Advent Lutheran Church – Sabbatical Interim Minister

Advent Lutheran Church is seeking qualified applicants for an interim minister for the dates of May 1 – August 31, 2022. This is a 3/4 time position (30 hours per week). With the exception of Sunday worship and scheduled Staff, Church Council and Executive Committee meetings, the distribution of hours is flexible and is to include portions of three weekdays per week onsite. The onsite weekdays are by mutual agreement.

The Sabbatical Interim Minister is expected to work collegially with the congregationally called Pastor, as well as with the Administration and Operations Manager, Communication Specialist, Accompanist, and Bookkeepers. With the approval from the Synod office, a monthly telephone consultation with the Synod office is also expected.

Job Summary:
Our ministry comes from Christ through the church and belongs to the whole people of God. The gospel calls all Christians to be ministers in word and deed, so it is the privilege of every Christian to be a steward of the gospel of God’s reconciling love. The whole church ministers as it celebrates God’s presence, shares the good news, cares for those in need and witnesses to the power of God’s love.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recognizes the office of pastor. It also recognizes that there are occasions when congregations need to be served by a Sabbatical Interim Minister when the congregational called Pastor is away on sabbatical. Keeping in mind the apostolic advice that all things be done decently and in order (I Corinthians 14:40), the church provides a covenant between a Sabbatical Interim Minister and a congregation.

Position Duties and Expectations (partial):
Duties include: weekly worship preparation, occasional worship leadership, pastoral care, teaching, and day-to-day management.

Qualifications (partial):
Ordained minister rostered in the ELCA; At least 5 years of pastoral experience is preferred; Comfort with using technology.

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, please download this PDF.

If interested, please contact either Anita Warner, Pastor, at or Bill Mains, Chair of Sabbatical Interim Minister Task Force, at .