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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in Florida-Bahamas Synod and in Region 9

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IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Supply Organist/Pianist or Supply Organist/Pianist and Choir Director

St. Philip Lutheran Church, Mt. Dora, Florida

St. Philip is a mission-minded congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We recognize dynamic worship is the heartbeat of congregational life and mission and currently have one Sunday Service using the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) book/hymnal.

General Information
While involved in preparing for and undergoing a search for a person for a permanent position still to be defined (Music Director/Organist/Choir Director/Pianist or some combination thereof) we seek to employ an Organist or Pianist to accompany/lead the ELW worship and possibly, if  skills/abilities allow, Choir Direction as well.

Supply Organist/Pianist Position Description
Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy

Supply Organist/Pianist and Choir Director Position Description

– Play liturgy, hymns and music for 9:30am weekly Sunday ELW Liturgy

-Conduct weekly choir rehearsal and direct choir in weekly worship anthem/worship liturgy

Compensation and Terms
-$150 per Service Organist/Pianist. If Choir Direction, negotiate compensation and terms.
-Sundays 8:45am – 11am availability (Service time is 9:30am-10:30am)
-Supply Organist needed starting Nov. 1, 2017 (first Sunday Nov. 5, 2017). Extent of weeks available and needed are negotiable.

-Please call Dr. Johan Bergh 352-383-5402

The Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh
1050 Boyd Drive
Mt. Dora FL 32757

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR full time Parish Musician

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Largo

Position Description

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA) is an active and energetic congregation located in the Tampa Bay region of Florida’s West Coast in Largo.  We seek a full-time Parish Musician to lead the entire music ministry of the congregation, with duties which include supporting the congregation’s song instrumentally  for 2 services each Sunday;  direct choirs at each service;  and have responsibility for children’s music and development.  The ministry includes a 58 rank Austin pipe organ, Steinway grand piano, harpsichord, 3 octaves of handbells; chimes, and percussion instruments.  The candidate should be familiar with Lutheran order of worship.

Applicants should submit a resume and a recording that includes a prelude or postlude, the hymn “A Mighty Fortress,” and a hymn of the candidate’s choice played on the piano. Please send to

Background check will be required.

Compensation is negotiable based upon experience.  Benefits included.  Resumes accepted through November 1.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR full time Marketing and PR Manager

Novus Way Ministries, Arden, NC

Position Description

NovusWay Ministries, a program of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), is a progressive and growing outdoor ministry in the southeastern United States that includes the camp and retreat centers of Lutheridge (Arden, NC), Lutherock (Newland, NC), Luther Springs (Hawthorne FL), and Lutheranch (Tallapoosa GA). Its mission is to provide places set apart to inspire and empower all in Christ’s love.

While a particular religious affiliation is not required, the MARKETING & PR MANAGER must embrace the mission of Christian camping and be dedicated to working in a church-related organization. The MARKETING & PR MANAGER coordinates production and publication of online and electronic media and print collateral; oversees the NovusWay website and four child sites of the individual camp properties; plans and oversees multiple social media platforms; works closely with program and other staff in the development of marketing materials; and inspires others to get involved in NovusWay promotional activities at the level of both congregations and synods. The MARKETING & PR MANAGER is expected to work at the NovusWay home office in Arden, NC.

Learn more about this position

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Apostles Lutheran Church, Brandon

Position Description

Apostles Lutheran Church in Brandon is accepting applications for the part time (20 hrs/week) position of Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. The description of the position is attached and also available on their website ( Applicants can send their resume to Pastor Jim Page (

CYF position Apostles Brandon


Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples

Position Description

Title: Financial Secretary

Position Category: Support Staff

Hours: Regular Part time, 28 hours/week

Supervisor: Business Administrator

Revised: October, 2016

Position Summary and Purpose:
The position of Financial Secretary is established to serve as the primary contact person for all financial matters of the church, including recording and executing all receipts and disbursements, and working with others to maintain accurate and up to date accounting and reporting information.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the job. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Receipts and Disbursements

  • Classifies and records all receipts on a timely basis. Deposits receipts in the authorized bank as needed.
  • Reviews all invoices for accuracy and obtain written approval from the appropriate staff, Ministry Team Chair or other designated person.
  • With the Business Administrator, monitors requests for funds and compare to the approved budget.
  • Prepares checks for the Church for the Treasurer to review and sign, with all documentation attached, and then mail or disburse checks as needed.


