship huddle process, initially as a participant, with the hope that students will lead their own huddles eventually.
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. And, if they play a killer bluegrass instrument, to be in the band.
8) Work directly with the pastor to explore the key Lydian missional values of faith in public square, faith in everyday life, vocation, radical acceptance of the hospitality of others, and the spiritual practice of discerning and wholeheartedly responding to the invitation of the Holy Spirit.
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 imagination.
Macalester Plymouth United Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1949
As a Christian Public Leaders you will be invited to join the staff team in supporting the spiritual growth of the congregation. A range of learning opportunities is available and will be narrowed to one or two depending upon the student’s interests and skills. Opportunities include: leading worship including preaching, exploring new intergenerational worship forms and inclusion of the Arts; supporting the theological reflection within environmental justice efforts; accompanying a recently arrived Congolese refugee family; exploring the congregation’s possible membership in Isaiah, a faith-based community organizing coalition; seeking possibilities for developing stronger ecumenical relationships in St. Paul—particularly with racially diverse congregations; participating in a racial justice book/discussion group; observing a strategic congregational discernment process. These projects are all underway and will be moving forward in the coming year. Join us for a mutually enriching and Spirit-led experience.
MacArthur Park Lutheran Church
, San Antonio, TX 78259-2310
Kim would be assisting the associate pastor (myself) in designing a new curriculum for use on Sunday mornings with children, youth, families, and adults. She will also participate in the online Bible study group I am experimenting with for young adults, and serve as a student monitor for my Theology class discussion board at TLU.
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
, Seattle, WA 98121-1217
I supervise our housing programs, and we have shelter associate and housing advocate positions available. These staff provide a physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe space for homeless youth and young adults.
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)
, Osseo, MN 55369-1510
Developing Sunday school programs, strategy to reach out the unchurched, and worship designing/preaching skills. We are planning to launch a new off-site worship service.
Our Redeemer Oromo Evangelical Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55108-1279
We have a significant number of youth and children at our church. Working with youth and children at an immigrant church will help a seminarian to get experience of working in different culture from their own. Almost all of our youth and children were born in America and there is a cultural gap between them and their parents who came from Ethiopia. This is another opportunity to develop creativity toward bridging the gap between the children who speak only English and their parents who worship in Oromo language.
, 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, creative staffing model, outreach to hungry minds & souls, creatively liturgical worship, progressive justice commitments, contemplative worship, explorations of cognitive inclusivity, implementing strategic plan, expansive/inclusive language, child-friendly worship, young adult outreach, college/university community context
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.
Prince of Peace Lutheran
, Minneapolis, MN 55428-1691
Large suburban congregation with many opportunities to engage in congregational care, outreach, missions, teaching and worship.
Prince of Peace Lutheran
, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901-6162
We are as relatively small church: 65 members; average weekly attendance of 45; most members over 65 years old. A couple of younger people (families), with a total of 6 kids. It is still a vibrant, energetic, devoted and faith-filled congregation. Our Mission Statement is: Through love, joy, peace and faith - we do God's work with our hands. We do have Adult Christian Education and Sunday School for our few children.
, 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.
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
Servant of Christ Lutheran Church
, Champlin, MN 55316-2511
A seminary student would be able to participate in a wide-range of learning opportunities. This could involve teaching, access to excellent Children's Ministry, Confirmation/Jr. High Ministry and a growing Sr. High Ministry. All three of those leaders have different styles upon which a student could draw. A student could learn about church administration, planning, staff development, how to put together a preaching series. It would really be a variety of ministry experiences.
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.
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church
, Shakopee, MN 55379-5899
Dynamic congregational system. Working both independently and with a staff. A supervisor willing to provide unique opportunities for leadership.
Shobi's Table Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55103
multi faith and multi ethnic
work force development
St Mark A.M.E. Church
, Duluth, MN 55805-1919
In the area of Christian Education the student will:
Assist in the development, application and evaluation of adult and youth bible studies;
Assist in promotion of the studies and recruitment of students;
Assist in establishing an online library in support of St. Mark's Christian Education opportunities.
