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LowCountry Community Church

Next Steps and Teaching Pastor

Bluffton, South Carolina



Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 2400

Neighborhood: Bluffton, SC

The role: The Next Steps and Teaching Pastor will lead the newly established ministry area and give oversight and direction to the assimilation process for new guests at LCC.

building-2Meet LowCountry Community Church:

God began writing our story on Hilton Head Island in 1994. Forty-one 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. Twenty 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 nondenominational 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 Next Steps and Teaching Pastor:


The Next Steps and Teaching Pastor will lead our newly established ministry area for us. This Pastor will give oversight and direction to the assimilation process for new guests at LCC. The Next Steps and Teaching Pastor will oversee multiple ministries include guest services, missions & outreach, pastoral care (prayer and benevolence), and our adult ministry (life groups, classes, baptism).

The Next Steps and Teaching Pastor will:

  • Teach approximately 10-12 times a year

  • Creatively communicate God’s Word with positivity, authenticity and clarity in a teaching team context.

  • Work with leadership, staff, and congregation of the church to implement current vision of developing strategies for engagement with the surrounding community.

  • Demonstrate a high leadership capacity and ability to effectively complete and delegate ministry tasks when assigned.

  • Build healthy relationships and a unified spirit with the senior leadership, staff, Key influencers, ministry leaders, and members of the church.

  • Assist with developing new ways of attracting and assimilating young adults and families into the church.

What you bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Next Steps and Teaching Pastor:


An undergraduate degree in a related field is required, while theological education/training is preferred.


The successful candidate will understand the dynamics of working in a team context and will have had experience working as an effective weekend teacher/communicator and leader of a large ministry team, with the responsibility of providing vision and mobilizing to both volunteers and leaders in a church of at least 2,000 or greater.

They will have 10 years of experience, at minimum, with a background in full-time adult discipleship ministry. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and relational, with the ability to cast vision and connect with diverse groups of people, meeting each in their spiritual journey. The successful prospect will have a proven track record communicating and working effectively in a multi-staff setting, as well as a history of developing leaders.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong faith and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Strategic leader and designer of systems and processes that engage people in their spiritual growth and discipleship process.

  • Gifted communicator comfortable speaking in large settings.

  • Dynamic leader of leaders and builder of volunteer teams.

  • Spiritually mature with a solid understanding of Scripture.

  • Heart and understanding for the integration of missions and outreach in the discipleship pathway.

  • Proven skills that foster trust, fairness, and teamwork among staff, members, and volunteers, and a common focus on excellence in all areas.

  • Healthy chemistry with the leadership, members, and culture of LowCountry Community Church.

  • Highly relatable, friendly, approachable.

  • Comfortably engages with all cultures.

  • Loves to have fun.

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 fall 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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