St. Paul has opened the search for a new part-time manager of its bookstore ministry following the planned retirement of the current manager. This position, opening for February 2023, welcomes candidates with organizational and leadership skills who bring enthusiasm to this non-profit ministry. The position has a range of responsibilities (see the position description) and some flexibility in how those are carried out.
The manager will work closely with the St. Paul staff to ensure that the Book Corner serves the larger ministry aims of the congregation and that its inventory connects well with the events, groups, and commitments of the church.
The St. Paul Book Corner is committed to offering quality books, cards, artistic items, fair-trade products, and other inventory that benefit the faith lives of St. Paul members and the wider community. The Book Corner has a tradition of promoting 24/7 faith resources and highlighting justice issues around the world.
Dependable Sunday morning presence for hospitality and support is desired.
A cover letter, resume, and a list of three references may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A position description for the Book Corner manager is available here in PDF format.
Full-time director of youth ministries
St. Paul is conducting a national search for a new director of youth ministries. A mature individual with strong youth ministry leadership skills and experience will have the opportunity to advance to new heights an already strong program of middle and high school students. The director will bring a deep and authentic personal faith to inspire Christ-centered lives and healthy peer relationships among youth. Playing, praying, and connecting enthusiastically with teenagers are basic to this calling. Ideally, the individual will have a degree or certification in the field or have completed graduate-level study.
St. Paul Lutheran is located in the heart of Davenport, Iowa, a 3,500-member congregation situated in a metro region of 350,000 people. The congregation enthusiastically supports a large youth ministry, providing ample resources for a wide array of programs, trips, and other opportunities available to 6th through 12th graders. A supportive team of pastors and staff work collaboratively to create a gracious environment for all ministries of the congregation. The director will guide a team of passionate volunteers.
Members and friends of St. Paul are invited to explore networks and connections of their own to assist with identifying potential candidates. Candidates interested in the position may apply by sending a detailed letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. Questions and suggestions can be sent to the same email address. The search committee will be responsive to any and all interests or requests.
A full array of benefits accompanies this position.