Definition for Communication Competency
- The student is able to persuade others with respect to biblical and theological truth through oral, written, and electronic media.
- I will need to communicate teaching of stewarding physical wellness as a way of honoring the Lord through multiple videos therefore:
- I will produce 3 video series throughout my internship term.
- I will pray that the Lord does what he wills with this ministry.
- I will put random reminders in my calendar that remind me this ministry is not mine but the Lord’s.
- Create a ministry plan that includes strategic planning, curriculum dates, and branding and marketing.
- Set up recording days twice a month with Jayme Hightower or Courtney Thang.
- Have a script written and edited every week.
- Release 1 video every week after 3 months into the internship.
December 12 official website launch date.
Overall Reflection Statement for Communication
For my competence in communication, I am submitting my fitness blog called Fit Theology which demonstrates my attempts at communicating theological truth’s through oral through videos and written platforms. In this process, the hardest part was putting my thoughts down in the first place. After I wrote it all down, the editing and publishing part was easy. I would self edit myself so much that I wouldn’t end up writing anything at all. In other words, I am my own worst critique.
Artifacts With Descriptions
- Fit Theology is a blog that exists with the purpose of providing coaching in nutrition, fitness and lifestyle that honor the Triune God through social media platforms. https://fittheology.com/
As I developed and demonstrated communication, I have learned people enjoy communication that is authentic and personable. No one wants to interact with content that doesn’t have a face or a story. The content feels sterile and unattainable, which is not the goal for theological communication. I also learned people connect with stories. I think that’s why Jesus communicated in parables. The people I was communicating with would share that they could relate, but they never interacted with me about my steps or definitions.
Lifelong Development Statement
As a result of the experiences documented by these artifacts, I will continue to develop in communication by trying to be consistent. I am my own worse critique which would stop me from saying anything at all. I put too much pressure on myself to communicate ideas and application steps when most people enjoyed and valued my authenticity and stories which were the easiest part of communicating. I still hope to improve in how I phrase theological ideas but not at the expense of the stories I share.