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LifePoint Church

High School Director / Pastor


Reisterstown, Maryland

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 Snapshot

Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 1770

Neighborhood: Reisterstown, Maryland

The role: The goal of the High School Director / Pastor is to further develop and expand LifePoint’s Student Ministry to high school students through small-group mentoring and shepherding relationships focused on both reaching unreached students with the gospel, and leading all students in the continual pursuit of spiritual formation through intentional discipleship.

Connectivity_106Meet LifePoint Church:  

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. 

 

LPC April_42About the High School Director / Pastor:  

The goal of the High School Director / Pastor is to further develop and expand LifePoint’s Student Ministry to high school students through small-group mentoring and shepherding relationships focused on both reaching unreached students with the gospel, and leading all students in the continual pursuit of spiritual formation through intentional discipleship.

The High School Director / Pastor will: 

  • Build core partnerships with parents and integrate closely with LP Kids’ Ministry, to complete the transition toward a family-centered discipleship approach to Student Ministry.

  • Develop the midweek Small Group program through recruiting, developing, and deploying volunteers to serve as Small Group leaders in adequate numbers to accommodate 100% of active students.

  • Develop a monthly program for high school students for the purpose of worship, teaching, and community building.

  • Develop and implement an outreach strategy focused on reaching unreached students in the surrounding region to be implemented.

  • Create/implement the ongoing system (Orange/Lead Small) of leadership development for Small Group leaders within; this will require continued personal investment in volunteer leaders.

  • Create and lead an overall strategy and yearly calendar for the High School Ministry.

  • Create a strategic direction and oversee tactical execution of all forward initiatives.

  • Lead the Student Ministry Discipleship Coordinator to accomplish the mission of the Student Ministry.

  • Lead with strong written and verbal skills, as well as experience giving compelling presentations to both large and small audiences.

  • Lead in overseeing, coaching, and directing teams.

  • Establish, define, and continually push the vision and branding of the High School Ministry at LifePointChurch.

What you bring: 

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a required undergraduate degree, and preferably a seminary degree, though further theological education or training is not required for this role.

They will also have three to five years of experience leading a High School Ministry, with full time work experience on a church staff. Multisite experience is a great bonus.

Personal Characteristics

  • Is committed to teamwork. Reaches out to peers, and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

  • Is committed to efficiency. Is able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.

  • Is committed to organization and planning. Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.

  • Focuses on key priorities. Has the ability to develop people. Coaches people in their current roles to improve performance.

  • Is committed to communication. Speaks and writes clearly and articulately, without being overly verbose or talkative.

    • Maintains this standard in all forms of written communication, including email.

  • Is committed to follow-through on commitments. Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal cost.

What it's like to live in Reisterstown, Maryland: 

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro

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.

Reisterstown

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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