Hope Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church of America. We seek a solo pastor mature in faith, strong in leadership, passionate for preaching, and stable in the call to pastoral ministry. We want a leader who knows who he is in Christ: familiar with his own brokenness, but more familiar with the grace of God in Christ, who wisely cares for and cultivates his earthly relationships. Finally, we seek a leader who doesn’t pridefully elevate his pastoral calling, but rather receives this calling with humility, gentleness, and grace. We desire a pastor whose life is increasingly conformed to the character traits outlined by Paul in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
He should be dedicated to teaching and preaching out of a deep love and knowledge of Scripture. He should be a prayerful man, whose decisions and understanding are formed by the Holy Spirit, modeled on the life and ministry of Christ, and attentive to the needs and specificities of the congregation. We would love to call a pastor who has a servant’s heart, listens closely, is trustworthy, and also has the ability to delegate and foster the gifts and callings of the people around him.
As we look to build on the beautiful, strong foundation God has laid in Portland, we are eager to share the life of our body and eager to grow. We hope to call a pastor with several years of experience in leading or serving in a pastoral capacity. While we are open to candidates not currently ordained in the PCA, we expect that they must be able to be ordained in the PCA.
How To Apply
Applicants are welcome to contact us for a pastor search packet with more information about our church, the position and instructions on how to apply.