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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Children, Youth and Family Ministry Director – Mt. Cross, Camarillo

Located in Camarillo, California, Mount Cross Lutheran Church is seeking an energetic associate for the Children, Youth and Family Ministry Director position. The mission of Mount Cross is to be Rooted in God’s grace so we can joyfully witness and serve. The primary task of this position is to recruit, coordinate and build relationships to encourage members of the church and the community to participate in children and family ministry programs associated with Mount Cross Lutheran Church. Under the direction of the pastor, the Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Director (CYFD) will be responsible for implementation of the vision, strategy and execution of ministry programming for the development of the Christian faith in the children, youth and families of our church. He/she will equip and support children, families and congregation to nurture faith, pass along faith, and live well in Christ. This position will serve as the primary staff person responsible for the following ministries: Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, Nursery, Fun With Faith (Preschool-5th grade weekday program), and Milestone Ministries (1st Communion and Bible Presentation). He/she will also support Confirmation, High School and Cross-Generational ministries, in addition to Seasonal Programs (e.g., Christmas, Lenten Soup Suppers, and Camps). Status: Full-Time exempt Salary: Salary starting at $3820/month, depending on education and experience. Medical Benefits included. To apply contact us at: (805) 482-3847 or

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Preschool Director – Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Oxnard

Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Oxnard is seeking a Preschool Director to ensure a high quality and nurturing learning environment for all students and to work with the congregation and other staff to create an effective and harmonious ministry. For a job description, requirements, and benefits, click here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Director of Congregational Connections – Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church seeks a Director of Congregational Connections who will assist the Pastor in managing the life of the church. The Director will collaborate with clergy, staff, and lay volunteers to equip and manage the ministries of the church. The position involves recruiting, training, mentoring, and evaluating the committees and groups who accomplish the work of the church. We are looking for a dynamic, out-going, approachable person with a track record of creating, implementing, and sustaining programs or ministries with strong volunteer leaders. Candidates must be able to demonstrate successful organizational management experience in church, non-profit, or volunteer organizations. This is a 30 hour part-time position that reports to the Senior Pastor. Starting wage is $25.00/hour. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required. Church membership is not mandatory, however an understanding of the welcoming spirit of Christian love and service through experience, and/or course work in religion, history of religion, or Lutheran Theology is important. Flexibility in scheduling is required, as some Sundays and evening meetings are part of the job. A full job description, including educational and other requirements, as well as how to apply is posted at No phone calls, please. The deadline is August 1.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Upcoming Events – June 18, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

2019 Assembly Workshops

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2019 Synod Assembly Materials & Reports

2019 Synod Assembly Book (PDF)  Resolutions  Nominations Bishop’s Election Pre-Identified Candidates for Nomination A Message from the Bishop’s Election Committee Southwest California Synod Constitution Revised SWCA Synod Constitution (to be ratified at the 2019 Assembly) Synod Constitution Work Group Letter Agency Reports Mission Team Reports In Memoriam 2019  Anniversaries of Rostered Leaders 

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, July 21
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, July 23
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, July 24
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

July 19, 2019:
First Reading: Genesis 13:1-18
Psalm: Psalm 15
Second Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21
July 19, 2019 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Amos 5:18-27
Psalm: Psalm 52
July 21, 2019 Ordinary 16:
First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm: Psalm 15
Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-28
Gospel Reading: Luke 10:38-42
July 21, 2019 Ordinary 16 Semicontinuous:
First Reading: Amos 8:1-12
Psalm: Psalm 52

RCL (C) 1992 The Consultation on Common Texts used by permission

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