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).
Part-Time Parish Musician – St. Matthew’s, Lexington
St. Matthew’s, 1273 Calks Ferry Road, Lexington, is looking to hire a parish musician to play for one Sunday service and direct the choirs. Please send your resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call the church at 803.957.9345 to speak with Pastor Karen Hawkins.
Foster Care Licensing and Recruiting Specialists – Lutheran Services Carolinas
Lutheran Services Carolinas is hiring two foster care licensing and recruiting specialists in South Carolina, one for the Charleston area and one for the Greenville area. The major responsibilities for this position are recruiting foster families and taking them through the licensing process, as well as planning trainings required for all foster families. Job requirements include a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field of study in human services and two years paid experience with children/youth. If interested, email Julie Hood at JHood@LSCarolinas.net.
Part-Time Music Director – St. James, Red Bank
St. James Lutheran Church (Red Bank, SC) is seeking a part-time Music Director to lead our music on Sunday morning and for other services. We need someone who plays piano (ability to play organ is a plus) and can direct our choir(s) – Adult, Handbell. The congregation has one Sunday service: 10:30 a.m., and weekly Adult Choir rehearsal • Other services as needed (Christmas Eve, Advent and Lenten Wednesday evenings, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, funerals and weddings as needed) • A pipe organ and a piano are in the sanctuary. Pianos in the choir room and fellowship hall. Contact the congregation for details outlining qualifications, responsibilities, etc. A job description can be found on the congregation’s website (https://www.stjameslex.com/). Persons interested in applying should provide a complete resume and professional references. Send resume and references to St. James Lutheran Church at email@example.com. Church Office phone: (803) 359-2122 Address: 1358 S. Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29073
Organist– Pilgrim, Lexington
Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC is seeking to hire a church organist immediately. The organist is responsible for the performance of liturgical music in accordance with the principles of the Lutheran tradition. Responsibilities include providing organ/piano music for all Sunday morning traditional services and other seasonal services of the church, including the prelude music prior to each service. The organist rehearses with and accompanies the Adult Choir weekly, and rehearses with and accompanies the Handbell choir and other instrumentalists as needed. A full description of the position is available upon request. Aptplicants should email their resume, along with the contact information for three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-Time Parish Administrator – Rock Hill, SC-
Grace Lutheran Church – Rock Hill, SC
Position: Parish Administrator
FLSA: full-time, exempt
The Parish Administrator serves as the central access point for information and other resources necessary for the collaborative ministry of Grace Lutheran Church. This position ensures information and resources are appropriately received, transmitted, and published, within the parish and beyond.
Essential functions of the position include:
- various methods of communication;
facilitation of worship life, building use,
- Council functions;
- maintaining important files, documents, and ministry supply levels;
- coordinating volunteer effort to assist with the responsibilities, where desired.
We are seeking someone who is interested in taking part in ministry by empowering leaders and church members to be effective in supporting the mission we share at Grace. The work environment is flexible and supportive, offering a sense of purpose.
Please contact for full position description, which elaborates on the essential functions, identifies additional responsibilities, and lists the core competencies desired. We will send a compensation range along with the position description.
We will be accepting applications through October 9th.
Contact: Pr. Gregg Hoffman (email@example.com; 803-324-5295)
Senior Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church
Part-Time Musician – St. Matthias, Easley
St. Matthias Lutheran Church in Easley is seeking a musician, to be employed for approximately 10 hours per week, for our worship services and choir rehearsals. The musician would be responsible for:
- Leading our congregation in liturgical and hymn singing, as well as special music by our choir, by playing organ/piano for Sunday morning worship service, plus special services around Christmas and Lent (season leading up to Easter);
- Rehearsing with and giving direction to our choir on Wednesday nights;
- Coordinating with the pastor about music selections.
This position may be filled by a current student. Applicants will need to submit to a background check.
For those interested, please submit a brief biography and resume to Pastor Sean Miller-Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Choir Director/Organist – St. Michael’s, Columbia (Irmo)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation in the Irmo, SC area seeks a Choir Director/Organist for one service on Sundays, preceded by a choir rehearsal. No regular mid-week responsibilities except during services associated with holy days throughout the year, funerals, and other events, as needed.
Small choir, piano and organ accompaniment, and working with volunteer instrumentalists to provide support to the music ministry of the congregation is the primary goal. Strong working relationship with other staff in the congregation is encouraged. Traditional worship, with a casual and curious approach to new forms and styles characterize our environment.
Compensation $10-12,000 commensurate with experience. Call Pastor Frank W. Anderson or email resume and letter of interest to PastorFrank2016@att.net.
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