Then help is just one phone call or click away!
Your pastor search committee's first call should be to the Pastorless Church Team of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. You can reach Karl Fickling, Director, by calling him at 214-887-5491 or by clicking here to email him. This team is anxious to provide your church with the resources you need as you approach the critical choice of the person to lead your church as pastor.
Also, you will find - on the TBC Web site - links to information that is essential to helping your committee and church navigate the process of finding and calling a new pastor.
These links are provided on two pages on our Web site:
- Articles - in printable PDF format - contained in the Help for Pastor Search Committees packet that we have provided to pastorless churches for many years
Your church and pastor search committee will find these articles to be helpful and informative. For links to these resources, click here.
- Links to resources provided on the Web site of the Baptist General Convention of Texas
These include essential resources such as questions that your committee needs to ask prospective pastors, as well as sample documents related to the search process. For links to these resources, click here.
You are free to copy any of these materials (from both TBC and the BGCT) for the use of your committee. Permission is not given, however - by either Texas Baptists Committed or the BGCT - to reproduce any portion of these materials for sale.
We also recommend that you go directly to the Texas Baptist Pastorless Churches Web page for additional information and resources regarding the following:
- Initial Assistance
- Initial consultation
- Referrals to supply preachers and trained traditional interim pastors
- Intentional Interim Ministry
- Training for Pastor Search Committees
- Finding Candidates
- Leader Connect résumé-matching service
- Job Descriptions (English/Español) for a variety of ministry staff positions
Again, if your church is without a pastor, we strongly recommend that you immediately call Karl Fickling at 214-887-5491 or click here to email him. He and his Pastorless Church Team are anxious to provide you with any help that you need. All you have to do is ask.