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Hunt Valley Church

Teaching and Leadership Development Pastor


Hunt Valley, Maryland

Snapshot

Weekly Attendance: 1100

Denomination: PCA 

Neighborhood: Hunt Valley, MD 

The role: The Lead Pastor provides a back-up to the Senior Pastor. He is focused especially on developing leaders within HVC and providing strength as part of the teaching team. He will pursue ordination as a PCA Teaching Elder and fill the role as an Assistant Pastor in the Book of Church Order. This role is part of Hunt Valley Church’s succession plan, and the new Lead Pastor will succeed the current Senior Pastor when he retires.  


_DSC2145Meet Hunt Valley Church:

Hunt Valley Church began in the spring of 1990 when a dozen people gathered in a living room to pray and plan for a new church in the Hunt Valley areas of Baltimore.In June of 1992, current Senior Pastor Frank Boswell joined the church, bringing in fresh vision and strategy for the church. Beginning from contemporary approaches to worship, the church experienced much progress over the next several years, which included a space that would serve as home for the next five years. These years were devoted to building staff and putting the Christian way of life into practice through various ministries, particularly mission trips, holiday food baskets for the poor, and restoring old homes in Baltimore.

HVC opened its current building on 22 acres in 1997.  As a result of steady growth, a satellite location across the highway was created in 2006 for offices and youth ministry space, and the children’s wing was updated in an inviting and creative way. Growth has continued at even faster pace, and the church has embarked on an expansion process to both bring the campuses together and add additional ministry space. The church is in the process of building out additional space at The Pointe that will include a 400 seat multipurpose/worship space, along with meeting and offices space which should open in the fall of 2018.

After more than 25 years, with hearts full of gratitude for what God has accomplished, the church looks forward with hope, and an unyielding commitment to preserving Christ’s church, advancing His message and ministry.


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About the Lead Pastor:

The Lead Pastor provides a back-up to the Senior Pastor. He is focused especially on developing leaders within HVC and providing strength as part of the teaching team. He will pursue ordination as a PCA Teaching Elder and fill the role as an Assistant Pastor in the Book of Church Order.

This role is part of Hunt Valley Church’s succession plan, and the new Lead Pastor will succeed the current Senior Pastor when he retires.

The Lead Pastor will: 
  • Maintain personal growth through regular spiritual disciplines, personal care, & prayer
  • Be informed and supportive of philosophy and direction of HVC ministry, learning the “DNA” of HVC and its leadership
  • Maintain a “servant heart” and function with a “whatever-it-takes” attitude.
  • Be faithful in fulfilling ministry; work hard to achieve excellence (2 Tim.2:15)
  • Be a biblically based teacher
    • Works as part of teaching team to develop topics, methods, and techniques to effectively reach and disciple our congregation
    • Participates in the preaching rotation
    • Preach scripturally-based sermons which apply the Word of God to people’s lives
  • Provide resources, training, and coaching to enhance the development of HVC leaders
    • Identify, develop, and deploy leadership training
    • Foster a culture of developing leaders
    • Regularly assess effectiveness of leadership development at HVC
  • Provide spiritual leadership, outreach leadership and inspiration for the church family.
  • Maintain confidentiality (and have a spouse that does the same)Regular participation in main ministry events of the church
  • Be faithful in recognizing, affirming and encouraging others on the leadership team.
  • Provide leadership in planning for the future well-being of the congregation.
  • Lead in administration of the sacraments (post ordination).
  • Helps conduct weddings, funerals, baptisms.
  • Lead or co-lead teaching programs such as PointBreak and Vision Possible.
  • Maintain a presence at all levels of church activities, including Presbytery.
  • Member of the Senior Leadership Team.
What you bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Lead Pastor:hvc (76 of 95)

Education

A seminary degree, an M. Div or equivalent, is required. The ideal candidate will also be willing to pursue a Ph.D. or D. Min and further theological training.

Experience

Seven to ten years of experience in a leadership role as a Teaching Pastor, Assistant Pastor or Senior Pastor is expected. The ideal candidate will already be or be willing to be PCA ordained.

Personal Characteristics
  • Meets the biblical requirements of elder (1Tim 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, PCA BCO Chapter 8)
  • (If married) spouse is supportive of his ministry, HVC philosophy & direction (1 Tim.3:11)
  • Capable to serve as lead pastor; willing to serve in a second “chair”
  • Gifted teacher and leader
  • Someone who is people smart and relationally intelligent
  • Transparent and authentic
  • A lifelong learner with a heart for growth and depth, not just leadership skills
  • Someone thirsty for God who wants to grow deeper in their faith
  • Spiritually deep
  • An excellent communicator
  • Strategic developer of leaders with proven success in discipleship - a leader of leaders
What it's like to live in Hunt Valley, Maryland: 

Hunt Valley is a community in the beautiful Baltimore County of Maryland. Similar to an English countryside, the community contains manicured horse farms and picturesque rolling hills, yet is a short trip to historic cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore Harbor and Washington, D.C.

By and large, a rooted community, the culture of Hunt Valley is one that is unique to its own. It is home to prominent businesses such as McCormick, T Rowe Price, Black & Decker, and PayPal that contributes to a thriving industrial sector.Known to be the most affluent and educated region of Baltimore, the city boasts excellent public and private institutions, a higher rate of graduating high school seniors than state average, and the nation’s #1 accommodations for special education.

Hunt Valley is known for a high income per capita, as well as attractive amenities for both visitors and residents alike. Offering an ideal lifestyle with year round seasonal weather, Hunt Valley offers an exclusive environment for those who desire to make it a home.

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