God’s Word is Gripping
I think one of the most important things we can be passionate about is the communication of God’s Word. Of all the tasks that we have, of all the duties and responsibilities in our ministry, we can never ever allow the beauty of God’s word to take a secondary place — to order or organization or volunteers or even system wide excellence. The most important thing is the communication of the gospel.
God’s love letter to His creation has been placed together as one resource called the Bible. We should place a significant amount of energy and investment to make sure that God’s word is communicated in a fun, clear, concise, and memorable way.
Types of Leaders
Now, I have found that there are several types of leaders. Some leaders are purely administrative while other leaders are purely communicative. Some leaders dominate at details. Some leaders are clear communicators. Sometimes one individual can be both. Typically, an individual is either administratively gifted or they are gifted as a communicator.
Let’s take the first. If you are gifted administratively, you will need to find someone to partner with you in the ministry who is gifted at communication. Not everyone has upfront communication gifts. You may not have those. Find someone who is very comfortable on the stage. Find someone who is very good at verbal communication. Find someone who is vociferous, talkative, and animated.
If you yourself are a gifted communicator, hone your skills. If you are a gifted communicator, you might be prone to “winging it.” I urge you not to get into this practice. Though you can stand up at any given moment and articulate yourself well, clearly communicating God’s word in an exciting and impassioned way requires preparation.
Your typical extrovert who is gifted at communication often can slack off and think in their mind that they are completely capable of doing this with little to no preparation. Now, while this is true at some level, those who are naturally gifted will be surpassed by those who are less gifted by putting in the time and work to increase their skills. You will be surpassed if you rely only on raw gifting.
My encouragement to you, if you are a dynamic verbal communicator, is to sit down and map out where you are going and specifically how you plan to land the airplane of your message. I have seen gifted communicators who lack the skill of ending their talk. Trust me, I am an individual who is gifted at communicating and I like to talk. Therefore, it is very difficult for me to know how to end my message.
Learn to communicate God’s word in a clear, fun, and concise way.
God’s word is gripping. Share with passion.
By Josh Denhart. All Rights Reserved.