Placement

Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church

1175 G Street, Springfield, OR 97477 USA   MAP
Demographic: Suburban

First Baptist Church of Springfield, Oregon (FBCS) is a healthy congregation searching for a senior pastor who can continue and expand upon their vision of life together.

Church Website: https://www.fbcspringfieldor.com/

Church Profile: http://abccpc.org/library/FBC Springfield Oregon church profile 5-2022.pdf

Their most recent pastor was with them for 33 years before his retirement in 2020. FBCS welcomes all who desire to follow Christ and is seeking a pastor who will preach the word of God with an emphasis on loving God and our neighbors, who will continue to support our on-campus ministry partners, and who has a vision for church growth, reaching others, and training a new generation of church leaders. FBCS actively supports and/or partners with a local Hispanic congregation, a housing advocacy co-operative, Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, Young Life, an after-school program for elementary school children, and an organization dedicated to placing pets of those in hospice. FBCS seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ in the community and desires a pastor with a similar vision and calling.

From the Pastoral Search Committee --

The FBCS logo represents our vision of life together. This “signature” of the First Baptist Church of Springfield speaks of who we are, gives shape to our shared life, and answers the question: How do we love God wholly and love our neighbor? In the center circle, the cross of Christ is prominently displayed. This arrangement, which echoes the motif of the American Baptist Churches USA symbol, emphasizes the Christ-centered nature of this community of disciples.

As friends and followers of Jesus Christ, we proclaim that it is Christ who calls us into being and Christ who holds us together. Our life together – all that we are and everything we do – revolves around Jesus, our Savior and Lord. The outer ring portrays the way we carry out the loving, life-giving, disciple-making mission of First Baptist Church. “Growing Together” underscores our commitment to love each other by nurturing spiritual growth through the mutual practice of such lifestyle choices as worship, prayer, study, service, and partnership. “Reaching Out” highlights our dedication to sharing the love of God, the light of Christ, and the life of the Spirit with our neighbors,and serving and loving them into full participation in The Way of Christ and His Church. “Training Leaders” draws our attention to the fact that our mission does not end with growing and reaching.

Ultimately, the love we share is about training spiritual leaders who are devoted to a life growing together, reaching out and training leaders who in turn grow, reach and train...and so it goes as the outer ring revolves around the center. We have in this logo an excellent portrayal of our mission and an effective tool for conveying to others who we are, how we love, and how Christ would have all people live life together. We are open to God’s leading, through a new pastor, to expand or refine these goals as we journey forward together.

Date Posted: Wed, Jun 1, 2022   (77 days ago)
Salary: $70K
Benefits: Health Insurance / Retirement
Anticipated Hire Date: ASAP

Point of Contact:

Steve Bils

Executive Minister
402-578-9995