Available Church Positions


As a service to our congregations and members, we are listing position opportunities that have been submitted to the Synod office. 

If you are a Lutheran congregation wanting to list a position opening, please contact us by email and include a short job description. 


If you are interested in more information about an opening, please contact the appropriate Church body. 

Listings will stay posted for approximately 3 months.


Director of Children and Youth Ministries:  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC

is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries.  The Director of Children and Youth Ministries is responsible for overseeing the planning, organization, and implementation of educational and relational life stage-appropriate programming for the spiritual formation of children and youth ages 3 through 12th grade. The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will work closely with the Director of Cross-Generational Ministries in developing a holistic ministry strategy that embraces young people’s important role in the life of the congregation as well as encourages and equips the home as ground zero for faith formation.

Read the full job description and details here.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to info@gslchurch.org.

(posted 6.30.22)

Office Administrator Position:  The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement,  308 First Avenue, Asbury Park NJ 07712   

Contact:  732-443-6360
Responsibilities:   Make copies for the church office, including items for Pastor-the weekly bulletins, and annual meeting booklets. / Coordinate with groups using the church buildings. / Communicate building availability. / Receive payments/insurance certificates/ groups access to the building. / Answer phone calls and review/manage voicemail / Manage Shepherd's Staff (input weekly attendance records). / Develop and revise weekly newsletter, letters and reports. / Manage email, mail, and postage. / Receive incoming mail and email. / Email the weekly E-post newsletter. / Email and mail special notices to the congregation. / Sort mail and distribute items to the appropriate committee and individuals. 

Wage: $15-17 /hour        Hours: 9/week     Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  11-2
(posted 6.29.22)

Church Office & Communications Management PositionGood Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glen Rock, NJ

seeks a technology-savvy, upbeat and personable individual to run the church office, implement marketing and communications aspects of the ministry including a growing online presence, and be the on-site “face” and “glue” for the congregationClick here for more details.

To apply, please describe why you are interested in this role in an email to Ernie Pastor [admin@goodshepherdnj.org] and note how we may contact you by phone.

(posted 6.21.22)


Director of Music MinistryGood Shepherd Lutheran Church, Glen Rock NJ

Duties will include:  Organist, direct one adult choir;  Assist in planning worship, schedule and arrange guest instrumentalists and soloists;  Schedule church ensembles within the worship service;  Develop youth choir program;  Member of Worship and Music committee.

Requirements:  Professional training and experience in Organ, choral and conducting, with an experience in hymnody and liturgy, handbell skills, and  music technology skills.  Master’s preferred, AGO/Choirmaster

Organ is a 1965 Casavant (Konzelman additions 1992, 2006)- 2 manual (28 ranks), pedal, 1592 pipes

Good Shepherd is a mid-sized congregation.  Salary is negotiable, extensive music library,  and space allowed for private tutoring and teaching. 10-12 hours to start with the potential to grow to 15-20 hrs.  Please email resume to admin@goodshepherdnj.org

(posted 6.21.22)

Music Director:  First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clifton, NJ

seeks to fill a permanent Music Director position.

The Music Director would be expected to:

  • Provide music with organ and piano.

  • Select music and oversee the development and maintenance of the music library. Be open and versatile to selecting music that is diverse and reflects the needs of the congregation.

  • Plan, prepare and provide music for Sunday services and special celebrations including Christmas, Holy Week, First Communions, and Confirmation.   

  • Music Director will have first opportunity for funerals and weddings and will help secure a substitute when unavailable.

  • Direct, develop and rehearse adult choir, weekly from September-June.

  • Continue to seek out instrumentalists from community.

  • Prepare, run, and/or hire instrumentalists and/or work with volunteers to rehearse for special services, as needed.

  • Arrange for choir director substitute in case of absence.

  • Supervise paid and volunteer members of music staff.

  • Seek out opportunities to teach the congregation new hymns.

  • Ensure that One License/CCLI hymn/song reporting is kept up to date - maintain an up-to-date music ministry calendar.

  • Maintain timely communication of music ministry plans and progress with designated church staff.

  • Knowledge of Lutheran Liturgy is helpful.

Interested candidates should forward their resume, references and any inquiries to: Pastor Jeff Miller @ Email: pastor@firstlutheranclifton.com

(posted 4.28.22)


Per Diem Organist:   First Lutheran Church of Montclair

seeks a Per Diem Organist to join our staff for the remainder of the 2022
calendar year.  In September of 2021, First Lutheran Church of Montclair, NJ voted to call Pastor Margarette Ouji (she/her/hers). Rev.
Ouji is part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We strive to be an open and affirming community, and are committed to learning and growing.   

Please read the full job description here.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Rev. Margarette Ouji at revouji@firstlutheran-montclair.com

Please indicate Per Diem Organist in the subject line

(Posted March 22, 2022)

Faith Formation Director:  The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Ramsey, NJ. 

The Faith Formation Director will work with the pastor, staff and Church Council committees to continually advocate for and foster a church environment that is welcoming and supportive of children and families.  You will work to develop relationships with children and youth and their families, to better respond to the changing needs and ministry opportunities within this community.

Read the full job description and details here.

Time Commitment: Part Time: 20-25 hours per week
Compensation: Salary based on experience
Send cover letter, CV, 3 references to faithformation@redeemerramsey.org

(posted Feb 2022)

Church Secretary Position Available The Lutheran Church of the Reformation in West Long Branch

is searching for a confidential Church Secretary to join the team.  The Church Secretary works closely with the Pastor and other members of the congregation on various administrative functions including scheduling, ordering of materials, processing of mail, responding to phone calls, and sending out informational emails.  This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week ($15 to $17 / hour) with the ability to create a flexible schedule.  Please submit resumes to LCRWLB@gmail.com.   

(posted Feb 2022)

Organist/Choir DirectorHoly Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockaway NJ

is searching for an organist/choir director for Sunday mornings and other special liturgies.  Sunday worship is offered at 11:00am. If interested please contact Dr. Joanne Schaper at:  joanneschaper@gmail.com. 

(Posted Feb 2022)