The Road Ahead

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, we celebrated Pastor Rob and his family for their 15 years of faithful service to Broadmoor, and we honored them as they decided to take their next steps of obedience in allowing God to lead them in their next phase of life outside of Broadmoor. Their devotion to this church and their courageous obedience toward God’s vision for their future are powerful examples for us to follow as God leads us forward. Rob, Kimandria, Trea, Ridge and Rivers have been a tremendous gift to this church family. We are grateful for them and how God continues to direct their steps as they pursue a new path.

So, what does the road ahead look like for Broadmoor?


In many ways, this question has already been answered by God in His Word. God has commissioned each of us to go and make disciples of all nations. He has commanded us to love Him and love others. Regardless of the season, the mission of the Church remains firm: loved by our heavenly Father, we must unswervingly commit to love God, love people, and be used to change the world around us.

So how do we fulfill this purpose in the midst of change?

The best way to answer this question is WE NOT ME. Unity in the Body and our desire to align our hearts with God’s is essential as we pursue God’s vision for Broadmoor. It’s just that simple. For some of you, that is all you need to move forward, while others are wired with the need to know more practical day-to-day information. And that is okay. We’ve set up this page on website that we hope will provide you with as much clarity as we have thus far. You can expect to find information about our preaching schedule as well as current information on the selection process as we have it updates.  Additionally, we have set up questions@broadmoor.org for anyone who would like to ask a question that may not be answered on this website.

We are reminded of the wonderful reality that God is sovereign and in control. He is the Rock on which we stand. During this time, we must remember as long as we remain in Him, He will remain in us. As we expectantly and excitedly walk this road ahead, we want to encourage you to keep your eyes on Him and His promises, and find intentional ways to make this journey about We Not Me.

OUR INTERIM PASTOR

It is a delight to announce Dr. Jim Shaddix as interim pastor starting January 13, 2019. In addition to serving as Broadmoor’s interim pastor in 1998, he has pastored churches in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Colorado, and served as dean of the chapel and professor of preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Currently, Jim serves as professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, occupying the W. A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching. Jim is the coordinator of Southeastern’s EQUIP Network, which partners with churches and other ministry organizations providing practical theological education through mentored internships and fieldbased instruction.

Jim and his wife, Debra, have a passion for discipling / mentoring young leaders and spouses. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. 

FAQs

What will Dr. Shaddix be Preaching?

In his first sermon, Dr. Shaddix mentioned that is was not a building, a worship style, or a staff member that unifies a church, but rather hearing the voice of God that establishes unity in the body. Recognizing our need as believers to hear the voice of God, Dr. Shaddix will be preaching alongside Broadmoor's Bible Reading plan. To access a copy of our Bible Reading plan, click HERE.

What Steps Have Been Taken in the Search Process?

The Personnel Team and Church Council met on Saturday, December 15th and Sunday, January 10th to prayerfully consider all the nominations that were submitted.  After considerable prayer and a thorough vetting process, members of this joint team selected candidates who represent Broadmoor's current active congregation in terms of age, gender, ethicity, ministry areas and membership tenure. These individuals were asked to prayerfully consider serving as members of the Lead Pastor Search Team. On January 16th, our deacon body unanimously affirmed these individuals to serve on the Lead Pastor Search Team, followed by a unanimous affirmation by our church family on February 3rd.
 

To see the Lead Pastor Search Team click HERE.

What Happens Next?

Now that our Lead Pastor Search team has been affirmed by our deacon body and our church family, they will immediately begin to take the first steps that are critical in the search process. These candidates have already been spending time in prayer, seeking God's will for our church. The next step will include a time of training to equip each member of the team with the tools and resources they need to be effective in their calling to seek out our next lead pastor. Because the training is paramount to the success of the team, Broadmoor has hired Dr. John H. Ewart to serve as a consultant walking along side the search team, Dr. Shaddix, and our church staff through this process.  To learn more about Dr. Ewart and the value he is bringing to this process, please click HERE.

We will continue to provide updates from our Lead Pastor Search Team as they become available.

 

How Long Can We Expect This Interim Season to Last?

The duration for an interim season is unique for each church. However, the “rule of thumb” is that a Church Family should expect one month for every year a Lead Pastor has served the church. With that being said, there is no way to fully know the exact timeline, although we are sensitive to and trust the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

Where Is Info Available During the Search Process?

We will continue to keep an open line of communication with the Church Family. We will continue to update our website, as well as send email updates as they are available.

You may also text "WENOTME" to 95577 to receive updates and notifications to your cell phone.

More Info

For questions regarding this transition time or the pastor search process, email questions@broadmoor.org.