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A message from the Paster

As we continue to focus on the church, we need to see and understand the five stages of church conflict. Stage one is a time of mild disagreements. During this time there may be differences of opinions on issues but we agree to disagree in godly ways. For example, an idea is addressed which some believe will enable the church to grow while others don’t like the idea. There may be differences of opinions but all understand they still are part of the family of God. Some may even vote against what the others understand will bring lost folks into a relationship with Jesus. A vote is taken and those who oppose the issue have voiced their opinion but to no avail the idea is going to be implanted. Now there are two choices to hold a grudge against some individuals or to humbly agree to work together even though they still disagree. You see there will always be differing methods, styles, or procedures that will allow the work of the ministry and the mission of the church to flourish.

What can you do to help bring unity? You can increase the communication, show appreciation for the ministry of the church, value those who do not agree with you, and continue to use your own gifts, prayer for those in leadership, and talents to advance the work of the gospel.

The second stage has to do with misunderstandings and miscommunication. During this time hurt feelings surface. At times we have simply misunderstood the rationale and the direction. So, we begin to complain that no one is listening to us anymore. This can lead to feeling of competition. What one cannot nor should not do is to stay away from those who you opposed. What good will that do in advancing the kingdom of God? In reality you are depriving the entire body of Christ of your spiritual gifts and talents. This leads to a polarization all because of miscommunications and misunderstandings. It ceases to be about issues now it is us versus them.

What can you do to prevent this? The very first step is to intervene immediately through prayer and mediation asking the Lord to reveal to the truth and how to find common ground. To once again stress the need for us to work together to accomplish the mission of the Lord’s church. That may mean it is time for prayer as a group to seek reconciliation. Isn’t this what Matthew 18 tells us to do? Matthew 18: 15 "If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he won't listen, take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every fact may be established. 17 If he pays no attention to them, tell the church. But if he doesn't pay attention even to the church, let him be like an unbeliever and a tax collector to you.

Unless the miscommunications and misunderstands are resolved we enter the stage of mistrust and accusations. During this time, we tend to assume another’s motive blaming them for all the problems. Gossip becomes a problem. Accusations are not only spread but embellished as they make their rounds. There develops a spirit of accusations rather than a spirit of unity.

What do you need to do with this mistrusting and time of accusations? Instead of passing on gossip we need to verify what is true. If we find out it is not true then we need to go to the source and patiently inform them of their error. This would be the time when a small group of godly men need to call the church to prayer and to seek to deal with the hurt mistrust and false accusation does to an individual and the church. We need to be reminded that we are all involved in a spiritual battle and how important it is to put on the whole armor of God found in Ephesians 610-18: 0 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, 15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word. 18 With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance

Bro Randy Interim pastor

Pastor Search

Lead Pastor Job Description

First Baptist Church

Perryville, Missouri




To glorify God through worship, promote spiritual growth, reach the unsaved and unchurched, and provide opportunities for Christian fellowship.  (Article II - Missions, Church Constitution)


Job Summary/Purpose

The pastor shall have as his charge the welfare and oversight of the church and shall be its true shepherd.  He shall minister to the church at regular and appointed times of worship and service, and to the individual members whenever possible.  He shall have oversight of all staff members (paid and volunteer).  (Article II: Section 2 - Pastoral Relations, Church Bylaws)


Core Competencies and Qualification

   Christlike attitude

   Effective communicator

   Ordained by a Southern Baptist Church (Article II : Section 1-Pastoral Relations, Church Bylaws)

   Seminary education is preferred

   Adhere to Southern Baptist Doctrine

   Must have only one marriage (except in the case of death) without divorce

   5 years experience in a ministry leadership position

   Strong in missions, leadership, and discipleship

   Should have administrative abilities

   Experience with Celebrate Recovery program will be beneficial


Duties and Responsibilities

   Lead two services Sunday morning and Wednesday night Bible study/prayer meeting

   Act as moderator of the business meetings and shall be ex-officio member of all committees of the church (Article II: Section 4-Pastoral Relations, Church Bylaws)

   Committed to personal study and growth; demonstrate strong working knowledge of Scripture

   Conduct counseling sessions, perform wedding ceremonies and conduct funerals

   Lead in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the total program of the church (Church council or leadership team)

   Visits and ministers to members and prospective members in homes, care facilities, and hospitals and in times of bereavement

   Work with deacons, church officers, and committees as they perform their assigned responsibilities

   Oversee, along with deacons, church discipline matters and the management of conflict issues in the church

   Develop a relationship with the Cape Baptist Association


Status: full time; variable hours

Reporting: accountable to deacon body; oversees paid staff and volunteer committee leaders

Benefits: medical, annuity, housing allowance

  July 2018  
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