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Early this week it became official that Cecil May is stepping aside as the Dean of the V.P. Black College of the Bible at Faulkner University. He will continue at Dean Emeritus. Here's the most exciting thing from Brother May's standpoint. He will be free to write more and to put some of his past writings in book form. The sister part of this announcement is Scott Gleaves has been appointed the new Dean. We are happy as Scott takes his considerable talent into this new role.
This scoop goes to Matthew Morine: The Lakeview church in Tacoma, WA is looking for a preacher-youth guy to share the role with another preacher. Their attendance runs over 350. http://www.lakeviewcofc.org/
Our dear friend David Salisbury scoops himself this week! After about 12 years he resigned Sunday from the Lomax congregation in Hohenwald, TN. To find out more about this good church go to their webpage.
This one (and the next) are a little different. The Riverside Christian Academy is looking for a new headmaster. Here are the details as I received them: CONTRACT: Full-time, twenty-four months, one year renewable options thereafter. COMPENSATION: Commensurate with credentials and experience. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head of School shall exercise all the responsibilities necessary to preserve and execute the established mission of the Riverside Christian Academy, in compliance with the school’s By-Laws, while advancing its standing in the community as a superior Christian educational institution. QUALIFICATIONS: The Head of School shall be a committed, imaginative and creative individual with a passion for (and deep understanding of) Christian education, with a strongly rooted life of Christian faith and service. S/he shall possess a solid understanding of the integration of faith and learning in a pre-K through 12 school context. S/he shall be a member in good standing of the Church of Christ and demonstrate a mature Christian lifestyle. Experience as a teacher and/or school administrator is required. A master’s degree in administration is required, with emphasis in education courses, in either the undergraduate degree or master’s degree. Needs to have demonstrated leadership abilities. GENERAL ATTRIBUTES: Conviction about the importance of Christian education and sees this position as a ministry Agreement/compliance with the school’s statement of purpose, statement of beliefs and By-Laws Experienced educator with keen understanding of the Christian learning/teaching processExcellent oral and written communicator Strong publicly and privately. Contact: Kyle Spears firstname.lastname@example.org 931 993-0254
Tennessee Children’s Home is looking for a Residential Counselor. "Couples needed for live-in positions as residential counselors, providing frontline treatment and care for up to eight adolescent males, ages 13-18. Good interpersonal, team, and conflict resolution skills are required. Must be willing to undergo extensive training in behavior management techniques in a therapeutic environment. Must be able to adapt to two-weeks-on-one-week-off schedule. Residential counselors are part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of case managers, credentialed counselors, and support staff. Come be a part of this ministry! We offer competitive pay and excellent full-time benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, retirement and paid time off. To apply, call Dana Lawson 486-2274 x225 or visit us online at www.tennesseechildrenshome.org."
The Mayo Church of Christ is seeking a full-time minister. They want a man with strong biblical knowledge coupled with evident Christian attributes. They also ask for "Excellent inter-personal skills and a straightforward approach are essential. Full-time preaching experience will be helpful. Some measure of maturity may also be helpful in that the Mayo congregation is currently without elders. A willingness to happily live and work in a small, rural community will serve a candidate well. Contact: Norm Thomas email@example.com"
The Oak Hills church in Rome, Georgia is looking for a Youth Minister. Here's the link - http://www.oak-hill.org/
Chance Hicks will be moving to work at the Jacksonville congregation in Alabama as College and Youth Minister. This means the Adamsville church in central Alabama (just outside of Birmingham) will be looking for a new Youth man. Contact Ronnie Hayes for details: 205.674.8273.
This scoop from Robert Jeffreys: The Pine Street church in Heber Springs, AR is looking for a preacher. They currently average about 100 on Sunday AM. Lance Mays, has been there for 10 years and will be leaving in July. The contact elder is Ray Toland 501.887.9279. Heber Srpings is a resort/retirement community. During the summer travel and holidays, the attendance can double and triple.
The Church of Christ in Quincy, IL an opening for a youth ministry intern for the Summer of 2013. This is a paid position that last for 10 weeks, beginning near the end of May. We are seeking a young man that is led by the Spirit and desires to grow from this experience and have a lasting impact on our teens. If you are interested in applying please email your resume firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take a moment to learn more about the church at http://www.quincychurch.com.
The Forest Mill church in Manchester, TN is looking for a Youth Minister. They are a church of about 270. Here is the purpose statement as they crafted it: "To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model." They see his role as:
-love youth where they are
-encourage youth in developing their relationship to God
-provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
-challenge them to respond to God's call to serve in their communities and world"
That's what I've got this week. Let me know what I missed....