Let's get this summer scooping party going!
FL: The Okeechobee church of Christ is looking for a preacher to begin the 1st of March 2016. The present preacher is going to semi-retire. The average attendance is about 50 in the summer, but increases to about 130 in the winter months. The salary is negotiable. If interested call 863-763-4477 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a resume with a taped messaged to the church, P.O. 958, Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
NC: Scoop to Don Viar. The South Fork Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, NC has started the search for a new Pulpit Minister. This is a stable congregation with a heart for missions and community service. South Fork has approximately 300 members, 7 elders and 4 full time ministers. They are looking for someone with about 10 years of ministry experience with a significant portion in the pulpit of a congregation of at least 200 members. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 11th. To learn more and/or apply for the position, go to www.MinisterMatch.com/SouthFork .
NC: The Helen Street church in Fayetteville is looking for an associate minister. Primarily responsibilities will be focused on involvement and organization, with some preaching and teaching. Contact Alan Smith, email@example.com for more info.
AL: The Broad Street Church of Christ in Scottsboro, AL is looking for a youth minister. This congregation of 300 + members has a good core of younger teens and active parents to build a program around. Must have a good work ethic, dedicated to a well-rounded developmental program for all ages of young people, preferably married. Please send resume with references, and a recorded message if available, to Broad Street Church at 613 S. Broad St. Scottsboro, AL 35768, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Terry Broome is the minister there.
TN: Scooping himself is Tom Tignor who will be starting a part-time associates/education role with Berea Church of Christ in Lebanon September 1. He will be working with Todd Elliott.
AL: Steve Gober from Hodges, AL also pulling of the elusive self-scoop: Steve has resigned from the Hodges congregation after 28 years and will be working as Regional Representative for Advancement (fundraiser) for World Bible School. Hodges is a small congregation that can afford a part-time preacher. They do have a house available with the job. Anyone interested should call Ronnie Holland. (205) 935-3023.
IN: Loving congregation of about 60 members on Columbia City, IN is looking for an experienced preacher/evangelist. Their description includes this: “This strong biblically based Christian father works well with people; prepares sermons and Bible studies well. He is also a strong leader who has a plans for a.) personal ministry; and b.) the congregation; follows Matthew 28:19-20; and enjoys helping to set up and participate in Bible studies with members and the lost.” They have several young families with babies. The average age of of the church members is 35. The position pays $40k - $50k. Columbia City is a city of 5,000+ and is growing. Send resume' and a recorded sermon to Lewis Mullins; 260-244-5198 or Jerome Wellman; 260-693-3508; or email: email@example.com
WA: This scoop to Todd Clippard. The Puyallup WA congregation is looking for a preacher as their preacher is moving to a nearby congregation. Information about the church there can be found at http://www.puyallupcofc.org/. Send resumes to elders at Puyallup Church of Christ 402 5th st SW Puyallup WA 98371 office number (253) 845-6312, email: Elders@puyallupcofc.org
VA: The Southside Church of Christ is Winchester, VA is looking for a pulpit minister. Southside is an established congregation in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia 75 miles from Washington DC. They average around 110-120 in attendance. They advertise as a loving family oriented congregation and have 3 elders and 5 deacons. There is a very active senior and teen group as well as a growing elementary age group. They have a Hispanic ministry and are involved in both local and foreign missions. They use a life group ministry to bring this body closer together. According to their notice to us: “We seek a vibrant outgoing minister with a heart for people and a passion for preaching, teaching, and ministry. We desire a man who has experience in working with a diverse group of people from varying social, economic, and spiritual backgrounds. Some of our members have grown up in the church all their lives and some are relatively new believers and yet some others are still seeking. We have elderly members, middle aged members, young families, young adults and quite a few children. It is imperative that we find someone who is able to build relationships across a broad spectrum. Ideally, the candidate we seek has several years of experience along with appropriate education in biblical studies, preaching, or ministry. A degree is an important characteristic to us though we would be willing to consider someone with a high level of experience and success who does not possess a degree.” Interested? Send a resume with a cover letter introducing yourself, links to recent sermons, as well as a list of references to the e-mails: Rick Lynch - firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Miller - email@example.com and, Ben Montgomery - firstname.lastname@example.org
FL: University City Church of Christ is seeking a Youth & Family Minister with a four year college degree and youth or family ministry experience to build an effective ministry that will reach out to, minister to, and spiritually equip the families of middle and high school students in our North Central Florida community. The Youth & Family Minister will be responsible for all of the Youth Ministry activities, oversee and coordinate the curriculum for students grades 6th through 12th toward one common goal of glorifying God together and bringing more young people to know His love. The minister will plan and coordinate dynamic activities that will bring about cohesiveness and evangelism opportunities for the student group, as well as lead domestic mission trips for the older teenagers. The minister will be expected to think strategically about the growth of middle and senior high school groups both in numbers and spiritual depth, while growing relationships with students and parents, as well as equipping the adult volunteers within the Youth Ministry. The Youth & Family Minister will lead in inspiring students to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ in a way that reflects the overall vision and "flow" of our church body which is biblically rooted, authentic, and fun!Approximate Church Size: 400 plus.
Contact: Donny Dillon, University City Church of Christ 4626 NW 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32605 (352) 372-4911 email@example.com
KY: The Holly Hill Church of Christ, in Frankfort, KY, has hired Jonathan Germany to be their Associate Minister. Jonathan began working with Holly Hill on July 1st.
AL: John Brown has begun his new work helping the Nauvoo congregation.
CA: Victor Valley in California is looking for an associate minister. The current pulpit minister lives out of the area and is only in town for Sunday worship and some other occasions. So, the associate would be the main "on site" minister. The associate minister would preach sometimes but mostly be responsible for other things: Classes, young adults, working with youth and other "on site" minister duties. The current preacher will continue to commute for a couple of more years. So, they are looking for an associate minister that could roll into that position. Sunday attendance averages about 250. Their youth group is in transition as “many have graduated and the numbers are lower than in the past.: The youth group has been very active going to youth rallies and the Tahoe Family Encampment. They have a summer intern and the new roll is open immediately. Victor Valley is a very diverse congregation: hispanic, black and white. The population in our marked is close to 500,000. There are 4 churches of Christ in the area and this is the largest. Rory Shannon - firstname.lastname@example.org.
TN: The Commerce Church of Christ in Watertown, TN is looking for a part time associate. They have about 30 in attendance on Sunday morning. Gynath Ford preaches for that service. They want help with the song leading and someone who will preach on Sunday nights, and fill in when Gynath is away. Contact Robert Fisher at 615 406-0119.
AL: The Quintown Church of Christ is looking for a full-time minister. 35 members, 25 miles west of Birmingham.Housing provided. Send resume to email@example.com
TN: Jason Pierce has stepped down as the pulpit minister for the Parsons Church of Christ in Parsons, Tennessee. He and his family are planning to move Fiji in January 2016 to do full-time mission work, where he will be working as an instructor in the Bear Valley Bible Institute: Oceania (a new extension program for the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver). Until then, he will be focusing on fundraising and preparing course materials for the school. For more information about this work, you can contact Jason at (731) 733-3139 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Parsons congregation has hired Martin Klamm (former missionary to Bonaire) to become their new pulpit minister.
That’s all the news we have at this point. Let us know what we missed or need to correct. TheJenkinsInstitute@gmail.com.