Current Job Openings


This is a position that involves the basic accounting requirements of the congregation. Primary responsibilities include the accurate and timely payment of bills, accurate record keeping of expenses, and distribution of expenditure information to appropriate individuals and committees.

Reports to: Director of Business Ministry

Hours: Full-time regular, negotiable 30-40 hours

Supervises: Volunteers as needed

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to our Director of Business Ministry, Ryan Currens at: [email protected]


  • Financial Records
    • Maintain: check register; income spreadsheets; general ledger for the general and capital funds, dedicated, and memorial funds for both campuses; file of paid and unpaid invoices.
    • Monitor all aspects of the general ledger for accuracy and make changes or adjusting entries as needed.
    • Maintain Excel spreadsheets for dedicated gifts and memorials, monthly income, capital funds (Fund Summary), Mental Health Connect (Fund Summary), and the checkbook.
    • Prepare bank reconciliations each month and arrange for approval by the Business Administrator.
    • Perform a monthly income reconciliation for each campus and the Capital fund using Excel spreadsheets and the database Giving and Accounting programs.
    • Perform monthly account-closing procedures and transfers between funds (as needed.
    • Prepare monthly income and expense reports and annual budget, income and expense reports.
    • Prepare the financial section of the ELCA Parochial Report, if directed to do so.
    • Track loan draws, spending and balance (if any).
    • Distribute monthly reports to all leadership, department heads, and the Finance Committee. Also distribute monthly reports to Weddings and Funerals ministry, Bethlehem Foundation, Music Series, Mental Health Connect, Starfish, Spirit Garage leaders and, upon request, any other groups that have a dedicated account in the g/l.
  • Banking
    • Maintain bank records.
    • Order checks as needed.
  • Payment of Bills
    • Maintain files of bills payable.
    • Determine accuracy of invoices and resolve discrepancies between expected amounts and corresponding invoices.
    • Secure approval signatures for all payments and invoices.
    • Seek explanation and resolution from vendors regarding unknown charges.
    • Pay bills in a timely fashion to avoid finance charges and maximize interest earned.
    • Compute and transmit payments to Minneapolis Area Synod.
    • Transmit mission partner payments to various recipients. Included are payments specified by the Outreach Committee as part of their annual budget and distribution of donations from congregation members.
    • Process credit card receipts, payment and detailed journal entry.
    • Monitor bills for invoiced sales tax and contact vendors for credits when possible. Issue Certificates of Tax Exemption to vendors as needed.
    • Request and maintain W-9 forms and Certificates of Insurance from contractors, speakers, musicians, etc.
    • Prepare and file 1099 and 1096 forms annually.
    • Pay property taxes. Invoice the holder of the cell tower lease, Vertical Bridge Real Estate, for the annual property tax as specified in the agreement.
  •  Payroll
    • Provide backup for completing payroll twice monthly and maintaining payroll records in the absence of the Business Administrator.
    • Assist Business Administrator in completing annual Worker’s Compensation audit, if requested.
    • Reconcile and pay employee benefit-related vendor(s) (Portico).
  •  Meetings
    • Attend the “All staff” meetings as scheduled.
    • Meet with staff individually regarding invoices, credit cards and miscellaneous matters, as needed.
    • Attend Finance Committee meetings as needed.
    • Attend Capital fund oversite meetings, as needed.
    • Provide, as requested, updates on the status of various accounts to help leadership/staff prepare for meetings.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Prepare expense records for the periodic review or audit.
    • Work with the Stewardship staff to resolve discrepancies in income figures.
    • Process accountant’s mail and email promptly.
    • Respond to congregant, vendor and staff requests or emails in a timely manner (within 24 hours).
    • Maintain necessary files and supplies.
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as determined in concert with the Business Administrator.
    • Together with the Business Administrator manage the integration process of adding campuses or ministries, and making organizational changes, such as name & address changes.
    • File for Property Tax Exemption as required by Hennepin County.
    • Work with Business Administrator, as needed, to prepare annual budget and reports.
Key accountabilities
  • Getting the monthly reports done in a timely manner in order for staff and leadership to have up-to-date information for planning and program use.
  • Accuracy in daily processing, monitoring and reporting.
  • Monitor cash flow and bank accounts to ensure sufficient funds for payments.
  • Pay bills, check requests and reimbursements in a timely manner.
  • Recording information in a detailed manner to help the end user identify the purpose of expenditures and the source of income.
  • A degree in accounting or finance, preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years of work experience in the field. Experience in a non-profit is a plus, previous religious non-profit preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Pass security & background checks designed for someone who handles money.
  • Willingness to help with additional jobs, outside of accounting, as needed.
  • A pleasant and welcoming attitude to all members and guests to the church and church building.
Foundation Accountant

Serve as the accountant for the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Foundation.

