14 scoops from 11 states today!
Doing Scoops is so much fun. It really is. There are all sorts of things I learn and it has provided the opportunity to be a part of minister’s lives in bad times and good. Every now and then I feel the need to point out a few things that you need to remember.
1. I know the place you left was horrible and you think that you wouldn’t send your worst enemy there. BUT is that fair? First of all, at some point YOU accepted that job. Second they will hire a “next” preacher. And if you love the Lord’s Family and ANY of the people “there,” you want them to hire well. Another guy might help where you couldn’t. And, if it is a very hard work but the guy helps, good is done. Why do we all want easy works? God needs ministers at the difficult places too. And, haven’t we learned that sometimes the hardest things are most rewarding?
2. And this simple reminder: Sound is in the ears of the beholder. We post churches looking for ministers. We have chosen to not post churches that use instrumental music or are egalitarian in their worship leadership. Outside of that YOU kick the tires on your own before accepting a work.
AL: Jake Leonard a recent HCU grad is the new YM at Betta View Hills in Oxford, AL.
IL: This scoop to Todd Clippord: The church of Christ in Collinsville, IL is looking for a full-time preacher. They are an active church of 200 members with six elders and ten deacons. To see them online go to: http://www.collinsvillecoc.org/. If interested they ask for a video of a recent sermon (DVD, flash drive, YouTube link, etc.) with references and salary requirements may be sent to: Collinsville Church of Christ Attn: Search Committee 1400 Troy Rd. Collinsville, IL 62234.
OH: The Laings Church of Christ is looking for a preacher. They are a rural congregation of about 40 members, 15 minutes outside of Woodsfield. They have two elders and four deacons. They provide a house - salary is negotiable. You can learn more about the congregation by going to their web page: http://laingschurchofchrist.org/home Send Resume with cover letter to: Laings Church of Christ c/o elders P.O. Box 24 Laings, Ohio 43752
MS: Brother John F. Gardner is planning to retire from full-time work in June after 50 years of ministry. Therefore the North Brandon (MS) church is looking for a preacher to begin working with them. The church numbers about 140, has 3 elders and 6 deacons, and a full-time youth and family minister. They are looking for a mature minister with years of preaching experience. Experience in foreign missions will be a plus. Brandon is city of 20,000+ located near Jackson, MS. The school system is recognized for its excellence. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Austin Brantley (601.591.7489).
TN: Johnny Markham who has been the YM at College Hills in Lebanon is moving into a family ministry role and Carol Locke who has worked with their younger children is retiring after 30+ years. So they are looking for a youth minister and a children’s minister. You can learn more HERE.
FL: This scoop to David Sproule: The Belle Glade Church of Christ needs a minister. They have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. Salary is negotiable, outside support would be needed. Send resume to: Belle Glade Church of Christ, 125 NW Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430 or e-mail to: email@example.com.
AL: David Hester who has been working with the Springville church in the Birmingham area directs the Faulkner University Lectureships and will also working with the Eastern Meadows church in the late spring or early summer.
FL: This scoop to Cory Colins: The Warrington Church of Christ is looking for a good man to come and work with them. Info from: They are a church of about 120 members and have two elders and two deacons, and are currently in the process of selecting further elders and deacons. They would like “a family man with at least two years post-secondary education in Bible studies (degree preferred). Five years or experience preaching and evangelizing, motivated by a love for God and for people of all ages and backgrounds. Salary: $50,000 inclusive. Address: 8720 Tuscaloosa Dr, Perdido Beach AL 36530. Contact: Ralph Gard Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 251 961-7599
TX: Scoop to Jacob Hawk: Faith Village in Wichita Falls is looking for a Youth Minister. They have about 50 kids in the Youth Group and a new, modern Youth Center with classrooms and a gym. The Youth Minister will work with our ministry team of the Preaching Minister, Outreach Minister, and College Minister. Wichita Falls is a town of 110,000 people. Faith Village is a church of 700. Contact Jacob at (214)-549-1133. http://www.faithvillagechurch.org/
TN: The East Main church in Murfreesboro is looking part time college minister. Learn more about East Main at http://eastmain.us/.
WA: The church in Okanogan is looking for a minister. They are a church of about 15 people. With the exception of 1 or 2 members, the rest are retired seniors. They have a building with an auditorium that seats about 200 people with a basement and classrooms. Candidates must be well equipped not only in Bible knowledge, but a great personal worker. For additional information contact Wallace Winters at: email@example.com, or 509-429-8211
MO: The Arnold church is looking for a pulpit minister It is a 300 member congregation just South of St. Louis with have 5 elders, 13 deacons, 2 ministers. They are seeking an experienced pulpit minister with 10 or more years of preaching experience who is interested in a flexible position including the option of working part-time. This includes the opportunity for an experienced minister to conduct a large number of gospel meetings each year, while providing the stability of working with a local congregation. The pulpit minister will focus on preaching and teaching and will share ministry responsibilities with our existing ministers. The salary is negotiable based on experience and the arrangement. If you are interested in the position, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GA: The Cartersville congregation is looking for a preacher. No other info was given. If any of you have it send it to me or post it below.
AL: The church in Oxford has asked that we post their opening again. Web site. www.oxfordchurchofchrist.com. Contact Dr. Vance Moore, email@example.com.
That’s the news: What’d I miss, leave out, get wrong?