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.
I asked Kelvin Co to write this series because I was struggling with this very issue. I volunteered to help my church do communication, excited by the prospects. But the reality became drudgery and progressed slowed to a halt. I was faced with the boring vs. the fun.
Kelvin has shared four strategies for tackling this: Embrace them, build your credibility, prevent the boring and empower volunteers. A final strategy is to stay grounded as communicators and as Christians. Kelvin has expanded on this on his own blog, encouraging us to:
- Attend worship services.
- Pray and study God’s Word.
- Minister to people.
- Keep learning.
- Experience art.
Any creative activity needs to be sustained or it can get dull. Get back to the basics. Get back to God. Get back to people. Get back to the books and the art that inspire you. As we continually ground ourselves I think we’ll be able to approach the boring with the proper attitude. Maybe it won’t seem so boring.
“I don’t equate boring with what I do. … If something is boring yet informative and nails our mission… win!”
How are you dealing with the potential for boredom in your work?