OK. It's New Website Format Wednesday! Before we get to Scoops today a quick, more than you want to know, history. I (Dale) began my blog about 12 years ago. That site crashed and I moved to "Blogger" about 10 years ago - it was special. Just me writing my heart. Nobody read it back then - in fact it was so quiet that that is where I announced I was leaving Granny White to move to Spring Meadows - 10 days BEFORE it was made public (http://www.dalejenkins.blogspot.com/2006/05/living-courageously.html). At some point I moved websites again - that's when I changed the name to dalejenkins.com. I designed the site using Apple's platform. Then a good friend asked if he could develop the site for me - do some thing I couldn't and he did a great job. But he had a full time job and over time he had other duties. I got another good friend to help for a while. Then when Jeff and I launched The Jenkins Institute site another dear friend volunteered to build the site. He did great - but then his own stuff took off and he needed relief. So another friend stepped in. We have had a dual challenge. We want a first class site but no one has been willing to let us pay them - therefore - we ended up being a secondary role for these very helpful friends. The other side - neither Jeff nor I know enough to build the site. BUT we've decided to bite the bullet and are doing our own site now. So bear with us as we make changes and improvements. NOW, on to scoops.
TN: From Philip Goad. Maple Hill in Lebanon, TN is beginning a search for a youth minister. They are looking for an "entry level" person rather than someone with a lot of experience. Joe Widick, one of the elders, is the contact person. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TN – The Fairlane Church of Christ in Shelbyville, Tennessee is searching for a full-time youth minister. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Bible Studies, will be married or engaged, and will encourage parental and other adult involvement within the youth ministry program. Fairlane Church of Christ is a non-liberal congregation of approximately 250 people. Interested persons, please email your resume to email@example.com.
AL - North Alabama Christian Children's Home is looking for dedicated faithful christian couples to work with the children on campus. They have an immediate opening for a home that would house girls, ages 6-17. The couple or family would live in the home with the girls, providing 24/7 care for them. The father of the home is allowed to work off campus if he so desires. An attractive salary is offered, along with time off, sick leave, etc. Health insurance is offered. Check them out at Nacch.com and can call Melinda Jackson or Don Williams at 256-366-3327.
GA - The Forrest Park church in Valdosta, GA is Looking for a preacher. Ryan Tuton is going to preach at Lakeside in Jacksonsville, FL (where Joe Wells has been). To learn more about Lakeside go to http://www.forrestpark.org/.
TN: The Savannah congregation is looking for a new preacher. To learn more about this church go to: http://www.savannahchurchofchrist.com/
TN: Chad Landman is leaving Church Street in Lewisburg to become the education minister at Graymere in Columbia. He begins May 15. So Church Street will be looking for a youth man. Contact Chad for more info - firstname.lastname@example.org.
MO: The Camdenton Church of Christ wrote to let us know they have filled their pulpit position.
TN: The Riggs Church of Christ in Chapel Hill, TN is looking for a youth minister. If you would like to submit your resume for consideration, then please email it to Russell Wyatt at email@example.com.
TN: The church of Christ in Holladay, Tennessee is seeking someone to fill the role of pulpit minister. Preferably, he would be married (children would be a plus) and have at least some experience in full time preaching. Duties include preaching on Sunday mornings and evenings, teaching Sunday morning and midweek Bible classes, organizing and assisting with Vacation Bible School and any other activities in which the church may be involved, preparing a weekly bulletin, and other such things as typically accompany the work of a local minister under the direction of the elders. They have about 55-60 members and 3 elders. The congregation has been meeting continuously since 1866. They have a four bedroom brick house for the minister and a new fellowship building. Interested applicants can send their resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lamar Nichols at 731-225-5507.
So, there you have it - our first scoops on the new site. Let us know what you think AND what we missed.