Communication is more than a good skill for leaders to attain. It’s essential, especially communication with God, if we are going to fulfill our purpose to love God and others. And, the more we love God and others, the more and more we’ll find ourselves driven to pray. Communication with God is therefore essential in providing . . . Continue reading Communication with God Essential to Your Purpose
To say our church purpose is to love God and others but yet to communicate in ways that fail to demonstrate that love is a contradiction which people will pick up on. We are to “walk in the way of love” (Eph. 5:2) which includes our communication. To walk in the way of love is to . . . Continue reading Communication in Step with Your Purpose
The Bible likens the Church to a Body showing the interdependence of its parts necessary for proper and effective functioning (1 Cor. 12). Without communication, the left foot might head in one direction while the right foot turns the opposite way. One hand could carefully pick up something while the other hand pushes it out. Without a coordination of the parts, we would flounder. One action could counteract the other. Communication provides the needed . . . Continue reading Communication Imperative to Body Life
Body life, as seen in the “one another commands” of Scripture, involves a mutual, reciprocal exchange among one another. So, when we look for communication guided by Body Life commands, it must be two-way. When leaders merely “tell” people what they are doing, they aren’t communicating in accordance with Body Life commands.
Even the Greek word for fellowship, koinonia, suggests . . . Continue reading Communication Guided by Body Life Commands
To fulfill the Great Commission, we’re going to need to communicate with people. However, fears and insecurities can hold us back. Perhaps we have an introverted personality. Maybe a lack of training makes us feel disqualified. Our poor communication skills may have led to bad past experiences. Whatever it might be, we somehow let these fears and insecurities govern what we say and do rather than be governed by the Great Commission. . . . Continue reading Communication Governed by the Great Commission
As leaders, fulfilling Jesus’ disciplemaking mission, we can sometimes be unsure of ourselves. — What if they won’t listen? What if they won’t do what I say?
As a result we might go the route of . . . Continue reading Authority in Communication