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LowCountry Community Church

Family Pastor

Bluffton, South Carolina



Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 2400

Neighborhood: Bluffton, SC

The role: The Family Pastor at LowCountry Community Church will primarily equip and lead the entire Family Ministry.  This position focuses on the leadership, vision, and staff development from birth through twelfth grade and young adults. 

building-2Meet LowCountry Community Church:

God began writing our story on Hilton Head Island in 1994. 41 people gathered for a Bible study that quickly turned into a rapidly growing church. In 1999, Jeff and Darlene Cranston took a fearless and courageous step in following God’s call to come and lead a small church plant deep in the lowcountry of South Carolina. 20 years later, the Lord continues to amaze us by allowing us to see not only the growth of the church, but the transformation of families, offices, and community through the message of Jesus Christ.

We are more than a non-denominational church along the coast of South Carolina. We are doing our part in being a catalyst for spiritual awakening and change in our community, nation, and the world. We are a family deeply connected to one another by faith and shared desire to see lives transformed through the message of Jesus Christ.

About the Family Pastor:

The Family Pastor at LowCountry Community Church will primarily equip and lead the entire Family Ministry.  This position focuses on the leadership, vision, and staff development from birth through twelfth grade and young adults.  The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in both the Student and Children’s Ministry spaces and be comfortable, at times, being the outward facing coach/recruiter for the Student Ministry and Children’s Ministry.  They will be relationally driven, as most of the Family Ministries are heavily driven by relationships and connections within large group environments, small groups, volunteer teams, and the church family as a whole.


Goals for the Family Pastor role: 

  • The Family Pastor will have continued positive staffing, recruiting, and training of volunteers.

  • They will work to successfully and significantly improve the large group environments to be engaging and exciting in a way that the students are practically dragging their parents to church.

  • They will develop a strong, solid parental partnering program with lasting relationships with families in the ministries.

  • They will connect the team and the scope of the discipleship model for birth through twelfth grade and young adults.

  • They will break down silos that exist between departments to bring all the departments in the Family Ministries together under one vision and mission.

  • They will champion a team environment where each member supports and celebrates the work that the other is doing.

  • The Family Pastor will help coach his staff team and help them set realistic goals for their ministry areas.

  • The Family Pastor will be a part of the executive team and a part of the teaching team.  

What you bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Family Pastor: 


An undergraduate degree in a related field is required, with some ministry education being ideal. A seminary degree or formal theological training is preferred.


Three to five years of large church experience is required, with the candidate having worked in churches of 1,500 members or more. Prior experience as a Children’s or Student Pastor is preferred. Prior experience as a Family Pastor is required.  

Personal Characteristics

  • Have a strong biblical knowledge and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Is an approachable, faithful, leader of leaders.

  • Be an available leader who is both present physically in the office and present relationally in the different family ministry environments.

  • They will be well versed in current children’s, youth, and young adult ministry practices and trends.

  • Has a passion to see transformational change in children, students, and families.

  • Is outreach-oriented, but discipleship focused.

  • Has a chemistry and theology that fits with LowCountry Community Church.

  • Is a team player that can work easily with many different staff members from different perspectives and backgrounds. Can easily connect with all types of adults and students.

  • Be a gifted communicator with the ability to teach in numerous ministry environments.

worship-4What it's like to live in Bluffton, South Carolina:

The Town of Bluffton is located in Beaufort County, the southernmost coastal county in South Carolina. It is situated on a high bluff overlooking the May River, a pristine waterway that has strongly contributed to the Town's history and continued success. Bluffton is located just 12 miles west of Hilton Head Island, SC and approximately 20 miles northeast of Savannah, GA.

Bluffton recently expanded its territory by 32,000 acres through annexation of primarily four tracts of undeveloped land, becoming the fifth largest town in South Carolina (by land area).

Experience the beauty of a traditional fall season with all the benefits of a temperate, coastal climate in the Lowcountry town of Bluffton.

Nestled on the banks of the May River, the historic, riverside Church of the Cross offers a glimpse into antebellum life in the Lowcountry. Take some Instagram-worthy photos of the Rose Hill Mansion’s Gothic architecture, and enjoy an elegant luncheon in the Grand Dining Hall after an informative tour.

Head down Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton, and spend some time perusing the charming boutiques that line the streets. Shop for produce and baked goods from local residents at the weekly Bluffton Farmers’ Market. Stop by the Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery to see the city’s plethora of artistic talent in new monthly exhibits featuring 100 pieces of art in varying mediums. Or, drive over to Tanger Outlets, where you can purchase the latest fashions at bargain prices at dozens of designer factory outlets.

Experience genuine Southern hospitality, historic architecture and coastal charm in Bluffton!

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