Updated on: 06/27/21
 
 

Our Pastor Search Team

 

Our Mission Statement:

The RFBC Pastor Search Team will faithfully seek God’s discernment and wisdom as we affirm His calling on the next senior pastor. We trust the Holy Spirit to connect us to God’s will for His church and the Bible to be our authority. With one heart and one mind, we will glorify the Lord.

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Our 

Process:

We are currently reading from the book “Search” by William Vanderblomemen as the first step in our process. 
We don’t want to move ahead or behind God, so prayer is our first and foremost objective as we meet together as a team and make decisions.  Each member has committed to fast one day a week in order to draw closer to God for the entire search process.   We welcome you to join us in prayer and fasting as we move through this process. 

Steps in the Process

START

  • Identify the unique characteristics of RFBC to create our church profile
  • Create job description for Lead Pastor of RFBC
  • We have begun advertising through appropriate channels and start receiving resumes
  • Begin the screening process by reviewing all resumes and selecting candidates to continue in the process
  • Start virtual interviews
  • Continue the screening process and determine which candidates move on to in-person interviews
  • in-person interview with our elder team.
  • Finalist return to meet with more members of the leadership of the church
  • Concluding affirmation process of the final candidate, offer extended and accepted.

FINISH

Updates

  • We are very excited to announce that we have felt the Lord’s Spirit leading us to only one person.  Both he and are team have felt that he is called to be RFBC’s next lead pastor.    
  • Our next step will be for him to visit Roanoke and our church to get to know us better and for him to meet with our elder team to further affirm his calling. 

  
  

 How You Can Be Involved

Pray

  • Pray that the Pastor Search Team is patient, manages their time well and remains unified as they seek the Lord’s sovereign plan.
  • Pray that the Lord’s hand is on the process and that the members of RFBC have faith in His perfect timing and providence.
  • Pray for a future harmonious relationship between the existing pastors and our future pastor. 
  • Pray for the church, that we would continue to experience the presence of God in our life and abide in Jesus. Pray that the Holy Spirit continues to stir our hearts for exciting changes. That there would be church-wide unity in the transition.
  • Pray that the Lord is continuing to prepare the heart of the future pastor towards our fellowship. That he will have a passion to help grow the church. 
  • Pray for our next senior pastor, that he would not shrink back from suffering for the gospel – 1 Thessalonians 2:2. That he will work to please God, not men – 1 Thessalonians 2:4 and 2:6. That he would be encouraging and gracious without asking anything in return –  1 Thessalonians 2:5. Pray that he will be gentle and that he will try tenderness before toughness – 1 Thessalonians 2:7. Pray that he would present the gospel and care for the church – 1 Thessalonians 2:8. Pray that he will work hard – 1 Thessalonians 2:9. Pray that he will strive for holiness 1 Thessalonians 2:10.
  • Pray blessing to all the co-laborers in Christ who have applied so far. 

Fast

  • Each member of our team has committed to fast one day a week.
  • Join us by fasting one day a week!  Remember fasting doesn’t just mean giving up food, you can give up social media, TV, or anything you feel God is telling you to give up as you seek Him. 
  • The goal here is to draw closer to God through the process and to be united through His Holy Spirit as we fast and pray together. We want to hear God during every step in the process.