St. John Lutheran Church – Burns, Tennessee

Church Office Administrative Assistant

General Job Description


Principle Function

Responsible for coordinating day-to-day activities of the St. John Lutheran Church office.


Qualifications for Position

Adequate keyboarding skills; computer literacy; proficient and experience of current software programs (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Google, and WordPress – Elementor); ability to proofread documents, knowledge and experience with telephone systems, copy/printing machines, and other related office equipment; good communication/interpersonal skills; and ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks.



  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ with a strong desire to mature as a believer.

  • Active member of a local Christian congregation preferred; supportive of the message and mission of the church

  • Strong commitment to provide positive, Christ-like service to others (servant’s heart.

  • A self-starter (work with little direction, ability to take initiative, flexible)

  • Ability to work with people on all levels; personable, friendly, courteous

  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to follow directions; willingness to learn

  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills required

  • Detail oriented, with attention to accuracy and consistency

  • Make sound decisions and solve problems

  • High school graduate or equivalent

Requirements of the Position


  • Conduct all business in a Christian manner, exhibiting an appropriate first impression to both members and visitors.

  • Answer and process all telephone calls and messages

  • Greet and assist, as necessary, all visitors to church office

  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail/e-mail

  • Prepare correspondence and miscellaneous documents, as directed by the Pastor.

  • Supervise use of office equipment

  • Manage social media account


  • Order church/office supplies

  • Prepare and update information/worship materials (i.e. bulletin, newsletter, website, video projections, announcements, schedules)

  • Maintain up-to-date filling system

  • Maintain heating and air condition online scheduling.

  • Update website via WordPress/Elementor 

  • Manage YouTube Channel (upload & edit sermons)


Miscellaneous Duties

  • Assist church treasurer in the bill gathering process

  • Prepare annual reports to the District and Synod

  • Organize and schedule volunteer responsibilities (Lectors, Greeters, Acolytes)

  • Assist advertising and marketing special services or events (Christmas, Easter) under direction of Pastor

  • Prepare transfer letters and worship documents for baptism, weddings, funerals, and special services

  • Process bulk mailings

  • Maintain schedule of facility use

  • Manage petty cash account

  • Provide secretarial support to all church staff, boards, and officers as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Pastor



Directly responsible to the Pastor


Term of position

Part-Time (15-20 hrs/week) 

Pay – $16/hr


If interested in this position, please fill out the google application.