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June 2021

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August 2021

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Charleston, St. Johannes – S
Columbia, Christus Victor – S
Columbia, Redeemer (Associate) – S
Columbia, St. Luke – CA – Phillip Coggins
Fairfax, Trinity & St. Nicholas – I
Gilbert, St. Paul – S
Graniteville, St. James – PC
Greenwood, Immanuel – PC
Lancaster, Reformation – S
Leesville, St. Mark & Corinth – S
Leesville, Union – S
Leesville, Wittenberg – S
Lexington, Nazareth – S
Lexington, St. James – S
Lexington, St. John – S
Lexington, St. Matthew – S
Lexington, St. Stephen’s (Associate) – S
Mt. Pleasant, St. Paul – S
N. Myrtle Beach, King of Glory – S
Orangeburg, Orangeburg – S
Walterboro, Good Shepherd – S
West Columbia, Emmanuel – PC
West Columbia, Faith – S
West Columbia, Mt. Tabor (2nd Rostered Leader) – S

Positions open around the synod

To post an opening on this page, please e-mail a short paragraph to neal@scsynod.com. Please notify us when the position is filled. Positions posts will be removed after four to six weeks.

Important reminder about background checks:

Congregations are called to be safe places for all members, and every ELCA congregation is responsible to have established guidelines and policies protecting all members. When hiring church workers, please remember the importance of background checks. All South Carolina congregations should have official guidelines in place (the deadline was the 2005 synod assembly) to safeguard members against abuse. Here’s a link to some helpful information for you.

The Call Process is a prayerful way in which the South Carolina Synod engages congregations, church-related organizations and rostered leaders. Learn more>>

Explore and apply for opportunities available with the churchwide organization or global service on the ELCA Job Board (summer internships are also available).

Platt Springs, UMC (full communion partner) – Part-time Director of Christian Education and Family Ministries

(Posted:8/18/2021)

POSITION TITLE: Director of Christian Education and Family Ministries

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Senior Pastor

PURPOSE: To develop and implement vibrant multigenerational ministries at Platt Springs United Methodist Church in coordination with the senior pastor

SKILLS DESIRED:

  1. Embodies a dynamic and growing faith in Christ
  2. Exhibits a high degree of organizational skill and experience
  3. Exhibits ability to successfully solicit, equip, and facilitate volunteers in ministry
  4. Able to apply knowledge and experience in the areas of children’s, youth, and young adult ministries
  5. Demonstrates a familiarity with Mainline Christian Theology, particularly the United Methodist Tradition
  6. Exhibits an operational understanding of financial budgeting and fundraising
  7. Communicates and teaches effectively
  8. Has skills and experience in evangelism, new member recruitment, and membership growth
  9. Self motivating

EDUCATION: Minimum requirement is a high school diploma and 5 years area work experience; however, an undergraduate degree with experience is preferred

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  1. Form, equip, and manage volunteer teams to develop and maintain vital children’s (ages 0-12), youth (13-18), and young adult (18-35) ministries in the Springdale community
  2. Coordinate with our local educational and community institutions to provide opportunities for spiritual education and growth in the Springdale community
  3. Design and implement Fresh Expressions of church to connect our local community to the ministries of Platt Springs United Methodist Church
  4. In conjunction with the senior pastor, plan and implement a program of spiritual formation for all age levels
  5. Manage finances for ministry areas related to children’s, youth, and young adult ministries
  6. Participate in the creative worship planning process, staff meetings, and church council meetings as appropriate
  7. Communicate area ministry needs and training opportunities to the congregation and church council
  8. Develop participant leaders
  9. Other duties as assigned

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:
½ time to ¾ time
Location: Springdale, SC

Salary and hours will be determined based on experience and other qualifications. A successful background check is required for this position prior to hire. To apply, please submit a resume with a cover letter and three professional references to psumc@sc.rr.com.

(9/30/2021)

Incarnation, Columbia – PART-TIME OR FULL TIME FAITH FORMATION MINISTER

(Posted:6/22/2021)

Incarnation Lutheran Church seeks to call a part-time Faith Formation Minister who will enable children, youth, and young adults to grow in their Christian discipleship. This position has the opportunity for full time hours and benefits through additional hours/ministry at our Child Development Center. The Faith Formation Minister will work to deepen their relationships with Christ, the church, each other, and their communities by helping them live out their faith in daily life. Please contact Incarnation Lutheran Church for the full job description at office@incarnationlutheran.com or call 803-256-2381.

(8/1/2021)

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