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Part-Time Director of Youth Ministries – Wittenberg, Leesville

(Posted:2/20/2020)

Wittenberg Lutheran Church in Batesburg-Leesville, SC is searching for a part-time Director of Youth Ministries. Applicants interested in serving the church and community through an effective Youth Ministry should contact us directly: wittenbergleesville.org – phone
803-532-4636 – email wittenberg@sc.twcbc.com.

(5/1/2020)

Part-Time Directory of Music – Epiphany, Rock Hill

(Posted:2/26/2020)

This is a part-time salary position {based upon 17 hours per week) that reports to the Pastor (or contracted Interim Pastor; and when there is not called or contracted Pastor, the Personnel Team).

Church Description – Epiphany Lutheran Church was founded in 1990 and is a member of the SC Synod of the ELCA, with average weekly worship attendance of 80. Weekly worship services are: First Sundays one service at 10am; and other Sundays two services at 8:00am and 10:30am. Worship includes a variety of musical styles led by organ and piano.

Position Description
The Director of Music Ministry (DM) manages the music program of Epiphany Lutheran Church for the glory of God and consistent with the high standards and traditions of the Lutheran Church. Primary responsibilities include the accompaniment of liturgy and hymns for the Sunday 8:00am and 10:00/10:30 AM services. Other duties include directing the adult choir, accompanying seasonal midweek worship services, and providing support and leadership to the Handchimes Choir and programs of singing for children and youth in the church. The DM will work closely with the Pastor and Office Administrator in arranging music and finalizing the worship bulletin for each Sunday, seasonal, and midweek worship service that is held at the church. Candidates should be available to begin on or before May 1, 2020.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

A. Music Leadership and Liturgical Support The DM’s responsibilities include:

  • accompanying Sunday morning worship services {8:00am and 10:00/10:30am);
  • accompanying other seasonal midweek Advent Services(in December usually on Wednesday nights), midweek Lenten Services (on Wednesday nights Feb.26-Apr.1, 2020), and Holy Week Service s(Maundy Thursday and Good Friday);
  • directing the adult choir and conducting weekly rehearsals and periodic scheduled performances in worship (each First Sunday of the month and at other scheduled times during the 8:00am and 10:30am worship services);
  • partnering with members who are instrumentalists or soloists to rehearse and accompany them to perform;
  • providing support and leadership for children and youth to sing at the church (being available to accompany the Sunday School opening and assisting with the planning of music for the annual Children’s Christmas Pageant and Vacation Bible School);
  • coordinating and directing the Handchimes Choir;
  • notifying the Pastor/Personnel Team when substitute accompanists (organists/pianists) are needed when unavailable;
  • meeting periodically with the Pastor to select hymns and plan worship; and
  • arranging music and accompanying periodic funeral and wedding services (the DM is given first privilege for accompanying funerals/weddings; an honorarium will be provided to the DM for all weddings);

B. Administrative Responsibilities The DM’s responsibilities include:
Obtaining and reporting copyright permissions as needed;
Managing communications for the music program, including publicizing information in all congregational media outlets, and communicating necessary music details (titles composers, copyright information, lyrics) for bulletin insertion to church office staff by Tuesday of each week; and
Overseeing the music library file cabinets including all choral, liturgical and instrumental music.

Education, Skills and Qualifications

The DM will have: a Bachelor’s Degree in music, or equivalent education and applicable music experience; demonstrate knowledge of Lutheran theology, liturgical practice, and use of music in worship; leadership skills with experience and competency directing adult/children’s choirs; the ability to work as a team player with staff and congregation leaders; strong organizational, people and communication skills; and enthusiasm for the church, its people and its music.

Epiphany Lutheran Church has high musical standards but values participation over perfection so the ideal candidate will also possess good communication and people skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Contact: Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 W. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29732; epiphany@epiphany-rockhill.org; 803-324-8877; direct correspondence to Pastor Kenneth Gillikin.

(5/1/2020)

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

(Posted:3/1/2020)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 10000 Broad River Road, Irmo, SC is seeking an individual (non-member) 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.

(5/1/2020)

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