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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Good Shepherd Community Church - Lead Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Boring, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 03/08/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Good Shepherd Community Church desires to be a thriving church, telling people about Jesus, seeing lives transformed in the context of relationships, and building of The Church—the body of Christ.

About the Organization:

Good Shepherd began in 1977 through a small home study group of about 40 people, along with Stu Weber and Randy Alcorn. The vision for a non-denominational church that clearly taught the bible was at the heart of this founding group. Today, Good Shepherd is a thriving organization poised for successful ministry impact. Having grown in numbers and in depth over the years, it has effectively impacted the lives of individuals and families in the Oregon communities of Boring, Gresham, Sandy and beyond. With a sustained legacy of influence in both local and global capacities, the church looks forward with anticipation for a new Lead Pastor who will bring fresh vision, strategy, and strength in preaching, and catalytic growth to the mission and vision of Good Shepherd Community Church.


  • Church Size: 2,000
  • Location: Boring, OR
  • Denomination & Affiliations: Non-Denominational

About the Position:

The Lead Pastor of Good Shepherd Community Church will bear the core responsibilities of, preaching (60% to 70%), staff oversight, vision casting, and point leadership, among others. This position will help further develop the vision and ministry framework of the church, assist with the spiritual development and care of its existing members, and aid in its ability to impact the communities surrounding Boring, Gresham, and Sandy Oregon.

The successful candidate for this position will be an exceedingly strong leader with a passion to achieve and exceed ministry objectives. They will be a motivational force, a decision-maker, and a vision-creator who champions and shapes both the vision and mission of the church. They will be an advocate of both evangelism and discipleship, and implement their gifts of teaching, leadership, and pastoral administration into its structure, to help both areas thrive within the life of the church.

What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, although a seminary degree would be preferred.

The candidate will have at least ten years of leadership experience, including a minimum of five years working as an effective leader of ministry teams at the senior or executive level, with the responsibility of providing vision for volunteers and the creation of various organizational goals and systems in a medium/large church context. A proven track record of growing a ministry and of working in a ministry setting that is multi-generational is required, while the ability to offer strategic foresight, and sound pastoral input, will be essential. They will further possess a remarkable aptitude for teaching and speaking, with an entrepreneurial mindset that is tenacious, proactive, and agile.


About the Location:

A small town located with a population of approximately 4,500 people, The City of Boring is the 87th largest community in Oregon. In 1903 the unincorporated area of Boring was named after one of its first residents, W.H Boring. Today, the city continues to live up to its early history of providing necessary services that benefit the lives of others. Steeped in a tradition of volunteerism, the residents of the city strive to work collaboratively, gathering, learning, socializing, and laboring together toward achieving common goals for their families and the community at large. The community of Boring is a part of Portland metroplex that offers big city excitement combined with small town charm.

The Portland area is a wonderfully well-evolved, progressive and cosmopolitan Pacific Northwest center located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Originally founded as a trading center, Portland first grew during local gold rushes but then evolved first into a forest and food products processing and shipping point, now more recently into a center for the knowledge economy. Once heavily dependent on the forest products industry, the economy has diversified and now includes a strong high-tech and creative employment presence, earning Portland the nickname “Silicon Forest.” While there is still significant blue-collar employment mainly in forest product mills and transportation, today the work force is slanted toward executive and professional positions. Portland has been referred to as one of the most environmentally friendly or green cities in the world, and boasts excellent destination museums, cultural amenities and entertainment venues in an interesting blend of modern and historic facilities.