6% of Teens Check Email Daily

I was just talking with our youth minister and he told me that a ridiculously small percent of teens check email on a regular basis. I went to find out what the stat is and according to an article at cnet only 6% of teens check email on a daily basis. The communication tool of […]

Revitalizing Bible Class – Advertising

Many of the people who organize the Sunday morning Bible school grew up at in a period of Christianity in America where if you opened the doors you would get 95% attendance. The remaining 5% would respond to the invitation and repent for not making it to Bible class that morning. While that may be […]

Assumptions and Communication

Assumptions are powerful. What we communicate has everything to do with the assumptions we have about what is going on, who people are, and what people need. Assumptions usually grow and develop based on things being the same or constant for a period of time so that we begin to expect things will always be […]

A Failure to Communicate

I had one of those times in class this morning that are very few and far between, thankfully. My brain just couldn’t seem to get on track. It was like I had too much to focus on, too many things running around in my head. I also had too much information. There was no way […]

Communicating for a Change – Pick A Point

One of Andy Stanley’s strengths is his ability to laser beam focus on only one point and really drive it home. In the last post on this book I mentioned that you have to know where your goal is. Notice I didn’t say what your goal is but where. The point in that is you […]

Communication that Sticks – Andy Stanley

I recently watched Communication that Sticks by Andy Stanley and found it very helpful for learning to refine and improve the way I communicate whether it is in preaching or teaching. Here are a couple of highlights: Get across one central point. People won’t remember much more than that anyway. So make it and make […]

Your Best Form of Advertising – The Andrew Model

Last weekend we held the No Debt, No Sweat workshop with Steve Diggs here at Northwest. We put up banners. We had spots run on local Christian radio. We had nice signage. We made flyers for people to take to people they knew. We put it on our website. We did just about everything we […]

Improving Communications in Your Congregation

We are starting to put more focus on improving our communications at Northwest. I wanted to pass along two helpful resources in helping the church and church leadership more effectively communicate its message and mission. The first resource is a free e-book called “Branding for Church Planters” by James Dalman. This is from the website […]

Communication is a Funny Thing

Have you heard about this sign in Wales that they emailed a translator to translate a portion of the sign from English into Welsh? What ended up on the sign was the response to the email request for translation, “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.” […]

So Many Connections and So Little Connection

How many ways can someone contact you during any given day?  We have more ways to be connected than ever before: phones, cell phones, pagers, email, faxes, letters, internet (including blogging, facebook, myspace, classmates.com, del.icio.us, flickr, friendster, LinkedIn, Twitter, Xanga, and about 500 other options…). We have never had this many ways to find people […]