A friend said to me recently, “A guest preacher spoke in worship last week. I know at least three of my friends would have wanted to hear this person. How did I miss that?"
The Importance of Good Communication
I didn’t have the answer, of course, but it was a reminder of how important communication is for congregations. Good communication involves stating the right message in the right way at the right time. For regular participants, good communications builds a sense of community. For new folks, clear communication is a sign of hospitality.
The Center for Congregations receives a number of inquiries about communication from congregations just like yours.
- How do we coordinate our communication efforts so we are conveying a unified message?
- Isn’t communication more than having a slick looking website?
- What is the relationship between effective communications and attracting newcomers?
A Learning Opportunity
Because of questions like these, the Center brings to Indiana an excellent resource person for a workshop. The resource person is Tim Peters (pictured above), and the workshop is called Developing Your Internal and External Communications. This workshop will be in northeast Indiana and central Indiana on January 20 and January 21 respectively. For more information, you can visit our website at http://centerforcongregations.org/workshop/developing-your-internal-and-external-communications.
Here are a couple more communication resources: The Center for Church Communicators and Outspoken. These resources and more can be found on the Congregational Resource Guide at http://thecrg.org/.