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.
There are times when we simply have to suck it up and deal with the “boring” to be able to do the “fun” parts of church communication. But grunting through what we don’t like or are not wired to do is not smart for the organization, sustainable for our team or healthy for us personally… even if we have positive attitudes about it.
As leaders in the local church, we all have a pastoral calling that is incumbent upon us regardless of our job titles or ordination status. We are called to equip the saints (Ephesians 4:11-12). What we are not good at or passionate about are opportunities for us to live out this biblical mandate.
What’s boring to us can be the most fun and fulfilling thing ever to someone else. Some people are gifted and passionate about proofing. Some are very excited about making sure the dates for recurring events are always current on the website and in the bulletins. Some people love printing, folding, stuffing and preparing the bulletin (ugh). Those are all great volunteer opportunities. If the thought of finding and plugging people into volunteer roles drains you, rest assured that there is someone in your church who loves that kind of stuff and is very good at it. You just have to do it once.
Building this army is not only biblical it sets you up to do more fun stuff—things we are called to do, good at and passionate about.
How do you activate people in your church to do what they are gifted and passionate to do?