Most church communications begin with words, but the challenge is that writing is not easy for many church communicators. It's easy to forget that just because someone is a good preacher or office administrator or business manager that person is not necessarily a good writer or an expert on what makes for good written communication.
I was recently reminded of the reality in discussing effective church communications with a young pastor and I decided to put together a series of resources for him as well as for all of you. However, as I started this project I realized that I have a lot of advice and resources for writers (I've been a published writer since I was 16-years-old) and getting them updated, edited, and organized takes more than a few days. I also realized that it would be helpful for many of you if I didn't wait until I had them all together to share individual articles.
So here is Part One of How to be an Effective Church Communication Writer: Below is a series of articles on the ECC Website--just click to go to them. I am including the link if you want to share some of these with other church communicators. If you have questions about writing, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll answer them as part of this series.
Articles that will help you be a more effective writer:
Why words are more important than images in church communications