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New Hope Community Church

Director of Kids Community

New Hope Community Church
Portland, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 11/30/2012
Categories: Associate Pastor - Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


New Hope Community Church ( has a rich and exciting history of being a church for the unchurched for the last 40 years. We are located in Portland, Oregon and our mission is to help people take their next step in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. It is the vision of New Hope to see our community grow in personal intimacy with God, relationships with each other, and increased influence with the world. We have weekend services with adult attendance of 1300+ and a Kids Community of 200+ children.


At New Hope, we have a strong passion for kids, student and family ministries! Ministry to the younger generation is arguably one of the most important parts of the local church. Jesus taught of the incredible value of children (Mark 10) and we believe that kids are both the present and the future of the Church! This is why we are so excited about our search for a pastor to lead our Kids Community!


We are a pastor led church with an incredible staff that works tirelessly as a unified team in pursuit of the vision, mission and purpose of our church. We support each other and cooperatively lead multiple ministries with a big picture mindset as the Body of Christ. As a staff, we do life together, value true friendship and cultivate a mutually supportive atmosphere.



We are looking for a Pastor that has authentic faith in Jesus, a passion for people, deep character, leadership, team work, clear communication, flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic/drive, humility, a sense of humor, good relational fit and a calling to serve the local church.

As a Pastor of our Kids Community, we desire someone that is capable of communicating a vision for reaching kids and helping them grow in relationship with Jesus, is a relational leader and is able to recruit, equip and inspire a small army of volunteer leaders to serve our kids!

We are specifically searching for a man or woman that meets the qualifications above, can minister full time and ideally has more than five years of ministry experience at church similar to ours in vision and size.



To apply for this position please email with your resume, 3 professional references, and email your response to the interview questions (attached). Emails, phone interviews and face to face meetings will be initiated by our search team. We hope to fill this position soon and plan a start date in January 2013.



Whether you are a potential candidate, fellow pastor or ministry partner helping us in the search, Thank you for your time, prayers and support! We are confident that God will provide just the right person to join our pastoral team and lead our Kids Community into an exciting, new future here at New Hope Community Church in Portland, Oregon.



Peter Johnsen


Pastor of Family Community

New Hope Community Church




In typing up your answers to these interview questions, please be brief while giving us a good overview of who you are as a person, leader and team member on a church staff. Anything requiring lengthy detail can be followed up in a phone interview if needed. Thank you!

  1. Please give us a brief overview of your personal life history, including info about your family.
  2. Please give us a brief overview of your faith story and journey.
  3. How would you describe the good news of Jesus to an adult who does not know?
  4. What circumstances and belief es have led you into ministry to kids and families?
  5. Why are you interested in joining the pastoral team at New Hope?
  6. How would your references describe your leadership style?

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