Stay up-to-date during our transition: Pastor Search Updates

Pastor Search

updated 02/28/21

Pastor Search Information

Pastor Steve has Retired as our Senior Pastor effective on Sunday Oct. 25, 2020

See Information Below on the Search for our next Senior Pastor

BREAKING NEWS

– Combined and Blended Music styles for our Worship Service Began Feb 28th – see more info below.

– High School students and Adults who are Grow Groups members only are also asked to complete a Survey.

– Church Elected Pastor Search Team

   *  Brock Bell  *  Dawn Grimes  *  Roger Killingsworth   *  Annie Krawczyk 

           *  Josh Shoemaker  *  Mark Vigil  *  Mickey Walden         

– 2 Surveys to Complete and Submit by March 7th

It is important that as many FBCP people as possible complete the surveys.
The data from these surveys will help the Pastor Search Team gather information to assist them in locating a Senior Pastor candidate.

Download a copy at these links or receive a copy at the Church Office or at Church on Sunday, March 7th
             Church Member Survey  (1 per Family)  and  Pastor Profile Survey  (Individuals)

Fillable Survey Links – Church Member Survey and Pastor Profile Survey
     – USING THESE LINKS – y
ou can fill out the form online then save and email to response@fbcpville.org

Submit a Survey3 Ways

           – Deliver completed copy to Church Office or Give to Mike on Sunday, March 7th

           – Email completed copy to response@fbcpville.org

           – Online via “Survey Monkey” 
              For the Links or QR codes to the 2 Surveys – email info@fbcpville.org
              Place in the subject line – Survey Monkey links and your name
          FYI – QR codes are just for those that want to access Survey monkey on their smartphone.

Prayer Meetings

  • Wednesdays –

    • In Person – House Annex @ 6:15 pm

    • Zoom Only – Zoom Prayer Meeting @ 7:00 pm
         Email info@fbcpville.org for Zoom Link

  • Sundays – House Annex @ 8:45 am

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Event Schedule: (all dates are subject to change)

    • March 7 – Deadline to Submit Pastor Search Survey
               See information above under “2 Surveys . . .”
    • March 7 – Grow Groups – On-campus and Zoom @ 9:30 am
              – Combined Music and Worship Services Continue –
      On-Campus and Live-Stream @ 11:00 am
      As of Feb. 28th we will no longer have separate music services but will meet all together each Sunday for the entire Worship Service. The music styles will be blended with a continued focus on preparing our hearts for Worship and Praise of God as we hear a Biblical message from our Pastor.
    • March 14 – Regular Sunday schedule
               – Baptism in Service
    • March 21 – Regular Sunday schedule 
               – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS @ 2:00 am – SPRING FORWARD 1 HOUR
    • MARCH 28 – Regular Sunday schedule and
                –
      New Members Class – Contact Daniel McGinty (dmcginty@fbcpville.org)

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  • Scheduled Prayer Meetings
    As we seek God’s Will through this Transition and Pastor Search time.

    • Sunday Mornings @ 8:45 am in House Annex
    • Wednesday nights @ 6:15 pm in House Annex
    • Wednesday nights via ZOOM @ 7:00 pm
        For the meeting link and pass code – Email info@fbcpville.org
      and –
        Place in Subject lineZoom Prayer Meeting and include your name in the email.
    • Daily Prayer Guide (Booklet Form)
    • Pray for 5 Card

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Resources:
Pastor Search Survey – See How to Submit above
Approved Pastor Search Process
Daily Prayer Guide (Booklet Form)
Pray for 5 Card

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Expected Process for Calling our next Senior Pastor

  1. Calling of an Interim Pastor – Completed. David Smith was called as our Interim.

    1. The Transition Team with the endorsement of the Deacons will recommend to the Church the election of an Interim Pastor at a Called Business Meeting.
    2. The Called Business meeting will be announced around 2 weeks ahead of the date chosen to discuss the Transition Team’s recommendation.
    3. The plan is to elect an Interim before Thanksgiving.
  2. Discovery Groups and Surveys-

    1. In January 2021 (see schedule above) groups will meet with Pastor David to discuss the Pastor Search Process followed by a Business meeting on February 3 to approve that process.
    2. In February 2021 (see schedule above) groups will meet with Pastor David to discuss the Pastor Search Survey to learn information of what the Church would like to see in our next Senior Pastor.
    3. Once the Pastor Search Process has been approved in a Called Business meeting another Business Meeting will be called to submit names for the Pastor Search Team.
  3. Pastor Search Team –

