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Why Church Communication Matters

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The ministry of communication allows us to share the ways God is real, present, and active in our communities of faith. And just like any other area of life together, it invites the grace-filled participation of us all to make it work.

I recently came across this bit of wisdom shared by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on World Communication Day, 2012. He said, “Learning to communicate is learning to listen and to contemplate as well as speak.”

This is a good place to start when thinking about the many ways we communicate with one another and with the communities in which we live, learn, work, and play.

We listen.

Listen to one another’s stories of pain and healing, of forgiveness and redemption, of burdens and joy. We hear one another into speech. This is good news, and we are a gospel people.

Church communication allows us to creatively share these stories of faith and the gospel at work with our community and our world.

We believe church communication matters because we know a kind of love that matters.

Over the next few weeks, we will share a series of posts about ways we can engage in ministry in a digital world. We look forward to sharing what we are learning from you, with you, and for you.

Upcoming posts in our series include:

Best Practices for Websites

e-Giving

Social Media & Ministry

Equipping & Encouraging: Online Faith Formation

Don’t forget to visit our online library and search “church communication” to explore books available through the Resource Center.

By: Sarah Hubbard, Communications Coordinator

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