CCM School of Leadership – Why Communication Matters For Churches

The CCM School of Leadership was created by Christ Church Manchester to train and equip those with a leadership gift to lead well wherever they are. Communication is a key aspect of our leadership, both with team members that we work with and with our congregation or wider organisation. It is crucial that we not only concisely and clearly get the message across but do so with respect, a positive attitude, and recognise the differences of the recipient. In this session, we will be looking at communication within leadership, sharing some tips and advice on how to communicate efficiently, effectively and helpfully. In this session, Tim Simmonds looks at why communication is so important for churches.


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Good and Bad Communication

  • Goos communication makes us feel engaged, important and builds community.
  • All church members should be made to feel engaged through our communication.
  • It helps make people feel like part of our church community - it brings people to the centre of things.
  • You also want people outside the church to easily understand who we are and be eager to learn more.
  • Communication is the responsibility of the church leader.

What Paul Communicates in 1 Corinthians 16

  • Vision.
  • Connection to a wider church.
  • Generosity as a principle - plus details of how to do this.
  • Discipleship.
  • An event.
  • Transparency.
  • Apostolic endeavour.
  • Warmth and friendship.
  • Vulnerability.
  • Humility.
  • Hospitality and respect.
  • Honesty - opportunity and obstacles.
  • A hint of an apology - things don't always work out as we want.
  • Building authority into leaders.
  • Telling the story of the church.
  • Greetings from other churches.
  • Connected them into big story with prayer.