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Spirit Garage Music Director

Spirit Garage is a Progressive Christian faith community that is creative, quirky and curious, and we like to think God is those things too. We have been around Minneapolis for 25 years, practicing an eclectic sense of who and what belongs in church. We feature music you might hear in a variety of other spaces, we welcome all to participate, and we mess with worship formats to keep things interesting. You can read more about who Spirit Garage is on our website. Spirit Garage is a ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities.

The Spirit Garage Music Director’s primary function is to lead bands for worship in a variety of musical styles ranging from rock to blue grass and everything in between,  from Johnny Cash to Katy Perry and back around to Mumford & Sons, plus some music more traditionally understood as Christian. Learn more about music at Spirit Garage.

The person in this role will lead the bands, perform, adapt and compose music for weekly Spirit Garage services as well as any special events/services, ensuring the Spirit Garage mission is carried throughout.

Hours: 20 – 25 hrs per week/35k-45K annually, depending on experience
FLSA Classification: Part-Time salaried, Non-exempt
Reports to: Spirit Garage Pastor


Manage Musicians

  • Teach and lead volunteer musicians of all levels
  • Inspire musical creativity among the musicians
  • Build relationship, trust, and cohesiveness musicians/bands
  • Create and distribute charts to each musician
  • Schedule and lead all band/musician rehearsals
  • Collaborate on and create new music for Spirit Garage
  • Manage and navigate interpersonal conflicts as they arise
  • Clear and timely communication (both written and oral)
  • Perform in band as needed
  • Lead auditions, as needed

Worship Planning & Event Planning

  • Plan, choose, and coordinate music, which fits with the desired theme for each service, service series, church season, and events
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with the Pastor, Digital Technology Director, technicians, Pit Crew, and volunteers
  • Schedule and organize additional musical outreach events, concerts, and gigs at the discretion of the Pastor and Music Director
  • Work cohesively with the Spirit Garage leadership teams
  • Attend required meetings
  • Schedule and lead meetings/trainings, as needed.
  • Carry the Spirit Garage mission in and outside the doors of Spirit Garage

Enhance the Worship Experience

  • Ensure each service includes a welcome that draws people in and fluidly transitions between aspects of each service
  • Encourage congregational participation in the music
  • Show flexibility, step in, or adapt, as needed
  • Support and assist in rolling out any changes made to the structure of the overall service(s), as determined by the Pastor
Skills, Expectations, and Experience
  • Be passionate about leading music, playing music, and about sharing it with Spirit Garage
  • Degree in Music (preferred but not required)
  • Previous experience leading a band
  • Must sing and be proficient with either/both piano and guitar
  • Have experience teaching vocalists (of all experience) various melodies and parts/harmonies
  • Have experience teaching musicians
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written)
  • Exhibit flexibility
  • Strength in punctuality
  • Understands their role is a “ministry”

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

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.


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.