By Mike Gibbons
Directional Pastor and Chair of the Pastor Search Committee
As a team, we thank you for your confidence in the Pastor Search Committee. We look forward to serving MacArthur Blvd in this capacity and humbly ask for your prayers as we move forward. We are seeking God in this process and the man He has for us.
Our team was affirmed by the church on January 21st of this year. We will be meeting in “formal” session each Sunday evening. The primary focus of our initial meetings has been prayer. We believe that as we begin this process we need to bathe our team and this process in prayer. To that end, we had an overnight Prayer Retreat, as a team, at Camp Copass on February 9th and 10th. We want to seek God together as a foundation for our work in finding a Lead Pastor. We have also spent time in scheduling, making assignments, and other administrative tasks. Our next few meetings include training from the Southern Baptist Texas Convention and training from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on evaluating a text-driven sermon. It is important that we are unified on what constitutes a text-driven sermon which is an important distinctive of MacArthur Blvd. We will also begin the process of compiling and updating a Lead Pastor Profile which will include a profile of our church as well as our surrounding community.
We plan to provide an update to the church on a monthly basis. These updates will be brief but we hope that you find them useful. Please submit any questions or comments you have in the form on the Pastor Search page. Feel free to contact any member of our committee at any time to discuss the progress or ask questions.