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LifePoint Church is built on an authentic, contemporary, and relevant approach to ministry, as well as on a foundation that represents the very heartbeat of God. It is their desire to pour their energies into what Jesus says really counts in life: Loving
God and Loving People.
From its earliest days LifePoint Church has chosen a style of ministry that seeks to present the truth of Christ in genuine and meaningful ways. LifePoint Church started meeting at Mechanicsville Elementary School in 1987. There were about 25 people in attendance with a
clear vision to grow. Under the leadership of a faithful group of elders and the senior pastor, Joe Duke, the church did grow. From Mechanicsville the church moved to Liberty High School, Westminster High School and Century High School, over a span of 20 years.
Before leaving Century High School, the leadership decided to lead the church in a name change to LifePoint Church, to facilitate new opportunities for growth, and make others aware of its new location in Baltimore County. On November 12, 2006, LifePoint held
its first service in its present worship center. Since then, they have added Saturday evening services and watched their attendance continue to grow.
- Size: 1770
- Denomination: Non-Denominational
- Location: Reisterstown, MD
About the Position:
This two-fold position, Pastor of Ministry & Group Life, will involve oversight of both ministry life and group life at LifePoint Church. This position will serve by helping to identify and act upon ideas that enable the ministries of the church and its
leading staff to operate more effectively and, in so doing, to better fulfill its vision. This role will also help set the direction and procedures small groups will use in carrying out the mission of discipling Christ-followers.
In terms of ministry life, this position will have direct oversight responsibilities in areas pertaining to general oversight of all ministry departments and operations while the group life component will entail visioning, strategizing, promoting, and executing
a dynamic and growing small group ministry at the church.
The next Pastor of Ministry & Group Life will serve on the senior leadership team and will work most closely with the Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Pastor of Family Life. As the church continues to grow, the intention is that the Pastor of Ministry
and Group Life will eventually hire a Pastor of Group Life for his team and he will become exclusively the Pastor of Ministry.
What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Pastor of Ministry & Group Life:
Education: An undergraduate degree is required, while a seminary or graduate degree in a relevant field would be desirable.
Experience: The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a setting committed to reaching the unreached with a high degree of innovation. Proven experience in collaborative leadership in an innovative environment is strongly
preferred. These roles require strong administrative giftedness, along with excellent verbal and written skills, so the successful candidate must possess the ability to think biblically, creatively, and critically regarding how to help the local church and
its staff as effectively as possible.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of growing a ministry. They will possess at least 5 years of ministry experience, preferably at an executive level.
Personal Characteristics: The ideal candidate for this position will display a high level of emotional intelligence, an intuitive nature, and an upstanding character of integrity and credibility, guided by a sound set of ethical principles. It is
imperative that the candidate is a self-motivated self-starter with a healthy amount of drive, complemented with a humility and transparency that shows self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses. The prospect will also display a willingness to be invested
in the culture and life of the church and community, and lead from an entrepreneurial spirit, while identifying untapped opportunities on which to capitalize for the progressive growth of the organization. They will be marked by a pastoral heart and an uncompromising
work ethic, with a commitment to the vision and mission of LifePoint Church.
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About the Location:
LifePoint Church is located north of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro region. Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and
manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and
leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.
Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the largest U.S. seaport in the Mid-Atlantic and is situated closer to major Midwestern markets than any other major seaport on the East Coast. The harbor is home to the Inner Harbor, a shopping, entertainment, and tourist center
as well as the National Aquarium. Baltimore has sometimes been dubbed a city of neighborhoods, with 72 designated historic districts. Further inland, Mt. Vernon is the traditional center of cultural and artistic life of the city. Each year the city’s Bulton
Hill neighborhood hosts the Artscape, and boasts itself as the “largest free arts festival in America.” The city is home to Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital, which are the city’s largest employers.
Neighborhoods surrounding Baltimore are very attractive, particularly north, west, southwest, and some southeast of the city. Many spread into areas of horse farms in gently rolling, wooded countryside. The following synopses of cities/towns are areas that
serve as the primary residence communities to LifePoint’s attendees.
The church building is located in Reisterstown. Founded in 1758 by John Reister, “Reister's Town” initially flourished because of its unique geographical location—one day's journey by horse-drawn vehicle from Baltimore City—and was a convenient stopping
place for weary travelers from the outer reaches of Western Maryland or Pennsylvania. Reisterstown is a town that has, in physical appearance and atmosphere, retained much of the quiet quaintness and stalwart dignity of a bygone era on its Main Street. Today,
boasting high-ranking recognition for its amenities and education, visitors and locals converge on Main Street to shop in unique boutiques, enjoy fine dining and live music, and stroll along Main Street meeting old and new friends along the way.
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