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pulpit minister search
« on: Thu Apr 20, 2006 - 20:45:59 »
My congregation has just began the search for a new pulpit minister. Our previous minister was called to a new ministry opportunity after serving the Lord successfully with us for 10 years. We have been in a transition process now for about five months.

We have an interim minister and are willing to take whatever time it takes for us to find the right person for this position.

Below is a congregational statement describing our church. If interested, email or mail a resume or any questions.



Court Drive Church of Christ
1434 Court Drive
Palestine, TX 75803
(903) 729-0196
courtdrive@hughes.net

Church Profile Statement

The Court Drive Church of Christ is located in historic Palestine, Texas, in the rolling green hills of East Texas, surrounded by pine and oak forests.

Palestine is a small city of 20,000, the county seat of Anderson County, which has a population of 60,000.

We are a congregation with an average attendance of 150, with a large percentage of young families, and a highly talented and committed core group.

We have five elders, six deacons, and six other ministry leaders. Current full time staff includes a youth minister and secretary.

Our previous pulpit minister recently moved on to another ministry position after serving successfully with us for ten years.

We are a sixteen year old congregation, founded with the desire to serve the Lord by allowing individuals to utilize their talents and Spirit-given gifts; and to demonstrate to the world kingdom living by loving and caring for each other and others as we celebrate the freedom we have in Christ.      

We are appreciative of our heritage in Churches of Christ, but honor our commitment to Jesus as Lord and Savior above the traditions of the American Restoration Movement.

Because we believe that the Kingdom of God is larger than our fellowship, we participate in cooperative efforts with other churches. We worship with believers of other Christian faith traditions in joint community services several times each year.

We are actively involved in foreign missions and local community service, with an active food bank that assists the hungry in our area.

We are known as a loving family of God and have served as a healing place for those who have felt oppressed by other churches.

We believe in challenging each other in our study to deepen our understanding of Scripture and the ways of God. We also believe in challenging each other to live a consistent Christian life, one that is centered on serving God and others, not just on self-fulfillment


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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #1 on: Sat Apr 22, 2006 - 21:02:24 »
I live in Corsicana which is just a hop, skip, and jump from Palestine.  The world is indeed a small place.

« Last Edit: Sat Apr 22, 2006 - 21:14:47 by Barry H. Manners »

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #2 on: Sat Apr 22, 2006 - 23:05:14 »
I live in Corsicana which is just a hop, skip, and jump from Palestine.  The world is indeed a small place.

So Barry, you want the job?

HR

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« Reply #3 on: Sun Apr 23, 2006 - 12:25:57 »
I live in Corsicana which is just a hop, skip, and jump from Palestine.  The world is indeed a small place.

So Barry, you want the job?

HR

I don't think they'd be too fond of my doctrinal stance concerning instruments in worship.

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #4 on: Sun Apr 23, 2006 - 15:14:12 »
Mike,

I just want you to know that I pronounced the name correctly when reading this thread. How is Daniel doing? I had no idea anyone was from Court Drive on the site.

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #5 on: Sun Apr 23, 2006 - 17:30:05 »
Mike,

I just want you to know that I pronounced the name correctly when reading this thread.
Ha!  ::smile::  You would be one of the few who thought "pal-e-steen."


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How is Daniel doing? I had no idea anyone was from Court Drive on the site.

He is doing well. Our interim minister was not available today, so Daniel preached, and delivered a great sermon. He is growing steadily in his abilities in ministry.
If you're interested, pm me and I'll tell him who said hello.


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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #6 on: Mon Apr 24, 2006 - 10:31:59 »
I live in Corsicana which is just a hop, skip, and jump from Palestine.  The world is indeed a small place.

So Barry, you want the job?

HR

I don't think they'd be too fond of my doctrinal stance concerning instruments in worship.
I'm sure that would be the major deal breaker.  ::sarcasm::

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #7 on: Tue Apr 25, 2006 - 13:52:19 »
Barry,

You don't know this particular CoC. I don't think they would mind your ideas on IM. Now might something else slow the process down…

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« Reply #8 on: Tue Apr 25, 2006 - 15:18:09 »
Barry,

You don't know this particular CoC. I don't think they would mind your ideas on IM. Now might something else slow the process down…


My stance on Bible Classes?


I don't know anyway, that Daniel guy seems to be more qualified than I am. ::crackup::
« Last Edit: Tue Apr 25, 2006 - 18:22:58 by Barry H. Manners »

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #9 on: Tue Apr 25, 2006 - 15:33:00 »
If I am coming into Palestine (PAL-E-STEEN) from Corsicana, where can I find this Court Drive Church of Christ?


If I were to visit, you wouldn't make me fill out one of those stupid visitor cards would you?
« Last Edit: Tue Apr 25, 2006 - 15:47:35 by Barry H. Manners »

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #10 on: Tue Apr 25, 2006 - 20:26:39 »
If I am coming into Palestine (PAL-E-STEEN) from Corsicana, where can I find this Court Drive Church of Christ?


If I were to visit, you wouldn't make me fill out one of those stupid visitor cards would you?

Nope. And the roof probably wouldn't fall in if you went to church twice in one year, either.  ::crackup::

Take 287 to 19 into Palestine, then right on Loop 256, and right on Court Drive for about 2 blocks.


