Students at commencement

CPL Site List

Looking for a CPL site? Please review this Site List for available options. Please pay careful attention to the CPL site descriptions: if you are looking for a position in your concentration offering compensation, the description is where that will be listed. After checking out some sites, please select your choices on your Student Preferences Form by August 22.

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Alley Shoppe@Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55106-2599 - MAP
ministry to people in poverty,immigrants and refugees urban ministry Job skill programs 45 year old volunteer run organization multi-faith ministry listening ministry
Atonement Lutheran Church, New Brighton, MN 55112-1773 - MAP
Mission Redevelopment, Preschool Ministry, Year-round Stewardship, Narrative Lectionary, Partnership Ministry Model, Justice, LWR Quilts, Suburban Context, CYF, Service Oriented
Augustana Care, Minneapolis, MN 55404-1395 - MAP
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 - MAP
* 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 - MAP
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 - MAP
* Seeker Sensitive * Grassroots * Rock & Roll Worship (Psalm 150 style worship including loud crashing cymbals) * Inner City * Partnership Congregation
Calvary Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2696 - MAP
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.
Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55404 - MAP
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 on Capitol Hill, Saint Paul, MN 55103 - MAP
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 - MAP
There a wide variety of opportunities including worship leadership, pastoral care, preaching, administration, working with youth and teaching.
Christ the King Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3396 - MAP
Christ the King is a medium-sized suburban congregation that deeply values worship, music, intergenerational ministries and mission (both local and global).
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55112-6599 - MAP
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.
Como Park Lutheran Church, Falcon Heights, MN 55113 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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. Responsibilities: -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.
Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI 54022-2095 - MAP
Ezekiel Lutheran Church is a parish with a balanced demographic and lots of opportunity for ministry engagement, learning and growth in a variety of areas of congregational life.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Balsam Lake, WI 54810-0245 - MAP
Ecumenical, educational, strong community ties, Youth and Family Minister also on staff, strong synod ties, warm and welcoming, many new members and young families. Pick us!
Faith Lutheran Church, Isanti, MN 55040-0034 - MAP
Small congregation, multi-generational, community outreach, downtown
Faith Lutheran Church, Forest Lake, MN 55025 - MAP
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 Lutheran Church, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 - MAP
Worship leading/planning opportunities: The student would be involved in any and all aspects of worship that they wish to grow in, including preaching opportunities and planning the worship services for the week. There would also be educational opportunities...working with confirmation youth and teaching some classes. There are also adult education opportunities with our different Bible study groups. There will be opportunities to plan and teach adult education classes. The student will also have the opportunity to be involved in Faith Lutheran's community outreach projects, which are on-going throughout the year. The student will also have pastoral care opportunities, to include visiting some of the homebound members of Faith Lutheran Church.
Faith-Lilac Way Lutheran Church, Robbinsdale, MN 55422-1797 - MAP
* 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 - MAP
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 - MAP
revitalization, multicultural work, multi faith outreach, food justice, youth and family outreach, creative worship and preaching emphasis, RIC, entrepreneurial, outdoor ministry
First Lutheran Church, New Richmond, WI 54017-1168 - MAP
First Lutheran is a vibrant community of faith, excited about serving in our community and around the world. We value making our community a fun place to gather, and grow. We offer four worship services weekly, from traditional to contemporary. Our Wednesday evenings during the school year are about connecting children, youth, parents and adults and their faith lives through meals, confirmation, Sunday school, learning opportunities, service opportunities, and worship holding it all together. We also have an excellent large childcare licensed for 120 children. We have two very able pastors who are passionate about their faith, and passing it along to others. Seminarians can enter any of these ministries and experiment, or learn from those currently leading these ministries. Some examples of involvement includes leading worship, preaching, planning a variety of worship settings, leading chapel time with childcare, assisting with our expanding sense of hospitality, lead adult faith formation classes, help teach confirmation, assist in our annual stewardship and upcoming capital appeal, serve at our Ruby's Pantry outreach, visitation with hospitalized and homebound, and getting involved with one of our women's ministries. There are many more opportunities in addition to these examples. We contract with a congregational coach who works closely with our staff and leaders, and could be another fantastic opportunity for a seminarian to be exposed to approaches and strategies that work in the parish. Our pastoral team is strong, and we offer very different styles of leadership, but are quite unified in our ministry. If a seminarian is interested in future staff ministries, there is much to be gained in partnering with us. We pastors welcome learning from the students as well. This congregation tolerates, and even welcomes, creativity and new ways of being and doing church. They absolutely adored our previous student, and hosted his ordination with great joy.
First Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55421-3195 - MAP
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 Presbyterian Church, Fargo, ND 58102-4700 - MAP
First Presbyterian Church in Fargo is a congregation of the PC (USA). Congregational size is roughly 650 active members. We are in a downtown urban setting. There are two ordained pastors and 3 other full-time program-staff with more support staff.
First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck, ND 58501 - MAP
I serve a Presbyterian congregation of 525 confirmed members. This is a multi-aged, multi-racial congregation in downtown Bismarck, ND (state capital). There is a broad range of ministry opportunities in this congregation.
Galilee and Minnesota Faith Chinese Lutheran Churches ELCA, Roseville, MN 55113-6923 - MAP
Our church houses two small ELCA congregations, Minnesota Faith Chinese Lutheran Church under the leadership of Pastor Shen Lin, and Galilee Lutheran Church. We have joint bilingual worship services only twice per year (Mandarin –English). However, every Sunday morning from September through May we have a joint Sunday school. All together we have an average of about twelve kids attending. This new academic year we will be trying something new, which is a one-room Sunday School curriculum where all the kids of different ages will be together. Sunday school is downstairs from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Galilee worships from 9:30-10:30, and Faith Chinese worships (during our joint Sunday School) from 11:00 – 12:00 noon. After that, MN Faith Chinese has fellowship often with a meal to share. Preparing class and teaching Sunday School each week (along with another teacher from Faith Chinese and/or Galilee) will be the primary task for the seminarian. However, there are many potential learning opportunities at our two churches, depending on the gifts and interests of the seminarian. For example, there could be the chance to preach, lead an adult forum, and become part of our GLOW Team. GLOW (Galilee Live on Wednesdays) is our primary outreach program to the community which includes a free meal, games, educational and creative activities, music, and fun. GLOW is free and open to all children (and their families) in the neighborhood. Seminarians could possibly take on leadership roles in Confirmation classes, on youth outings, prepare and give children’s messages during worship, organize volunteers in our community garden, accompany the pastor doing pastoral care visits, participate in bible studies and fellowship with Faith Chinese on Friday evenings, join the Chinese Praise Dance Team, participate in Sunday worship (in Chinese), participate in the Chinese New Year Spring Festival, and the list goes on.
Glen Cary Lutheran Church, Andover, MN 55304-5610 - MAP
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.
Grace Lutheran Church, Royersford, PA 19468 - MAP
We are a conservation of ELCA
Grace Lutheran Church, Tampa, FL 33618-4445 - MAP
Serve as assisting minister, eucharistic minister, preach, and fulfill other worship leadership roles in regular and occasional services. Aide pastor with liturgical season and service-specific planning. Coach, mentor and provide training materials for worship assistants. Aide pastor and parish nurses in providing pastoral care, including bringing communion and the ministry of presence to hospitalized, homebound, and grieving members and their families. Develop strategies, solicit contributions and curate content for social media as an evolving outreach ministry tool. Update and participate in ongoing implementation of the congregation’s mission plan, including ecumenical/interfaith and community-based partnerships. Provide support to Christian education and other congregational programs.
Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55116-1223 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ankeny, IA 50023-2805 - MAP
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 - MAP
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!
Hope Lutheran Church, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4897 - MAP
Opportunities abound at Hope: We are building our youth and Sunday School programs, we have Stephen Ministry, we are looking to start a shared ministry to college students with several other congregations. We worship using a traditional setting, but also do Taize-influenced services during the season. We are also building a new building and discerning what we will be doing with it. Our congregation is very open: if someone gets excited about a ministry, we are generally able and happy to give it a try.
Iglesia Principe de Paz, Houston, TX 77034-1859 - MAP
Coming to learn at Principe de Paz is the forefront of latino faith in the emerging Lutheran church.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1999 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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.
Jacob's Well, Minneapolis, MN 55407-2807 - MAP
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.
Joy Lutheran Church, Rogers, AR 72756-6851 - MAP
Joy Lutheran is a pastoral (fellowship) sized congregation in the urban area of Tulsa, OK. The congregation is highly invested in youth and family ministry. The congregation values music and worship ministry. Other areas of ministry include area food bank, feeding ministries, care of the environment, outreach to families in the local school system through programs like nutrition training and family art nights and providing space for many different groups in the area to meet.
Koinonia Retreat Center, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4232 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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.
