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About the Organization:
Tracing The Village Church’s history brings it all back to the heart of their mission—to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication. In 1978,
Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville, TX, planted Highland Village First Baptist Church in Highland Village. Highland Village First Baptist Church became The Village Church in 2002 after Matt Chandler became the lead pastor. Over the years, and by God’s faithfulness,
The Village Church has planted six campuses and the church has seen many more changes that reflect the faithfulness and providence of God. Now the church is at a place where they believe God is leading them to transition all their campuses into independent
History of The Dallas Northway Campus:
The Dallas Northway campus started as Northway Baptist Church in 1953. Back then, the entire area was farmland owned by one family. Northway Baptist was established to reach the city as it spread north from downtown Dallas. One moment of significance in
the history of Northway Baptist was when they planted Prestonwood Baptist Church in 1978. But some difficulties came that resulted in the church dwindling to a small number of members.
Northway Baptist merged with The Village Church in 2009, and at that time, had less than 100 regular attendees. Since then, the campus has seen significant growth, maintains four services each weekend and averages almost 2300 people on Sundays.
There are many planned changes coming for the Dallas Northway campus of The Village Church. First, two church plants will be launched from this campus in 2019. Second, they plan to transition away from being a campus of The Village Church to become an autonomous
The Village Church is looking for a leader who can lead through these major transitions and be the first lead pastor of the existing campus as it becomes an independent local church. There is no church of this size and influence in this area northwest of
downtown Dallas. The potential for the Dallas Northway campus is exciting.
About the Position:
The Dallas Campus Lead Pastor will oversee, shepherd, and supervise ministry at one of the TVC campuses. They will ensure the campus is living out the biblical mission of the universal church and the contextualized vision of the Village in specific geographic
community, they will equip the church and its leadership towards a campus transition while also continuing to develop personal leadership traits.
What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Dallas Campus/Lead Pastor:
The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree from an accredited seminary or similar theological training.
The ideal candidate will have at least seven to ten years or more of experience in ministry leadership, and experience in a church of at least 500 attendees. Experience working in multicultural, urban settings is a significant bonus.
- Faithful follower of Jesus, continually seeking to nurture and grow in their faith.
- Highly skilled in Gospel-centered preaching.
- Experienced as a pastor and Biblical counselor.
- Fully embraces the theological positions of The Village Church (http://www.thevillagechurch.net/about/beliefs/) - including the theological distinctions of baptism by immersion, the sovereignty of God in salvation, the present-day gifts of the Spirit, and
- Operating in the gifts of shepherding, leadership, teaching, encouragement, administration, and evangelism.
- Effective Communicator (both orally and written).
- Skilled in leading, delegating, coaching, and mentoring.
- A team builder who enjoys working with people, growing and nurturing a team through recruiting or development, and is skilled in resolving conflict.
- Exercises social responsibility, strategic thinking and flexibility.
About the Location:
Dallas. It’s a melting pot of cultures, religions and lifestyles.
Dallas is a richly diverse American city. This important convergence of uniqueness and differences is reflected throughout the sights and sounds of the city. Dallas' authentic arts, music, food, places of worship, historic landmarks, and urban lifestyle
all contribute to the city's makeup.
Some must see places in Dallas include The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, a museum set up as a timeline to explore the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy. One-of-a-kind photos and memorabilia line the walls and a section of the museum is recreated
to look exactly as it did in November 1963. Or, explore the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Think like a president in the interactive Decision Points Theater and make sure you take your photo behind the president’s desk in a full-sized replica
of the Oval Office.
Since Dallas is also known for its great restaurants and foodie scene - enjoy a meal with a magnificent view at Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant or the more casual Cloud Nine Café.
See elephants mingle alongside giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and impalas all in one place, just as they do in the African Savanna, at the Dallas Zoo. The Dallas Zoo is one of only two zoos in the world to have this type of exhibit. The Dallas Arboretum and
Botanical Garden, 66 acres of tranquil environment located at the banks of White Rock Lake, provides a peaceful outdoor escape from the city, among many other green spaces and parks, walking trails, and recreational areas.
The community surrounding the Northway campus of The Village Church is a hub for young professionals moving into the Dallas area. It is a popular area for millennials who want to live in an urban environment that doesn’t feel like a concrete jungle.
The church building is located in an interesting place that provides great outreach opportunities. West of the church building live many first generation Hispanics. East of the building live people of extreme wealth - from Mark Cuban to Ross Perot. The opportunities
for local outreach are vast and varied.
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