New Hope Chapel, a lively Evangelical Christian Church with deeply involved and theologically aware congregation is praying for a senior pastor to join the church family. The position is part-time and the responsibilities include shepherding, preaching, promoting outreach, and cultivating an atmosphere of worship. The mix of these responsibilities will depend upon the specific gifts and abilities of the selected candidate. There is the possibility that the position will become full-time as the church grows.
New Hope Chapel is a welcoming, loving, and congregation-run body of believers located in suburban Arnold, Maryland. The congregation is largely middle class, well educated, and biblically grounded. A membership (“Church Stewards”) of 39 represents an age range from the 20s to the 60s.
Sunday worship attendance is between 35 and 45 adults and about 20 children. The Sunday worship is a blend of contemporary and traditional music. The Sunday morning message is handled by a teaching team with a focus on Bible-centered preaching. New Hope Chapel places a particular emphasis on the Jewish roots of Christianity in order to gain a full understanding of God’s Word and insight about Jesus the Messiah.
Sunday morning ministries also include a nursery, children’s Sunday School, and an adult Bible study class. During the 11:00 am service, the youngest children attend the Children’s Church program.
Other ministries at NHC consist of small group studies, regular monthly fellowships, and the Refuge (teenage group). Standing committees include missions, benevolence, and outreach. New Hope Chapel has had the pleasure of being the sending church for a couple in Turkey and a young woman in Asia serving as missionaries. Special events hosted by NHC include Christmas Eve Service, Passover Seder, a children’s carnival, and a talent show.
New Hope Chapel church government is vested in the Church Stewards who delegate daily administration of the church to the elders. The pastor serves as a co-equal member of the board of elders.
Please contact us for more information and application materials at NHCsearchcommittee@gmail.com.
Visit us online at www.newhopechapel.org
NHC is part of a network of churches called Converge Worldwide (www.convergeworldwide.org)
Posted on Mon, February 8, 2016
by Nathan Phelan filed under