Below is more information on our current job openings. Click on the job posting for additional information on how to apply. We look forward to learning more about you!
Pastoral Resident (5-12 hours per week)
For almost a decade, WPLC has offered seminary students a paid opportunity to hone their preaching and teaching skills in a unique urban congregation. Beginning in September 2023, WPLC is seeking a part-time (5-12 hours per week) pastoral resident to help develop the faith and worship life of our congregation! This exciting position is geared toward those who have already completed a field education placement (e.g. MIC) in the pursuit of becoming a deacon or pastor, including those awaiting first call. The length of the residency will be dependent on the situation of the applicant’s academic, candidacy, and first call needs. Priority application deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
About Wicker Park Lutheran Church
WPLC is a diverse and growing Christian (ELCA) community focused on expansive theology. The congregation comprises most age groups, people from a variety of life stages, as well as many ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Every Sunday at 10 a.m. we gather together to worship; our services feature traditional liturgy and sermons that have been described as both deep and accessible. During in-person Sunday service, we offer Sunday school for school-aged children and a staffed nursery.
Community service is an ongoing focus, and every month we help feed the homeless and needy alongside The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus. Our commitment to ecotheology is lived out in many ways, including through our composting bins and solar panels. We engage in a variety of small group ministries including “Meet & Eat” dinner groups, a book club, and our Antiracism Committee for Transformation (ACT) team.
Our sanctuary is open for weddings and baptisms regardless of membership status. We view our building as an extension of our ministry and are delighted to partner with many community groups.
WPLC is “Reconciling in Christ” and an “Immigrant Welcoming Congregation” that welcomes, supports, and affirms all people with all types of religious pasts, genders or gender identities, sexual orientations, marital statuses, races, countries of birth, socioeconomic or employment statuses, physical abilities, political beliefs, immigration statuses, home addresses, medical or psychological histories.
We’re excited about all that is happening here, and you could be an integral part of our community! Learn more about our open positions above and apply today.
As a passionate, Christian community, we are committed to nurturing and building up the body of Christ through welcoming, creative, and diverse ministries.
To be a thriving Christian presence in metro Chicago, recognized as offering spiritual and social resources in our community.