Pastor's Blog

Opening for a Lead Pastor

Thursday, September 20, 2018
These are exciting days at Buhler MB!....

These are exciting days at Buhler MB! I want to share with you something from our church Pastor Search Committee and it's "hot off the press." It is the advertisement we will be sharing with a number of people and places to help our church discover and call God's choice for us as a Lead Pastor and his family. This ad will go out on our web site this week and in the coming days will be shared with selected people such as our MB District Minister and his colleagues across North America. It will also be posted on ministry job boards at selected evangelical seminaries and colleges, and will also be published in the MB's Christian Leader magazine. The Pastor Search Committee also wants you to share the information with anyone you may know who may be qualified as a potential candidate for our new Pastor. Our deadline for applications is set for November 10th. You are encouraged to pray fervently for the Lord to send us his choice for us and our servant-leadership needs as a church. Here's the advertisement.

 

 Opening for a Lead Pastor

 

In January of 2018, Buhler (KS) Mennonite Brethren Church, a small-town evangelical, anabaptist church averaging 175 in attendance, called an Intentional Interim Pastor because we have struggled with vision, leadership and a loss of members over the last 15 years. We wanted to find renewal and begin to rediscover unity around an exciting vision for our community and beyond. Our desire is to continue to turn around and move forward with godly, servant leadership, and accomplish a new mission of "glorifying Christ by loving God, loving others, and making disciples through the power of the Holy Spirit." Our newly discovered vision is nothing less than to "intentionally transform communities through Christ," and we are seeking a new Lead Pastor to help us do just that. We need pastoral leadership and care help in capturing this vision and moving forward out of our comfort zones and into our communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The kind of man of God and his family for which we are searching will have a depth of love for our Lord and a passion for Jesus, our church family, and our community. He will also be energetic, an effective communicator of God's Word, and have high emotional intelligence, connecting on a personal level with young and old while showing them love and helping them to know Jesus and grow in Him as disciples. Check out Buhler MB at www.buhlermbchurch.org. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to buhlermbpst@gmail.com. The deadline for application is November 10th, 2018.

The W's of the Leadership Retreat

Pastor's Blog

October 18, 2018

 

On Saturday, November 3rd, we are having a BMBC Leadership Retreat and all ministry leaders are invited.

 

Here are the facts:

 

What? The Leadership Retreat is an opportunity to have the ministry leaders at our church gather to hear about and talk about the continued transformation of BMBC and our various ministries.

 

Who? All ministry leaders and leadership team members are invited. This includes the leaders of our church ministries such as Christian Education, Worship, Wednesday Night Light, Youth, Pastor Search, Renewal Team, Council, Deacons, Life Groups, Kitchen, Sunday School classes, Spiritual Gifts Committee, Missions/Evangelism, Trustees, Children's Church, Communication Team, Decorating Committee, Library Committee, Social Committee, Women's Ministries, Ushers, Greeters, Nursery, etc. Pastor Charlie will be leading the retreat but will be assisted by members of our Renewal Team. If you are a team leader of a ministry and can't come, please get one or two other leaders from your team to come and report back to you.

 

When? The Retreat takes place on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the meeting room of the Dillon Nature Center. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Those who attend will gain maximum benefit for themselves and their ministries if they come for the whole time.

 

Why? During the last 10 months, the Renewal Team has been seeking to help our church become healthier with a clear mission, vision and core values. These leaders have also been working on developing a "Simple Church" model and currently a disciple-making pathway to help all our ministries and members know how to be part of a church that is serious about spiritual growth by loving God, loving others and making disciples of Jesus. Now is the time to share how all this impact and help all ministries in the church. This retreat will be a call to participate in church and community transformation and will include training and coaching for ministry leaders.