A whole lot of scoops happening here:
For a project I am working on I am doing some research on ministers and leaving as a result of being fired or otherwise told to find somewhere else to be. If you have not, please take a few minutes with this brief survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHfJAizyghy8DIZPS6LrJdQzDPBlZoVKPcy9VrmC4b7iAxmg/viewform?usp=sf_link
We are in need of a large print copy of Church Gospel Songs and Hymns. It doesn’t matter if it is new or used. Please let me know if you have any means to help us locate one: TJI@TheJenkinsInstitute.com
TN: Andy Connelly will be leaving his work with Center Chapel to work with Crieve Hall in Nashville where he will be the Discipleship Minister. He will also back up Bill Watkins in preaching.
TN: The Oakland Church of Christ in Clarksville has an immediate need for a temporary/permanent preacher. The congregation has a membership of 100 members. If you are interested contact Folis Moore 270 483-2329 home or 931 561-3176 mobile.
MS: Doug Greenway is retiring from his 15 year ministry at West Main in Tupelo and from over 40 years of full-time preaching. West Main is a church of about 350 members. To learn more go to: https://westmainchurch.org/ or contact Tollie White at 662 213-4016.
VA: The elders of the Church of Christ in Purcellville (purcellvillecoc.org) are seeking “a sound, mature, full- or part-time evangelist to work with the congregation.” Purcellville is about an hour’s drive northwest of Washington, D.C., and has great opportunities for evangelistic work. The congregation is 20 years old, has 50+ members. “The congregation is energetic and puts a strong emphasis on evangelism.” If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and audio/video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NV: The Pahrump church is looking for a full time preacher. They have approximately 20-30 members with some transient members who are present part of the year. Pahrump is located approximately 60 miles west of Las Vegas Nevada and has a population of approximately 40,000 people. There is a 3 bedroom/2 bath house available with full utilities. Any interested candidates please contact Mark Bassett 707 333-1108 or 911Preacher@gmail.com.
FL: The University City church in Gainesville is looking for a full-time Family & Youth Minister to “join our dynamic ministry team; including our full-time Evangelism Minister, College Minister, and Recovery Minister.” They are a congregation of 325+ members. “The ideal candidate will have strong marriage and parenting skills with experience in youth and family counseling. This ministry will focus on building Christ centered marriages, strong unified families and a dynamic youth program. Having a gift of energy and love towards our middle and high school students is a high priority as they grow in faith and love through this turbulent time of life…The candidate will have a minimum of 7-10 years of ministry experience and a wife who is actively involved with and supportive of his ministry.” Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Learn more @ universitycitychurchofchrist.org.
AR: The Prairie Grove church is looking for a preacher. This small town church is located in the beautiful area of Northwest Arkansas, in the midst of the Ozark Mountains. Prairie Grove is a growing community. The church is served by 3 elders, 2 deacons, and averages about 85 on Sunday mornings. Send resume, a short statement about how you view your ministry, and a link to audio or video recordings to: Search Committee c/o Prairie Grove church of Christ, P. O. Box 36, Prairie Grove, Arkansas 72753. Or send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . (Resumes will be accepted until July 15, 2019).
AL: The church in Talladega is looking for a preacher. Our friend Ron Hurst is retiring from his full-time work. He has been preaching for nearly 50 years. Learn more about the work there at: https://talladegachurchofchrist.com/index.html. To apply contact Gerald Bittle 256 493-2449, Roy Hollingsworth 256 362-5715, or Steve Oliver 256 268-7449.
MS: The Oxford Church of Christ is seeking a full-time youth minister. Here are some of their goals in the program:
Cultivate lives for OCOC teens that honor God, Christ's teachings, and the mission of His church.
Build a cohesive, welcoming youth group that is a safe place for teens to grow and develop.
Reach out to elementary school children to pave the way for a positive youth group experience.
Provide age-appropriate and high-quality Bible teaching that promotes personal knowledge of scripture.
Help teens develop mature judgment that reflects God’s love for them and for others.
Help teens look beyond themselves via service opportunities.
