your interest in serving in the Northwest!
Baptist Convention is a regional network of 425 churches in Washington,
Oregon, and northern Idaho. The churches have a variety of styles
(traditional, innovative, contemporary, ethnic) and minister
to people groups speaking 17 languages.
is a beautiful part of the United States with coastal beaches,
the Coastal and Cascade Mountains, hundreds of waterfalls, high
desert and semi-arid lands teeming with huge wheat fields and
orchards. Seattle and Portland, two cosmopolitan cities with
combined metropolitan populations over 5 million people, form
a gateway to the Pacific Rim.
have a deep appreciation for the natural resources and beauty
of the region. The environment is the number one political and
cultural issue in the Northwest. Northwester people are very
spiritual, but not very interested in traditional churches or
denominations. Only about 30 percent of the population profess
any specific religious affiliation. About 17 percent claim to
be secularists, the highest percentage in any region in the nation.
New age, eastern, and hybrid religions abound and prosper.
a significant cultural goal in the Northwest. The most important
cultural value is tolerance. The Northwest has been described
as a "post Christian" culture. Because of its lack
of a predominant Christian tradition, it might also be called
a "never Christian" culture. There is little reference
to God or the gospel as an influence in public life.
Christians from other parts of the country find this climate
unsettling, others discover in it a wide open mission field.
We invite you to serve the Lord here with us.
Personnel Information Form is a two page document and you may
print it off.
This form is
used by churches in search of a pastor or staff position to be
filled. Simply print it out, fill it in, and mail your completed
Attn: Marsha Gray
3200 NE 109th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682-7749.
The forms received
are passed on to the Director of Missions and they will give
the forms to the churches in need.