A Career in Church Work?

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Ever thought about a career in church work? Want to become a pastor or  serve in some other way? What’s the next step?

Come find out at the New England District Recruitment Event  which will be held at the District office on Saturday, Oct. 11th, from 10 am – 1 pm.

You may think the only way you can serve the church is to become a pastor. NOT SO. God’s people join together around Word and Sacrament, reaching out to a lost world. Dedicated, faithful workers assist and lead  people in participating in the fulfillment of the Great Commission,  building up the Body of Christ. The following vocations represent the many ways in which you can serve the Church in its vital ministries.

PASTOR
As pastor, you will be considered both shepherd and servant of God’s flock.  Through you, on a daily basis, God will carry out His most wonderful work, that  of saving the lost. As you care for the members a congregation, you will be  active in preaching, teaching, administering the Sacraments, visiting members,  comforting the sorrowing, giving godly counsel, and providing a vision of outreach. You may also serve as a military or institutional chaplain, a missionary, a church administrator, an educator, or a campus pastor.

TEACHER
If you have a passion for working with students in a Christian setting,  this is the vocation for you. You will help each student reach his/her potential while integrating faith into their learning. You will partner with
pastors and parents in the joy of preparing students for a life of service to Church and world.Teachers serve in Lutheran preschool, elementary or secondary settings. You will also be able to utilize your gifts and talents in coaching, music, drama, art, or other educational arenas.

DEACONESS
Deaconess means “servant.” As a Christian woman in the role of deaconess, you will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of human care and mercy. This may include visiting the sick and homebound, teaching Bible studies, or working with individuals with special needs. Deaconesses serve in congregations, hospitals and other institutions, inner cities and foreign mission fields.

DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
These individuals coordinate with the pastor to focus on the vision and leadership of a congregation’s various educational ministries. This can involve  all ages, nourishing children, youth, adults, and family groups in Christian instruction and growth in personal faith through Bible classes, Sunday School, Midweek programs, Vacation Bible School, youth programs or outdoor ministry.

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