I hope your 2014 has gotten off to a great start. At TJI we are looking forward to another great year with many new adventures and opportunities as we strive to impact the Lord's People and serve Him in serving His Servants. Be watching for a few new projects and announcements here in Q1. But for now let's start with some "opening scoops". Two quick reminders first: 1. Remember the scoops are just information: It is not a recommendation. It's like buying a car - you should kick the tires on your own to see if it's a place you think you might fit and be a blessing to.
2. The ONLY way The Scoop Blog works is through the information you provide: Help us help others. Sometimes guys looking don't share what they know in fear (?) that someone else might apply BUT if we are praying for God's Will that should not be an issue. And, please do not assume we know of an opening or that an opening is not significant enough for us to post. YOUR news and knowledge are essential for The Scoop Blog to work. Send scoops to TheJenkinsInstitute@gmail.com
And. Thank you.
VA: Bill Butterfield has been the minister at the church in Williamsburg, Virginia for 17 years and is retiring this summer under good circumstances. The congregation has 150+ members, 4 elders and 18 deacons. They are looking for a man with a strong Bible background and 5 years of preaching experience who can work with all ages. They would like a man who will put down roots and grow with them. For more and to apply go to: wcocministersearch.org.
AL/MD: Caleb Cochran announced yesterday that he will be moving to Rockville, Maryland to be their evangelist. This means the Central church in Tuscaloosa is looking for a Youth Minister. Caleb is leaving on good terms. Here is the information they send us: They want a married man, preferably with children. A "minimum of Bachelor level degree in Bible from one of our brotherhood colleges or universities. (Degree in youth ministry would be a great asset)." Two years experience in the field of youth and family ministry. (Internship may satisfy this requirement, based on circumstances of the internship). Here is part of the information sent to us: "At Central, we consider all of the ministers to be ministers for the entire congregation, not just the sub-set of youth and children. The position will require the person to have the ability to teach Bible classes for different ages (although primarily for the youth group), have the ability to preach effectively (Caleb preached at least 12-15 sermons each year), and a heart for sharing the gospel." Anyone interested in the position can send a resume’ to Bill Rayburn at email@example.com or contact (205) 468-0376.
KY: Congratulations to Neal Mathis who has accepted the pulpit work in Tompkinsville, KY. This means the church in Henderson, KY will be looking for a new youth minister. We'll have more info on that opening soon but for now if you would like to know more I'd suggest contacting David Salisbury (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TN/IL: Daniel Howell announced yesterday that he begin working with the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies in Knoxville and preaching with the Sweetwater congregation. His area at SIBS will be as Information and Technology director. Congratulations to Daniel who's abilities are outstanding in these areas. This means the Metropolis church in Illinois will be looking. To learn more about the congregation there go to http://www.metropoliscofc.com/ or contact Daniel at email@example.com.
SC: Chris Gallagher announced his resignation from the pulpit work in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina yesterday. Chris preached there for about 8 years. You can read more about it on his blog http://preacherspen.org/2014/01/today-i-resigned/. And the churches site is: http://mtpchurch.org/
NV: James Sims scoops himself. He is moving to work with a small church in Florida. The church in Fallon, Nevada will be looking for a new minister. The church has about 35-45 attending. James describes the people there as a mature congregation that is very willing to learn and loves to study the Bible. In addition to Sundays and Wednesdays. They have a Monday night Bible study and a 30 minute radio program. "The congregation loves to be together, no clicks, has a once a month fellowship lunch and likes to eat all the time together. They are a real family of God and can handle the truth." He says they will stand behind the preacher. They have a 4 bedroom house, two car garage and extra carport next to it. Services are streamed with internet provided. House has 30megs/3up-building has 50megs/5up as of now and this is part of the congregations ministry to get the Word out. Utilities are included. They do not have elders but the men's meeting are pleasant. A lot of the members have been converted as adults and are strong in their beliefs. They are described as very loving. For more info: www.fallonchurchofchrist.com. Send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call James at 775 423-6136.
That's what we've got today!