I notice you are from Georgia. I have in front of me the latest edition of the SC Baptist paper, "The Baptist Courier."
There is a listing for a Minister of Worship and Education at First Baptist of Blountville, TN (near Kingsport in eastern TN) 2 blended Am services
Also, Fulltime Minister of Worship/Music at Northside Baptist, Rock Hill SC
Seminary degree preferred
Just thought I would pass this along.
You could go to Home and find the classified page to see more info . It may also show some that aren't in this issue of the paper.
Thanks Tom, but I am actually not in Georgia anymore. I have moved to northern California, into my parents guest bedroom here. After I lost my job in Georgia, I lived off savings for as long as I could but I ran out and couldnt afford rent anymore, so we packed up the car and drove cross country to live with my folks until I find something else.
Ive been wrestling with God on this whole topic, my wife has too, and we've decided that we just dont feel a call to this church. They are interviewing someone else for the position besides me and I think it would be best for me to step back and let the other guy have it. The church is over 60 miles away, and after taxes the pay will be less than what it will cost in gas and tolls to get there and back home 3 times a week. The whole interview process made me and my wife uncomfortable.
A little history here too. My brother is the worship minister at a huge church just a few miles from the one I applied to. Apparently this smaller church has been losing members to my brothers church because his contemporary service is so good (and it is). So last night my brothers church put on a volunteer dinner, and I attended because I volunteer there all the time, and he introduced me to some people who had moved from the small church to his, and they told me that while they were attending the small church, the pastor there had been talking crap about my brothers church for almost a year, about how he is stealing his members and his instrumentalists, about how the pastor at my brothers church is inexperienced and all this stuff. I can understand jealousy, I mean, Ive been in a situation where my members have left to go somewhere else. It sucks. But I never talked down or spread lies about that church to my congregation.
Its become abundantly clear that this just is not the kind of place I want to be at. Thanks everyone for your tips and advice, but, the decision has been made.