The picture this week is my favorite so far for obvious reasons :). Without further wait here are this week's scoops: MS/AR: James Malone, part-time associate minister of the North Brandon church of Christ in Brandon, MS, has resigned to take a full time pulpit position with the Washington Ave. church in Jonesboro, AR. North Brandon is looking for a full-time associate minister to work with the church. The associate minister will work mainly with young families and the young people. He will do some preaching on a regular basis, work in a local jail ministry, teach Bible classes, and do visitation. They are looking for a married man with children still at home, and some experience in ministry. Formal training in preaching or youth ministry is a plus. Their attendance runs about 140 and they have 3 elders, 6 deacons, and a preacher. Interested? Send a letter of interest and a resume to Elders, North Brandon Church of Christ, P.O. Box 251, Brandon, MS 39043. Or e-mail: email@example.com. Find out more at northbrandonchurchofchrist.org
GA: Will Hester scoops himself on his new work with the church in Cairo, GA. Congratulations and the very best to Will.
TN: This note - "Thanks to the scoop board the Fairfield congregation in Wartrace Tn. Has hired Jeff Collet as their new minister."
KY: This scoop compliments of Darrel Blankenship. Rick Kelly has resigned in Prestonsburg KY. The church there was planted by Darrel's family in 1966 under the oversight of the leadership of the Highland Park congregation in Muscle Shoals, AL. They have a new building and average around 170 in attendance. Contact: Tim Blankenship at 606-226-2420 after 5 pm. Or mail info to: Tim Blankenship 260 Bays Branch, East Point, KY. 41216. They are looking for a doctrinally strong man who is willing to be visible and active in the community and in outreach. Prestonsburg is located between Pikeville and Paintsville Ky. On the Big Sandy River. The town has a population of about 4000. Darrel says they have great potential for growth.
TN: From Shane Merritt. Jim Creech reports that he is serving as the minister of the Vultee congregation. The church there has not ceased to meet. They have spent the past few months refurbishing their fellowship hall to turn it into an auditorium. They will be selling their current building and will move into their smaller auditorium. Their first Sunday in the new building will be first Sunday in 2014.
KY: PEWS available - Portland Christian School in Louisville, KY (portlandchristian.org) has about 150 church pews that they are currently storing. They have to have them out of storage by November 1. They are free to anyone who can secure pickup. First come first serve. Contact Jodell Seay 502 429-3727.
GA: This from Neil Ritchey, "The elders would like to thank applicants who expressed interest in the Family Involvement Minister position at Piedmont Road in Marietta, GA. That position has been filled. Lance Leavens, a former member at Piedmont Road currently living in PA has decided to leave a successful secular career for full-time church work, and is coming home to GA."
KY: Steven Hunter is leaving Tompkinsville, KY to become the associate minister to Lehman Ave in Bowling Green. The church has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tompkinsville-church-of-Christ/115126398594221. Phone: 270 487-8366. You can email Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TN: Jim Chamblee will be leaving his role at the Savannah, TN congregation to return to the West Dyersburg church as their Involvement Minister.
That's our ten for today. Let me know of anything we missed or that needs corrected - TheJenkinsInstitute@gmail.com