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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in Florida-Bahamas Synod and in Region 9

If you have an employment opportunity you’d like to add to this page, please email comms@fbsynod.org. For other positions available throughout the ELCA, go to the ELCA career site.

Music Director – Faith Lutheran Church (Sarasota)

Posted 5/3/2022

Faith Lutheran Church in Sarasota is searching for a Music Director. Click here for a job description. Submit resume and cover letter to Joseph Holt, jh88@aol.com.

Director of Music – Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church (Ft. Myers)

Posted 4/7/2022

Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church, located in beautiful Fort Myers, FL, is currently searching for a Director of Music who would be responsible for all aspects of the music program. GTLC is a vibrant, multi-generational congregation with a recently built/renovated campus that provides a wonderful worship experience. We are a congregation with an appreciation for all types of music within various Lutheran liturgical expressions. The right candidate would have knowledge of music of many varieties, and an understanding of Lutheran liturgy, proficiency in choral directing and keyboard. Experience with handbells and other instruments would be beneficial.

We currently have two Sunday services at 8:30 and 10 a.m., as well as special services during the various liturgical seasons of the year. Responsibility to play for funerals and weddings, if available, for additional compensation.

Salary: The position is part time, approximately $24,000-$28,000 annually (commensurate with degree and experience), free use of church facilities and instruments for teaching private lessons.

View the full job description here.

All applicants should send a cover letter with contact information and resume to Pastor Sean Bunger at pastorsean@gtlc.org.

Piano/Organist Accompanist – All Saints (Port Orange)

Posted 4/7/2022

All Saints Lutheran Church in Port Orange is seeking a piano/organist accompanist. Hours average 3.5-5 hours per week to include choir rehearsals and Sunday worship services. Click here to view complete job description. Interested parties can inquire at 386-761-9129 or send resume to lmccandless@gmail.com.

Director of Student and Family Ministries – Lutheran Church of the Cross (St. Pete)

Posted 4/7/2022

Lutheran Church of the Cross in St. Petersburg, FL just started a search for a new Director of Student and Family Ministries. The position is up to 40 hours a week. If you would like more information, click here to see the full job description.

Part-Time Music Director – King of Kings (Port Richey)

Posted 4/7/2022

King of Kings Lutheran Church in Port Richey is seeking a part-time music/choir director and musician for Sunday service. Interested parties can inquire at 727-868-5744 (leave a message) or email king2s@live.com.

Director of LIV-UP

LIV-UP, a project of ALOA Florida Region (Adult Lutherans Organized for Action)
seeks a director with leadership experience and a passion for helping seniors “age in place”. Our volunteers provide “helping hands” assistance as neighbors do to help others. Services typically provide transportation to appointments, shopping, errands, simple household chores, technology assistance, and more.

Part-Time – Currently budgeted for 8 – 15 hours per week but expected to grow as this non-profit organization (Lutheran Intentional Village of Upper Pinellas) regains momentum from the COVID 19 slow-down. Hours are flexible and mostly remote.

Desired Qualifications & Experience

Understanding of the needs of people 55 & older who desire to age in their own homes

Community-minded and service-oriented leader
Creative, positive thinker and problem-solver
Relationship builder
Strong communication skills (verbal, written)
Computer literacy and working knowledge of current technology

Key Areas and Responsibilities

Leadership and Management
Marketing & Communication
Community Outreach

Inquiries, letters of interest, or resumes may be sent to: Margo Walbolt, LIV-UP Co-chair, at: livupfl@gmail.com – or leave a message at 727-378-2186

Intentional Interim CEO NovusWay, Inc.

NovusWay, Inc. is a progressive and growing outdoor ministry in the southeastern United States that includes the ecologically diverse camps and retreat centers of Lutheridge (North Carolina), Lutherock (North Carolina), Luther Springs (Florida), and Lutheranch (Georgia).

NovusWay, Inc. is looking for an Intentional Interim CEO to ensure the overall operations and ministries of the four NovusWay camps.

Click here for more information.

Choir Director – Atonement Lutheran Church (Wesley Chapel, Florida)

Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel is looking for the right person to serve the Lord with our loving congregation as our Choir Director. This part time position would include the following activities:

-Assuming leadership in conducting, directing and rehearsing the choir prior to and during our 10 A.M. Sunday service.

-The ability to work with Lutheran liturgical settings, traditional and contemporary music.

-Choosing choir anthems for weekly Sunday worship and special music for seasonal services throughout the year.

-The flexibility to work with singers of different levels of musical ability and encourage them.

-Recruiting new choir members and seeking opportunities for the choir to perform outside of our church.

-Patience, understanding, and a good sense of humor would be very much appreciated by all choir members.

If you are interested, please contact our office at: 813-973-2211.

