6 Ways To Improve Communication With Your Pastor

Think of your pastor(s) as the CEO of the church. Their job is not only to preach a compelling sermon on Sundays but also to oversee the big picture of the church—making sure everyday tasks are being completed. Because both of you are in constant communication with church members, that communication needs to be consistent in the message you’re trying to convey. Specifically, both of you need to be on the same page about what you’re communicating. That’s why it’s incredibly important to communicate with your pastor, so you can clearly communicate to the church.

Here are ways to 6 ways to improve communication with your pastor:

  1. Inform your pastor.

    Let your pastor know about your achievements and the ministry’s achievements. Give him an update about your work. Involve him in your activities. He is the leader of the congregation; hence, he should have an overview of the ins and outs of his church.

  2. Align your objectives.

    Align your ideas with what the pastor says. Let him know your plans for the church and ask for his opinion. Exchange your views and advice with him. Share ideas for the benefit of the church.

  3. Learn to ask for your pastor’s support.

    Let him know your weakness or the weakness of your ministry, so he can help you whenever you need it. Let him help you solve the problems of the church. A pastor is an experienced leader of the church; surely, he can help you in your struggles, such as how to manage staff or how to develop trust in the church.

  4. Interview your pastor.

    Get to know him better by interviewing him about his professional and personal life. Show interest in his own experiences and learn from it. Learn about his vision and mission for the church.

  5. Build a relationship with your pastor.

    Remember, communication is an act of conveying a message to another person. It is possible only if the persons involved are willing to communicate with each other. For that to be possible, you must build a relationship with such a person.

  6. See your pastor as a human.

    Human beings are not perfect and will always have flaws. Despite his many duties and responsibilities, he is still human. If you show your pastor that you can support him despite his flaws, then he will know that he can count on you.


Improving communication with your pastor is crucial because it helps strengthen your church. Communication and understanding are vital in operating an institution such as a church. It will create a strong foundation to build upon. Ultimately, communication happens when understanding takes place. Understanding takes place when there is a relationship. And relationships can form when there is common ground.

Who Wrote this?

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get updates and learn from the best

More To Explore


‘Tis the Season of Gifting

‘Tis the season of gifting and gathering, where visitors, volunteers, and ministry efforts surge, often dividing our attention between our families at home and our

Pssstttttt—Want to know our secrets?

Here’s how to learn more from church leaders across the world: 

  1. Stay up-to-date on the people, technologies, trends, and best practices shaping the future of communication strategies for your church, delivered directly to your inbox. >> Join the List
  2. Join 20,000+ peer communicators worldwide who are part of the Church Communications® community, supporting each other each and every day >> Join the Facebook Group
  3. Explore related topics in more depth on the Church Communications® Podcast >> Subscribe to the Podcast
  4. Connect with us on social >> Instagram, Facebook Page, Twitter

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will add value to my readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”