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Crossroads Community Church in Astoria, OR is seeking a Lead Pastor.

Mission/Vision Statement

As a family of Christian believers, we are committed to knowing God, sharing the Gospel and encouraging and supporting one another in our Christian growth.

Congregational/Community Profile

Crossroads Community Church has been part of the rural Community of Svensen (located approximately 12 miles East of Astoria) since 1957. Recognizing that Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, this is a place to grow in your relationship with God, build relationships with others, and to use your spiritual gifts by actively participating in the ongoing ministries of the Church and in the community.

Church Life in the Past Five Years

In the past five years Crossroads has expanded our outreach and built relationships within our local community. We conduct monthly business meetings, have committed active elder, steward and trustee committees. The property and facilities have been well maintained. A stable environment and good spirit is noticed by both members and visitors.

Ministry Opportunities at Crossroads Community Church and in the Communities of Knappa, Svensen, Burnside, and Brownsmead:

  • Children’s Church *
  • Cub and Boy Scouts chartered by Crossroads (currently inactive)
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt *
  • Community Dinner (Monthly) *
  • Community Preschool
  • GEMS (Grace and encouragement for Mothers) *
  • G-4 Barbecue *
  • 4-H Clubs
  • Knappa Food Bank
  • Knappa School District No. 4 volunteer opportunities include sporting events, tutoring, music, etc.
  • Knappa Volunteer Fire Department
  • NWYM Ministries
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center
  • Red Cross Disaster Relief Mass Care Shelter
  • Svensen Senior Center
  • Senior lunch in Svensen (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Sunday School *
  • Tuesday Evening Bible Study *
  • Tuesday Food Give Away *
  • Vacation Bible School (currently inactive)
  • Website: crossroads-friends.org (currently inactive)
  • Wickiup Grange

Crossroads Community Church desires to be a light in the community; a Church body which demonstrates in everyday life the love of Jesus Christ. The Church desires someone who will help us in our pursuit of deeper expressions of faith in action, as we draw closer to God.

View/download the complete Pastoral Search document. [CLICK HERE]

Contact Sheri Posey for more information at (503) 338-9232, or email Sheri [HERE].

Denver Friends Church is seeking a halftime Youth Pastor.

Help Denver Friends Church (DFC) fulfill our new youth mission statement:

“Denver Friends Church youth ministry exists to train, equip, engage, and inspire the next generation to live Christ-centered lives in the real world.”

In addition to the youth mission statement, DFC has recently approved a commitment to focusing on our children, youth, and their families. We see the Holy Spirit moving among us with respect to these ministries and want to follow his leading.

Additional information about the position (cover letter and job description) and an application are available at the link below:


Applications will be accepted until February 25, 2022.

Questions may be directed by emailing Karen Burgi.


Greenleaf Friends Church in Idaho is seeking a Lead Pastor.

Dear Friend,

We invite you to prayerfully consider applying for the position of Lead Pastor for Greenleaf Friends Church.

Greenleaf Friends Church, a congregation of 150-200 participants is a member of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends. The church includes the Hispanic group, La Casa del Alfarero.

Our Vision is: To be a church that loves the Lord our God, listens to His voice, studies His word, obeys, holds fast, and shares His love. (Deuteronomy 30:20 Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.)

Our Lead Pastor has served our community for 17 years. He is now looking forward to retirement. This is our reason for seeking a Lead Pastor.

The city of Greenleaf is growing, as is most of Idaho. Our current Lead Pastor has been preparing us to grow as a church body. If the community is growing, then we should expect growth in the church, if we are meeting the needs of the community. Part of our community is Greenleaf Friends Academy a K-12 Christian School on our property. We have committed to provide leadership and support to this ministry. We need to see growth in our church to effectively continue our support and involvement at the academy.

Our current conversation is that roughly doubling the number of participants at GFC will both allow us to meet the needs of our greater community and maintain a sound base from which the church can support Greenleaf Friends Academy. Beyond this we anticipate moving into church planting in the area. We are seeking a pastor who can assist us in this endeavor. We are praying for God’s provision and orchestration to make this happen.

Our long-term desire is to keep a balanced emphasis on our peoples’ faithfully seeking the Lord and our corporate commitment as a church to outreach and discipleship.

Trusting in Jesus,
Greenleaf Friends Church

View/download the application packet.


Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2022.

Questions and completed applications email to Dave Dixon.

Newberg Friends Church is receiving applications for a full-time Pastoral Position.

Newberg Friends Church is receiving applications for a full-time pastoral position with responsibilities in preaching, inter-generational and family ministries and evangelistic outreach. Email Ron Stansell for more information.

Newberg Friends Church is receiving applications for a part-time youth ministry position.

Newberg Friends Church is receiving applications for a part-time youth ministry position for up to 20 hours per week. The focus will be upon programming and equipping for middle and high school youth. Email Ron Stansell for more information.

Paonia Friends Church (Rocky Mountain Yearly Meeting) is seeking a Student Ministry Pastor

Our Mission:

We are becoming people who love God, love others and serve the world.

Our Vision:

To become a people where every believer, as a part of God’s community, passionately responds to Jesus’ call to take the Gospel to all cultures for the sake of the King and His Kingdom.

