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Congregations in the Call Process

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May 2, 2022

Chapin/Peak, Springhill Parish – S
Charleston, Redeemer (Associate) – S
Charleston, St. Johannes (Part Time) – CA – Pastor Aaron De Benedetto
Columbia, Ebenezer (Associate) – I
Ehrhardt, Ehrhardt Mem. & Mt. Pleasant – S
Fairfax, Trinity & St. Nicholas – I
Gilbert, St. Paul – I
Irmo, St. John (Part Time) – S
Leesville, St. Mark & Corinth – S
Leesville, Union – S
Leesville, Wittenberg – CA – Pastor Keith Getz
Lexington, Nazareth (Part Time) – S
Lexington, St. James – I
Lexington, St. John – S
Lexington, St. Matthew – CA – Pastor John C. Derrick
Lexington, St. Stephen’s (Associate) – PC
Mauldin, Messiah (Associate) – PC
McCormick, Lutheran Church by the Lake – S
Newberry, Summer Memorial – S
Orangeburg, Orangeburg – CA – Pastor Ricki Mason
Pelion, Holy Trinity (Part Time) – S
Pomaria, St. Paul – S
Prosperity, Grace – S
Spartanburg, St. John – S
Summerville, St. Luke (Associate) – S
Sumter, St. James – S
Swansea, Sandy Run (Part Time) – S
Swansea, Good Shepherd (Part Time) – S
Walterboro, Good Shepherd (Part Time) – I
West Columbia, Faith (Part Time) – S

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).

Summer Camp Staff Positions – NovusWay

(Posted: 4/18/2022)

Camp programs start in June and end in July. Staff training begins in May. We provide full room and board for the entire contracted time of employment. Must be 18 years old to apply- some positions require a higher age requirement. Salary dependent upon position and certification. Paid weekly.


Lutheridge —Arden, North Carolina—Counselors, Waterfront Director, Area Director
Contact Pastor Drew Yoos or Pastor Sara Yoos,, 828-490-7472
Lutherock —Newland, North Carolina—Counselors, Team Leader, Health Care—Nurse or EMT
Contact Jen Bacher, 828-789-9041,
Lutheranch —Tallapoosa, Georgia—Counselors with equestrian/outdoor adventure experience
Contact Gretchen Ahrens, 404-583-4591,
Luther Springs —Hawthorne, Florida—Counselors, Leadership Staff, Support staff
Contact Sue Mendenhall, 727-415-9887,


Part-time Organist/Music Director – Emmanuel, West Columbia

(Posted: 4/18/2022)

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in West Columbia, SC is seeking a part-time organist/music director. The position would include one Sunday Service (10:30 am), one rehearsal, and the occasional mid-week services during Advent and Lent. In addition, this person will play for all weddings (with right of first refusal privilege) and funerals happening within the Church. Experience with leading liturgical worship services is preferred. In the sanctuary, there is a grand piano as well as an organ made by J. E. Lee op. IX, 1984. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  Interested parties should contact Rev. Adam Carnell at, or (803) 354-1154. 


Half-time – Platt Springs United Methodist Church – Director of Christian Education and Family Ministries

(Posted: 4/18/2022)

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 family 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 family ministries in our local communities
2. Coordinate with our local educational and community institutions to provide opportunities for spiritual education and growth in our local communities
3. Design and implement opportunities for families that connect our local communities 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 our family ministries
5. Manage finances for ministry areas related to children’s, youth, and family ministries
6. Participate in the creative worship planning process, staff meetings, and church council meetings as appropriate
7. 7. Be present for Worship services and Sunday school on Sundays and special days (Christmas, Easter, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week), Wednesday evening activities, and VBS. In addition, participate in regular supervisory meetings, as determined by the pastor.
8. Communicate area ministry needs to the congregation and church council, and maintain communication with parents and other stakeholders, so that everyone is informed about upcoming events, current curriculum, and training opportunities
9. Ensure family ministries related church property is appropriately utilized and maintained
10. Provide updates for the church calendar and bulletins with sufficient notice
11. Other duties as assigned

1. ½ time
2. Location: Springdale, SC




St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lexington, SC is seeking a part-time organist/choir director to provide music and accompaniment for one Sunday traditional ELW service weekly as well as seasonal midweek and other occasional services. Duties will also include helping to plan worship services and revitalizing the music program post-COVID. Please send resume with references to or Organist Search Committee, 1583 Counts Ferry Rd., Lexington, SC 29072.


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