Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson
Instruction takes place both intentionally and unintentionally. Intentional teaching is obvious. It happens when someone plans a lesson to teach, a venue to teach it, and a method to teach it. Those who are present have usually been informed that the event was designed to teach intentionally.
Intentional teaching does not expect that those who are taught will either understand or accept the teaching. Rather, intentional teaching has only one expectation—the giving of information. To the degree that the material has been transmitted to the ears of the hearers, to that degree the instructor has accomplished the main objective.
Unintentional teaching is quite different. Body language is unintentional teaching. Through body movements, voice tone, eye contact (or lack thereof) many lessons are taught or, at least, others interpret these things in informative ways. This is why you might hear or even have said, “I did not mean for you to get that impression!” That instructive message was sent unintentionally.
The Richmond church of Christ in Kentucky is looking for a family/youth minister to motivate, teach, and encourage Christian development that fosters unity among our youth and families. We are an established congregation of about 350 with a history of effective elderships. Located in a university town on the edge of the Cumberland Mountains in the beautiful bluegrass, Richmond offers amenities of a large city but in a small town atmosphere.
We are looking for a strong, Bible-based, family man who will function well as a facilitator. He must be well-versed in Scripture and have a heart for evangelism. He must be a man who recognizes that the Bible is the single and final authority. We want a man who has experience working with youth and families. This man also must be fluent in the social media world as this is the world of our youth.