Placement

Lead Pastor

Laurel Community Church

14127 SW Campbell Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97123 USA   MAP
Demographic: Rural
Statement Of Faith: https://www.laurelchurch.com/statement-of-faith

Laurel Community Church:
We are a caring, Christ-centered church with deep roots in our community. Our congregation is family oriented, active in various ministries, and consists of many growing and mature believers. Our church emphasizes evangelism, disciple-making, and personal growth.

In 2019, prior to the onset of Covid–19, our average Sunday morning attendance was just over 100. Since then, we have gone through having on-line services, outdoor services, and now are back to inside worship services. In the first five months of 2022, our attendance has averaged 101. We have a number of flourishing ministries including a youth group, Life Groups, Bible studies, VBS (which attracts between 80 – 100 children), a 5-day a week preschool, and Laurel on the Lawn – a community outreach. Over 50% of our congregation actively volunteers in some ministry capacity. In addition to an active missions program, four individuals from Laurel are now serving in different mission organizations.

Our church was founded in 1892 by circuit-riding preachers. Laurel voted in 1969 to become an independent community church. Since then we have had only four lead pastors. We have expanded our building twice; in 1997 we added a multipurpose structure to accommodate growth. In four years the mortgage was paid and we continue to be debt free.

Our current pastoral team is composed of our lead pastor Mark Campbell and our associate pastor Chris Kingston. Mark, a former Air Force chaplain, will retire from ten years of ministry here at the end of 2022. Chris joined us eight years ago and continues to serve as part time pastor and international evangelist. We have over a century of service in our Laurel Valley and we are praying for a continued, effective, and growing ministry here. Thousands of people live within a five-mile radius of Laurel. The nearest church to Laurel is five miles away. There is a great potential for growth because of our location.


Description and Historical Summary of the Laurel Community Area:
The Laurel area is cradled in a beautiful, rural, agricultural setting that, due to its high precipitation, produces a variety of crops. It is only one hour’s drive from the Oregon Coast and two hours to the Cascade Mountain Range. The Laurel community is located seven miles south of Hillsboro, site of Intel and other high tech companies, and some twenty-five miles southwest of Portland. The Laurel area and our church, which historically was composed of farmers, has seen the inclusion of commuters who work in high-tech and other industries.

Qualifications:
Meets the Biblical qualifications of an elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4)
Demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
Is an effective, expository preacher/teacher
Preaches the whole counsel of Scripture to effect change in the lives of listeners
Leads with a shepherd's heart and a teachable spirit
Possesses a Master of Divinity degree, or equivalent seminary education
Has five years of pastoral and preaching experience
Is in agreement with the theology/statement of faith and major principles of Laurel Community Church
Adheres to the Biblical definition of marriage and sexuality (Genesis 5:1-2, Matthew 19:4-6)
Takes initiative to nurture people in their spiritual growth
Able to relate to a wide spectrum of ages
Is both a team leader and a team player
Able to cast vision for the church and lead people to be engaged in that vision
Has demonstrated the ability and the desire to be involved with people on a personal level
Secular workplace experience is desirable

Responsibilities:
Devoted to the service of the church and shall faithfully give himself to pastoral work (Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 4:2)
Accountable to the elder board and fulfills duties as assigned
Supervises any other paid elders, paid members of the diaconate, and other staff
Responsible for the majority of a shared pulpit ministry (e.g. 75%)
Responsible to equip both elders and laity for the ministry at Laurel
Shares responsibility with the rest of the elder board for developing and implementing a ministry plan for Laurel Community Church
Provides marital and personal counseling

Church Government
Elder led
Pastors are Paid Elders
Congregational confirmation of major decisions
Leadership council composed of elders and diaconate
Ministries led by diaconate (Acts 6:3-4)
Church governance documented in the LCC constitution
Compensation:
The total compensation package (including any benefits) is $65,000 - $85,000, depending on experience.

The Process:
Along with your resume, please respond to the following:

Share how you came to personal faith in Christ, and your continued personal spiritual development.
What are your goals and dreams for the next phase of your ministry?
Please describe your ministry philosophy and style.
If not included in the resume, please provide your doctrinal statement.


Please send your resume, the answers to these questions, and a link to at least one online sermon to office@laurelchurch.com.


Point of Contact:

Velma Meares
Office administrator
503-628-1582
14127 S.W. Campbell Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Date Posted: Wed, Jun 29, 2022   (43 days ago)
Salary: 65,000-85,000

Point of Contact:

Velma Meares

Office Administrator
503-628-1582
14127 SW Campbell Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
USA