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« Reply #11 on: Sun Apr 30, 2006 - 20:10:44 »
If I am coming into Palestine (PAL-E-STEEN) from Corsicana, where can I find this Court Drive Church of Christ?


If I were to visit, you wouldn't make me fill out one of those stupid visitor cards would you?

Nope. And the roof probably wouldn't fall in if you went to church twice in one year, either.  ::crackup::

Take 287 to 19 into Palestine, then right on Loop 256, and right on Court Drive for about 2 blocks.




I went to Palestine today and found your church.  The thing I liked about it was it wasn't too far from a Jack-In-the-Box further down the loop.

However, when I got there (the church) at 6 PM the doors were locked shut and no one showed up.
« Last Edit: Sun Apr 30, 2006 - 20:20:15 by Barry H. Manners »

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #12 on: Sun Apr 30, 2006 - 23:41:58 »
Sorry about that. I wish I had known your plans.

We meet in small groups in homes around town on Sunday night.

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #13 on: Sat Jun 24, 2006 - 17:24:24 »
Has the position been filled, Mike?

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« Reply #14 on: Sun Jun 25, 2006 - 18:43:20 »
I sent in my resume but haven't heard anything back.

I wonder why.  Of all people, you would think the doctrine I preach is the soundest to a Christian's ears.


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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #15 on: Sun Jun 25, 2006 - 23:46:17 »
There is nothing "sound" about what you "preach", Barry.

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #16 on: Mon Jun 26, 2006 - 10:26:48 »
Has the position been filled, Mike?

Not yet. We are still in the interviewing process, but have narrowed it down a bit to three candidates (from about 75 applications).

Hopefully, we will arrive at the proper decision soon.

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« Reply #17 on: Mon Jun 26, 2006 - 22:59:12 »
Thanks for the update, Mike. I hope that the Lord will guide you, and the church there in this matter, and in all matters... May He be glorified in you, and through you...

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« Reply #18 on: Tue Jun 27, 2006 - 19:23:47 »
Thanks, James.

I appreciate your prayers.

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« Reply #19 on: Tue Jun 27, 2006 - 21:35:49 »
There is nothing "sound" about what you "preach", Barry.

Why don't you send in your resume?  Texas is a nice place and if you want I'll come hear you preach every once and a while.

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« Reply #20 on: Tue Jun 27, 2006 - 21:46:38 »
They are already well along in their search, Barry... But I'll tell you what, if I get down to Texas anytime soon (which I may, due to the fact that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and my nephew just moved down there), you and I can get together and talk about the Lord Jesus... What do you say?

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« Reply #21 on: Tue Jun 27, 2006 - 21:49:38 »
They are already well along in their search, Barry... But I'll tell you what, if I get down to Texas anytime soon (which I may, due to the fact that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and my nephew just moved down there), you and I can get together and talk about the Lord Jesus... What do you say?

Maybe so.  Perhaps we can meet at Tim's church?

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« Reply #22 on: Tue Jun 27, 2006 - 21:51:12 »
What church is that?

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #23 on: Tue Jun 27, 2006 - 21:53:06 »
The one in Palestine that is looking for a preacher.

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #24 on: Tue Jun 27, 2006 - 23:58:36 »
How far is that from Odessa?

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« Reply #25 on: Wed Jun 28, 2006 - 00:26:45 »
How far is that from Odessa?

It's way on the other side of the state in East Texas.

Find Dallas on a map and then go straight down to Corsicana then find Highway 287 and follow it from Corsicana southeast to Palestine about another county over.

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« Reply #26 on: Wed Jun 28, 2006 - 00:32:39 »
Texas is a big state.

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« Reply #27 on: Thu Jun 29, 2006 - 19:41:27 »
James, it's only a 465 mile trip. You should be able to make it in about 7 1/2 hours.  ::smile::

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« Reply #28 on: Thu Jun 29, 2006 - 22:45:12 »
Hey, that would be almost short enough for me to jog!

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« Reply #29 on: Sat Jul 15, 2006 - 22:04:05 »
Well, the minister we thought the Lord was leading us to hire decided to go somewhere else. It's disappointing that our attempt at prayerful group discernment didn't work out --- or maybe it just hsn't worked out yet.

Back to the drawing board!  ::frustrated::


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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #30 on: Sun Jul 16, 2006 - 22:31:58 »
What is your next step?

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« Reply #31 on: Mon Jul 17, 2006 - 11:13:29 »
The next step, is to continue on.  We are still receiving resumes and will be going through them as they are received.

Brandon

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« Reply #32 on: Wed Jul 19, 2006 - 17:43:59 »
What Brandon said.  ::smile::
 . . . and continue to pray.

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Re: pulpit minister search
« Reply #33 on: Mon Dec 10, 2007 - 23:43:34 »
Mike I tried to find the church website but to no avail.  How did the search turn out?

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« Reply #34 on: Tue Dec 11, 2007 - 06:09:38 »
We have been working with our "new" pulpit minister now for a little more than one year. He is an excellent fit and we are very pleased with what God has accomplished in this situation.

A previous post about the results of our search was lost when the GCM server crashed this past year.

Our website is in rehab. Hopefully the improved version will be up soon!  ::shrug::

 

     
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