Leaders must learn to first communicate with God and then with people.
That's the order that will produce the greatest level of effectiveness.
Yet, so often in the church we find too many consultations with others about what to do without first going to God, meetings in which the church's affairs are discussed without first seeking God's guidance, and decisions made without adequate prayer but nonetheless expecting God to bless us.
And then we wonder why things don't work out as we had hoped, why we aren't growing despite all our best efforts, why there are conflicts.
The importance of communicating both with God and people cannot be over-stressed. When leaders learn to be better communicators, everything else seems to go much more effectively.
Order the Christ-like Communication Guide for Church Leaders for this content plus some thoughts on what happens when leaders don't first communicate with God or fail to communicate with people, as well as some tips for communicating with both God and people. In a separate section, it also includes our need to listen to both God and people, along with tips, since listening is an integral part of communication.
Posts in the Practicum about Communication:
The posts in the practicum run this leadership skill through the grid of the basics of life in Christ, that which should guide anything we do as church leaders. Also note that the content in the first eleven posts listed below is included in the Christ-like Communication Guide for Church Leaders.
- Communication with God Essential to Your Purpose
- Communication in Step with Your Purpose
- Communication Imperative to Body Life
- Communication Guided by Body Life Commands
- Communication Governed by the Great Commission
- Authority in Communication
- Focus of Communication
- Confidence in Communication
- Christ-like Communication Imperative
- What We Communicate: Both Grace and Truth
- How We Communicate: Both Graciously and Truthfully
- Who Can Tame the Tongue?
- Empowered Communication Because of the Gospel
- Empowered Communication Seasoned with Grace
- Empowered Communication Because of His Name
- Empowered Communication Possible Because of the Resurrection
- Empowered Communication as a Result of Spiritual Gifting
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