Several of you are new to “Scoops” this time. So just a couple of things. First, by posting we are not commenting on whether you would be a good fit or of the health of a congregation. We are the Want Ads, it is your job to kick the tires. Second, we reserve the right to be human. If you see a mistake kindly point it out and we will check it out and make necessary changes. Third, IF you believe “no one should at that church,” that just might be a place that REALLY needs a good preacher. Finally, The Scoop Blog exists only because people share information with us. If you know of something we have not posted (check back a few) PLEASE let us know. We reserve the right to edit all Scoops sent to us (for instance we try to remove superlatives, they tend to be biased. For instance number two, we assume every church wants a “sound, faithfully, biblically solid preacher.” Those too tend to be interpreted differently by different people). If you send us a four-page job description we will significantly reduce it. Brevity is helpful. We post 4-500 Scoops a year, love doing this, and are thankful for your patience.
AL: In case any of you missed it W.T. (Truitt) Allison passed away suddenly last week. Brother WT proceeded me (Dale) in the work at Hamilton where he preached for 17 years. He was instrumental in the growth of Maywood Christian Camp and also served on the board of Heritage Christian University for about seven years. He was widely respected and loved and was an extremely effective Gospel Meeting preacher. The last few years he had been preaching at Sulligent and helping the church there. Sulligent is going to be searching for a preacher but is not in a hurry. We will post their contact info when they are ready.
TN: Tommy Hood has left Old Lasea after 6 1/2 years as their preacher. They are looking for a part-time preacher ASAP. Contact James Kincaid at 931 364-7144 (early morning, late evening).
TX: Faith Village in Wichita Falls is looking for a new Youth Minister. Faith Village is a congregation of over 600 members. They have a newly renovated youth center. The Youth Minister would join a ministry team of the Preaching Minister, Children's and Family Minister, and a part-time Associate Minister who leads worship and other ministries within the congregation. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MO: The Church of Christ at Malden is looking for a preacher. If you want to apply send resume to Malden Church of Christ, PO Box 372 Malden, MO 63863. To learn more contact their interim preacher, Robert Ferguson at 870-335-8722 for more details.
FL: The South Trail church in Sarasota is looking for an associate minister who will serve as a family life minister. South Trail has about 300 members and wants a man who has the ability to relate to all ages. His focus is planned to be spending about 60% of their time with our older members and about 40% of his time with the youth. They need someone with an ability to teach and an understanding of scripture. “Much of what this position requires is teaching in home Bible studies with our young families and preparing and encouraging our young fathers to step up and become the leaders God expects them to be not only in the home but in his church.” Contact Doug Tackett who is one of the elders at email@example.com or 941 321-9380.
Thailand: The Khon Kaen Bible Institute is looking to have preachers or elders to teach a Bible course in English. It is 6 weeks trip with two of those weeks “vacationing in paradise.” You would need to raise your own support for the four weeks to teach Bible. Contact Steve Webb if you wish to know more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
KS: 151st Street in Olathe is looking for a preacher. About a year ago they planted a new congregation with about 150 members. Their present attendance is about 210 members. They are looking for a man who will help them as they grow again. The current preacher is retiring and they hope to fill the role at least by the end of the year. Thanks to Gary Hampton for this scoop. Learn more about 151st Street at https://www.151cofc.com/.
GA: The South Cobb Church of Christ is looking for an Assistant Minister. His prime duties include organizing and implementing an effective outreach program that includes; training members to conduct in-home bible studies and follow up with visitors. Work with the youth, devotionals, lads to leaders program, youth rallies and conventions and summer camps. He will also be called upon to preach when the preacher is absent. He will work with the Deacons and church secretary and be responsible to the eldership. Qualifications: Three years experience preaching and teaching the Word of God. Ability to see beyond race, financial status of environmental background. Ability to manage a budget if required. “Termination will result from failure to perform duties or teaching or promoting any other doctrine than that contained in the Bible.” Contact email@example.com for more information.
TN: The church in Goodlettsville is seeking a new pulpit minister. They are deeply involved in their city just outside of Nashville. Their attendance is about 250, with five elders and a youth and family minister. The congregation has a passion for mission work and a wonderful reputation via the benevolence programs they are involved in. Most recently, the area has experienced “a vast population growth, where many new housing developments, restaurants and shopping centers are opening. We believe our local mission field is ripe for the harvesting of lost souls.” A qualified candidate has the required Bachelor’s degree, with a major in Bible or Ministry preferred. He should be married and have evidence of at least 7 years of experience in a successful full-time pulpit ministry position. More info on the job is at www.goodlettsville.org. They are accepting applications through April 30. Send letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or Goodlettsville Church of Christ 401 South Main Street Goodlettsville, TN 37072 Attn: Search Committee. “A criminal record and background check will be required if selected.”
TX: The Stratford church is looking for a preacher. They are a church of about 35-40 members in the Northwest corner of the Panhandle. Stratford is a farming community. Contact: Wayne Smith 806 753-6708, email@example.com. Thanks to Russell Crawford for the scoop.
MS/AL: Matt Thigpin going to Fulton, MS to be their new preacher. He is leaving the New Hope congregation. I’m sure he’d share info about the church there with you. Contact him at 205 412 5178 firstname.lastname@example.org.
KY: The Corinth church at Harlan Crossroads in Monroe County has hired Pleas Ford to be their new preacher: email@example.com.
TN: The elders and Charles Williams at the Nashville Road congregation announced to the congregation as the result of health problems Andrew Spivey will now be the Pulpit and Family minister, and Charles will become the Minister of Involvement. Tim Strickland will continue to serve as their associate minister. We are thankful for brother Charles and for this smooth transition.
That's about it. Blessings.