Communications: The Ligaments of the Body of Christ
What are the most important ministries in your church?
Ask this question and your likely to hear responses like… preaching, music ministry, children’s ministry and maybe youth ministry.
These are the ministries that get most of the attention, staffing and budget.
Chances are you’re not going to here “communications.”
But as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:12, 21-22
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ… The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.
A few years ago a tore the ACL in my right knee playing soccer. Yeah, ouch!
I still had strong bones in my leg. My calf and quad were still in good shape. But without a healthy ACL, those bones and muscles didn’t do me much good. I needed surgery and months of rehab before I could run again.
The same is true for the communications at your church.
The teaching, music, children and youth ministries may get all the attention, but none of them would be effective without communications.
- New people would not know your church exists without communications.
- There would be no prayer chain without communications.
- Nobody would know when or where your bible studies and small groups take place without communications.
- There would be no missions trips without communications.
- People could not visit the sick or help the poor without communications.
If you’re a part of the communications ministry at your church – staff or volunteer, never forget how important your job is!
Give it your best!