Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 22291.AJ0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22291
Ministry Name Summerville Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 407 S Laurel Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Phone 843-871-0281
Fax 843-871-0300
WWW Address
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
Middle Eastern 1%
White 97%
Average Worship Attendance 142
Church School Attendance 50
Curriculum A variety of bible-based studies
Yoked Church False
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Coordinator
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:   Director of Spiritual Growth and Outreach
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Summerville Presbyterian Church is a 500-member church with a mix of age ranges. SPC holds a traditional service in our historic sanctuary and a contemporary service in our gymnasium/fellowship facility each Sunday. Both have upgraded audiovisual technology that allow us to broadcast both services via Facebook Live and Youtube.   

Our Sunday school program includes classes from nursery school, through all the grades and into adult sessions. Each year our youth attend camps and retreats at Bethelwoods and Montreat. We have Sunday night Youth and Joykids and host Vacation Bible School and Music and Drama Camps. SPC’s “Wednesday Night Live” program allows congregants to meet for supper and fellowship. We open our doors to scouts, basketball games, Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups.  We support local ministries like Angel Tree, Meals on Wheels, and Help of Summerville.  SPC also operates a Jail Ministry at Dorchester County Jail. We support local homeless shelters, Habitat for Humanity, and Water Missions International and participate in the annual Thanksgiving Basket project, feeding more than 300 families each year.  

Our signature outreach program each year is “Hands of Christ.” Members of SPC work year- round to purchase, collect, organize and store clothes, books and school supplies for needy families. 

SPC takes part in various mission trips and we also support missionaries in Brazil, Costa Rica and Madagascar. 

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
We have a vision of service and fellowship to our community both at home and abroad. We value
warmth and welcome any worshiper who enters our doors. We minister through our love for one
another and for those who visit us.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Summerville is growing. Rapidly. We have large industrial facilities (Boeing, Volvo, Mercedes Benz)
building huge plants all around us, plants that bring with them large labor forces and the families that
follow them. We also have a growing population of retirees settling here.
So the question becomes, how do we adjust our programs to match the growth?
Our varied worship services and internal programs provide places for newcomers to connect with God,
find community, and work in service. SPC has certainly seen an influx of new members. We will
continue to strengthen and provide those programs which have served us in the past and which had a
hand in bringing in new members. In addition, we pray that God reveals new opportunities to serve our
At the same time, growth brings more people who are less fortunate and need assistance best provided
by people of faith. No doubt our existing ministries will be tested like never before. And no doubt God
will also provide us means and opportunity like never before.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We need someone with fresh ideas about how we can best grow God's Kingdom in Summerville, South Carolina and the energy to make things happen.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.


Organizing: Will be able to gather and organize resources (i.e., people, funding, materials, support) in order to achieve the educational goals of the church

Planning: Works well with others in setting objectives and goals

Managing vision and purpose: Articulates and supports the vision and mission of Summerville Presbyterian Church

Developing Volunteers: Is able to identify and recruit capable people to fulfill the Christian educational goals set by the Session and Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

Managing conflict: Deals with problems quickly and directly

Interpersonal relationships: Relates well to a variety of people; builds effective and constructive relationships

Trust and integrity: Keeps confidences; admits mistakes; practices what he/she preaches.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Pray regularly for God’s leading to discern and develop a vision for spiritual formation

Grow in ministry skills and knowledge through classes, continuing education opportunities, and relationships with colleagues in ministry

Plan, promote and coordinate the spiritual growth ministry for all generations:

• Research and offer curriculum suggestions for all ages and spiritual growth venues

• Recruit, train, and support teachers and leaders of spiritual growth activities

• Resource and provide leadership for the confirmation process

• Implement Child, Youth and Vulnerable Adult Safety protocols

Plan outreach events and opportunities to engage the community

Work with the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team

  • Oversee the Team budget and keep other records related to spiritual growth.

Occasionally serve in worship leadership roles for visibility and connections, as directed by Senior Pastor.

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Leadership Competencies:
Technologically Savvy
Task Manager
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: N/A
Name Relation
Rev. Dr. Donnie Woods
Charleston Atlantic Presbytery, 4701 W. Park Place, N. Charleston, SC 29405
Executive Presbyter
Rev. Achim Daffin
201 W. 9th N. Street, Unit 140, Summerville, SC 29483
Chaplain, Presbyterian Village
Rev. Alonza Washington
1000 Twin Lakes Drive, Sumter, SC 29154
Retired Pastor of Wallingford Presbyterian Church
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   3/9/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Rebecca Albright Address  4701 Park Pl W, North Charleston, SC, 29405
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  843.766.4219
Fax  Email
COM:   David Yandle Address  4701 West Park Place 29405
Daytime Phone  843-367-8478 Office Phone  843-766-2804
Fax  (843) 766-2804 fax Email
PNC:  Sandy Lindsay Address  SPC, 407 S. Laurel Street, Summerville, SC 29483
Daytime Phone  843-871-0281 Office Phone 
Fax  843-871-0300 Email