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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.

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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 Organist, Pianist, Choir Director – Resurrection, Cameron

(Posted 10/22/2018)

Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cameron, SC is in need of a part-time organist/pianist/choir director. Our Möller organ is further described on the Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists’ website. Duties include playing liturgical music and hymnody and preparing an anthem for 1 Sunday service each week, and choir rehearsal on Wednesday night. In addition the musician is expected to play for Lenten mid-week services, Holy Week and special Christmas Services in addition to funerals and weddings. Salary and vacation are commensurate with experience. Please forward resume to pastorrlc@windstream.net or mail to Musician Search Committee, Resurrection Lutheran Church, PO Box 427, Cameron, SC 29030.

(End Date 12/15/2018)

Rector and Dean – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

(Posted 10/22/2018)

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) of Lenoir-Rhyne University welcomes nominations and applications for a dynamic and innovative leader to serve in the position of Rector and Dean of the Seminary beginning as early as January 2, 2019 and no later than June 3, 2019. The Rector and Dean of the Seminary is a full-time appointment reporting directly to the President of Lenoir-Rhyne University. The primary duties of this position are to serve as the lead academic and church administrator for LTSS and to further develop LTSS as an exemplary seminary within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and among its ecumenical partners.
Requirements for this position include an earned doctorate or terminal degree (PhD preferred) from an accredited university in Religious Studies, Theology, or a related field; academic credentials that merit appointment with tenure to the rank of Professor; ordination as an ELCA pastor and significant pastoral experience in an ELCA parish; administrative experience in higher education; and the ability to serve as the face of LTSS to the church, the academy, and the city of Columbia. Preferred qualifications include an appreciation of the history and mission of LTSS; evidence of a collaborative leadership style that embraces shared governance and builds a culture of trust among faculty, staff, students, alums and administrators across the university; demonstrated success in developing and implementing an innovative academic curriculum; and familiarity with the changing landscape of seminary education.
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) of Lenoir-Rhyne University was founded in 1830 and eventually found its permanent home in the Eau Claire neighborhood of north Columbia in 1911. One of seven ELCA seminaries in the United States, LTSS is the only ELCA seminary in the southeast. Rich in tradition and welcoming to seminarians from many denominations, LTSS boasts a dedicated, collegial faculty and a broad alumni base of distinguished regional and national church leaders. LTSS is designated as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) seminary and, as a seminary of the ELCA, is positioned to faithfully serve the synods of Region 9 strategically and uniquely.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is less than an hour drive from Charlotte. The University now offers over 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs to over 2700 students. Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes diverse campuses open to people from all religious backgrounds.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and leadership; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) official copies of all transcripts; and, (4) a list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Applications should be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format) to president@lr.edu. Mailing address is: Office of the President, Lenoir Rhyne University, BOX 7163, Hickory, NC 28603.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Office of the President (828.328.7334). Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment is contingent on a successful criminal background check.

(End Date 12/15/2018)

Youth Director – St. David’s, West Columbia

(Posted 11/20/2018)

YOUTH DIRECTOR: This non-rostered position involves helping youth develop through church, community and deeper relationships with Jesus; plans, organizes and facilitates logistics for and leads the youth in special activities. Requires communication, organizational, event planning, team-building and leadership skills with middle and high school kids and their parents, and a lot of enthusiasm. Part Time (10-15 hours per week); additional hours if can also assist teaching Confirmation. Intended for Fall 2018 through 2019. Could lead to Full Time position.

WHAT WE NEED: At the minimum St. David will request the following – an Employee Application / work and education resume.

EXPECT: A telephone or in-person interview, a SLED or other background check, and a SCDMV Driver Record History.

CONTACT: Terri Hite, dooleyjt@windstream.net or text to 803- 730-5744

(End Date 12/31/2018)

Contemporary Music Leader – Good Shepherd, Columbia

(Posted 11/20/2018)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC is looking for a Contemporary Music Leader to serve as lead musician for the 8:15 a.m. Contemporary Service and has primary responsibility of music selection and worship planning in consultation with the Pastor. The individual is also responsible for leading the Contemporary Service singers.

For more information, contact Susan Weaver at 803-600-1936 or susanweaver23@aol.com.

(End Date 12/31/2018)

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