Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson
“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” These words came from George Washington Carver. His life was a living example of these very words. He was born into slavery in 1864 in Missouri. He was kidnapped as an infant and sold to another slave-holder in Kentucky along with one of his sisters. Only he was later found and returned home.
When the war ended slavery, the Carver family, his family’s former owners, decided to let them stay on their property and they even began to educate them. Mrs. Carver taught young George to read. This education opened doors to further education eventually becoming the first African American to study at Iowa State University where he received both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree.
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.