Let’s be clear, employment transitions are complicated and have the potential for concern. Here are 5 great questions to anticipate from a quality Church Communicator.
Mark MacDonald · May 15, 2018
Let’s be clear, employment transitions are complicated and have the potential for concern. Pastors, from your vantage you want to protect yourself and establish a church communication team that will encourage ministry and improve systems to inform your congregation while you engage your community. It sounds perfect.
The Church Communicator (Comm) should want the same goals but they’re often concerned with ministry culture, leadership, the ability to accomplish your goals within ministry budgets, and how creative they can be using a team that juggles a lot of requests. They’ll have questions.
Here are 5 great questions to anticipate from a quality Church Communicator. I even suggest guidance to your answers!
1. Will I sit at the Leadership Table? Who will I report to?
Communication weaves through every aspect of church ministry. A good communicator respects leadership discussions and should be allowed to have input and caution there. At the table, they’ll discover culture, leadership voice, and surprise events that aren’t available elsewhere. Knowing who they report to gives a sense to how senior their position is perceived. The Lead Pastor makes most decisions in the church; therefore. eliminate layers between the Comm and the Pastor.
2. Who will be on the Comm team full-time?
Is there a volunteer team established? It’s almost impossible to do the communication expectations of a busy church by one person. They will need help. Establish who’s in place as early as possible.