Job Posting

I don’t usually post job openings, but that’s mainly because folks don’t normally ask. (I did a double take. Really.)

I’m familiar with this congregation. It’s a good one. And I know the preacher. Good guy. This is surely a great opportunity for someone.

Position Vacancy Announcement

The Central Church of Christ in Athens, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Associate Minister with a focus on College and Career and Young Couples age members (generally 18 year old singles through young adults with pre-school age children).  This congregation has an average attendance of over 400 and is currently served by a senior minister, a youth minister, a part-time children’s minister, and a part-time secretary, in addition to seven shepherds.  The church website address is:

Located in the northern-most part of Alabama, Athens is approximately equally distant from Birmingham, Alabama, and Nashville, Tennessee.  Athens is a growing community with excellent schools and nearby high tech industries.

Salary is highly competitive and will be negotiated with the candidates based on education and experience.  Benefits include health insurance and retirement allocations, moving expenses, merit and cost of living raises, professional development, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, plus sabbatical leave.

Interested candidates should send a resume, references, salary requirements, recording (video preferred) of a recent sermon, and an essay conveying the candidate’s philosophy of ministry to or by U.S. Postal Service to:

Central Church of Christ
Attn: Associate Minister Search Committee
320 Highway 31 North
Athens, AL  35611

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About Jay Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m an elder at the University Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (I'm on a leave of absence for health reasons.) I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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