  • Attend the quarterly Board of Directors meeting.
  • Maintain the Foundation check book and donor database, make deposits, write checks, and issue letters to check recipients.
  • Prepare information for quarterly meetings and submit to volunteer Foundation accountant.
  • Send monthly donor details to Foundation Board member who handles thank you notes and letters.

Bethlehem Foundation – Part-Time Accountant

We are looking for a talented, motivated individual to serve The Bethlehem  Foundation as a Part-Time Accountant.  You will collaborate with our church staff and Investment firm to write up our various financial transactions using QuickBooks and prepare quarterly compilation financial statements and schedules. This is a detail-oriented position that is vital to our operations. The Foundation has assets close to $5,000,000 and has been in existence since 1957.

**The Bethlehem Foundation is a separate employment entity from Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities. It is a separate 501(c)3.**

Hours: Part-time position, estimated to be 10- 15 hours per quarter.  We expect more hours initially with reductions once routines are established.

Reports to: Treasurer, Bethlehem Foundation

Collaborates with: Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities Accountant and UBS (Investment Firm).

  • We request an engagement letter to formalize this relationship.
  • This position provides key accounting and financial reporting for the Foundation.
  • Compliance with all applicable accounting, regulatory, and financial standards for GAAP and 501(c)3 organizations.
  • Maintain chart of accounts and financial report formats.  You will be provided with Excel-formatted reports and schedules for each quarter.
  • Write up all financial transactions with QuickBooks which must agree with UBS brokerage statements.  You will be provided with up-to-date QuickBooks files.
  • Provide timely reports each quarter and a condensed year-end statement.
  • Maintains detailed financial records of all funds including any restrictions on those funds.
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with key collaborators and stakeholders.
  • There are no 990’s, formal audits, or tax records that are required.
  • Other work as directed.
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Strong preference for nonprofit experience, especially in the foundation or church environment.
  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in accounting and 5 years experience.
  • Fund accounting expertise.
  • Strong proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Nursery Attendant

Reports to: Pastor of Family Ministry
Classification: Hourly, FLSA non-exempt (September – May annually)
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience $15-20 per/hour


Nursery attendants provide quality care and supervision of children 4 years of age and younger during  Sunday morning worship and special events.


  • Provide age-appropriate care including feeding, changing diapers, escorting children to and from the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, holding or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, music, and play.
  • Supervise and ensure the safety of the children within the nursery.
  • Maintain the nursery in good order, including straightening and light cleaning. • Interact positively and professionally with children and families.
  • Work collaboratively with the Children, Youth and Family team and with volunteers.
  • Availability on Sunday mornings with opportunities for additional hours during weekday services or special events
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Experience in caring for children ages birth to four years of age
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR/AED for infants, children, and adults
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Able to kneel and sit on the floor with children, lift and hold infants.
  • Loves Jesus and loves kids!
  • Welcomes people into the nursery!
  • Commitment to health and safety and cleaning procedures
  • Seeks to build relationships with kids and their families.


Communications & Design Coordinator

The Communications & Design Coordinator manages the execution of Bethlehem’s marketing, communications and media that support staff and the congregation. This involves working effectively cross-functionally (supporting Care, Adult, Outreach, and Family ministries) as well as cross-media (print and digital channels) to ensure Bethlehem members, visitors, and the public at large are aware of news and events.

Collaborates with:    Pastors, Ministry Leaders
Hours: Part-time, 20 hours per week
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager


Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the position title in the email subject line. Please include 3 examples of recent work – ideally featuring at least one multi-page layout and social media post.

  • Communications are accurate, timely and communicate news and events appropriately to various audiences.
  • Drives awareness, participation, and growth in the life of the community, helping to encourage engagement with both new visitors and ongoing member engagement
  • Explores and implements creative, effective communications processes and methods to regularly interact with members and new visitors (Newsletter, Website, Email, and Social Media)
Responsibilities & Tasks
  • Responsible for the creation of printed and digital communications to support assigned ministry areas (i.e., posters, postcards, pamphlets, website, social media, etc)
  • Create documentation for brand standards related to specific print & deliverables
  • Respond to phone and email communications in a prompt and professional manner
  • Work with internal partners to prioritize and share upcoming events, programs and needs/opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelors or Associate degree in marketing, communications, graphic design or other business-related fields
  • 1-3 years of communications or marketing experience
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy and tight deadlines
  • Proficient or prior experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • A heart for service

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the position title in the email subject line. Position open until filled. Interviews will be conducted in an ongoing fashion until a qualified candidate is found.