Fully engage teens in OCOC church life
This position serves under the authority of the OCOC elders. “The Youth Minister Search Committee has identified the following essential characteristics for a successful youth minister: ● Exemplifies the qualities of Jesus in his life through a loving disposition, integrity, and sound judgement. ● Strong worship ministry ability - both for the youth group and congregational worship ● Possesses Christian leadership characteristics necessary to build an effective youth program. ● Possesses a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution with coursework appropriate to the role of youth minister. ● Possesses excellent Bible teaching skills. ● Must possess or be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. ● Youth ministry experience required. ● Interacts well with teens, is a good listener, and shows compassion toward those who are struggling. ● Has a servant’s heart and is willing to learn. ● Ability to plan projects, organize events, and work autonomously when provided general guidelines. ● Ability to work effectively in team settings. The successful candidate will assess the needs of OCOC youth and families, focusing on 7th through 12th grades. He will implement processes and programs to meet youth program goals and will communicate with church members on plans and activities, reevaluating as needed. The OCOC Youth Ministry has strong parent support, and two deacons are included in the ministry team. The youth minister will be expected to play a supporting role in the OCOC small group ministry. Salary and benefits are commensurate with education and experience. Further information can be obtained by contacting one of the committee members: Julie Mims at email@example.com and Daniel Wren firstname.lastname@example.org and by visiting the OCOC website at http://www.ococ.org. Interested individuals should send a resume and three references with contact information to the following address: Attention: Youth Ministry Search Committee, Oxford Church of Christ, PO Box 1500, Oxford, MS 38655 and/or to email@example.com.
GA: This week’s self-scoop to Tony Clay. He accepted the work at Fairview Road. This leaves an opening at the Phenix City church near Columbus. They are a congregation of about 40 members with two elders. Tony and his family are leaving on good terms and he speaks very highly of the congregation. They are “seeking a married man who will faithfully proclaim God's truth without compromising. A degree in Bible from a sound brotherhood school or School of Preaching is preferred. Along with competitive pay, we have a three bedroom house complete with utilities.” Send resume and a recent audio/video sermon to firstname.lastname@example.org or Phenix City church of Christ, P.O. Box 1046 Phenix City, AL 36868.
MO: The Thayer Church of Christ is searching for a minister. Thayer is a community of 2200 in the beautiful Ozarks. The congregation size is approximately 140. Compensation is a salary and housing allowance. Send resumes or questions to email@example.com, contact Harvey Allen at 417 280-1411.
KY: Will Hester has taken the pulpit role at the Parkway Church of Christ in Fulton, KY.
TN: Self-scoop to Eddie Braddy. He is leaving the work at Wytheville on July 28. He will be the new minister at the Estill Springs church.
AZ: The High Country Church of Christ is seeking a full-time minister. We are a congregation of approximately 65-100 members, depending on the season. They have a very active youth, an invested group of women, and we’re currently being led by the dedicated men of our congregation. They maintain a camp located on our property, which hosts a Bible camp once a year. The youth participates in Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) in the Southwest Region. They support a mission work in Guyana. Show Low has a population of about 12,000.
“Basic Expectations of a Potential New Minister
• Sound scriptural philosophy and understanding.
• Ability to preach practical and engaging sermons in a clearly understood voice.
• Ability to facilitate classes and small groups in a way that encourages participation.
• Evangelize in the community and to inspire and equip members to do the same.
• Experience using computer aids (i.e. PowerPoint, Paperless Hymnal). Our congregation currently utilizes the “Proclaim” program.
• Various other duties such as directing our Bible camp and/or assisting with it, working with our youth when possible, and maintaining office hours throughout the week.
• Able to answer phone calls even when not in the office.
• Willingness to support our mission work.
• Visitation of members regularly.
• Visiting the sick.
• Scheduling weekly and/or monthly Bible studies.
• Bachelors in Bible/Ministry from an accredited Christian/Church of Christ school or program
• A minimum of 5 years of minister experience.
• A supportive Christian wife/family who is involved in his ministry and church activities.
• Benefits: minister’s medical account
• Salary: $800/wk for a yearly average of $41,500
• 1 Week vacation
• Continuing education/lectureships/retreats to be negotiated.
Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be considered for this position, please mail your resume to the address listed below or submit it to the email listed. Submit by mail or email audio or video media of two sermons and a concise statement (1-2 pages) that characterizes your current philosophy towards ministry and what it means to you to be a minister in the church of Christ.”
Please mail or email this information to: High Country Church of Christ PO Box 232, Show Low AZ, 85902 Email: email@example.com
Here is a bonus this week. A link to Jeff’s excellent lesson from Sunday: