Trinity Lutheran Church

Carrington, North Dakota, United States


  • Address: 100 Poplar Ave, Carrington, North Dakota 58421
  • Affiliation: LCMC / NALC
  • Contact: Jennifer Wede
  • Phone: 701.650.1488
  • Email:
  • Website: Click Here
  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Position Title: Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:


    1. Our weekly church attendance averages 170 faithful parishioners!

    2. Carrington is a thriving rural community! See our brochure on our website for more information:

    3. Our congregation is on the grow! We baptize at least one child a month.

    4. We have an abundance of young families! At BLAST on Wednesday nights we have 65-80 students in attendance, 41 of whom had perfect attendance this year and our confirmation class boasts 40.

    5. Community involvement is key! We're visible in the community from the county fair food booth to hosting blood drives at our beautiful facility and volunteering at the local food bank, just to name a few.

    6. We have an extensive church library with a broad range of materials from children's books to adult fiction to DVD's.

    7. We are debt free!

    8. Our church has an excellent staff, all of whom are excited to work with a new pastor!



    Pastor’s Job Description

    The Pastor shall provide spiritual and pastoral direction to the overall ministry and mission of Trinity Lutheran Church.  The Pastor will have primary responsibility for leading and coordinating the congregation’s worship, education, ministry programs and the church staff.  The Pastor serves under the supervision of the Church Council and Executive Committee.

    We recently contracted with Vanderbloemen, a staffing agency that is going to help us find our next shepherd. Rather than contacting the call committee, please direct your resume to: Trinity Lutheran - Senior Pastor ( We look for ward to hearing from you!

    The Pastor shall:

    1. Regularly and faithfully pray for the congregation and its ministry.
    2. Regularly and faithfully preach and teach the inerrant Word of God and administer the Sacraments to the congregation.
    3. Plan and lead worship that reflects the glory of God and the truth of Jesus Christ in cooperation with the organist, musician committee, and lay participants.
    4. Officiate at special services including weddings, funerals, nursing home services, Lenten services, and other special occasions.
    5. Provide pastoral care for all members and others in need through visitations, counseling, and prayer.
    6. Encourage the sharing of music by all people of all ages for the sake of enhancing the worship experience.
    7. To teach confirmation in cooperation with the Board of Education and provide opportunities for the youth of our church to regularly meet, serve, learn, and enjoy God’s love in fellowship, service activities, fundraising, and trips.
    8. In collaboration with the Church Council, promote congregational benevolence and mission support on a local, national, and global level.  Invite all to participate in the mission of the Church so that our members, the greater community, and the whole world may come to Christ.
    9. Direct Adult Christian Education through Bible studies, special series, and educational forums or workshops.
    10. Participate in the assimilation of new members into the life of the congregation in conjunction with the Council and organizations of the congregation.
    11. Lead, administer, and manage all areas of the ministry and council along with all Church boards, employees, and committees and cultivate in them a way to embody Christ’s example of service and leadership.
    12. Provide leadership and direction to the council for long term planning and help guide them in a way that is focused on Christ and the vision statement of the congregation.
    13. Serve as a resource and help foster a positive work environment for staff through coordination with the church secretary in day-to-day administration of the church and congregation.
    14. Supervise and collaborate with the Parish Nurse in the carrying out of our ministry.
    15. Provide monthly pastoral report at council meetings.
    16. Represent Trinity Lutheran Church in the community of Carrington and beyond by participating in community affairs and volunteering to serve as time and opportunity permits with priority to Trinity congregation.
    17. The Pastor should be available to the congregation with the understanding that there is a need for flexibility in hours based on circumstances that arise.  Visits and calls may include evenings and weekends, with intense schedules possible.  Office presence is essential as well for accessibility by church members and staff.