    1. Names will be submitted by Church members at a Called Business meeting following the guidelines established in the Church approved Pastor Search Process.
    2. Their Orientation and Training will be provided by the Interim Pastor.
    3. They will announce how resumes will be received and collected.
    4. They will process resumes and do discovery interviews of a Pastor candidate.
    5. They will give the Church regular progress reports on the search and how we can pray for them.
    6. When the Search team is ready to present a candidate to the Church, the Team will announce a weekend for us to consider asking him to be our Senior Pastor.
  4. “View of a Call” weekend – This weekend will include but not limited to these items:

    1. Get acquainted with the candidate and his family in fellowship meetings including a Q & A time.
    2. Hear him preach.
  5. A Business meeting will be called to vote on whether to extend a “call” to the candidate to be our Senior Pastor.

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  • Our Leadership that will guide us through this time:

    • Transitional Interim Pastor – David Smith was Called as our Transitional Interim on Dec. 6, 2020.
      Call Debbie at the Church Office (512-251-3052) or email her at dbennett@fbcpville.org to make an appointment to meet with him. Tasks listed hereCovenant Agreement
      David’s Personal Background Information-

    • Ministers – Daniel Roucloux; Matt Downing; John Woods; Daniel McGinty; Mike Northen
    • Transition Team
      • Personnel Team – Steve Thomas; Bill Gibbens; Joleen Freres; Darelle White; Shelley Helyer; Joe Towns
      • Deacon Representatives – Kevin Ruiz; Darelle White
    • Pastor Search Team – The Church Selected on February 7, 2021 –
      Brock Bell * Dawn Grimes * Roger Killingsworth * Annie Krawczyk * Josh Shoemaker  * Mark Vigil  * Mickey Walden  
    • Deacons – Find Deacon Names for each Adult class click here – (scroll down for Adult list)
    • Finance team – Janice Bullard; Susan Collins; Gordon Mackey; Glenn Wucher; Warren Smith; Bobbie Durkee
    • Adult Grow Group Leaders – Find Teacher names click here – (scroll down for Adult list)
  • Explanation of Team Responsibilities:

    • Transition Team

      • does not search for our next Senior Pastor. That task will be assigned to a Pastor Search Team that the church will select.
      • is assigned to recommend to the church for consideration an Interim Pastor.
      • meets monthly with the Interim Pastor for updates on his work and performance evaluation.
      • brings a recommendation with the endorsement of the Deacons to the church to consider approving a Pastor Search Process which will be our guide for:
        • selecting a Pastor Search Team
        • the Pastor Search Team in the search, selecting and presenting a candidate to the Church.
        • the Church on what is required in order to extend a invitation to a Church approved candidate.
    • Transitional Interim Pastor

      • will not be considered as a candidate to be our next Senior Pastor.
      • his tasks are listed here – Covenant Agreement
      • he is specifically trained and has experience as an Transitional Interim Pastor
      • he brings an objective perspective on what and how to lead us during the transition period
      • he is only temporarily serving FBCP until our next Senior Pastor is selected and begins his ministry at FBCP.
    • Pastor Search Team

      • will be selected by the Church according to the guidelines listed in the Church approved Pastor Search Process.
      • the Interim Pastor will share with the Church a report from the Discovery / Listening groups and surveys of the recommended characteristics (profile) of what members would like to see in our next Senior Pastor.

      • the Team once selected by the Church will be trained by the Interim Pastor and then proceed with their search for our next Pastor
      • They will make regular reports to the Church on their progress.

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PAST NEWS

Pastor Steve has Retired as our Senior Pastor effective Sunday Oct. 25, 2020

  • Church Theme: Strong Together . . . Looking Forward” Deuteronomy 31:8
    • We can be Strong because God is strong. We can Look Forward because God shows us the way.
      “The Lord Himself goes before (ahead) of us and will be with us. He will never leave us nor forsake (abandon) us. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

Business Meeting Feb. 3 – Approved Pastor Search Process and Approved Church By-laws Amendments

2021 Budget  Approved by Church on Jan. 20, 2021

Dec. 6 Business Meeting Video – If you need the pass code to view the video,
email pastor@fbcpville.org. Please include your name.

Recent Updates

Due to water leaks on campus, the Pastor Discussion session for Saturday has been cancelled and changes have been made to the Sunday morning schedule. Please visit fbcpville.org/news for more details.