Boring vs. Fun: Earning the Privilege

Boring vs. Fun: Earning the Privilege

October 24, 2012 by

A challenge for communicators is to continually tackle the work we do, regardless of how fun and exciting it is. Sometimes, it’s downright boring. This five-part series tackles boring vs. fun in church communication. Read Part 1, Embrace Them Together.

One of the most fun and fulfilling things we get to do in church communication is to come up with and roll out cool, creative new ways for promoting our ministries. There is never a shortage of great new ideas and opportunities that would bring us much joy and satisfaction to work on and implement. What a gift and privilege.

We should never take for granted that we must earn the privilege to keep doing what we do. Our credibility or track record is what affords us this privilege.

Our credibility is built over time through:

  1. Excellence – The promise of the creative idea should always be matched or exceeded by the level of quality of the work.
  2. Results – The level of creativity and excellence in execution is only as good as the measurable outcome produced.
  3. Diligence – Showing care and conscientiousness in doing the work creates a positive perception not just for the work but also for the worker.
  4. Consistency – Aim to do great most of the time but make sure to do well all the time. This creates a reputation of dependability.

Our credibility is equally (if not more) important than the ideas we present or come up with. Being consistent, disciplined and diligent with the boring stuff lays the foundation of credibility, trustworthiness and relational currency for our church leaders to trust us with the fun stuff.

How do you maintain credibility and build trust with your leaders?

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Kelvin Co


Kelvin Co gets to do what he loves as the creative arts pastor of The Oaks Fellowship located in the Dallas Metroplex area. Kelvin has been doing life together with his wife and best friend Lucy since 1991, and they have been doting on and pouring into their son Luc since 2002.
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4 Responses to “Boring vs. Fun: Earning the Privilege”

  • Matthew
    October 24, 2012

    glad someone recognizes this.


  • Matthew Sandahl
    October 24, 2012

    How do you maintain credibility?
    Have a high standard, and always produce great work, even for “real quick” jobs.


  • Ricardo Diaz
    October 25, 2012

    Your work represents who you are as a person. In my job my work is included in my portfolio. So my clients can see what I did for them by the work I did for others. Which is why I treat every project I do like it was my first. I go through all the steps and create a website that I can be proud of.


  • Kelvin
    October 29, 2012

    “I treat every project I do like it was my first.” Love that!



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