, 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, 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.
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
Como Park Lutheran Church
, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
This is an action-reflection opportunity where the student functions as a strong lay leader, supporting and engaging in ministry opportunities as they present themselves. This is not a paid or hourly position. It is not a staff position. We offer an experiential learning opportunity where we hope to align the student's congregational learning opportunities with their class experiences wherever possible.
CROSSROADS CHURCH, Multi-site
, Lakeville, MN 55044-4483
CROSSROADS has numerous opportunities and we cater the learning experience to the student. Each student picks a primary site for Sunday mornings and comes to the main campus (Lakeville) on Wednesday evenings. On Wednesdays we have a community meal program and an internship small group for learning. One site is primarily a social justice site and focuses on homelessness and feeding programs. Our second site is a new church start in a school and is exurbia or rural. Our third site is suburban with a Christian school. Our fourth site is a new church start and has a recovery service. It also has community meals and a grocery give away.
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.
Elk River Lutheran Church
, Elk River, Minnesota 55330
I look forward to shaping Amy's experience at Elk River Lutheran to meet her goals and areas on interest. There are opportunities to experience all of the traditional components of parish life, but we are also a unique setting as an eight year old mission start (officially recognized as a congregation in 2014, born out of a split in 2009) that was served by interims for almost four years, until I arrived one year ago. It's a new start with a need for redevelopment. Since I do not feel equipped to lead this process myself, we will be bringing in an outside consultant to help us. This will provide a great opportunity for learning. This process of visioning will also include a lot of creative thinking about how we make connections within our congregation and within the community. Amy's creativity could be a great asset with that dreaming work as well.
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-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
, 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
The CPL student serving at First Lutheran will be an integral part of the Children, Youth and Family Ministries. They will provide leadership with the Director of CYF at Wednesday evening youth group and Sunday morning Faith Formation Ministries of Sunday School and Confirmation. The student will help vision and dream about how to build connections to our families and encourage faith at home development.
This church has a very interesting cultural mix. The youth ministry is 50% students of color and 50% white. Many youth come from the neighborhood without parents who come to the church. This site provides an opportunity to practice community development and outreach.
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 Chinese and 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 (ages 4-15). Sunday school and Confirmation are 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 with a meal to share. Ideally the CPL student would help teach from 11-12. There are also opportunities for home visits to shut-ins, Interfaith Community Garden visits, leading worship, liturgy, preaching, bible studies, writing prayers, Healing Touch Spiritual, Ministry, chaperone/leading youth in service projects, Adult Forums, learning Chinese, stewardship talks, pastoral care, advocacy and anti-racism forums in the community, praise-dance (Chinese), leading worship at a Senior living center, fundraising with teenagers for their future Youth Gathering...
, Minneapolis, MN 55405
We would be providing many different opportunities for a student to learn all about hospice care but specifically provide opportunities for the student to be very involved in all aspects of bereavement care including: making grief support calls, making grief support visits to family members, helping to plan and conduct monthly and annual remembrance services, helping to develop a bereavement newsletter, looking at ways to partner with community resources to provide grief support to not only Grace Hospice families but to the community as well.
Grace Lutheran Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55106-6199
Grace has just celebrated 100 years of ministry. Planted in a changing neighborhood, we are about the work of discerning where God is leading us in the next 100 years. A strategic planning task force has been formed to explore possibilities for current and future ministries based on the strong foundation that has been established. This is a wonderful learning opportunity. We have an aging but beautiful building, so learning about property and fundraising would be a part of the experience at Grace. Music is a strength of Grace, so creative and interesting worship planning and leadership would be a given. We have a vital yet small children, youth, and family ministry, with enthusiastic volunteers to work with. This congregation is very generous with time, talent, and treasures, so becoming involved in our many mission and outreach ministries is a possibility. Grace is one of 8 ELCA congregations on the east side of St. Paul within a few miles of each other. We have formed a collaborative called the East Side 8 and are striving to discover ways that we can be church together. This is an exciting venture to be a part of and to learn about how churches can become partners in a close geographical area. Education is an important part of the congregation with adult education each Sunday after our one worship service. There would be opportunities to teach and lead this as well as partnering in Confirmation leadership, and connecting with Sunday School. Grace is a friendly and welcoming congregation - open to helping our future pastors learn and grow through a variety of experiences with love and support.
Grace Lutheran Church of Northeast Minneapolis
, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1319
As a small congregation with a solo pastor, our CPL student will be able to take part in every imaginable aspect of ministry!
Worship: preaching, hymn selection, liturgy crafting, children's messages
Pastoral care: regular visits to homebound / long term care members; crisis care visits as needed
CYF: evaluating curriculum and yearlong plans for children's, adult, and intergenerational education
Outreach: attending to the needs of the neighborhood and crafting opportunities to attend to them
Stewardship and financial management: council meetings, budget planning, stewardship campaigns
Service: working in the Little Kitchen Food Shelf and at our monthly community dinners
Strategic planning: long-term goal setting for the discipleship of our members and the growth of our congregation
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.
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.
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.
, 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
, 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 Peace, Maplewood MN
, Roseville, MN 55113-5951
There are so many opportunities for work at LCP>
The most obvious learning opportunity is to work with kids and try to keep them involved and learning in a congregation that has very few young people. All opportunities for kids have to be created and "sold." There is a very supportive Youth Board who undergirds activities with kids.
There is not a lot in place educationally for kids. A student could take initiative in developing and executing a confirmation curriculum. There is lots of room for creativity, the more the better. Finding ways to involve young people in their faith and learning about it, as well as in the life of the congregation needs to happen.
There is also need and opportunity for finding ways to raise funds to support these activities.
