Here's the latest scoops as we have them. Let us know of any corrections or additions - TheJenkinsInstitute@gmail.com SD: The Southern Hills Church of Christ in Custer, SD is looking for a preacher. Sunday attendance of 20-25. They cannot fully support a preacher so it would be great for retired minister. For more information please call Jim Lyndoe 605 673-2690
AL: Greg Ledbetter of Killen, AL has accepted the position of associate minister with the North Brandon church in Brandon, MS. He worked as youth minster with the Atlas church in Killen. I have not heard if they are replacing him.
AL: Congratulations to Robert Hall who will be the new minister at the Tanner Church of Christ. Robert will continue to work with India Missions as well.
TN: Phil Kinzer has resigned as the minister at the West End congregation in Nashville, TN.
KY: After 40 years the preacher at Sturgis Church of Christ in Kentucky is moving to live closer to his family in Tennessee. Sunday attendance of about 45. They are looking for a part time preacher that can teach Bible class on Wednesday and preach at Sunday morning and evening. They have no elders. Contact: Andy Clements - email@example.com
CO: This scoop to Matthew Morine: The Castle Rock congregation is looking to hire an intern for the summer of 2014. They have three elders, numerous deacons, and have two ministers on staff. Average attendance of 240. They are growing rapidly. They expect the intern to be there for a total of 10 weeks. 40 hours a week. He or she will be mentored by the elders and the staff. They will provide accommodations. The person will be responsible for the cost of coming and going from Colorado. They want someone who desires to go into full time ministry. They have a long track record with interns. Castle Rock is a beautiful town by the Rockies Mountains. It is typically rated as in the top ten of places to raise a family. Contact: mmorine@hotmail, included in the email should be a resume and a contact number. Or call 303 656 0337.
KY: This scoop from Paul Holland. The pulpit of the Paris Church of Christ in Paris, KY is open. Average attendance 80-85. They have three elders and five deacons. Paul is moving to work as pulpit position at Swartz Creek in Michigan in April. Feel free to call him for his positive perspective. Contact information: Russell Rogers (one of the elders) 1923 South Main StreetParis, KY 40361 Phone: 859 987-1572 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GERMANY: Because of the distance involved I'm including the whole post from the pulpit coming available in Kaiserslautern Germany.
The congregation is made up mostly of American military members and their families. John Phillis has fulfilled his 3 year agreement and is moving back to the states. Here is their info as they list it: "Due to the unique nature of working with the military, and especially in a foreign country, a rather specific "preacher profile" for the position has been developed. The position will be available in the May 2014 time frame. Send a brief resume and state your interest to: email@example.com
PREACHING POSITION PROFILE - KAISERSLAUTERN CHURCH OF CHRIST, KAISERSLAUTERN GERMANY The Kaiserslautern Church of Christ, located in Kaiserslautern Germany, is seeking a full-time pulpit evangelist. The position is available in the May – June 2014 timeframe. The Kaiserslautern (or K-town) church of Christ has a 60-plus year history, dating back to the post-WWII era. There has been a congregation meeting in K-town, uninterrupted, since that time. For many years, there was a both a German-speaking congregation, along with a separate English-speaking congregation, co-located and using the same building and facilities. However, approximately 15 years ago, the German-speaking congregation ceased meeting. At the present, only one, unified congregation meets. While all of the services are conducted in English, there are a number of German nationals, all with adequate English language skills, who are active members of the congregation. Kaiserslautern is located in the Rhineland Pfalz area of southwest Germany. There is a large U.S. Military presence in this area – a military community of approximately 40K in number. Therefore, the K-town congregation, with a current membership of about 90, is comprised mostly of American military – Army, Air Force and Navy all currently represented – and their families. There are also some U.S. government employees in the congregation, along with the afore mentioned German nationals. The congregation owns the building where they meet, is financially sound, debt-free and self-supporting. At the present time, the congregation does not have elders. The K-town congregation is seeking a man who is well grounded in the Word, who is mature, preferably a preaching school graduate and with some fulltime preaching experience. He must be married, and it is important that he either be retired from the military, or at least have some prior military service. It is also important for him to be able to relate across a wide spectrum of ages, spiritual maturity levels, varied backgrounds within the Lord’s church and with those who are culturally diverse. Since there are currently no elders, the candidate should be one who is self-motivated and governed, and also one who functions well with minimal guidance and direction. Although not required, someone with family and marriage counseling training and/or experience would be a plus. Also, experience living/working overseas along with some German language skills, are desirable attributes. Due to the difficulties and expense associated with schooling, we are seeking an older couple without school-aged children. The K-town congregation is able to offer a reasonable monthly salary and a good living compensation package, to include limited relocation expenses.
That's what I've got tonight. Send any more info please.