The work will involve developing lessons and teaching methods that support the mission of the A.M.E. Church, its' 25 Articles of Religion, and the local church's plans to strengthen congregation-based teaching ministry. We are working to strengthen lay leadership while honoring African Methodist Episcopal polity which centers leadership within the clergy. Because AME pastoral leadership is itinerant, the local church faces the perpetual risk of starting over and faces extraordinary challenges in building healthy institutional capacity.
In the Area of Community Engagement the student will:
Support the church's community engagement worker and Senior Pastor in mobilizing Duluth congregations and nonprofits to increase employment of people of color. The work involves helping congregations recruit volunteer mentors and coaches and identifying employers who are willing to invest social capital in helping to bridge the access gap between their H.R. operations and unemployed and underemployed people.
The student (intern) would assist in training volunteers to be faithful to their Christian values without violating the religious liberties of the men and women they mentor. This discipline is an essential part of Christian outreach within a pluralistic society.
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 Timothy Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55117-3399
We have opportunities for engaging with youth and adults in learning times and in service opportunities such as Loaves and Fishes or Habitat for Humanity. Students could help out in worship with liturgy and prayers. There are times for giving messages in Lent as well as other occasions. Students can learn to do visits to people in homes, nursing homes and hospitals. We have opportunities for learning about the council and ministry teams. We welcome new ideas and trying out new things, too.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
, Bethel, MN 55005-9755
St. Andrew Lutheran Church has many opportunities to grow in leadership and faith ranging from:
+) Worship Leadership
+) Financial Stewardship
+) Children, Youth, and Family
+) Outreach and Growth
+) Property Management
We are a new(er) congregation with many opportunities to jump in and lead. If you want practical leadership experiences as well as place to feel safe experimenting with any ideas you may have, this would be a great place for you.
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55115-2267
St. Andrew's is a large, vibrant congregation of 9,400 members near St. Paul. We provide a comprehensive children, youth, and family ministry program, encompassing programs from birth through young adult, including DOCK, our children's education program (600 children registered), Confirmation (325+ youth), high school peer ministry leadership (150+ youth), numerous other programs for children and youth, and opportunities for parents and families. The variety of ministries provides Luther Seminary students an opportunity to "sample" various areas of interest while learning how a comprehensive lifelong faith formation ministry can be organized. St. Andrew's recently named children, youth, and family ministry as a congregational priority, and thus it is an exciting time to be involved in a congregation seeking to improve and grow its ministries with children and youth.
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. John's Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Set within an urban setting with a small town feel, St. John's Lutheran is a progressive, traditional congregation at the genesis of transition. Once a booming congregation with several hundred children in Sunday School, we had only 3 children regularly in Sunday School last fall, and classes were then cancelled for the spring. Sunday School is returning in the fall and our priority is on Christian education for children, while the church leadership focuses on strategies for evangelism, marketing, social media.
Youth Ministry is the next emphasis and because St. John's owns it's own retreat center in Annandale, MN it makes for a ripe place for a creative, entrepreneur Leader focused on Children and Youth Ministry.
If the Seminarian was also an MDiV student, St. John's would be a wonderful place for a student to learn pastoral care, worship leading, and Administration.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55109
First Ring Suburb
Pastoral Leadership transition
Re-visioning mission and structure
Strong CYF ministries
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
, North Oaks, MN 55127-6358
I give my seminarians many opportunities to lead. There are opportunities for worship leadership, preaching, leading and organizing teams, and participating in leadership meetings. Past seminarians have told me that they had more opportunities to lead and preach at St. Matthew's than at other churches.
