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Director of Outreach and Mission – The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC

Title: Director of Outreach and Mission

Reports to: Rector

Purpose: To shine the light of Christ so that it may be seen in the development, coordination and implementation of an effective and comprehensive ministry of outreach and mission through the Episcopal Church of the Advent into the community of Spartanburg and beyond

Details: Approximately 20 hours a week; members and non-members are welcome to apply; must have passion for outreach and mission; experience in volunteer coordinating preferred

For more information, a full job description, or to apply, please contact The Episcopal Church of the Advent
141 Advent Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Attention: Libby Adamson, Executive Assistant to the Rector


Parish Coordinator, Good Shepherd, Columbia

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, ELCA, Columbia, SC, is seeking a Parish Coordinator to support its professional staff, congregation leadership, and office operations. The salaried position is for 30-35 hours per week. Applicants must have proficiency in office procedures and knowledge of computers and software including Microsoft Office Suite and church database management. The Coordinator’s responsibilities include maintaining the parish calendar, fielding phone calls, and publishing and assembling worship bulletins and the monthly newsletter. Familiarity with liturgical-style worship is desirable.

For more information, a full job description, or to apply, please contact
The Rev. Karen S. Hawkins, Interim Pastor
Good Shepherd Lutheran church
3909 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204


Cantor – St. Michael’s, Columbia

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Columbia is looking for a musician to lead the congregation and a small choir, along with a number of volunteer instrumentalists, in a comprehensive program in support of Sunday worship, with occasional opportunities to do other services during the week as negotiated. Centered in traditional, but vibrant worship with an emphasis on Lutheran liturgical resources – ELW. Use of piano, organ, choir, and innovative congregational involvement in worship is encouraged and celebrated. One worship service each Sunday with weekly Holy Communion, preceded by a choir rehearsal during the Sunday Church School hour is the current pattern. Good communication and collaborative worship planning with lay leaders and the pastor is expected and appreciated. Salary $10-12,000. Please contact Pastor Frank W. Anderson at or 803-730-4075 for more information.


Music Director – Incarnation, Columbia

(Posted 3/5/2018)

Incarnation is seeking to hire a music director/organist. The position will be part time (25 hours per week), 25K annual salary and includes the following:

  • Preparation and performance of weekly Sunday worship at 10am as well as other special services during the liturgical year such as Advent and Lenten midweek evenings, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter.
  • Serve as organist/music director for all funerals and weddings.
  • Organize, direct, enhance and maintain a joyful spirit among our existing musical ensembles, the Chancel Choir and the Handbell Choir. Partnership with our various congregational instrumentalists is desired and at the discretion of the music director, pastor and players.
  • Oversee and maintain our musical instruments, music library and rehearsal spaces.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and engage in planning and supervisory meetings with the Pastor as mutually agreed to.
  • Other tasks and opportunities for leading the congregation in song to include growing a children’s music program:
  • Children’s Choir – 3rd -5th
  • Youth Choir – 6th – 8th

For more information contact Teresa Boykin at 803-422-1905.


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