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UPDATE FROM : February 2, 2023

Church Family,

On behalf of the Pastor Search Committee, THANK YOU again for your participation at our January 29th “listening session.” Your input was most helpful and insightful, and we will be compiling your comments to develop a “pastor profile” that best reflects YOUR preferences for our next Senior Pastor.

In the meantime, just a few reminders:

  1. PLEASE continue praying for the committee, the search process, and for the man God is already preparing to be our next Senior Pastor.

  2. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the Congregational Survey. Hard copies are available at the Breezeway Welcome Kiosk and online at hpbc.org/pastorsearch for soft copies. Try to have those completed by February 15th.

The committee will be meeting again on February 5th. Consistent with the process Dr. Jim Richards has shared with us, in addition to developing a “pastor profile,” we will be working as a group to develop a “church profile” (who WE are as a church family) and a “community profile” (who THEY are, i.e., Austin and those we seek to reach for the Lord Jesus). These profiles will guide the committee and be provided to all our Senior Pastor candidates.

We have already begun the process of receiving candidate recommendations and hope to begin reviewing those in late February/early March.

Again, it is our goal to keep you informed as we work through the process, so continue to look for updates in the Logon and at hpbc.org/pastorsearch as they become available.

Danny Bivens
PSC Chairman

UPDATE FROM : January  20, 2023  

Church Family,

At the outset, THANK YOU for all the prayers, support, and encouragement you have already given me and the members of the Pastor Search Team!

We are committed to communicate with you on a regular basis about our progress. We met for the first time as a team this past Sunday (January 15th). We spent a good bit of time in prayer and building harmony as a group, as well as walking through the SBTC Pastor Search Handbook with our committee advisor, Dr. Jim Richards. Dr. Richards and his associate, Tony Wolfe, have decades of experience in helping churches navigate the search for a new pastor. It is our commitment as a team to prayerfully and faithfully follow the process in conjunction with the leading of God’s Spirit as we seek God’s man for Hyde Park.

A key component of the process is to solicit feedback, comments, recommendations, etc. FROM YOU! To that end, please note the following:

  1. The committee would like every church member to complete a Congregational Survey. The survey will be available in hard copy (at our Breezeway Welcome Kiosk and also in our grow group classes) OR electronically, by going to www.hpbc.org/pastorsearch and clicking on “Congregational Survey.” Completed hard copies should be returned to the Breezeway Welcome Kiosk.

  1. In addition to the survey, we would like to invite all church members to attend a “listening session” on Sunday, January 29th, at 6:00 p.m. in Friendship Hall where members of the Pastor Search Team will facilitate a dialogue with those present to receive your feedback.

Luke 18:1 tells us, “We ought always to pray and not lose heart,” so please keep praying, and we will look forward to seeing you on the 29th!

Danny Bivens

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