Care-takers note: The scoop blog exists to serve one purpose. To help ministers and churches connect. We are not a guide to gage the faithfulness of anyone. We are not a promotion tool for any agenda or organization. We are the yellow pages. We are not paid by anyone for this work and belong to no one but Christ. And we have no crystal ball. Therefore to exist we must have your input. We are hereby commissioning you as an official assistant in the scoop-blogging field. It's a quite simple job: When you hear of a preacher leaving (for whatever reason) a church of Christ let us know. Send an email. Make it second nature. When you hear of a church adding a ministry role - let us know. Give us any details you have, contacts, specifics of what they are looking for, etc. Don't assume we already know -we'd rather hear about a place 5 times than miss it once. Sometimes we edit scoops for space and SENSE (called common) sometimes we don't (Frankly sometimes it's just crazy to see what a church wants - and reminds the rest of us of "how good we have it" :)). We thankfully exist to serve the Lord's people and the more info we have the more opportunities we can share. Send info to: TheJenkinsInstitute@gmail.com. And, one more thing - thanks for you extreme patience. We try to get it right and never to do harm but we do continually reserve the right to remain human. FL: Trent Wheeler has accepted the work with the Lake Butler Church of Christ in Lake Butler, Florida. Trent will also continue his work with African Christian Schools.
KY: The Henderson congregation in Henderson, KY is looking for a youth minister. The fortunate candidate will get to work with David Salisbury. You ought to contact them. http://www.hcofc.com/.
AL: The church in Phenix City, AL is searching for a full time preacher. Attendance is 40-50. They have elders. They have a 3 bedroom house. Contact: Bobby Shiver 706-681-2348 firstname.lastname@example.org
WI: The Eau Claire Church of Christ is looking for a minister. The church attendance runs in the low 40's. Accoding to Terry Lyons who worships there it is a beautiful area with low crime rate, loving brethren and cold weather! Contact Terry: 715-713-0086 or email@example.com
KY: The Watterson Trail Church of Christ in Louisville is just beginning the search for a new minister. Paul Merideth is moving to Parkersburg, WV for a teaching position at Ohio Valley University. Paul says it's a good place there. You can learn more about the role and the congregation at www.wtcoc.com.
AL: Lonnie Jones is beginning an intergenerational work with the Meridianville congregation.
TN: Happy Haven Children's Home is looking for Christian houseparents for RELIEF WORK. They are interested in receiving applications for prospective relief houseparents to live on campus. Applicants could be a younger couple, middle aged, an “empty nester,” or an older couple. (Or possible even a single Christian lady). If desired, one could also work in the Cookeville area. The relief work would be done from Friday afternoon toSunday afternoon (48 hours). The individual(s) would have 1 weekend off per quarter in a calendar year. Compensation for these relief houseparents would include living in a large home with free rent & utilities & some other benefits. Churches of Christ & individuals sponsor Happy Haven Children’s Home, where they provide residential child care for girls. If interested, contact Houston Bynum, Administrator, at 931-526-2052 or go tohttp://www.happyhaven.org/ for an application.
GA: Joey Haynes is leaving Oak Hill congregation in Rome, GA. You can learn more about the congregation here: http://www.oak-hill.org/.
AL: The Shiloh congregation in Hazel Green, a congregation of about 60, is looking for a part-time preacher. They have four elders. The current preacher is retiring. Contact for David Sanders is: 256-682-6054 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
TN: The White's Creek Pike near Joelton is looking for a part time minister. White's Creek is near Barbara Mandrell's old home place. Contact Ray Jenkins at 615 643-0498.
TN: Robbie MacKenzie has served as the youth minister at Main Street in Springfield for 10 years and is leaving that role.
GA: Andrew Fulks has accepted the youth ministry job at Central in Dalton, GA. He is a recent Harding graduate.
KY: The Southside Church in Hopkinsville, KY is looking for a full-time youth minister to serve the congregation of 350 members with an active youth group. They would prefer the candidate have a degree in Bible/Youth Ministry. To learn more contact email@example.com.
TX: The Westpark congregation in Katy, TX is looking for a preacher. Here are some of the specifics as send to us: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL PREACHER CANDIDATE: 1. Sound in the Scripture. 2. Preferably, married with children. Note: Wife should be doctrinally sound and involved in church activity. 3. Graduate of University or Preacher Training School. 4. Strong teacher and exceptional public speaking skills. 5. 35 – 55 years old. 6. Strong interest in local personal evangelism. 7. Desire for church growth. 8. A people person. 9. 10 years preaching experience. 10. In current position a minimum of three years. 11. An interest in mission work. 12. An ability to lead and motivate. 13. Ability to work with church leadership. 14. Encourage involvement of every member in the work. Note: These are characteristics of the “ideal” candidate. As such, most of the “characteristics” are flexible, on a case by case basis, as determined by the search and selection committee. Contact Robert Vaughn, JR. - firstname.lastname@example.org