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Directional/Teaching Elder star

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Harvest Pointe Community Church

Charles Town, West Virginia, United States

Date Posted:
Senior Pastor
Baptist --SBC
Church Size:
151 to 250
Job Type:
Harvest Pointe Community Church
Job Description:

We are a twelve year old, portable church in search of a Directional/Teaching Elder to lead the church into the future. The Directional/Teaching Elder (DTE) will serve as a “first among equals” within a plurality of elders who provide oversight for the overall ministry of Harvest Pointe Community Church through vision casting and leadership.



Preaching/Teaching: The DTE will strive to be an outstanding communicator in accurately taking biblical truth and providing avenues of application that the congregation understands. The DTE should plan to speak 36-48 times annually in the main gatherings and monthly during Core Courses, unless otherwise deemed necessary by the Elder Team. The DTE will be responsible for coordinating and clearing all others who will be preaching at Harvest Pointe. He is responsible for setting aside quality, adequate time for study and prayer that prepares him for teaching and preaching.


Vision-casting: In working with the Elder Team the DTE will provide general direction for the congregation working to achieve the mission, vision, BHAG, and church-wide goal of HPCC. This vision-casting should stretch the congregation beyond its present reality, should be culturally relevant, authentic, and biblically true. The “DNA” of the church must be effectively communicated and demonstrated by the Directional/TeachingElder.


Strategic Planning: The DTE will spearhead and improve our yearly strategic planning process for the advancement of ministry effectiveness. He will coordinate with the Elders, Deacons, staff, and ministry coordinators to ensure that the entire church is moving forward in unity of mission and vision.


Leadership Development: The DTE will develop a servant leadership mentality in the ministry for future growth and multiplication through recruiting, discipling, training, and unleashing leaders into ministry. He will serve as the catalyst for a leadership multiplication movement throughout the church which raises up future Elders, Deacons, Ministry coordinators, Community Group Leaders, etc.


Personnel Leadership: The DTE will work with the office staff and his assigned ministry responsibilities, to provide general oversight through meeting and knowing those he is responsible to lead well. This includes staff meetings, Elder/Deacon Development meetings, and general elder meetings (personal and corporate). Also, the DTE serves as the the manager of the church staff. With the approval of the Elders, the Directional/Teaching Elder may delegate responsibilities within the staff for the purpose of carrying out their responsibilities. The Directional/Teaching Elder, in consultation with the Elder responsible for the relevant ministry area, is responsible for the recruitment and management of all staff.


Shepherding: The DTE will provide nurture and care (spiritually, emotionally, and physically) for those whom he comes into contact with and will develop systems for delegation of shepherding responsibilities to other Elders, staff members, and other leaders in the congregation. He may accomplish this through a variety of means, but the nurture and care (spiritually, emotionally, and physically) of the people is required.


Public relations: The DTE will regularly interact with the community at large and the congregation specifically as a front-line representative of the church. He will seek to conduct himself in a way that reflects well on Jesus Christ and Harvest Pointe Community Church in all venues. In addition, he will seek to insure the level of quality and the frequency of communication within the church and in the community.


Qualifications: A vital Christian walk living on the cutting edge of spiritual life. Consistent spiritual and moral character as described in the biblical qualifications of an elder in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Spiritual maturity exhibited through the love of people, service to others, an active prayer life and a strong knowledge of the Bible. A clear calling to ministry and gifted in the areas of pastor/teacher and overseer. Bachelors and Masters degrees. A demonstrated history of healthy ministry. An ability to creatively design and implement strategies and programs. Competent in organization, adminsitration, and interpersonal relationships. Potential and desire to remain in long-term ministry at HPCC.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail you resume, media samples (or links), and a family photo to search@hpcc.com.

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Harvest Pointe Community Church

We are twelve year old, portable church committed to fulfilling the Great Commission and Great Commandment.