Lakeside Community Lutheran Church, Spooner, WI 54801-9133 - MAP
Lakeside has many possibilities for a student looking to experience learning in a small church setting. Students will have the opportunity for home, hospital, and nursing home visits. In the worship setting students will be able to participate as lectors, musicians, worship leaders, or preachers. We also feature a small but vibrant youth program where our students will be able to get hands on experience working with our youth. This will include the possibility of being part of a youth mission trip. Students will be able to participate in the many committees at Lakeside. Committees range from stewardship, finance, social concerns, worship/music, and education. Lakeside is very involved in social outreach within our local community and the world.
Living Joy, Prior Lake, MN 55372-0070 - MAP
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 - MAP
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.
Living Waters Lutheran Church, Circle Pines, MN 55014-1364 - MAP
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.
Long Lake Lutheran Church, Blaine, MN 55449-5322 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
Reconciling in Christ, steeped in liturgical rites and rituals, Biblical preaching, community of moral discernment, creation care, music ministries, impacting the community/world
Lydia Place Collaborative Communities, Saint Paul, MN 55114-0203 - MAP
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 - MAP
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.
Messiah Lutheran Church, Aurora, NE 68818-3141 - MAP
Messiah Lutheran Church ministers to a worshiping community of just under 500 baptized members with an average Sunday attendance of 175. Our ministry opportunities are great: worship leadership, faith formation for all ages, Christian education, pastoral care, stewardship practices, and more. Messiah is currently transitioning from a strictly Pastoral model of leadership to a Program Church model of leadership and we are seeking ways to fully equip our members with leadership and ministry opportunities and responsibilities.
New City Church, Minneapolis, MN 55430 - MAP
We are in the very beginning stages of church planting, which means students will have a high-creativity, high-influence position in the leadership of the plant. This work will be grounded in leadership development and mentorship from the site supervisor. Students can expect to leave with a working knowledge of community organizing, environmental justice, and congregational development. This is an opportunity to do practical dreaming around 21st Century ecclesiology. Using Lean Startup methodology, we will explore models of ministry including house church, non-profit partnership, for-profit social entrepreneurship, and so forth. This would not be a good fit for a student seeking a high-liturgy expression of Christian worship. Optional learning includes pastoral care through the Enneagram, United Methodist theology/polity (though non-UMC applicants are welcome), and social media/brand development.Of course, more "standard" congregational skills (premarital counseling, performing weddings and funerals) will also be part of the curriculum. This
Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN 55437-2299 - MAP
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 - MAP
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.
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE 68510-4699 - MAP
Our Saviour's has a robust ministry, including the typical education programs and small groups, as well as a progressive prison ministry and outreach missions. We continue experimenting with approaches to worship, lay leadership, young adult ministry, and other catechesis. Cassey will have opportunity to participate in training for communion and baptism, affirmation catechesis, worship leadership, preaching, Sunday school behind-the-scenes, worship planning, pastoral care and visitation.
Peace Lutheran, LAUDERDALE, MN 55113 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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) -Adult education -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 - MAP
Large suburban congregation with many opportunities to engage in congregational care, outreach, missions, teaching and worship.
ReconcilingWorks, St Paul, Minnesota 55106 - MAP
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 - MAP
Redevelopment, diverse neighborhood, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, youth leadership, multicultural, community bread oven, bike shop, coffeebar, housing, music, after-school, urban
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Little Suamico, WI 54942 - MAP
Redeemer Lutheran church is located in a bedroom community setting and consists of a multigenerational population which has many established ministries which revolve around Children, Youth and Families, Outreach opportunities, and both Traditional and Contemporary worship formats. Redeemers leadership structure would allow a student such as Clare S. to explore and gain experience in administrative activities, team and group activities, and working with people of all ages in ministry settings.
Rejoice Lutheran Church, Geneva, IL 60134-6089 - MAP
Dan will be able to craft small group leader training, help develop a stewardship ministry to engage the whole congregation, serve in the preaching ministry, and develop spiritual disciplines for self care and personal growth (e.g. spiritual direction)
Resurrection, Fort Wayne, IN 46818-8900 - MAP
As a growing congregation that continues to transition from a pastoral model congregation to a program based model, the ministry learning opportunities include working with staff, small groups, and ministry teams in numerous ministry areas with a diverse group of people.
Resurrection Lutheran, Omaha, NE 68135-2840 - MAP
Resurrection is a transitioning congregation in a rapidly growing suburban setting. It offers both traditional and contemporary worship, a strong confirmation ministry and has a commitment to social ministry in the community and beyond. There is healthy lay leadership in the congregation. Erick can learn from and contribute to the confirmation ministry, worship ministry and the lay leadership provided by a working committee structure.
