St. Paul Lutheran Church has opened a national search for a new pastoral position – Teaching Pastor. This ordained individual will serve as the primary teacher for adults, delight in building community through personal relationships, plan and implement an array of learning opportunities, and provide general pastoral ministry as part of the pastoral team. He or she may come from the Lutheran tradition or one of the mainline denominations in partnership with the ELCA (Presbyterian Church USA, The Episcopal Church, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, etc.)
The personnel committee welcomes the networking interests and passions of all St. Paul people as they play a role in assisting with the process of identifying potential candidates. The congregation will be working with local synodical leaders to process this call for a teaching pastor.
The opportunity to work on a dynamic multi-staff team serving St. Paul’s 3,500-member congregation is ideal for that pastor who gets excited about making a difference in the faith lives of other people. Candidates should possess natural leadership skills, strong biblical and theological background, a spirit of curiosity, enthusiasm for nurturing faith in others, excellent verbal and written communication skills, broad capacities for working personally and effectively with groups, and a delight in working as a staff team member. Innovative planning and an obvious passion for the mission of the congregation are imperative. A deep personal faith is essential. Teaching or instructional experience expected.
Inquiries or confidential letters of interest may be sent to the search committee: [email protected].
St. Paul’s childcare nursery is searching for positive and energetic high school students and adults to provide quality childcare in a safe, loving, and caring environment. Applicants should be available to work 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. most Sundays, as well as some evenings and weekends when scheduled. If interested in learning more, contact Pastor Sara Olson-Smith, [email protected] or 563-326-3547, ext. 248.