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UPDATES FROM PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE

4/12/2024

 

As I was leaving the church this weekend, I overheard two young women laughing and talking as they stood in the foyer. One said, “This may sound silly, but I love the way this church feels.” I don’t know the spiritual connotations of her comment, but it is likely that someone (the church) made her feel welcome. It reminded me of the Henry Blackaby quote, “How you live your life is a testimony of what you believe about God.”

Your Pastor Search Committee has recently completed the church profile. It is a brief compilation of our church’s story. The next page in our story is turning. I challenge each of you to live your life as a true testimony to the world of what you believe about God. The next page is waiting to be written. The way we live as the Body of Christ at First Baptist will script that very story.

We are beginning to receive resumes for the position of pastor. It is exciting. It is encouraging. God is moving! Many eyes are looking our direction. Let’s make sure that our personal and corporate lives reflect the true story of our Lord Jesus. Let’s write a legacy of love. Keep praying for your PSC committee and for the man God has chosen as our next pastor.

 

Journeying with you,

Suzie Liner

Chair

Pastor Search Committee

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Please pray diligently for the members of our Pastor Search Committee in their task to find our next Pastor of First Baptist Lubbock.

 

SUZIE LINER Chairman

SEAN CLARK Vice Chairman

TIM ODOM Secretary

ANDREW ADAMS

PAUL DURHAM

KEITH LEONARD

MELISSA MCDOUGAL

BRAD DABBERT (DEACON CHAIRMAN)

SAM LAW (DEACON VICE-CHAIR)

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4/4/2024

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As I pulled into the church parking lot Monday evening for the PSC meeting, the church building itself was sitting regally with its beautiful copper steeple glowing in the sun. It was a memorable moment as I sat quietly listening in one of those “Be Still and Know” holy moments. Our PSC team arrived early and were well prepared. We worked line by line on documents that will introduce our church to pastor candidates. We were struck by the legacy and the history of First Baptist Church, Lubbock. Importantly, the love of this Body of Christ for others was the golden thread woven throughout our church story. I am encouraged and excited to see all God has in store for us as our team works diligently while yet waiting patiently in those “Be Still and Know” moments of this journey. We have a story waiting to be told...His story!  Please pray our hearts and minds and that of our future pastor are finely tuned to His Spirit. We are available for your comments at PSC@firstlubbock.org.

 

Blessings,

Suzie Liner, Chairman

Pastor Search Committee

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35

 

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3/28/2024

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

We want to share our heart and give a brief update as we move forward with the holy task of finding God’s chosen man for the Senior Pastor position at First Baptist Church Lubbock. The greater part of our last meeting was invested in widening our knowledge base and deepening our wisdom as we become experts in the pastor search process. So much has changed in the world of ministry and in ministerial education. We were blessed to glean insight from Dr. Dowell Loftis of the BGCT Center for Ministerial Health. It was a lengthy meeting; in the end, we recognized growth and strengthening as a team. The guidance of the Holy Spirit is moving us in unity toward our common goal. With every consideration and decision, we hold Jesus and then you, our church family, foremost in our thoughts. The strong foundation of this church on Christ our Lord and the proclamation of His Word emboldens us in this task. Pray for the man who God is preparing to be your next Senior Pastor, and pray for unity in our church as we journey together. We welcome your communications at PSC@firstlubbock.org.

 

Blessings,

Suzie Liner, Chairman

Pastor Search Committee

 

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Cor. 1:10

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3/21/2024

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for your trust in us as we begin this pastor search journey. We are each honored and humbled to serve. We’d like to introduce to you the officers of this committee:

 

Suzie Beck Liner - Chairman

Sean Clark - Vice Chairman

Tim Odom - Secretary

 

If you have any questions, please email us at psc@firstlubbock.org

 

We ask that you continue to pray for us daily as the Holy Spirit guides us to find the next pastor for our church.

 

Pray for unity in our committee as well as wisdom and discernment in each step we take.


Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

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