I am currently finishing a graduate degree, and I am looking into new employment opportunities. I have seen several jobs which I'd like to apply to, but many are at Catholic and other non-WELS/ELS colleges/universities. What is the viewpoint on me as a WELS Lutheran potentially working at these types of institutions? Does that go against fellowship guidelines?
If the job description for your position is standard, religious fellowship issues would not be involved. Our churches and schools sometimes employ non-members in a variety of positions.
Like so many areas of life, conscience is something to be considered. If you were to think that working in that position is wrong, then it would be wrong for you (Romans 14:14). Scripture directs us to act in faith not doubt (Romans 14:23).
To have a fuller conversation on this, consider speaking to your pastor. God’s blessings to you.