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(Short) Checklist so People Will Receive Your Communication

Sad truth: People aren’t paying attention to most (church) communication. In fact, most people are only half-listening or half-reading. An exasperated church communicator recently asked me, “how do you change this trend!?” Stop wasting people’s time. That’s the easy answer. Then, after a little thought, I added “there’s probably 4 things you have...

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Whoa! Here’s a huge Church Communication problem.

We say too much. Do you ever catch yourself talking to your child, spouse, or friend trying to get them to understand your perspective? The more you talk, the more they seem to disengage. So when you feel they’re not listening, you talk more. And it becomes self defeating. But we’ve all...

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Pastor, You’re Talking to Goldfish

Communication is difficult in the church. You stand in front of the congregation with many important thoughts to share. Things that God has put on your heart. You’ve prayed, prepared, and positioned yourself in the right place. When you start speaking, you have everyone’s attention. Then, slowly, you’re aware of people not fully...