There is also opportunity here to help young folks understand themselves as contributing members and young leaders. This is a very important step that needs to be taken (and would be welcomed) at LCP.
A student would be welcome to work with worship as well. The church is open, creative, and self-consciously trying to make its practices and worship lively, including always word and sacrament emphasis, but not requiring a staid or formulaic approach.
That means that the area of music is also wide open for participation and ideas.
This is a wonderful, welcoming, and grateful congregation who would enjoy and embrace a person with some energy and commitment.
There is incredible opportunity here to think about broadening the mission of this congregation into a neighborhood that is not present in worship. Much work to be done in this area.
Lutheran Social Service of MN
, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Work with LSS of MN Church Partnerships and Philanthropy team, ELCA and ecumenical partner congregations to achieve our goal of loving and serving our neighbors through a variety of opportunities.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
Observe and learn from meetings of various departments and lines of service to gain a better understanding of LSS of MN, non-profit and ministry contexts
Participate in a variety of available opportunities to engage with congregations
Participate in various opportunities to engage with LSS lines of service
Develop and complete a project designed to engage congregations with a specific LSS line of service
Manage the Church Partnerships Team’s social media platform(s)
Writing short updates for congregations to use in their monthly newsletters
Creating a quarterly newsletter to communicate updates and opportunities for congregations to grow their partnership with LSS
Assist in creating marketing materials in collaboration with a highly professional Marketing and Communications Department
Assist the department as needed in getting necessary communications to our partner congregations
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.
Memorial Lutheran Church of Afton
, Afton, MN 55001-9386
Worship leadership as assisting minister, lector, children's sermon. Teaching experience in our weekly adult education forum and through faith formation happenings. Ministry leadership experience with our caring teams, pastoral care experience through visitation and presence at the church. Memorial is a healthy, vibrant community that is ripe with opportunity for a willing seminarian!
Messiah Episcopal Church
, Saint Paul, MN 55116-2199
The participant will learn about ministry Sunday from a priest's perspective.
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth
, Minneapolis, MN 55441-1269
Linda’s time will mainly be spent on outward facing aspects of the church’s work: community partnerships and the diversity/inclusion strategic initiative. Specific areas of work may include helping rethink and carry out our Christmas giving initiatives, building momentum and community around Trinity Suppers, coordinating Families Moving Forward, coordinating a listening session on diversity/inclusion with the youth (or other groups) in the congregation.
Other things that Linda should be a part of to help her grow in her understanding of how missional churches operate: attending a staff meeting, helping plan seasonal worship, helping carry out adult education and Bible Studies, attending a church council meeting, assisting with the rollout of the new “Partnership/Benevolence Categories”
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)
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, contemplative worship (Celtic, Nordic, Compline), justice, children, colleges
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
-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 Church
, Roseville, MN 55113-3499
Prince of Peace is a healthy, multi-generational community of faith that centers around an active worship life, faith formation opportunities and service to the community and world. We're big enough to be doing lots of things while small enough to build generation relationships. The congregation is continuing to evolve, honoring tradition while actively seeking out new ways of being the church in an increasingly complex world. We do all the classic faith community things and are wondering where God is calling us next.
, 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
Redeemer is a Lutheran (ELCA) church committed to the mission of being a beacon of hope in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Weekly worship attendance averages 100; we have about 250 members in the traditional sense, but also consider the broader Harrison community as a key part of our constituency. The Harrison neighborhood is a historically stigmatized, multi-cultural community that is in the early phases of undergoing extensive gentrification. The worship style and culture of our congregation reflects the diversity of its surrounding community. In addition to Word and Sacrament ministry, the congregation provides various types of worship ranging from hip hop, to Holden Vespers, to gospel to the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. In this placement, the young-adult diaconal intern will find the opportunity to explore ministry in a dynamic, innovative, urban multicultural setting.
Salem English Lutheran Church
, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Salem Lutheran is part of SpringHouse Ministry Center which is home to Lyndale UCC and First Christian Disciples of Christ in addition to Salem. Our congregations are separate and yet work together in community under one roof. (Three sanctuaries that we rotate through on a seasonal basis.) While we are three separate congregations in three separate denominations, we have joint ministries that are a testament to who we are and what we are about.
One of our joint ministries is our youth ministry. We have one staff person/intern/contextual education student, who works with the youth of all three congregations. This person is responsible for programming with middle school and high school students on Sunday morning as well as programming/event based ministry - including denominational events for each congregation. They would work with the Children's Ministry Team (another joint ministry of the three congregations) to plan and implement several inter-generational educational events during the year. They would work with a team of parents on shaping youth ministry that is faithful to three distinct congregations and the neighborhood we live in. In addition, this student would have the opportunity to work with the pastoral staff of all three congregations in a mentor relationship - leading to a better understanding of working in an ecumenical context.
Part of this context that makes it a challenge is also what makes it an incredible opportunity in a progressive model of church. While the primary congregation is an ELCA congregation, the opportunity to work with three distinct denominations in one ministry center allows for a significant number of unique experiences and learning opportunities. In the context of youth and family ministry our site offers a learning experience in ecumenical community and ministry.
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.
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'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
Opportunities to lead adult bible studies/discussion groups
Engage in worship planning and leading
Elder Care opportunities including communion visits
Exploring Stewardship practices as we reboot our vision
Committee structure reboot
Volunteer training, appreciation and retention
Confirmation leadership, logistics and teaching
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. 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.
, 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.
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.
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.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2419
The area where a student can best support and learn is in our educational ministries, and specifically adult education. A student can help to plan and discern theme and content for the year, assist in working with lay leaders and speakers, and teach, on occasion. There are also pastoral care opportunities, for visitation and reflection, as appropriate.
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.