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Oregon City Evangelical Church - Lead Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Oregon City, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 01/30/2017
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Oregon City Evangelical Church exists to help individuals of all ages Live Love in intimate relationship with God and people.


Oregon City Evangelical Church has a history of worship and service in Oregon City dating back to 1885. Since beginning in a house, the church has grown to its third location and is home to two services each Sunday morning with classes for all ages. The church offers programs for children, Middle and High School, young adults, women, men, marriages, seniors (55+). Ministry programming consists of gatherings that are spiritually edifying and relationally engaging. While OCEC started as a church for German immigrants, the diversified church now speaks the language of many generations who are seeking to find and build a relationship with God. OCEC is affiliated with the Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Church, and its ultimate goal is to help individuals grow to Live Love though God’s Word, worship, prayer, spirit-filled living, relationships, service, and evangelism.


The Lead Pastor will first and foremost be an individual who models integrity and godly character. He will be an articulate advocate and communicator for the vision of God's church and for the glory of God. This individual will be the primary leader, teacher, and visionary, who will have a broad responsibility for the spiritual welfare, growth, and life of the church in all areas including discipleship, evangelism, and equipping the congregation for service.


The Lead Pastor is to embody the essence of a shepherd and servant leader.

The Lead Pastor should have a minimum of five years of pastoral and teaching experience in a multi-staff church/para-church setting, and a Masters level training or equivalent. This successful candidate will possess the following scope of skills/experiences required for this position:


  • Be a sincere and mature disciple of Jesus Christ as evidenced by a deeply committed life of prayer, biblical study and meditation, empowering of the Holy Spirit, and dependency on God.
  • Be expected to faithfully and joyfully minister in accordance to Oregon City Evangelical Church's policies, vision and doctrine, as well as the Denomination of the Evangelical Church of North America.
  • Have a passion for preaching the Word of God.
  • Love people, reach out to others, and nurture fellowship throughout the church.
  • Be a mentor, be mentored, and encourage mentoring amongst the staff and church family.
  • Demonstrate leadership from a heart of encouragement.
  • Practice personal one-on-one evangelism and discipleship, and be committed to equipping others to do the same.
  • Be committed to small groups as a key strategy for church growth and discipleship.
  • Display an understanding of aligning church strategy and vision within the Oregon City community and surrounding areas.
  • Have a heart for collegiate and young adult ministries.
  • Be humble enough to accept input from those who following the Lead Pastor's leadership.
  • Be mission minded with a heart for the lost.
  • Be willing to relocate within the community of the church.


Oregon City is located thirteen miles south of Portland, at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers. The city has three major zones, defined by steep hills and bluffs. Oregon City is home to shopping areas, recreational opportunities, businesses, a wide variety of historical and cultural attractions, and several Interpretive Centers and Museums dedicated to celebrating the Pioneer spirit. Oregon City was the first State Capital and is the County Seat of Clackamas County. While Oregon City is one of the fastest growing cities in Oregon, it remains strongly rooted in its sense of community and historical significance. Home to the beautiful Willamette Falls, people move to the area not only due to the city’s close proximity to Portland, but also the short drive it offers to both the mountains and the beach.


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