Countryside Community Church (Countryside) is a healthy, gospel-centered, contemporary church family located in the Portland, Oregon (USA) suburb of Sherwood with weekly attendance around 800. We draw heavily from our local community which is made up primarily of both young and mature families of working professionals. Our staff consists of eight full-time pastors and ministry directors along with a strong contingent of managers, assistants, apprentices, and interns.
Countryside seeks an Executive Pastor who will focus the united efforts of staff and lay leaders toward a shared vision, in order to best live out the church’s mission. This includes partnering with the Senior Pastor, staff, and leadership team to develop and refine that shared vision, as well as fostering a cultural commitment to consistent implementation.
The Executive Pastor will have oversight of the staff, building unity through encouragement, evaluation, leadership and ministry development, and maintaining positive, caring relationships. The XP will also provide oversight and development to lay ministers and lay ministries, assuring alignment throughout the ministries to the shared vision of the church.
The successful candidate is deeply passionate about church ministry, vision development, and team building, expresses theological alignment with Countryside’s Core Beliefs, possesses ministerial credentials from the Evangelical Covenant Church or a compatible evangelical church or denomination, and meets the biblical standards of character and giftedness for church leaders. Experience leading and managing a large staff is preferred.
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