How important do you think is the communication work you do for the church? A little, a lot? You aren't sure?
Hi, I’m Yvon Prehn and Welcome to Devotions for Church Communicators!
In this very short podcast I want to help you focus on God’s Word, the incredible calling you have to share His message of salvation to your world, and to strengthen and encourage you.
This podcast is from me, Yvon Prehn and my ministry Effective Church Communications.
In our podcast today I want to tell you a little story that I hope will help you understand the incredible importance of what you do. Below the podcast is a copy of the devotion I shared.
You are the Great Ones and far more than important than you may realize
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. (Dan. 12:3)
Often when I ask someone who has come to one of my church communication seminars what they do in the church, they often respond by saying something like: "Oh, I'm just the church secretary" or "Oh, I just help work on the church newsletter" and similar self-deprecating statements.
My heart is broken when I hear that because the person who says it (and you may have thought similar things about yourself) has no idea of their true worth. Let me explain what I mean by sharing a story from a scene in C. S. Lewis' book, The Great Divorce. In this scene, the main character is being escorted around heaven. He sees a woman coming toward him magnificently clothed and attended to by a great procession. The book goes on:
"Is it?...is it?" I whispered to my guide.
"Not at all," said he, "It's someone ye'll never have heard of. Her name on earth was Sarah Smith and she lived at Golders Green."
"She seems to be . . . well, a person of particular importance?"
"Aye. She is one of the great ones. Ye have heard that fame in this country and fame on Earth are two quite different things."
I often think of this passage as I teach my seminars and meet many of you who work day after day, week after week getting out the bulletin, preparing the flyers for the youth programs, putting together the newsletter one more time, updating the website.
Those of you doing church communications are the great ones of the kingdom of God. This book (Devotions for Church Communicators) is dedicated to you and the work of eternal glory you do each day. [Read more...]