It's time and beyond for more scoops! But first this: The last three days The Jenkins Institute has hosted 30-40 YOUNG preachers at the First Years Conference for guys who have preached 5 years or less. It was, well, amazing to be around these young guys who drank in so much and blessed our lives with such hope, faith and energy! The future is bright and not bleak. We are so proud of these young men and their families.
AL: The Lightwood church (about 30 minutes north of Montgomery, AL) is looking for a part-time pulpit guy. It can't pay enough to support a family, but it would be a good opportunity for a man wanting to preach while supplementing a job he already has in the Montgomery/Prattville/Wetumpka area or for a student in the area. He would need to be willing to preach about 25-50% of the time and teach not more than one class a week. If interested, email Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scoop to: Ben Giselbach.
TX/NC: Bill Allen will be moving to preach for the West Erwin church in Tyler, TX. He leaves the pulpit open at the South Fork congregation in Winston/Salem, http://www.southforkcofc.org/.
TN: The church in Dellrose, TN is looking for a preacher. They are located in western Lincoln county. This is a congregation of approximately 50 members, so the work is a part-time position. Contact Joe Bryan at 931-309-0343 for more information. Scoop to: Stan Stevenson.
AL: Daniel Courington will be the new preacher at the Palisades church in Birmingham. He is moving from the youth minister role at the Roebuck Parkway congregation there. http://www.thegospelspeaks.com/.
NC: The Raleigh Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC is looking for a full-time evangelist who "genuinely loves the Lord and defines his ministry as preaching, teaching, and equipping others to serve Christ." They have an average attendance of 220. To learn more go to: www.rccapplication.com. Scoop to:: Keith A. Hardison - search chairman.
GA: Lee Snow scoops himself. He will be moving to work with the Warm Springs Rd Church of Christ in Columbus, GA to be their preacher.
AL: The Lineville church is looking for a preacher. That's all i have on that.
IL: The Broadway Church of Christ in Metropolis IL is looking for a preacher. This is a small (40-50) racially diverse congregation. To learn more contact John Merriweather; 9 Triplett Drive, Metropolis IL 62960, (618) 524- 7678. Scoop to: Jim Faughn.
TN/LA: Malvin Sanders is moving to be the new youth minister at Highland in Columbia, TN. Malvin will begin his new work on May 3. He is leaving the great folks at Hickory Knoll in New Orleans, LA. Learn move about them at http://www.hkcofc.com/
AL: Pat Russell, one of the elders at Broad Street in Scottsboro, is the contact for the Youth Ministry opening. They would prefer someone who is a little bit older, married, and already with some children. They would also like someone who is a quality song leader. Contact Pat Russell directly at 256-599-8785.
AL: Chuck Griffis, evangelist at the Mobile Inner City Church of Christ sends the following: "Community Evangelist (males) and Basic Biblical Life Skills Teachers (females) needed for full-time ministry roles serving with the Mobile inner city mission work in Mobile, AL. Are there any men and women who are planning to go into ministry as a vocation / career that want to serve in the inner city culture full-time? Chuck could use the help. If you want to wait until you finish your degree work at college, that's fine. You should start making plans to raise your own support, and it would be a great idea to start interning with me during the summers so you can get acclimated to the ministry environment. Furthermore, you will need a class 'B' commercial driver license with having passed the air-brakes portion of the test so you can drive a 20-25 year old diesel engine school bus held together with chewing gum and twist ties :D . The role that you would be serving in is that of a 'community evangelist' (males) assigned to evangelize a housing project community, or 'basic Biblical life skills teacher' (females) who would primarily be working with single mothers and teen-age girls in the inner city. For more information on the role description please contact Chuck Griffis at (251) 583-0836, or by email: email@example.com. A desire to serve and bring the Gospel to the poor should be a characteristic of any Christian seeking to serve in these roles. Please keep the Mobile inner city mission work in your prayers."
That's the news. Oh, that and that in a few days I (Dale) will become a granddad again as Andrew and Kadee's baby (Mamie Grace) is due any day.
If you've got more let us know at TheJenkinsInstittue@gmail.com
Oh, and free book to anyone that spots the cryptic message in the title!