  • Works with volunteer counters to establish accurate and efficient procedures for recording contributions and other income.
  • Maintains records of pledges for all funds, pledge cards, and envelope numbers, and assigns new envelope numbers as needed.
  • Records contributions weekly and mails quarterly and annual contribution statements.
  • Maintains records of contributions to all designated funds.
  • Reconciles all bank accounts and subsidiary accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Prepares semi-monthly payroll for the Church and deposits taxes on a timely basis.


  • Prepares and files all federal payroll tax forms and worker’s compensation reports.
  • Assists Business Administrator with corporate annual reports and Synod reports as needed.
  • Assists with preparing the annual budget.
  • Prepares monthly reports for Church as requested by Treasurer, staff, or Ministry Team Chairs.
  • Prepares pledging, contribution and other reports as requested by Treasurer, Finance Ministry Team or Council.
  • Prepares financial statements for all members on schedule set by Finance Ministry Team.


  • Maintains and safeguards all financial records and files for the Church.
  • Monitors the postage machine for sufficient funds.
  • Assists administrative staff in responding to needs of the Church, staff and membership as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma, or Associate’s Degree in Business, Finance or closely related field, supplemented by two years experience performing professional work in the area financial management, or any combination of equivalent skills, abilities and experience.

Interested candidates should call Emmanuel (239-261-0894) and ask for Vivian Shea


Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church

7045 SW 83rd Pl.

Ocala, FL  34476

(352) 854-4509


GREAT OPPORTUNITY for anyone who loves music and has church choir directing experience!

Part Time. 10 hrs/week.  Salary $7,500 – $10,000, depending on years of experience. Adult choir. Four Sundays (weeks) vacation per year. Sick days. Continuing education allowance negotiable.

Ideal opportunity for anyone retired or semi-retired. Many 55+ communities in close proximity to the church.

Interested candidates may call the church office and/or submit resumes via e-mail at

Rev. Arthur Wuertz, Pastor    (386) 453-9432

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Longwood, FL



St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Longwood, FL ( is looking to hire a full-time Minister for Youth. Submit resume’s to Full time Position requires weekend and evening work. Compensation within Florida-Bahamas Synod Guidelines for Rostered Lay Leaders. Reports directly to the Lead Pastor.

Passing background check and drug screening required prior to employment.

Minister for Youth Job Description-St Stephen

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Spring Hill, Florida


Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Spring Hill, Florida is seeking a part time (10 hours per week) Contemporary Music leader for the 9am Contemporary worship service.

Responsibilities include worship planning with the pastor, playing the piano/keyboard, recruiting volunteer instrumentalists and singers for the praise band and conducting weekly rehearsals.  Interested persons should contact the church at 352 683-9016.

Zion Lutheran Church, Groveland, Florida


The position of organist at Zion will entail playing organ/piano at our weekly service on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am.  We would wish that all applicants be familiar with the Lutheran liturgy and hymnody.  It is desired that the organist will gather with our small choir at 10:30 am prior to worship to rehearse any special music or anthems-but that expectation is at the applicant’s discretion.  Weekly remuneration would be $125 which could be raised to $150 depending on ability and qualifications. Vacation time will be negotiable. The applicant would be welcome to play at any weddings or funerals and any special liturgical events especially during Holy Week.

Candidates interested in this position should contact John Renn (Cell: 352-552-3860, Email: