Welcome to the Lake Norman church of Christ, in Huntersville, North Carolina!  We want to thank you for your interest in the open minister position in our congregation.  This announcement describes the minister position as well as our congregation.  We are interested in learning more about you, your qualifications for the position, and your experience.

 

 

The Minister Position

Minimum qualifications and competencies

  • Faithful Christian in the church of Christ

  • Doctrinally and scripturally sound, mature in the faith

  • English as a first language

  • A Minister, not a Preacher-only; must be eager to fulfill the entire role of a Minister

  • Good public speaker, Bible class teacher, and personal Bible teacher

  • Friendly, outgoing, studious and hardworking

 

Preferred qualifications and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree from a university associated with the church of Christ

  • Experience (5-10 years or more) working under an eldership

  • Married with children

  • Excellent writer

 

Duties (a non-exhaustive list to give an epitome of the position)

  • Teach Sunday and Wednesday adult Bible classes

  • Preach Sunday sermons and Wednesday devotionals

  • Serve as consultant to eldership and church family on scriptural matters

  • Write weekly articles for church bulletin; coordinate with Edification team

  • Work with Evangelism team to coordinate and achieve elder-set goals

  • Provide congregation with spiritual guidance for variety of life challenges

  • Conduct Bible studies, visitation, member support, outreach, and mentoring as needed

  • Work with Edification/Evangelism teams to reach visitors, shut-ins, hospitalized

  • Serve as liaison to the community

 

Compensation

The successful applicant will be offered a competitive compensation package (including allowances for housing and insurance) set by the elders and commensurate with experience, qualifications and local cost of living.

 

 

The Congregation

The Lake Norman church of Christ was founded in 1994 by three members of the church.  The new congregation initially met in a local hotel and in 1998 moved to its current property in Huntersville, North Carolina.  As the congregation grew, a new building with auditorium seating for 250 was constructed on the existing property and completed in 2002.   The original building was renovated to provide additional office and meeting space.  In 2006, deacons and elders were appointed.  

 

Our church family grew to an average Sunday pre-pandemic attendance of approximately 100 (currently 70), with roughly 60 family units.   We are a diverse congregation with strong theological and social unity.  Our church family is involved in numerous activities including an annual Youth Rally, Ladies Day, and VBS, family retreats, women’s and men’s Bible studies, fellowship meals, bi-weekly youth “hangouts”, area-wide singing events in the winter months, and Gospel meetings.  We also have strong attendance at Carolina Bible Camp and the annual Challenge Youth Conference.  We are engaged with several area congregations through many of these joint activities; as a result, both our youth and adults enjoy close friendships in a wide regional network of churches of Christ.

 

Our congregation takes very seriously the challenge of raising up our young men to be leaders in the church.   Shortly after baptism, our young men are encouraged to begin song leading, giving devotionals, leading prayers, serving on the Lord’s table, and preaching on Sunday evenings.  Many of our young men have also attended the Bear Valley Future Preachers Training Camp and the Gold Hill Road LEAD Camp.  In similar manner, many of our young women are involved in our Vacation Bible School, in teaching or assisting at an appropriate level in our weekly Bible classes, serving as counselors at Carolina Bible Camp, and speaking at girls’ sessions at our annual Youth Rally.  Many of our youth go on to study at universities associated with the church, such as Faulkner University, Harding University, and Ohio Valley University.

 

The Lake Norman region is a rapidly growing suburban area north of Charlotte, North Carolina, a major metropolitan area with airline access at the Charlotte Douglas airport. Our local suburban region borders both Lake Norman and rural farmland.  The area offers a variety of schools, from public to private and charter, as well as a very large, vibrant homeschooling community.  We are located less than five hours from the Atlantic beaches and less than two hours from excellent hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail.  

 

 

To Apply

To apply for this minister position, please:

  • Send a cover letter describing your interest in the position.
  • A resume including a minimum of three references. 
  • Include, in your cover letter, links to recent sermon media. 

Please send all application materials as attachments to an email message sent to ministersearch@lakenormancoc.org

 

General inquiries regarding the position may be sent to the same email address.  The search will continue until the position is filled, but applications received by June 1, 2022 will be given preference.