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Meet Our Elders











Ron Balteau, with wife Brenda Balteau




James Hinds, with wife Nancy Hinds



















1 Timothy 3:1-7 (NIV)


1) Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.

2) Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach

3) not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

4) He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.

5) (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)

6) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.

7) He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.






Meet our Deacons






Rob Blackwell







1 Timothy 3:8-13 (NIV) 

8) Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

9) They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.

10) They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 

11) In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.

13) Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.






Meet Our Preaching Minister


Desirable Traits downloadable PDF


Scappoose Church of Christ, 06-01-2023

Preacher Search:
  1. Full-time preaching minister.
  2. Mature, preferably a married man with a supportive wife.
  3. A preacher that is family oriented.
  4. Firmly grounded in the Word of God.
  5. 3 to 5 years of pulpit preaching experience desired.
  6. Christian university/college degree in ministries and/or brotherhood Preacher School of Biblical Studies.
  7. Experienced and fully capable to teach, evangelize, and encourage spiritual development.
  8. Duties will include preaching, teaching classes, and personal evangelism.
  9. Enthusiastic and dedicated to reaching the lost to help grow the Lord’s kingdom.
  10. Good at personal work. Willing to reach out to the community, and help us to become personal workers.
  11. Full-time position offers competitive salary based on formal education and experience.
  12. Sound in Biblical doctrine and strong in the faith.
  13. Bible-centered, enthusiastic.
  14. Spiritually mature man willing to work under the direction of an eldership.
  15. Good organizational skills, with a great work ethic.
  16. Excellent communicator.
  17. Preach the Word, work and teach so that the body of Christ continues to grow in local outreach, and other mission activities.
  18. The selected minister’s life is to be an example of what he preaches, be a student of the Word with an ability to organize and present good lessons.
  19. Committed to upholding the faith and practices found in the New Testament as God’s will for all mankind.
  20. A friendly and kind behavior, self-motivated, innovative and energetic with a passion for teaching Christ.
  21. Must have a personality, patience, and skills to work effectively with all age groups.
  22. Please apply by sending resume and sermon video/audio tapes

Scappoose Congregation:
  1. A small loving and involved congregation with two Elders and one Deacon.
  2. A congregation of about 50 in attendance on Sundays, with a building that will seat 140 (200 max).
  3. A doctrinally sound congregation, which has a positive community image.
  4. The congregation supports several foreign and domestic efforts: Mountain States Children’s Home, Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, and Orphan’s Lifeline Intl.
  5. We are located in an economically healthy, growing, small town in NW Oregon.
  6. A congregation located on Oregon Hwy-30 with 8.5 acres of land and a building that is paid for.
  7. A financially stable congregation.
  8. Searching for a new preaching minister for the first time in over 20 years.
  9. The congregation is relatively small. It has a mix of some younger families with small children, and some with teens and young adults. There are a few middle-aged families, and also retired couples and singles.
  10. Individual members work in janitorial services, real-estate, retail, high school administration, production & manufacturing, high-tech Industrial monitoring, school bus services, industrial fabrication, commercial & industrial sales manager, business tele-communication systems, electro-optical instrument manufacturing, trucking logistic freight services. And, there is a larger group of member retirees with a good mix of employment experiences.
  11. Scappoose is a rural community that enjoys good schools, local parks & hiking trails, retail shopping, medical services, a small airport, Columbia River boating and fishing with marina services.
  12. A brotherhood Christian camp serves churches in the area:
  13. 11,000-ft Cascade mountains, Mt. Hood snow skiing, high deserts, ocean beaches, all within 90 minutes.
  14. Scappoose is a small growing town (pop. 8,254), and is a 35-45 minute drive NW of downtown Portland.

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2 Timothy 4:1-5 (NIV) 

1) In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:

2) Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.

3) For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

4) They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

5) But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.



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