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55412
The ministry learning opportunities at St. Olaf are: 1. worship, 2. religious education, 3. youth ministry, 4. community involvement, 5. clothes closet, 6. sewing group, 7. food distribution, 8. adult fellowship, 9. seniors, 10. men's group, 11. women's group, 12. assisted living, 13. administration and governance
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
, Hopkins, MN 55343-7506
St. Paul's congregation is on the move - literally! We have found ourselves to be at a critical juncture and have decided to sell our building in Minnetonka and move to a new location in downtown Hopkins. We will be renting space from Augustana Open Circle, an adult day care center. We are in the midst of trying to create a new ministry to a very diverse community with the support of our new partner congregation, Gethsemane Lutheran Church. With this we bring our passion for invitation, hospitality, participatory worship, preaching, progressive thought, revitalization/transformation, stewardship, social justice, environmental justice and 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. Peter's Lutheran Church
, Northfield, MN 55057-2845
St. Peter's is a very traditional congregation. We have two worship services during the school year--each with a different style. Jeramy works with our middle and senior high youth and we have another person on staff working with children and families. Jeramy has preached and led worship, and he can certainly do more. Though he has not yet, he could teach an adult class.
St. Philip Lutheran
, Littleton, Colorado 80128
St. Philip is a mid-size ELCA congregation with an active pre-school and many outreach ministries. JoHanna is currently working with our Sunday school, VBS, children, and family ministries. We are, however, open to her assisting us in any of our parish ministry programs to assist her in her growing areas as a public leader.
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)
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55424-1399
St. Stephens' clergy leadership is new, highly collaborative, and strongly committed to implementing the missional paradigms taught at Luther. We want to empower the people of the church (including kids and families) to follow the way of Jesus outside the church buildings and in their neighborhoods. We will truly spend time with interns, helping them to learn, share their Luther learning, and be formed as Christian public leaders. Interns will be supervised by a Children's Ministry Director as well as a priest who is a recent graduate of Luther Seminary. Specific duties will include helping parishioners and staff to run Sunday school classrooms and/or children's formation opportunities on Wednesday nights, providing insight into the design of the programs, communicating with parents and staff about children's education, and helping to build a CYF training site for future seminarians.
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.
, Richfield, MINNESOTA (MN) 55423-3099
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.
Tealwood Senior Living
, Chaska, MN 55318-3003
Our residential facilities provide a range of shelter and support for elder adults including independent living, assisted living, transitional care, and enhanced care. Our residents range in age from late 60s to early 100s with most around 90 years. Many struggle with various physical, emotional and spiritual challenges as their bodies age and their relationships with families and friends change. Our chaplains provide our residents with sincere friendships and caring relationships that help them to navigate this period of loneliness and fear. We provide direct visitation, small group study and discussion, worship leadership, and support in the dying process. Candidates will learn much about themselves as they acquire and develop a deep appreciation for aging with dignity.
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.
Trinity Lutheran Church
, Princeton, MN 55371-1686
We are a community committed to outreach in our small rural community. We open our doors to organizations in the community to use our facility to do God's work. We also offer numerous opportunities to all ages of Christians both in our Church family and outside the four walls of the building.
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. 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. We have possibilities for students looking for a general experience as well as those in CYF and CML, and possibly CCC. Update 8/31/16: We have been seeking an Interim Faith Formation Minister and opened this position to CPL CYF Students and others; it is now filled. We still would welcome non-stipended CPL students.
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 University of Minnesota. 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.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Lutheran Campus Ministry offers internships primarily concerned with accompanying undergraduate students as they seek community and explore their gifts for leadership. We are particularly interested in three focus areas:
*evangelism and outreach
*service and social justice
Valley of Peace Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55422-4199
Church that is just leaning into its public voice and stretching beyond local ministry. RIC and public engagement in social justice. Growing number of young families.
Wayman AME Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55443-3852
The specific areas that will be focused on are:
Pastoral Care: Marriage, baptism, comfort and bereavement, sick and shut in (providing communion), house blessings
Preparing for funerals
Social Justice- Prison ministry, housing, health
Christian Education: Membership & Evangelism, New Members Class, Bible Studies, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School
Westwood Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55426
Some worship (not a lot, with 2 pastors and an Intern who has requirements as well), CYF opportunities, outreach, pastoral care, communication/technology, small group leadership, stewardship
Westwood Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55408-3712
Westwood is a large congregation located in a 1st ring suburb of Minneapolis. We have a long history with Alex and we look forward to having him journey with us in many of our varied ministries in Children, Youth, and Families, Outreach, Stewardship along with participation in worship leadership.
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.