Servant of Christ Lutheran Church, Champlin, MN 55316-2511 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
Mission development social justice food access food truck poverty homelessness mental illness chemical dependency multi faith and multi ethnic work force development
St Luke Lutheran Church, Spokane, WA 99228-8948 - MAP
Youth Ministry, Music Ministry, Visitation (Pastoral Care), Preaching, Teaching youth and/or adults, Mission work/trips in the community & abroad.
St Matthew's Lutheran Church, Ocala, FL 34470-6405 - MAP
We are a congregation who has a heart for the needy in our community. We offer opportunities to minister to the poor and homeless as well offering a worship service for them. We are also in conversation with 2 other Lutheran churches on the east side of Ocala to consolidate our ministries and start a new church. We have a new Minister of Music who brings new ideas to the table for our worship services and music programs. All of these provide opportunities for Annie to learn more about the church and how we see our call to serve the world and fulfill God's mission. As a mission developer I am also involved in leadership training.
St Paul Lutheran Church, Wyoming, Minnesota 55092 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
St. Andrew Lutheran Church has many opportunities to grow in leadership and faith ranging from: +) Worship Leadership +) Preaching +) Financial Stewardship +) Evangelism +) Children, Youth, and Family +) Mission +) 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. John Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND 58103-4990 - MAP
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 - MAP
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. John's Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, FL 32206-4434 - MAP
Our location is an inner city African Descent community 82%, which is going through gentrification. The actual congregation is multi-ethnic and diverse socially & economically. A wealth of learning experiences and engagements exist.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, MN 55109 - MAP
First Ring Suburb Music ministry Drama Ministry Multi-staff Pastoral Leadership transition Re-visioning mission and structure Strong CYF ministries Debt free
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, North Oaks, MN 55127-6358 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
*Urban *Evangelical *Cross-Cultural- four congregations share bldg. *Vibrant & Friendly *Intense mentoring *Entrepreneurial- home to several non-profits
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1131 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
Excellent preaching and liturgy; social justice; GLBT inclusion; catechumenate; education (Godly Play); multicultural congregation; community organizing.
St. Peter Lutheran Church, Grimes, IA 50111-1106 - MAP
There are a wide range of opportunities. Some are: Worship Leadership: Assisting minister, children message, creation station, sermon, etc. Adult Ministry: Bible studies, Fellowship, community service, etc. Children/Youth: Sunday school planning, teaching, Christmas program, youth events, etc. Congregational Care: Home communion, shut in visits, baptism meetings, etc.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-7398 - MAP
intergenerational; casual; diverse; inclusive; revitalizing children, youth and family; mission; Gospel focused; welcoming
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, West St. Paul, MN 55118 - MAP
* first-ring suburban * revitalization * Spanish-speaking Latino ministry * Ministry to the Ismlamic World through Lutheran Mideast Development(Turkey)
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, MN 55424-1399 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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.
Tapestry, Richfield, MINNESOTA (MN) 55423-3099 - MAP
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 - MAP
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 - MAP
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, Altoona, PA 16601-5857 - MAP
Trinity Lutheran is large congregation in the city of Altoona Pa. There is opportunity for preaching, leading worship, working with the youth, as well as other opportunities as they arise.
University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1492 - MAP
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. 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. Many students join us as learners through CPL, and occasionally we have a CPL student who joins our staff. This fall we may have a staff role for a student called Interim Faith Formation Minister. We envision this as a 15-20 hour per week role with a focus on children's ministry. It is Interim thru May 2017. Our current youth director has been a CPL student previous years and continues at ULCH for one more year before he does a terminal internship. In the future (after May 2017) we'll merge our faith formation for children and youth into one position.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414 - MAP
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 *worship leadership
Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN 55422-4199 - MAP
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.
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, Minnesota 55313 - MAP
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 Church, Wausau, WI 54403-4791 - MAP
At Zion Lutheran Church, Joe will be introduced to the full breadth of ministry functions, in so far as his status as a student allows. He will assist at worship, learn how to conduct Bible study, shadow visitation and perform lay visitation, and work with other staff to create and lead youth events. He will attend planning meetings and contribute as his expertise grows. He will hold weekly conversations with both me and our visitation pastor, Ted Gulhaugen; he will observe administrative meetings at various levels of church governance; and he will be encouraged to pursue interests of his own with respect to ecumenism and outreach. We will remain mindful of his own commitments with respect to his marriage, family, seminary, and the military and model for him healthy habits of family and self-care. Our music minister has offered to work with Joe on chanting and singing, and I will coach him regarding leadership of the liturgy. We will welcome whatever contextual education projects he is given in class, and we will encourage him to pursue in-depth study time of his own.
Zion Lutheran of Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016 - MAP
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.