Dr. Ray Ortlund joined us for our 2019 annual retreat and delivered a timely encouragement to our Summit Collaborative pastors. The churches we long for will require diligence and wisdom in doctrine, culture, and spirituality.
How can I communicate with supporters effectively and efficiently?
Pastor Cam Triggs planted Grace Alive Church in Orlando, FL. He explains the importance of effective updating those who are fueling your ministry. Your partners are financial partners, prayer partners, churches, volunteers, and others who have walked alongside you. And don’t forget interested potential partners!
Assume people want to hear from you, and communicate with them “nothing less than quarterly and nothing more than noteworthy.” Frequency and consistency are important because silence leads to assumptions. Communication leads to celebration and collaboration! Partnership in the gospel is not a sterile transaction.
Be consistent and convenient in the mode of communication you choose. Whether that’s a newsletter or a text message, choose the method(s) that will allow you comfort and convenience to actually follow through. If you’re not comfortable with the mode, you will delay on sending communication.
Celebrate with your partners through “statistics, stories, or symbols.”
Watch this short video for more insight, one-liners, and encouragement from Cam Triggs.
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