It's one of those times where it seems a lot have come our way. We are delighted to share the following with you. As always keep us posted with what's new, what we've missed or what has closed that we are not aware of. Thanks to all of you. AL: Ryan Gallagher who has been the YM at the Hamilton church will be moving to the College Minister position at the University church in Montgomery, AL. Of course this means the Hamilton church may be looking for a YM.
CO: Scoop to Matthew Morine - The Golden Church of Christ is looking or will be looking for a minister. Golder is a beautiful town close to Denver. About 100 members. This is the contact I have for them - (303) 279-3872.
TN: This morning the elders at Spring Meadows announced that Jerry Elder will be the new Youth and Family Minister here. They also announced that Bud Burgess will become our Minister of Involvement. They join our Minister of Worship, Larry Arnold and me here.
AL: Barry Gilreath asked that we publish that the Jackson Heights congregation in Florence, AL is looking for a new youth minister? Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also considering dividing this role into two positions: part time teen minister and a part time children’s minister. If anyone is interested in either one of these part time position or in the other option of a full time position working with both groups contact Barry.
TN: The Erin congregation in TN is looking for a new preacher. To learn more go to: http://www.thelordsway.com/erincoc/
MI - Swartz Creek Church of Christ is seeking a full time pulpit minister to serve its 275 member congregation. They have 7 elders, 9 deacons and a youth minisyer. Interested candidates can send a cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com.
TN: This scoop from Don Williams. The Farmington congregation 7 miles from Lewisburg, is looking for a minister. They are a church of about 60 people and have three elders and several deacons. Don says: "It is a loving congregation and would love to have someone come in and work with them and grow. There would be a possibility of someone working a job on the side, or doing school work and still be the minister." Contact: Eugene Clark, one of the elders, at931-652-8006. Or email contact: MRichter @united.net
AL: This also from Don Williams: "At North Alabama Christian Children's Home, we will be needing 2 sets of house parents, after the first of the year. The houseparents and their family would live in one of our three homes and stay with some of our beautiful children. For more information or to set up a interview, please call Melinda Jackson, Social Worker, at 256-757-4212, or Don Williams, Executive Director, at 256-366-3327. This is a paid position with benefits and includes health insurance, dental and vision."
TN: Donnie Barnes the preacher at the Red Boiling Springs congregation recently passed away. Please keep this church and Donnie's family in your prayers as they chart their future.
LA: This scoop to Houston Bynum. Bill Pratt is moving to Arkansas to be closer to his family. This means the Grand Ecore Road church will be looking. To learn more go here http://www.gercoc.org/.
AL: This scoop to Dale Hubbert. The Antioch congregation near Boaz AL is looking for preacher. They have about 65 members. Contact Ed Yancey 205-466-7474. They have a 4 bedroom house as part of the package.
TN: This from Houston Bynum: Happy Haven Children's Home is looking for a dedicated Christian couple with a heart of service for helping children. They need a set of houseparents. "We provide residential child care for girls. Both husband and wife must be faithful members of the Church of Christ. The wife would be salaried as house mother; the husband can be employed off campus. Compensation includes: $22,000 salary for house mother, large home with free rent & utilities, use of passenger van & commissary, & other benefits. Please contact Houston Bynum, administrator, at 931-526-2052 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Employment applications are available at our web site: http://www.happyhaven.org/ (click on “media” and then click on “forms” for an employment application)."
TN: The Flynn's Creek in Gainesboro, TN which formed when two churches merged and has an attendance of 60-70 with lots of kids is looking for a full time preacher. Rex Moorer was there and is leaving on good terms. Contact - Alan Brown 931 510-0101.
FL: The Highlands congregation is looking for a youth and family minister. Here is part of the lengthy info they sent us. "The role of the Youth and Family Life Minister is to provide overall leadership, development, and management of all Youth & Family Ministries at Highlands Church of Christ through the promotion and development of an effective Christ-centered ministry. RESPONSIBILITIES: ADMINISTRATION: Manage and direct the planning, preparation, performance, coordination, and evaluation of a comprehensive ministry to reach the goals of the HCOC Youth & Family Ministry. To implement and support efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of all HCOC youth. COMMUNICATION: • Effectively communicate with Elders, Minister, Staff, Ministry leaders and teachers at • Effective communication with parents and other leaders and teachers of youth is • To support parents in teaching their own children through encouragement, through hands-on tools, and exposure to marriage & family, parenting seminars, classes and workshops. • Foster unity between the youth and the church family. MINISTRY PROGRAMMING: • Lead all programming aspects of the Middle & High School Ministry (includes, but not limited to: Sunday morning and evening Bible class, Youth Groups, Teen Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Outreach events, etc.) • General oversight of the Children’s Ministry Department: • Able to have oversight of children’s classes, services, and activities during worship services and other church events. • Produce and maintain a yearly calendar of events, dates, and description of programs. • Help support VBS, coordinate Church Camp, Kick-offs, etc., and see that all events are well publicized through all channels. RECRUITMENT, EQUIPPING & TRAINING: • To support the Children’s Education Coordinator in recruiting, equipping and training teachers and helpers in all areas of Youth & Family ministry. • To equip and train parents to raise up their children at home in a Godly fashion. • Organize team of substitutes too ensure class coverage • Encourage workers; provide adequate resources and support regular teacher training and/or seminar opportunities • Support education coordinator in scheduling workers, teaching, training and planning as • To minister to community members and create opportunities for their exposure to the • Work with youth and families to place appropriate focus on local evangelism • To teach biblically sound curriculum within all youth and family-oriented programs. • Constantly review the effectiveness of current materials being used. • Work with Education Coordinator for selection of appropriate curriculum between all age levels and programs (e.g., Children’s Church and children’s Bible classes.) OTHER MINISTERIAL DUTIES: • Assist in hospital calls, funerals, weddings, participation in worship services, and provide counseling as needed • Provide regular feedback and reports to the Elders • To preach, teach, lead singing or perform other essential ministerial duties as needed
MI: The Michigan Avenue Church of Christ is looking for an evangelist. It is described as a small community congregation, located in beautiful Hastings, Michigan, one half hour SE of Grand Rapids, is seeking an Evangelist. About 35 members in located in an area "Ripe for the harvest of souls." They do have a preacher's house. Please leave a message at 616-206-4271 or email: email@example.com - Scott Bidgare
That's what we have today. Let us know of what we missed.