Weekly Attendance: 1,500
Location: Medford, Oregon
The Role: Senior Pastor
Meet Table Rock Fellowship:
Table Rock Fellowship is located in Medford, Oregon, and is a passionate, growing church that wants to know Jesus and make Him known in their community.
Table Rock Fellowship was founded in 1997. Over the next 17 years, the church went through both rich and difficult seasons. In 2015, the church was moving out of one of those difficult seasons when Bill Muir was asked to fill the role of Teaching Pastor in 2016. Under Bill’s direction, the church has grown from 500 to approximately 1,500 attendees per week between the Saturday night and two Sunday morning services. Table Rock has acquired a piece of property (their North Campus)which gives the church multiple options of how to best utilize that property for Kingdom impact. God is doing big things in their midst, even in a global pandemic. Weekly attendance continues to steadily increase. It is a healthy and growing congregation.
Bill now feels it is the appropriate time to find his successor to take over the role of Senior Pastor within the next 12 months so he can focus on the cries of his heart - Evangelism and Discipleship. In conjunction with his desire, the elders have embarked upon the journey of discerning who will be the next Senior Pastor of Table Rock Fellowship.
About the Senior Pastor:
The Senior Pastor will fully take on the teaching, shepherding, and leadership aspects of Table Rock church. He serves as an elder and oversees the church staff.
This man will be a catalyst for the vision of the church as they continue to be a place of spiritual growth and community within the Rogue Valley. The Senior Pastor will have the ability to preach/teach with both Biblical depth and life application. This person will also shepherd the congregation.
Goals and Expectations:
Collaborate with the TRF staff in establishing and executing the overall vision and mission of TRF.
Attract and develop a dynamic group of singles and couples between 25 and 45.
Disciple men and help establish and maintain a discipleship program with the goal of engaging as many people as possible within the church and equipping them to disciple others, for service, and for missions.
Lead and develop ministry staff/team.
Speak Weekly for the weekend services (40 out of 52 weeks).
Complete weekly staff reports and updates. Establish and have experience managing (or be willing to learn how to manage) the annual church budget.
Be present at all weekend services for prayer and counsel when not engaged in other aspects of ministry.
Be available for counsel and prayer with church individuals and families throughout the week.
Work through the Senior Pastor succession process with the elders and current Senior Pastor.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree required with a Seminary Degree preferred.
5+ years in a similar role.
A strong teacher who is Biblically sound - can expose the text in a fresh way that makes it accessible but challenging for the congregation.
Knows how to shepherd the congregation and staff with compassion and humility.
Possesses humility and teachability.
Is accessible and approachable.
Values discipleship, missions, and community.
Has a heart for growing and discipling people (specifically in the 25-45 age range).
Magnetic and natural leader who is not domineering but can collaborate and stand on his own as a leader.
What it's like to live in Medford, Oregon:
Medford is a natural gateway to some of the most breathtaking spots of southern Oregon. The highlight of the region is Crater Lake National Park, which is only two hours north of Medford. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States, measuring at 1,949 feet. Along the way, you can drive past Natural Bridge, another must-see area where the Rogue River comes up from underground lava tubes and meets the lush, green forest surrounding it. Within just an hour of Medford, there are multiple waterfalls such as Mill Creek, Barr Creek, Crowfoot, Butte, Chocolate, and Dillon Falls.
Skiing, watersports, mountain biking, rafting, and hiking opportunities are abundant in the nearby mountains and Rogue River Valley. Ashland, ten miles south, is a cute college town and arts community anchored by Southern Oregon University and a renowned annual Shakespeare festival.
Downtown Medford offers many resources and activities as well, with plenty of shopping, dining, and coffee shops! Check out Holly Theatre, a popular movie house that was established in the 1930s. It is now undergoing some major renovations to attract even more people to this historical entertainment spot. Downtown Medford also offers many local boutiques, farmer's markets, and antique shops. If you are a serious shopper, you will love Rogue Valley Mall and The Village at Medford Center, a 420,000 square foot mall and one of the oldest and largest in Jackson County. If you travel just 20 minutes south, you can visit the annual Shakespeare Festival in Ashland or explore their beautiful arts community.
There is never a shortage of things to do here in Medford! There is so much natural beauty in this valley place. Some would even say that Medford, if isolated from the rest of the world, could survive on its own with all of the local farming, gardening, and clean natural water sources. It is a wonderful area to explore and an even better place to settle into. The area's great schools, outdoor activities, and community feel make Medford a beautiful and enjoyable home for the whole family!
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