Senior Pastor


Shoestring Valley Community Church

Onalaska , WA

The Big Picture

Shoestring Valley Community Church ( is a Christ-centered church of 150 seeking a Senior Pastor who will serve as the ‘chief under shepherd’ of the congregation so that it might fulfill its mission as the body and bride of Christ.

The Church

We have a saying around Shoestring. It’s about Jesus. It’s about knowing him and making him known. Our desire at Shoestring is to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Having tasted the grace of God in Christ, we desire to know him more deeply, follow him more faithfully, and obey him wholeheartedly. We’re ordinary people who serve an extraordinary God.SVCC is in a lovely rural area of southwestern Washington state. In the near proximity to the state capital of Olympia, WA. Very close by are beautiful lakes and parks to explore. SVCC has been blessed to financially supports several missionary families around the world and in the US.

The Candidate

The Senior Pastor / Teaching Elder provides spiritual, pastoral and administrative leadership to the membership of Shoestring Valley Community Church. The Teaching Elder will serve as the “chief under shepherd” of the congregation so that it might fulfill its mission and purpose as the body and bride of Christ. The Teaching Elder will preach, teach, and provide visionary leadership in the areas of Worship, Soul Care, Outreach and Administration. The Pastor / Teaching Elder serves under the supervision and mutual submission of the elder board. He will be a member of the elder board with equal influence in their consensus form of oversight and decision making.

The Qualifications

We desire a candidate to have the following: a minimum of five years of full-time responsibilities in pastoral ministries. Demonstrated experience, gifting and passion for equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Ideally the candidate would have a Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary. Meets the biblical qualifications of a pastor and has a strong commitment to the authority and application of Scripture. Possessive of a compassionate, visionary, mentoring, and collaborative spirit. Demonstrates consistent Christ-like character and engaged in personal accountability. Must work well with others and believe in an elder led style of church leadership.

The Process

Please look over the job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these three questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit for SVCC?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the SeniorPastor at SVCC?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrinal statement of SVCC?

Please send your resume and the answers to these questions to [email protected]