Published: 5 months ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)

 

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Why Communication May Not Be Your REAL Problem

(via @TiffanyDeluccia) Oh my. Toss on your steel-toed boots and wade into this one, because it’s gonna stomp all over your good intentions. As leaders, what are we really communicating?

Communication is often more effective than we think it is. The frustration comes when, truthfully, we are not actually communicating what we think we are communicating. Who we really are, what we really value and what we really believe seeps out. No fancy schmancy communications plan needed.

Still, when churches sense their message isn’t getting through, they often dive headfirst into changing the technology or the graphics, trying more announcements, redesigning the site, etc. Perhaps you lead at one of those churches. The problem is they are often trying to solve the wrong challenge…

 

9 Email Best Practices for Your Church Staff

(via @sarahenewsome) I think #10 should be “You can’t ever use too many GIF hyperlinks,” but maybe that’s just me.

Email is such a constant part of our daily lives that you probably don’t even think twice before hitting “send” after typing up a message. While this is fine for casual conversations among friends, email communication in your workplace requires a bit more thought and care.

Church staff members or ministry job seekers should be even more careful in their email communication. Here are a few email best practices to help your message land the way you want it to.

 

The Untold Truths About The Lego Movie

(via @laughingsquid) I continue to be shocked that there are people (some of whom live in my house) who don’t think that The Lego Movie is one of the finest films ever made. Everything may not be awesome, but that movie is. Here are a few fact bricks y’oughta know.

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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