The Spring Meadows congregation is planning a Church Health Workshop that among other things will focus on elders’ skills (September 21). We are conducting a three question, very simple, survey for elders. Please invite yours to go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnFKGPjgyugLTghofN8iD9Xb9t16phBWDMHOBTkEQNSP-rLA/viewform?usp=sf_link and join the 150+ who have already completed it.
We are working on compiling a list of Future Preacher Camp/Leadership Development type events for young men. You could help make that happen by sending the name, location, date, and any specifics of ANY that you know of to TJI@TheJenkinsInstitute.com.
TN: Scoop to Mike Greene: The Wartrace Church of Christ in Bedford County is needing a preacher. Their minister of 21 years is retiring May 26. They are a small congregation of 50-60 with a good group of young people. They want someone who can handle Sunday morning class and sermon and Sunday night class or sermon and Wednesday night class or sermon. They want someone who can be in the community helping to grow the church. Pay range would be $20-30,000 per year depending on what the minister would be able to contribute time-wise. Contact Don Curl, 931 580-6263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CA: The Yucaipa Church of Christ in southern California is looking for a Community Evangelist. They are a church of about 100 people. Here is how they describe the role: “We need someone who is knowledgeable, outgoing, personable, and who easily interacts with others. We need an evangelists who will get up Monday through Friday and read their Bible in the local coffee shops. This is typically an 8-5 job. We want to get Bible studies started anywhere they can be found. We want to go to the local Bible studies of other faith’s and get involved in helping teach them the restored gospel.” Sound interesting? Contact Bobby Duncan: email@example.com or 213 324-6057. Or mail resumes and references to Yucaipa Church of Christ, Att: Bobby Duncan 33981 Yucaipa Blvd Yucaipa, CA 92399.
FL: The Mandarin Church in Jacksonville is searching for the next steward of its youth ministry. The ideal candidate will be “a man who possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible, Youth Ministry, or related field. A balanced command of Scripture and how to make it come alive to the next generation is critical. He must be able to work with students of diversity in age, race, income level, socio-economic status, and spiritual heritage. He must be a self-starter, a team player and team builder, willingly accountable, relatable, and organized. Building bridges between students and adults is essential. While worship leading is not a requirement, worship leading skills would be highly valued. Above all, he must be passionately in love with Jesus and have a burning desire to guide people into a growing relationship with Jesus.” Contact the minister firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK: The Wewoka congregation is looking for a full-time preacher. It is a congregation of 80-100 members in Wewoka, a town of 4000. They want a preacher with “a positive outlook, good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with all ages who will visit the sick (both physically and spiritually), help conduct Bible studies and encourage others as well to grow as Christians.” Send resume with references to email@example.com or call 405 257-2255.
GA: Taylor Hammett is leaving as preacher at Corners church, to plant a new church in a nearby city. Corners is diverse racially, with about 67 adults and a Hispanic work with 37. Learn more: https://www.cornerschurch.org/.
OK: The Dewey church located in NE Oklahoma, 50 miles north of Tulsa, is seeking a part-time family and community outreach minister. The role involves working with our families to plan youth and inter-generational activities, as well as planning community outreach activities. Please respond via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 918-534-2782 PO Box 340 Dewey, OK 74029.
AL/TN: Mount Juliet is hiring Bryan LaMasters to work in the role of Discipleship Minister. He is leaving his Youth work at Madison in Huntsville.
TN: This week’s self-scoop to our old friend, Ricky Glass. He began preaching for the Robertson Fork Church of Christ in Giles county last Sunday.
TX: Jeff Whatley has accepted the associate minister position at the North Jefferson church in Mount Pleasant. This opens the youth minister position at the Northside church in Bonham. They want someone who “believes the Bible is the plenary word of God. It is the guide for our lives and reveals God to us. We need someone who will:
Ø Reinforce to the youth that “If it is in the Bible it is absolutely true.”
Ø Train the youth how to study Scriptures effectively.
Ø Guide the youth in actively applying the Scripture into their own lives.
Ø Help the youth develop their own faith.
Ø Give the youth a sound and solid foundation of what they believe.
Ø Teach the youth so that they will be able to defend the truth and spread the gospel.
Ø Train them so that they are able to train others.
Ø Equip them to be:
V Soul Winners
V Future Church Leaders
V Active and Productive Members of the Church
Ø Encourage positive family relations.
Ø Help the families to grow closer together.
Ø Aid parents to bring up the children in the way they should go.
Ø Strengthen their relationship with God into a very real and tangible relationship.
We are not expecting them to be a babysitter, an entertainment director, or a replacement for a parent. They will be responsible for training the church leaders of tomorrow, and aiding the true youth ministers, the parents. We are looking for family ministry, not stereotypical youth ministry. Send resumes to email@example.com
That’s all the news that’s fit to print. Hope you have a grand week. As always let us know what we missed or overlooked.