Communications: The Ligaments of the Body of Christ

communications ligaments body of christWhat 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.

Communications Connects!

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!

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

4 Responses to “Communications: The Ligaments of the Body of Christ”

  1. All of this ministries yet many are deceived .jesus said, not everyone that say Lord,Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven. He also said , “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you FREE. How many christians can say. They are free. Indoctrination and false teachings has many christians under bondage.
    As a pastor and Watchman For the Church–called by God I seek to do and teach what Paul told Timothy to do. STUDY–that is a command required by both church leaders and lay members. But study what? Scripture, history and prophesy.
    The Chruch do not know or believe that it is living in the Laodicean Era Rev3. Read this message and. See that there is a conversation between it and Jesus “you say I am rich,well off AND NEED OF NOTHING, that is how the Church see itself today. But response from Jesus is” you are miserable,pitiful,poor, naked,blind. (These are spiritual conditions which Jesus call lukewarn.

  2. Communication means dirt if the Word of God doesn't dwell richly in your heart….there can be no holding forth the word of God of which then communication summons the Holy Spirit for hearing faith. Jehovah Witnesses communicate so does the many other false religions of the world who have not the Spirit. Communicate the WORD of God. Good word Paul

  3. Transmission means dirt should the Word of God doesn’t dwell richly in your cardiovascular system. there can be no holding forth the word of God which then communication summons the Holy Spirit for hearing hope.THANKS

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