VitalChurch Ministry is an organization working throughout the Portland, Oregon area to bring about revitalization to churches who have found themselves times of transition or crisis. Our experienced interim pastors and church diagnostic experts lead churches to pathways of healing, hope, and revitalization through our proven, three-step process that is theologically and biblically based.
Interim Pastors for Portland, Oregon Churches
If your church is in a season of transition or crisis, often the best thing can be a fresh, outside perspective. Whether your church finds itself abruptly without a senior pastor, in a state of conflict, or in a period of unfruitfulness, VitalChurch Ministry can be the outside voice that helps bring about needed change.
Because every Portland church is different and has its own set of unique circumstances, our team of diagnostic experts conduct an extensive assessment of your church before we do anything else. The assessment is designed to identify any issues that need to be addressed, and not just the ones on the surface. We dig deep to find the root causes of any problems your church is experiencing.
Once the assessment has been completed, and the findings have been presented to church leadership and the congregation, one of our interim pastors will come to your Portland church for an extended period of time to help your church work through its specific issues. They will guide your church through the changes that need to be made, while providing biblically sound teaching. If needed, your church’s interim pastor will also help facilitate a pastoral search. Throughout the entire process, our interim pastors are seeking God to determine where He is leading your church.
Once the interim pastor has completed his work at your Portland church, VitalChurch will provide follow-up coaching for the new senior pastor, as well as other church leadership, to ensure that the changes implemented during the interim period continue to serve your church well.
Support for Portland, Oregon Denominations
Denominations in Portland, Oregon can also take advantage of the diagnostic expertise and interim pastor services offered by VitalChurch Ministry. VitalChurch can perform a diagnostic analysis for a group of churches within your denomination, or for your denomination as a whole. We will work with denominational leadership to help answer questions or identify specific issues within denominational churches, and then offer specific, actionable solutions.
VitalChurch is also available to provide interim pastors for denominational churches in Portland, Oregon or provide training for the denomination’s own team of interim pastors. Our team at VitalChurch Ministry has many years of experience as interim pastors and has produced some of the leading resources used by interim pastors worldwide.
Our Process of Church Revitalization
The process of true church revitalization is not simple or quick. It takes hard work and a willingness to deal with your church’s real issues. VitalChurch Ministry’s interim pastors have walked many churches through our three-phase process, bringing them to new places of vibrancy, ready to call their next senior pastor. The three phases of our revitalization process are:
The goal of our three-phase process is to bring about lasting change in Portland, Oregon churches. We don’t want to just “fill the pulpit” while your church searches for a new senior pastor, or to simply offer advice or coaching. We work with and in your church to identify your church’s true issues, and lead you through the process of addressing them in ways that will change your church’s trajectory. The best way to do this, based on our years of experience as interim pastors, is by using our biblically based three-phase process.
Contact us to find out more about what’s involved in our unique, three-phase church revitalization process, or click on the links above to learn more about each phase.
Pastors, With Pastors’ Hearts
There are other organizations and interim pastors out there, both in Portland and around the country, that can offer your church someone to fill in the gap while you are without a senior pastor. There are also church consulting companies that can offer advice and coaching to your Portland church. What makes VitalChurch different is our team of interim pastors with a true passion for seeing churches changed into vibrant, fruitful places.
Each of our interim pastors is a gifted bible teacher, who also has the heart of a pastor. Portland churches that work with VitalChurch are carefully and prayerfully matched with the interim pastor whose pastoral gifts will best meet the needs of their particular church. Our interim pastors won’t maintain the status quo, but rather will ask your church to make difficult decisions in order to bring about needed and lasting change.