It is a common question asked by church leaders, especially pastors. What are some of the ways in which I can communicate interpersonally within the church to individuals or small groups who need to hear specific messages? Thom and Sam will be discussing which methods of personal communication work best in the church.
- Personal communication is with individuals or small groups.
- In-person communication is the most intimate and memorable.
- Phone calls are important when both tone and content are necessary.
- Use email when documentation is needed.
- Text messages are good for communicating quickly but not for assigning tasks.
- Letters are formal and should be utilized more positively than negatively.
- Social media is the least effective form of personal communication.
- Pay attention to new collaborative methods of communication, like Slack and Trello.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:
- Know Your Community
- Anatomy of a Revived Church by Thom S. Rainer
- SamRainer.com – How Best to Communicate
- Marco Polo
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