Ministry Empowerment Lead (Lake Park, Milwaukee)

POSITION: Ministry Empowerment Lead – Non-Rostered

Application Process:  Please Send your Resume and Cover Letter to:

Position Purpose: This role is to provide spiritual, faith and community leadership to the membership of Lake Park Lutheran Church. To learn more about us please view .  This role can be clergy or a non-clergy faith leader and will serve as the person to empower individuals within the congregation to participate in groups and activities that create meaningful faith experiences.  As a part of this role this person will help lead worship 1-2 times a month, facilitate and empower small group participation and leadership, connect members to external partners and play a key role in youth and family faith education. 

Supervision: This person will serve under the supervision of the Pastor in partnership with the Personnel Team.

Responsibilities: Subject to review and adjustment in conjunction with the Pastor, the following constitute the major responsibilities of the Ministry Empowerment Lead:


  • To regularly (generally 1 or 2 times a month) preach and teach the Word of God in worship to the congregation.
  • To help plan and lead in in conjunction with the pastor of the congregation, Music Leadership, and Worship Leadership.
  • To help work with the Music Leadership to develop and maintain a music program for all ages and to integrate music into worship and other areas of the congregation.

    Congregation Membership Empowerment
  • To facilitate, encourage and guide the congregational spiritual growth as a body and as individuals through meaningful faith experiences with internal small groups and external partners.
  • To help develop and empower key leaders, especially those from traditionally marginalized communities, within the congregation to lead small groups in a Christian manner.
  • To help align people with activities and groups that empower and energize them with a special focus on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • To oversee the administration and management of all areas of the congregation’s ministry in youth and adult education consultation with the Church Council and appropriate boards, committees, staff and pastor.
  • To support and assist the Mission Staff (Pastor(s)) and staff who have primary responsibility in the ministries of education, youth, social justice, pastoral care, fellowship, health, and older adults.
  • To support, supervise, manage and evaluate, in conjunction with Personnel Team and Church Council, the non-ordained staff of the congregation.
    • Participate in the screening and hiring of non-ordained staff and calling of ordained staff.
    • To build a sense of teamwork among church staff and hold regular staff meetings to coordinate the ministries of the church and facilitate communication. 

  • To help ensure a welcoming environment for new members entering into the life of the congregation in conjunction with the boards, teams, committees and organizations of the congregation.
  • To encourage all organizations and ministries of the church to carry out their work with an emphasis on welcoming others to participate in the mission work of Christ.
  • To play a key role in representing Lake Park with our external ministry and social justice partners in the larger community.

    General Faith Responsibilities
  • To provide Christian care by assisting the Missional Staff and in conjunction with other staff, boards committees, and member caregivers through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
  • To make appropriate referrals when necessary and quickly respond to crisis situations which arise in the congregation.
  • To play a key role in assisting the Small Groups Missional Leader in teaching children, youth, and adults in the Christian education program of the congregation.
  • To serve as the primary staff representative to the following:
  • Youth Education and Activity Teams.
  • Adult Education and Activity Teams.
  • Social Justice Teams including Transforming Our Church.
  • Teams focused on External Mission Partners.
  • To serve as a staff representative to the following:
  • Church Council.
  • To work with the Stewardship Board to promote, educate, and advocate responsible biblical stewardship in the congregation.
  • To assist the Church Council and Business Management Leadership with financial matters of the congregation.


  • A 4 Year or Higher College Degree is highly preferred, but relevant experience will be considered for exceptional candidates.
  • Experience successfully leading/guiding small groups in a faith context.
  • Extensive Experience and Comfort with Public Speaking.
    • It is Preferrable at least some of this will be in a faith environment.
    • Exceptional candidates will have experience preaching.
  • Experience with leading structured Youth Education
    • Exceptional candidates will also have adult education experience.
  • Strong Written Communication skills.
  • Strong Organizational Skills.
  • Strong persuasive communication skills.
  • Proficient with digital communication and organizational tools.
  • At least 2-3 years in professional / office / education environments.
  • Experience with developing team leaders and empowering participants in volunteer groups.
  • To be able to demonstrate a track record that includes a commitment to DEI Efforts and Goals.


Final Notes: 

Individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

This role requires great flexibility in hours available for work, including evenings and weekends. The pastor should be in the office a sufficient amount of time for accessibility to members of the congregation and for regular communication with members of the church staff.