Our Core Values:

We seek to have all church ministries aligned to our core values. Believing that as these values become our individual culture they will become our church culture:

Core Values

Seeking God (John 10:3-4 NIV)
We strive to know God. When He speaks we recognize His voice. When He seems silent we continue to obey what we know.

God’s Kingdom (1 John 2:15 NIV)
Choosing the love of the Father and His Kingdom above all else, we flee the distracting pleasures of this world.

Truth (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV)
Recognizing the truth of the Word of God, we solidly align our beliefs, values and lives to it, not sitting on the fence of mediocrity.

Discipleship/Disciple Making (Romans 12:2 NIV) (John 8:31-32 NIV) (Luke 9:23 NIV) (Matthew 28:19-20)
Submitting to daily transformation through our relationship with Jesus Christ as His disciples, we guide new disciples to transformation, adding to His Church, His Kingdom.

Sent (John 20:21)
As followers of Jesus, we are sent to give ourselves to a dark and desperate world to illuminate the path to a loving God.

Unity (John 13:34-35 NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Following Jesus’ command to love one another, we choose unity over ego and relationship over individual agenda.

Position Purpose Statement:

  • Partner with families to:
    – Lead Junior High and High School students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
    – Encourage spiritually developing teenagers to be an active part of the body of Christ.
    – Work with the Lead Pastor to create an atmosphere of transformational discipleship within our PFC families.

Reports to:

Lead Pastor

Work Schedule: Full Time Position:

  • The weekly hours of this position vary in nature and are not expected to be entirely in the office.
  • A balance of time spent between events, school campus events, visitation, ministry prep, leadership development, office hours and personal spiritual health and family.


Parents and Families

  • Connect with parents to understand the needs of each family.
  • Develop ways for the church to come alongside families to help all family members thrive.

Student Ministry

Provide opportunities for spiritual growth of Junior High and High school students (inside and outside the congregation) by coordinating activities including, but not limited to the following:

  • Weekly small group Bible studies
  • Large group fellowship activities
  • Spiritual retreats
  • Mission trips
  • Community service opportunities
  • Denominational conferences and camps

Meet with students on a one on one basis to provide prayer, support and counsel.

Encourage and equip students to serve in all phases of church life to create a church that is inter-generational, striving to unite our community of believers.

Youth Ministry Volunteer Staff:

  • Recruit, train, coach, supervise and encourage volunteer adult staff who will share in the leadership of the Junior High and Senior High youth ministry.

Church Leadership:

Work together with Lead Pastor and staff.

Provide counsel and feedback to Lead Pastor and staff.

Act on behalf of Lead Pastor in his absence, as needed.

Assist with other duties as required by the Lead Pastor.

Help develop worship culture at PFC under the guidance of the Lead Pastor.

Within the youth provide opportunity for worship and development of gifts to lead others in worship.

Within corporate worship times of entire PFC gatherings

  • Set the worship leader schedule and help facilitate a unified vision of corporate worship creating participation in PFC’s heartfelt worship of Jesus.
  • Provide support and encouragement to worship leaders and members of music, sound and presentation teams.
  • Be able to share the responsibility of worship leading as needed so the responsibility doesn’t become overwhelming for any one leader.


  • Seek out opportunities for spiritual growth and refreshment


  • Must have at least 2 years of youth ministry related experience.
  • Must have directed in student ministries with a successful track record.
  • Must be a team player with a high energy level.
  • Must have the ability to plan, budget, and delegate.
  • Must be able to lead teams including worship and recruit volunteers.
  • Must be passionate about serving Jesus Christ and His church.

Please send resumes to
Pastor Chris Stanfield

To view/download this job description, [CLICK HERE]

Sherwood Community Friends Church, Sherwood, OR, seeks Lead Pastor

sherwood-community-friends-church-logoSherwood Friends Community Church is searching for a full-time Lead Pastor who will lead the Church in fulfilling God’s purpose in our community and in our congregation.

We are a small, committed church family that meets in person in Sherwood, OR and shares our services with an online community that began during the pandemic. We are part of a network of churches throughout Oregon, Idaho and Washington called the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.

Sherwood is located on the outskirts of Portland. We are halfway between the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascade Mountains. Our Church Vision is helping people find and follow Jesus as Lord. As devoted followers of Jesus our purpose is:

  • Sharing Jesus Everyday – Mark 16:15, Peter 3:15, Hebrews 13:15-16
  • Pursuing the Leading of the Holy Spirit – John 14:26, John 16:12-14
  • Belonging in Community to Experience the Love of the Father – Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Corinthians 12:27
  • Devoted Followers of Jesus as Lord – 2 Corinthians 4:5, Acts 18:5

After reviewing the application packet, we invite you to prayerfully consider applying for the position of Lead Pastor at Sherwood Community Friends Church.

View/download the [JOB DESCRIPTION]

View/download the [APPLICATION]

View the Sherwood Community Friends Church website [HERE]

23264 SW Main Street, Sherwood, OR  97140
Wendy McIndoo, Clerk, Search Committee
Email Wendy McIndoo
(503) 548-8341

Know of any positions available?

Email Elizabeth Licon at the NWYM offices, or call Elizabeth at (503) 538-9419, ext. 112.