Careers

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 one month.

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.

Part-time Office Manager/Administrative Assistant – Bethlehem, Irmo

(Posted 4/2/2018)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo, SC is seeking an individual to work with its ministerial staff and Church Office operations. This is a part-time hourly position averaging 16 hours per week. Compensation range, will be based on skills, qualifications and experience. This person must be able to work well with other staff as a team member in ministry, as well as relating well with congregational members and welcoming visitors. The applicant must have proficiency in office procedures, knowledge of office computers and copy equipment, software including Microsoft Office Word and Publisher, and experience with social media. Applicants will be self-motivated with a positive attitude, solid work ethic, and excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and the skills they possess along with a resume to Pastor Scott Holland at pastorscott@sc.rr.com. The description line for the email should read Office manager/Administrative Assistant.

(5/15/2018)

36 Hour/Week Sexton – St. Stephen’s, Lexington

(Posted 4/17/2018)

The word “Sexton” and sacristan” both derive from the Medieval Latin word sacritanus meaning “custodian of sacred objects.” A “Sexton” in the church is the officer charged with the responsibility of providing general property care and maintenance for all congregational facilities. This position will work to ensure the safety and security of the facility and the people who inhabit it. The person filling the position should be of good character, and willing to advance the ministry of the congregation by having a helpful attitude toward the members and staff. The person should be an active member of a Christian congregation, understanding the nature of Christian ministry. The person should also have a sense that this position is a ministry of the church, for and with the congregation, understanding that the duties of this position will enable members to carry out their calling to proclaim the gospel.

This is a 36 hour per week position that pays around $16 an hour.

Do you know someone who may be interested? If so, more specific information can be found at www.SSLC.org

To apply please submit a resume to Tonya@sslc.org or mail to:
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
C/o Parish Administrator
119 N Church Street
Lexington, SC 29072

Thank you for your consideration!

(5/15/2018)

Financial Coach – In partnership with the Lilly Endowment, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and Lenoir-Rhyne University

(Posted 4/17/2018)

Lilly Grant
Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers
Looking for Financial Coach

In partnership with the Lilly Endowment, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and Lenoir-Rhyne University is looking to contract a self-employed (1099 contract labor) financial coach to work with students on the Columbia, SC campus. The financial coach would be asked to commit to approximately 15 hours a week, at $30 an hour, for approximately 48 weeks a year.

This person would be contracted to:

  1. Schedule, plan, promote and implement the Financial Literacy Program (utilizing existing tools) for students on the Columbia, SC campus.
  2. Develop, administer, and evaluate any research mechanisms or student surveys around the topic of student debt, life style choices, personal stewardship, leading as good stewards in congregations.
  3. Be aware of inexpensive or free certified financial counselors that are available to students, and publicize them to our student body.
  4. Counsel students about the long-term implication of their student loans. Make students aware of repayment options, including the government Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR).
  5. Be available for conversations around finances and stewardship with students.
  6. Work with the Stewardship Committee of Region 9 of the ELCA, to organize the annual Stewardship Symposium.
  7. Oversee the Student Resource Co-op and its staff
  8. Work with personnel who are in charge of financial aid
  9. Maintain records and construct a set of metrics to measure the success of the programs. These results will be reported every January to the director of the “Abundant Life Sustainability Grant.”
  10. Responsible for writing the Lilly Grant reports, which includes maintaining records of events, budgets and student debt data.

It is expected that in addition to performing the above tasks, the person filling this role will be intimately aware of seminary indebtedness, and the typical stewardship problems and remedies facing congregations.

It would be hoped that applicants have a seminary degree, would have served in parish ministry, and have a clear understanding of indebtedness, and available stewardship tools. This person should be financially savvy, having demonstrated strong financial literacy and practice.

Applications should be emailed to robyn.marren@lr.edu

(5/15/2018)

Part-time Youth Director, Pisgah Lexington

(Posted 4/25/2018)

Pisgah Lutheran Church is looking for a part-time youth director to provide leadership and direction to our youth in middle school through high school (grades 6-12). This position shall develop programs to help the youth grow in faith, love and service. For more information, contact Deacon Deborah Poole at 803-359-2223 or deborah@pisgahlutheran.org.

(6/1/2018)

Part-time Secretary – Christus Victor, Columbia

(Posted 5/15/2018)

Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Columbia (Harbison) is now accepting resumes for the position of church secretary. This is a critical position in the ministry of the congregation. Under general supervision, the Secretary prepares a wide variety of material in draft and final form; maintains records and files; answers telephone and greets visitors; provides direct administrative support to pastor, church staff, congregation council, ministry teams, and special committees. Minimum qualifications include a high school degree; pleasant personality; strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; ability to work in a staff setting; professional appearance; discretion and good judgment; ability to respect and maintain appropriate confidential information; and computer skills/experience including Word, Publisher, Excel, E-mail, and equivalent software products. Experience is preferred. This is a part-time position averaging 15-20 hours per week. Resumes may be submitted by email to pastorfredsuhr@bellsouth.net or by hard copy to Pastor Fred Suhr, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 400 Harbison Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29212.

(6/15/2018)

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