Minister of Music – Epiphany Lutheran Church (Oviedo, Florida)

Epiphany Lutheran Church in Oviedo, FL is looking for a Minister of Music. This position will be part time, 10 to 12  hours per week. Worship services to include  both our 10:00 a.m. Sunday service and mid-week services such as Advent, Holy Week, funerals and weddings.We  require a music degree or 5 years experience in a Christian church setting. Must be proficient on a keyboard/piano, experience on an organ is a plus.
E-mail a resume to: office@epiphanyoviedo.org
Mail a resume to:  Epiphany Lutheran Church
                              1498 Tuskawilla Road
                              Oviedo, FL 32745

Office Administrator – Trinity Lutheran (New Smyrna Beach, Florida)

Trinity Lutheran is seeking someone to work 20-25 hours per week, who has a pleasant personality with strong listening and communication skills, who is able to keep information confidential and work with others, who is competent with the computer and Microsoft Office 365 suite, who has the capacity to learn Quickbooks (financial records) and Servant Keeper (database), and who is comfortable with social media. We are offering $18/hour or a rate commensurate with experience. Resumes can be sent to revtimtlc@gmail.com by September 13. A full job description is posted on our website or can be obtained by contacting Pastor Tim via email.

For the full job listing, click here.

Synod Disaster Response Coordinators – Florida-Bahamas Synod ELCA

The Florida-Bahamas Synod has just finished redesigning the office of Disaster Relief for our state and the Bahamas. There are three areas these positions will focus on: Recovery – Coordinating resources (people and supplies) after a disaster in support of local relief agencies; Capacity Building – Providing training and materials for our churches to create both individual congregational plans and also teams from congregations to deploy out for post disaster response; and Ministry – Model and teach our teams how to practice the ministry of presence and appropriate prayer with disaster teams and the families directly affected by disasters.

There will be one Coordinator in the north part of the state and one in the south. These positions are deployed and the work schedule is very flexible given both the time of year and current needs. The Synod Disaster Coordinators will assist the Florida Bahamas Synod with building a disaster response infrastructure and implementing it throughout the state. The position is responsible for assisting the Synod and congregations to be prepared and readied to respond to disasters, ministering to those dealing with tragedy, and building capacity within our congregations to respond in times of need.

Click here for a complete job description.

Ready to apply? Send resumes to robr@fbsynod.org.

Director of Music – Grace Lutheran Church, (Ormond Beach)
Part-time

Grace is looking for a Director of Music who would be responsible for all aspects of the music program. We are a congregation with a long-standing appreciation of contemporary and traditional liturgical music. We have a modest music program that currently consists of a  senior choir and a handbell choir. The successful candidate would have knowledge of music in a Christian and/or secular setting, and an understanding of Lutheran liturgy and choral directing. We currently have one service at 10:00am on Sundays, as well as special services during the various liturgical seasons of the year. Responsibility to play for funerals and weddings, if available, for additional compensation.

Instruments: Zimmer Opus 20 Digital 3 manual organ, Baby Grand Kawaii Piano, Upright Yamaha Piano, Handbells and Chimes(3 octaves) Bongo & Conga Drums.

Salary: The position is part time, approximately $20,000-$24,000 annually(commensurate with degree and experience), some benefits, free use of church facilities and instruments for teaching private lessons.

All applicants should send a cover letter with contact information and resume to Ms. Sue Underwood, Grace Lutheran Church, 338 Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fl. 32176 or E-Mail at glc50@cfl.rr.com

Office Manager – Rock of Ages Lutheran Church (Wildwood, FL)

Full Time 

Position Summary: The office manager provides comprehensive administration support to the Pastor, Church Council, and Ministry Team Chairpersons as they serve the mission of the congregation to share God’s love through Christ with all people.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Previous experience working in a small office.
  • Knowledge and use of QuickBook, WordPress, Servant Keeper, and Constant Contact.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision at times.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to creatively problem solve.

Click Here for the full Job Description 

Contact Pastor Don Erickson at revdon47@att.net

Book Keeper/Accountant – Lamb of God Lutheran Church (Haines City, FL)

Part Time 

Lamb of God Lutheran Church is currently seeking a Part-Time Bookkeeper to join their team! You will be responsible for preparing and examining financial records for the church.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting processes including by not limited to A/P, A/R, payroll, journal entries, and bank reconciliation in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAPP).
  • Execute monthly payroll activities using 3rd. party payroll service provider.
  • Perform annual 1099 reporting process for vendors.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports, including standard financial reports, budgets vs. actual reports.
  • Work closely with Treasurer and Financial Secretary to develop and analyze our annual organization budget.
  • Maintain accounting procedures and policies and systems of internal controls to ensure the integrity of all financial systems.
  • Check the accuracy of business transactions.
  • Obtain primary financial data for accounting records.
  • Compute and record numerical data.
  • Perform data entry.

Qualifications:

  • Accounting degree or equivalent work experience in a bookkeeping/ accounting function (preferably with church or nonprofits)
  • Fundamental knowledge of GAAP
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Strong QuickBooks skills, including all normal accounting transactions, GL management budgeting, and reporting
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience going through a financial audit
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

For more information and to apply, contact Evelyn Brewer at officemanager@lambofgodhainescity.com