3 Church Communication Mistakes

At Randall Church, we intentionally plan out our preaching calendar to include a quarterly rotation of speakers with varying teaching styles, and diversity in ministry focuses. While we all work within the same sermon series and texts, we find that changing things up periodically is not only healthy for us, but good for the congregation as well. Internally, we refer to the specific individual giving the sermon as the "communicator." We use this term, because the mandate of the pastor is to share the truth of God's Word Sunday after Sunday. The pastor's sermon must be clear, concise, and compelling in a way that communicates that truth from theory into action.

There are 3 common mistakes that EVERY PASTOR MAKES when communicating his message(s).  

1. We say too much. I have yet to hear someone tell me that my sermon was too short.
2. We assume people are listening. I know as well as you do; that you didn't catch my 7th bullet point.
3. We share details with no heart. I rarely get feedback on content. I usually get it from personal stories.

There are 3 common mistakes that EVERY CHURCH MAKES when communicating its message(s). 

1. We say too much. When we throw everything at people, we find that nothing sticks.
2. We assume people are listening. People aren't always attending / attentive, and we aren't responsive.
3. We share details with no heart. It's not what we want from people, it's what we want for people. 

This is what we at Randall Church are working on. Constantly. We continue to work at it in our sermons, and we continue to work on it with our general communication strategy. Why? Because once I am disengaged, then I begin to process the information as: this is irrelevant; church is irrelevant; God is irrelevant; the Bible is irrelevant. And all of a sudden I am learning the opposite lesson. Instead, let me share with you that the Gospel is alive! Let it ring out clearly that there is a place for you here. Find your place: Upward in Christ. Inward at the Church, and Outward in the Community.

 - Pastor Milo


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