Congregational Survey

After much prayer and study, the Starnes Cove Baptist Search Committee believes our next pastor should have priorities and strengths in seven key areas. While the seven areas are not all-encompassing, we believe they are biblical, essential, and are strong areas of practice. In our consideration, we greatly value the input and opinions of our fellow church members.

For each of the seven areas, we provide a brief explanation and an evaluation survey. At the end there is a space for your own suggestions or thoughts. Please give careful thought and prayer to this survey. The survey is intended to be anonymous, so no name is necessary. We thank you for your thoughtful and prayerful input

For any more information feel free to ask our Search Committee members or email us at SearchTeamSCBC@gmail.com


Thank you for your prayerful participation in this survey!


May God Continue To Bless Our Church,

SCBC Search Committee

Gender *
Age *
Starnes Cove Baptist Membership *
Marital Status *
Number of Children *
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Number of Children 12 and Under *
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Number of Children 12 to 18 *
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How many times a month do you attend SCBC? *
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On Sundays? *
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On Wednesdays? *
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What brought you to SCBC? *
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What do you like about SCBC? *
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Key Qualities of Our Next Pastor
The following sections focus on qualities of our next pastor. There will be a title and scripture references listed first followed by statements you will rank. We ask that you please check the box based on how important you find each of the statements to be.
1. The priority of Strong Bible Preaching and Teaching of the Whole Council of Scripture. Acts 20:27, 2 Timothy 3:16.
Our Pastor should preach and teach through the whole word of God and preach the Gospel of Christ. *
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His preaching should have a strong balance of doctrine and practical application. *
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His preaching should be Bible filled, while communicating with today’s generation. *
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2. The Priority of Biblical Discipleship, Small Groups for Various Ages and Groups. Mathew 28:19, Ephesians 4:12, Deuteronomy 11:19-21.
Our pastor should help believers grow in all forms of Bible study and discipleship. *
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Small groups, Sunday School, and close relationships should be a strong focus. *
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The pastor’s focus on discipleship should include a strong emphasis on family, marriage, and effective parenting. *
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It should include age-related training to prepare believers for the issues of modern society. *
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Apologetics* are an important part of discipleship especially with youth and college age members. *
*Apologetics: The religious discipline of defending the faith through justification in either a written or verbal response.
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Discipleship should include strong biblical teaching about church membership and commitment to Christ’s Lordship. *
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3. The Priority of Evangelism, Missions, and Kingdom Expansion. Mathew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8.
The pastor should lead our church in a strong focus on community missions. *
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The pastor should lead our church in a strong focus on global evangelism. *
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He will help the church embrace a variety of means to fulfill the Great Commission while leading us through mission projects and community impact. *
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4. The Priority of Worship in Spirit and in Truth. Psalm 100:4-5, John 4:23.
Our pastor should help us grow in depth and quality of worship while emphasizing worship that is meaningful to various age groups. *
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A pastor should help us view worship as more than music style and personal preference. Worshiping in Spirit and Truth is what pleases God. *
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Our pastor should lead us to experience worship that helps bring believers together. *
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5. The Priority of Multiple Church Ministries with God-Directed Vision. 1 Corinthians 12-14, Ephesians 4:11-16, Proverbs 29:18.
Our pastor should help the church strengthen its various ministries to both members and non-members. *
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While biblical churches must prioritize outreach, they must not neglect in-reach. *
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The right pastor will help us find and follow God’s guidance, not just work programs. *
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6. The Priority of Personal and Corporate Prayer. Mark 11:17, James 5:13-16.
A pastor should help us strengthen all levels of prayer. The New Testament Church prioritized prayer and we believe it is critical to churches to do so today. *
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The right pastor will help us strengthen prayer that is biblical and balanced. *
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7. The priority of Loving Fellowship, Unity, and Reconciled Relationships. Mathew 5:23-24, 6:14-15; John 13:34-35, 17:21.
According to Jesus, love and unity are crucial to glorifying God and witnessing effectively for Christ. Loving unity and reconciliation are crucial for effective churches. Our pastor should be strong at strengthening fellowship, unity, and healthy relationships. *
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Our pastor should be able to lead us through changes and growth with loving unity and vision. *
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Now, please rank the following in order of importance to you on a scale of 1 to 7, number 1 being the most important and 7 being the least important to you.
We recommend you look back over the titles, questions, and scriptures before answering.
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1 = Most Important 7 = Least Important
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1. The priority of Strong Bible Preaching and Teaching Of the Whole Council of Scripture.
2. The Priority of Biblical Discipleship, Small groups for Various Ages, and Groups.
3. The Priority of Evangelism, Missions, and Kingdom Expansion.
4. The Priority of Worship in Spirit and in Truth.
5. The Priority of Church Multiple Ministries with God-Directed Vision.
6. The Priority of Personal and Corporate Prayer.
7. The priority of Loving Fellowship, Unity, and Reconciled Relationships.
Please use this space to provide us with any comments, suggestions, or other information you would like to provide. *
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Thank you for prayerfully completing this survey! Please continue to be in prayer for our church and our future pastor.
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