Grounded in our purpose and priorities, the home area of Christian
Community and Leadership (CCL) helps the ELCA reach and engage new,
younger, and more diverse people, welcoming them into the Christian
faith. To this end, we will energize and engage our core membership
and work with the whole of the ELCA to recruit, develop and deploy the
leadership, both lay and rostered, that the church needs to fulfill
its purpose of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and building the
This is a full-time, deployed position based in the Atlanta, GA
area and near the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Campus.
The position will:
- Create a national leadership center for a new, younger, and more
- Lead and recruit participants for non-degree and degree programs
in theological education and spiritual growth among rostered
leaders, candidates for rostered ministry, and lay leaders with an
intentional focus on African Descent pedagogies and in the
development of African Descent leaders and communities.
- Equip all leaders for the gospel-centered work of doing justice
and dismantling racism and systemic oppression; and
- Deepen relationships with Historically Black communities of faith,
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the
Southeastern Synod of the ELCA.
1. Program Development and Coordination
- Plans, develops and from time-to-time teach workshops, classes,
day-to-day activities; gathers and trains resource people,
volunteers, and faculty to facilitate educational activities and processes.
- Envisions and develops curriculum and programmatic initiatives for
Congregational Vitality, Rostered and Lay Leadership Development,
and Community Development.
2. Networking and Relationship-Building
- Creates relationships and space for the equipping of leaders to
engage in the work doing justice, dismantling racism, and ending
systemic oppression through the practice of public, justice-centered
- Makes and maintains relationships with the three expressions of
the ELCA, when appropriate. Engages with the larger community in
building an impactful public praxis.
- Maintains connections with seminaries, including the
Interdenominational Theological Center and other schools, their
Deans, Presidents and Faculty to initiate and sustain partnerships
for TEEM training.
3. Resource Development and Stewardship
- Shares responsibility with stakeholders for fundraising, including
but not limited to writing grant proposals and seeking operational funds.
- Plans budgets, follows budgets for all activities including
travel, scholarships, office expenses and supplies, salaries as appropriate.
- As needed. A valid driver’s license is required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally
required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel
objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs;
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will be required to
drive an automobile.