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Congregations in the Call Process

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October 2021

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Charleston, St. Johannes S
Columbia, Christus Victor I
Columbia, Redeemer (Associate) PC
Fairfax, Trinity & St. Nicholas I
Gilbert, St. Paul S
Graniteville, St. James CA Pastor Fred Klinker
Greenwood, Immanuel CA Pastor Chris Christopher
Lancaster, Reformation CA Pastor Christopher Girardeau
Leesville, St. Mark & Corinth S
Leesville, Union S
Leesville, Wittenberg I
Lexington, Nazareth S
Lexington, St. James S
Lexington, St. John S
Lexington, St. Matthew S
Lexington, St. Stephen’s (Senior) CA Pastor Jason Antley
Lexington, St. Stephen’s (Associate) S
Mt. Pleasant, St. Paul I
Newberry, Summer Memorial S
N. Myrtle Beach, King of Glory PC
Orangeburg, Orangeburg S
Spartanburg, St. John S
Swansea, Sandy Run S
Walterboro, Good Shepherd S
West Columbia, Emmanuel CA Pastor Adam Carnell
West Columbia, Faith (Part-time) I
West Columbia, Mt. Tabor (2nd Rostered Leader) I

Positions open around the synod

To post an opening on this page, please e-mail a short paragraph to 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


POSITION TITLE: Director of Christian Education and Family Ministries


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


  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


  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

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


Redeemer, Columbia – Part-time parish financial administrator


Redeemer Lutheran Church in Irmo is searching for a Parish Financial Administrator. This salaried position requires performing data entry and reconciliation of treasury management accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. In addition, the position will prepare and post monthly journal entries to the general ledger as well as prepare monthly financial statements in compliance with non-profit accounting standards, and financial oversight of preschool program. The position is part-time and would require 20-25 hours per week. Please contact Rev. Gary Loadholdt at 803-772-5419.


Missional Worship & Music Leader: Living Springs Lutheran Church, columbia


Are you looking to connect with a vibrant congregation and share your gifts for inspiring God’s people to grow in worship & outreach in creative ways? Living Springs is an ELCA congregation of active missional disciples, with a heart for breaking through barriers to share God’s unconditional love in the community and partner with God’s ongoing work of hope & justice. Located in the growing, racially diverse, highly mobile area of NE Columbia (state capital with cultural events, university/colleges/seminary, military bases), we have a staff-leadership team with enthusiasm for being a church of Word & Sacrament in innovative ways for a post-Christendom, post-millennial world.
We are seeking to share the Spirit’s call with a vibrant, innovative partner who has vision, passion, and energy for the ever-evolving worship-music ministry of Christ’s church. With your own unique set of worship/musical gifts, you would help lead us in:

  1. planning meaningful in-person worship & growing our virtual worship-music ministry;
  2. further developing creative ministries to engage various musical gifts of all ages (such as adult choir, ensembles, and children/youth);
  3. further enhancing Word & Sacrament worship with a variety of styles that speak to all; and,
  4. creatively pursuing God’s inclusive missional outreach in our diverse community.

Flexible range of hours, with commensurate salary to be determined – based on qualifications and extent/type of call. Go to for a tool to help share your areas of passion & giftedness. Send resume and letter of interest to by Dec. 1, 2021.


Open Positions at Fort Jackson



Piantist and Keyboardist

Veritas Management Group (“VMG”) has an opening for a Pianist/Keyboardist who is proficient in playing a standard 88-key keyboard/piano, sight reading hymnals and praise/worship songs, and performing music for chapel services.

Worship Leader

Veritas Management Group (“VMG”) has an opening for a Worship Leader who is responsible for singing while playing an instrument in a Contemporary Protestant service.

Pianist and Organist

Veritas Management Group (“VMG”) has an opening for a Pianist/Organist who is proficient in playing a standard 88-key keyboard/piano and a standard 108-key organ, sight reading hymnals and praise/worship songs, and performing music for chapel services.


Mission Partners

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Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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