Every now and then I feel the need to explain a few things about Scoops and The Scoop Blog. This morning I got a call from a guy who thanked us so much for “all we do for preachers.” That’s very kind and appreciated but we must be careful lest that feed any ego. I am human and readily own that I must push down my ego - on both sides - both a too low of a sense of impact as well as an overinflated sense of accomplishment. I want you all to know, we are not trying to “be someone” through The Jenkins Institute. We love the Kingdom and God’s men who minister and simply want to encourage them. Nor is this about money - there is not an event we have put on nor a book we have published that we have NOT LOST money on. We don’t have to make a name for ourselves - we already have one - Christian. That is all. We are Christians by the grace of God, the blood of Jesus and the acceptance of the Gospel. We are just two brothers who feel blessed to preach the Gospel. The Scoop Blog is yours. We learn of stuff and share it with others and delight in doing so. We have no agenda but to encourage faith and faithfulness to God and His Word. Enough of that - we’ve got scoops to share.
CA: Gary Davenport is the new minister at the Northwest church. That means Sunset Avenue church of Christ in Madera, CA is looking. Gary can tell you more about that work at: email@example.com.
TN: Will Harrison will be the new Youth Intern at Mt. Juliet for 2 years.
AL: The Chase Park church in Huntsville is seeking a full-time Personal Work Director. They are looking for someone with a proven ability to reach the lost with the gospel. The candidate must currently be involved in personal home Bible studies, and desire to motivate/train others to do the same. Send resume to: Elders at Chase Park Church of Christ-1640 Winchester Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35811.
OK: The Southwest Church of Christ in Ada, Oklahoma has an opening for a pulpit minister. Their current minister of 16 years is retiring at the end of this year. He is very loved. They are looking for an experienced preacher, involved in the local community, who has demonstrated the ability to “spur spiritual growth as well as attendance growth, and married to a wife who will actively support the work of the church.” Their Sunday attendance averages 330 and they have seven elders. Ada has a population of 17,000. Learn more at www.swcocada.com. If interested, please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AL: The Rock Creek Church in Warrior, AL is accepting applications for their pulpit opening. Send your resume to email@example.com - Charles Shepherd.
MO: Adam Carlson gets the self-scoop. He has begun work with the Midwest Church of Christ in Ferguson, MO.
TN: Also with the self-scoop is Jarrod Bailey. After 17 years as youth minister for the Mckenzie congregation he is moving to work as the Campus minister for the Church of Christ Student Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin which is under the oversight of the Martin eldership. He will begin that work on August 1, 2017. The Mckenzie congregation will be looking to fill the youth minister position. McKenzie is a congregation of about 300 with a middle school/high school group of around 30. For more info or to send resumes to the contact elder over youth, Randy Delaney - firstname.lastname@example.org.
KY: Travis Terrell has worked with the Benton church since 2008. He is beginning a new chapter as the Clinical Director of a new Mental Health Agency. That means the congregation is looking for a new YM. Travis is leaving on good terms and plans to worship at Benton but not be a hinderance to the new YM. Benton has about 300 members including 100+ kids from K-12th grade. They have a Preschool and After School Program. Mark Ray is the preacher. Send resumes to email@example.com or call for more info (270) 527-3585.
GA: The Macland Road congregation in Marietta, GA is looking for a youth and family minister. For details, email Caleb Colley firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the church at maclandroadchurchofchrist.org. Macland Road is a 220-member congregation with a large youth group. The full-time Youth and Family minister will organize existing VBS and L2L programs, and help expand the existing visitation program. They would prefer a family man. And “we want someone who is eager to evangelize, teach classes, and involve our members in the various works of the church.”
TN: Martin Pyle says - “I finally get to SCOOP myself! After 10 years, I am leaving my part-time work with the Lobelville Church in Perry County. I will be joining the staff at the RIVERWOOD CHURCH as their new part-time preacher.” Lobelville will be looking for a person for their Sunday assemblies. Contact Eric Lomax (615) 969-2203. Attendance runs about 55-70.
TX: Dewayne Bryant will be working with the New York Avenue church in Dallas area.
TN: From Happy Haven Children’s Home: Could you please help us to find Christian couples to apply to work as houseparents forour girls at Happy Haven in Cookeville, TN? Perhaps you also know of individuals who might be interested that you could contact personally and share this information about our openings. If possible, also please publicize this in your church bulletin & on the bulletin board. OPENINGS FOR HOUSEPARENTS AT HAPPY HAVEN. This would be a wonderful opportunity for a Christian couple: the wife would be salaried as the house mother and the husband could either work off campus or preach locally. Please contact Houston Bynum, Administrator: (931) 526-2052; email@example.com."
So, there you have it. Let us know what we missed or got wrong. Thanks.