Position Description

Minister of Faith Formation

Zion Lutheran Church,

Litchfield, Minnesota


Zion Lutheran Church is a welcoming, resilient and accepting congregation sharing and growing in God’s love, consisting of 1600 members.  We are fortunate at Zion to have energetic leadership and volunteers leading ministry in a variety of areas such as music, community support and outreach, youth programs, global missions, education, and weekly worship.

Zion Lutheran Church is located in Litchfield, MN; a town with a population of 6700 people.  Litchfield is conveniently located in central Minnesota on the shores of Lake Ripley offering camping, walking, biking, boating, fishing and golfing, within city limits.  Litchfield is home to comprehensive health care and a great school system. 

In order to support our transition from a traditional staff led model of ministry to a more congregationally driven ministry, Zion is creating the position of Minister of Faith Formation.  To fill this newly defined position we are seeking a candidate that has the following credentials: 

·    Experience in parish ministry preferred, but experience in related professions is welcomed

·    Bachelor’s degree preferred

·    Rostered in the ELCA as an Associate in Ministry, or the willingness to enter candidacy and further study

·    Relates and interacts well with all ages

·    Good organizational and motivational skills

·    Mission focused and grounded in the Christian tradition

A list of duties includes, but is not limited to:

·    Articulate the vision of life-long faith formation

·    Foster collaborative leadership

·    Encourage, equip and support volunteers

·    Facilitate youth and family education ministries

·    Relate most closely to Youth and Family Board and Christian Education Board

·    Active involvement in confirmation ministries

·    Teach faith, spiritual and discipleship practices

We are excited about the new future that God is calling us into.  We look forward to the possibilities that you bring to our community as together we explore new forms of ministry to engage more and more in the work of the kingdom. 

Respond with a cover letter, résumé and three letters of recommendation to zion@zionchurch.net or mail to:  Zion Lutheran Church, Attn: Search Committee, 504 N Gilman Ave., Litchfield, MN 55355 by April 13, 2015.