Listen, navigating ministry can sometimes be pretty tricky. There are many things that can be done to improve this, however, one simple trick is to learn how to better communicate with your church’s congregation.
Here are 3 helpful tips to make sure you’re communicating in better ways to engage with your congregation.
Be Respectful of Others’ Time:
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like any time to be wasted. I would venture a guess that most people feel the same way! Make sure that when sharing church announcements during your Sunday service, updating your bulletins, or adding new info to your church’s site that you are sharing important information. Don’t add frivolous details that people could become bogged down with. Keep things short and informational.
Know Your Audience:
One of the most important things you can do is to know who your audience is. Knowing your audience helps you figure out what content and messages people need to hear. Once you have your message, knowing and understanding your congregation will help guide you on how to communicate effectively. Make sure you keep your message interesting in ways that they will understand and want to listen to.
Many times, over-communicating can be a problem. We feel like we have so much important information that we have to share every little detail. However, that is not always the case. In fact, over-communication can cause many problems simply because it becomes confusing and slows everything down. If there is too much information, people may find it difficult to keep up or become overwhelmed. This applies to everything: announcements, websites, emails, etc…
By implementing these three strategies, you can easily improve your communication. Being respectful of others’ time, knowing your audience, and not over-communicating can drastically change the way you connect with your congregation. They will appreciate that you are sharing helpful and informative information while not overwhelming them at the same time.