The sad thing about "scooping" is that we've had friends who were fired, in our opinion unjustly so, but we still needed to post the opening. As we've told some of them. The church will hire a new preacher, someone will stand in that pulpit and as a man of God you have to want the best for His church and hope that the "new guy" can help them where you could not. Pulpits will be filled: When our dad died, we still needed to post the opening. Well, again we have the sad job of posting an opening. Our dear friend Mike Nix who has been the preacher at the great Beltline church in Decatur, AL died out of season at age 55 - of course that means that Beltline will, in time, be looking for a new preacher. Their website is: http://beltlinechurchofchrist.faithsite.com/
This scoop goes to Don Williams: Bill Rayburn who is now at Central in Tuscaloosa, asked to send out the word that they are looking for a full time youth minister. Inquiries can be called in to him, his number is 205-468-0376. Of course the Central church building was the one destroyed in the Alabama tornados a couple of months ago and have been leading in relief. http://www.centralchofchrist.org/
The church in Waynesboro, MS in southeastern Mississippi, is seeking to fill their pulpit. The congregation was established in Waynesboro in 1952 by only a few Christians. They have about 50-55 in attendance Sunday morning's with a weekly budget of $1,700. The population of Waynesboro is approximately 6,500. They do not have elders or deacons. Salary Base of $40,000 + (Negotiable upon qualification/experience. Home Provided, 3 bedroom house in nice location. Those applying for this position should be well-rounded in all areas, a leader, and exhibit a desire to help the congregation to grow. Contact: Terry Heathcock (after 6:00 PM) 601-735-2288 email@example.com Jim Bowen 601-671-0987 firstname.lastname@example.org Jamie Heathcock 601-735-3014 or 601-410-0894 email@example.com
The Scoop Blog has been told the church in Livingston, TN is looking for a preacher: http://www.livingstoncoc.org/tp40/Default.asp?ID=223201
Mark Weaver reports that New London in northern Ohio is looking for a preacher. The former minister is stepping down due to serious health issues, and they need someone to take over his duties as soon as is practical. According to their correspondence: "We are looking for someone who is sound in Faith, fervent in Spirit, and is a true servant of God." They have 35-45 on Sundays. The Town of New London has about 2600 people living there. They are an older congregation with a mind to work. Financially, they supply $250 per week. So the individual will either: 1.) Raise outside support. 2.) Be retired and only require supplemental Income. 3.) Be willing to take a secular job. Interested: send a recording of a sermon, and a letter or resume to: New London Church of Christ 130 Third Street New London, Ohio 44851 RB Hall Phone # 419-929-3555 (no email) Darwin Anderson Phone # 419-929-8692 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Mead Phone# 419-929-8194 Email- email@example.com
Our "Uncle" Ancil is now preaching for the church in Guthrie, KY.
The Riverchase congregation in Birmingham, AL is looking for a new youth minister. They are a church of about 700. A little history: They were established by the old Central downtown congregation in 1979 and have grown healthily through the years. Dwayne Spivey is the pulpit man and Tony Brimingham works with the younger children. For more info on the church there go to: http://riverchasechurch.org/
A young man has contacted us in the middle Tennessee area who is looking for work as a worship leader. If you would like to have his information let Dale know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Hatcher gets the following scoop: The Columbia Avenue congregation in Glasgow, Ky is without a preacher. http://glasgowchurchofchrist.org/
Johnny D. Hinton scoops the following: The church at Broken Bow, Oklahoma will have a need for a full-time preacher. Broken Arrow is up near Tulsa. You can view their website: www.bbchurchofchrist.org.
The rural congregation Graceton in east Texas near the community of Dianie is in need of a preacher. Their preacher Jason Reeves will be preaching for the West Irwin congregation in Tyler. The Graceton congregation has around eighty in attendance. It is around 25 or 30 miles north of Longview. Here are their elders and their phone numbers: J.L. McCellon - 903 797-6815, Kenny McCrary - 903 797-6275, Johnny Willeford - 903 968-3572
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