“…serve him with whole hearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you.” – 1 Chronicles 28:9b
Please join us in praying the above scripture over this search and feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Check this page often. It will be continually updated as we move through the process.
- Potential Applicants: The official application process will run from late January through early March. You may download the PV Preaching Minister Information Packet and Job Description here. Pease feel free contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Submit a Candidate: The committee is actively seeking candidates who match the qualities brought out in the focus groups. We welcome your suggestions of specific names through the end of February at www.pvcc.org/nominate.
Latest Update: Stage One Complete!
The search committee is actively working through an extensive list of candidates. Some of them have reached out to us, some have been nominated by PV members, and others have been recommended by leaders in our brotherhood who know this body well. They have all been asked to pray about this position.
These candidates are being asked to submit a resume if they are interested in the position and we will then begin measuring them, and their sermons, against the criteria we learned from you, and from the elders. We expect to give the elders our final recommendations in April.
Are you wondering how long before we have a new pulpit minister, how you can participate, and if a lead candidate has already been identified? If so, you are not alone. Many PV members have asked these questions and more. If your question is not covered here, please feel free to email the team at email@example.com.
The minister search committee is composed of 12 PV members, selected by the elders, representing a cross section of our congregation. View the full list here.
During stage one, focus groups were held in every adult Bible class. the committee also looked at the history of PV to examine our roots in relation to who we have become as a body of believers. These efforts have provided a better understanding of the personal qualities the right candidate must have to be a fit for PV and will also help us better communicate who we are as a church to potential candidates. This candidate will align with our core beliefs and will complement the existing goals and efforts at PV to connect with God, grow spiritually, serve together, and make a dramatic impact for good in our community and across the world.
We are currently in stage two. A complete picture of the right candidate has been created, we will begin seeking out the candidates who match those qualities. We welcome your suggestions of specific names at any time during the process, but especially during this stage. You may complete a nomination form online at www.pvcc.org/nominate.
Praying over stage two:
“For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:8
During stage two, pray with us that God will help us find the most qualified candidates. Pray for courage as committee members reach out to potential candidates and for the patience needed to let the process do its work.
The committee will spend time listening to sermons, speaking with candidates, and checking references to narrow the field to three final candidates.
Praying over stage three:
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep, and they know me.” – John 10:14
During stage three, please pray with us that we as a group will hear God’s voice with clarity and feel peace as we consider each candidate. Pray that we will see God’s will for this position and that our judgement will not be clouded by personal opinion.
The committee will submit the three men selected to the elders. The elders will then interview and select the final candidate.
Praying over stage four:
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
During stage four, please pray that the elders will know the right questions to ask as they represent PV through the interview process. Pray that they will have clarity of God’s will for this position as they move forward with their final choice. Pray that the ideal candidate will be moved toward a love and mission for PV and our community and that they will feel the Spirit drawing them to accept the position. Pray that the church accepts the decision with gracious and loving hearts, knowing that the will of God has been asked for and carried out at every step of the process.