Do you ever feel that no one understands or appreciates all the hard work you do as a church communicator?
If we’re honest we’ve all felt that way! And, truth be told, that is probably a realistic assessment of our situation—nobody does understand or appreciate all we do any more than we understand the work, prayers, and struggle put into the Sunday sermon, or what it means to care for a spouse with Alzheimer's for one more lonely day. But in today’s podcast I’ll share how people not understanding what we do in church communications might actually be a great compliment.
Devotion #9: Often the only thanks we get from our communications work is from the Lord
The LORD said to Aaron, “You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any share among them; I am your share and your inheritance among the Israelites” (Numbers 18:20).
A church secretary recently shared with me that she had spent great effort redoing her church bulletin. She showed me the before and after. The new version looked fantastic. It was much easier to read, her choices in typography and layout were clear and professional-looking. But, she said, almost nobody noticed or commented on the changes. [Read more...]