Dear Church Communicators, We Love You

Dear Church Communicators, We Love You

February 10, 2016 by

“I thank God in all my remembrance of you.” -Philippians 1:3

A love letter for church communicators in honor of Valentine’s Day.

You Church Communicators…

You are the church communicator, and you are our hero.

You sit in front of a computer screens for hours. You cradle smart phones in your hands constantly and carry your tablet most everywhere you go.

You send messages out across multiple social media platforms, announcing events, sharing stories, publishing information and encouraging your readers. You snap pictures and post them on social media during church, at Bible study, during potluck dinners and special programs.

You are the church communicator, and you are our hero.

You work at night or early in the morning. You hammer away on your keyboard mid-day Saturday if deadlines demand it. Whenever or wherever, you work hard to communicate your church’s story, share its mission and the passionate faith shared by your members.

You Do Difficult Work

It’s difficult work, and we honor you for doing it. Both you and your work matter.

It’s difficult work, and we honor you for doing it.

You are the “voice crying in the wilderness,” (Isaiah 40:3) sharing Christ and the good news about his grace and forgiveness. At times you feel overwhelmed and overworked, but you manage the task, you stay the course and continue the mission.

We applaud you for your effort.

Sometimes church communications is a thankless task. Other times it’s a task that garners negative attention. It’s misunderstood or misrepresented.

But then there are those wonderful times when you receive a “thank you,” a kindhearted message, or positive feedback from one of your members expressing how much your work matters.

We agree with the message. Both you and your work matter.

We Are Here for You

Church communications is more than a job or a list of tasks to be completed.

We see you. We hear you. We encourage you to keep going. Keep working. Keep on keeping on. We believe in your mission, and we support you.

Church communication is more than a job or a list of tasks to be completed. It’s a mission, a ministry and a powerful channel to communicate Christ’s love and peace.

You are the missionary and the minister. We thank God for you.

Have Faith

Remember that your work is vital part of your church’s ministry. Remember that you are loved.

As we enter into the busy Easter season, remember that your work is vital part of your church’s ministry and should be a key component in its strategic plan.

You deserve a red hero’s cape. Ask for one. Ask for the support you need, whether from volunteers or church staff. Be aware of your limits. Take breaks when you need them. Practice self-care. Maintain healthy boundaries. Remember that you are loved.

All of us at Church Marketing Sucks applaud you for your good work, your vision, your faithfulness and your faith. We keep you in our hearts and prayers. We love you.

Post By:

Katy Dunigan

Katy is the marketing and social media director for and serves on Indiana’s SW District UMC Leadership Team. She is also active in the digital #chsocm community and is a Center for Church Communication Street Team member.
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10 Responses to “Dear Church Communicators, We Love You”

  • Ginny
    February 16, 2016

    Thanks! That was sweet of you.

    • Katy Dunigan
      March 7, 2016

      Hi Ginny,

      Thank you for all that you do to share the love and grace of Christ w/your church, friends and the world!

      Praying your ministry is blessed as you bless others!

      Katy D.

  • Linda Rowan
    February 16, 2016

    Thank you for such a medley of gratitude for folks you do not even know…and yet – you DO know us all so VERY well…LOL We “work as unto the Lord” and wish we could hear words of encouragement from those we help HIM serve. When someone DOES say a good word to me, it is very special to me — all the more because I know HE has found someone to communicate to me…and all I do is to be used by HIM to communicate to them…I pray I do.
    Bless you!

    • Katy Dunigan
      March 7, 2016

      Hi Linda,

      I pray God continues helping you know how much your work matters and what a fantastic job you are doing for Him! He knows right where you are….and He loves you!!

      Keep encouraging others….and may God continue sending encouragement to you! :-)

      Katy D.

  • Carol Hobday
    February 17, 2016

    Thank you! You get it!

    • Katy Dunigan
      March 7, 2016

      Hi Carol!

      I hope I get it….. :-) I hope I get how wonderful all of you are….the importance of what you do…..and how much of a difference you make!

      You are wonderful and your work matters greatly!! I pray you find the strength, encouragement and wisdom to keep going!!!

      Katy D.

  • Mary
    February 17, 2016

    Thank you so very much! This is greatly encouraging!

    • Katy Dunigan
      March 7, 2016

      You are welcome~

      Thank you for all of your work to grow God’s Kingdom, to love, encourage and inspire others!

      I pray God continues helping and blessing your ministry, your life and faith!

      Katy D.

  • Terri
    March 4, 2016

    Wow! Thanks, being the dreamer behind the social media,posters,banners,website,etc., in a small town that had no social media or the like, I appreciate it. I am a pastors wife that previously served in a now thriving, church start. Since our latest move I’ve tried to move our new church forward in this area. For the most part I love the ability to serve in the background, probably a Pastor’s wife thing. Thanks for the pat on the back.

    • Katy Dunigan
      March 7, 2016

      Wow, how awesome that you transformed a dream/vision into a reality. I’m sure there were days when it was difficult, maybe some days still are, but I’m so thankful you’ve continued the “good work!”

      Praying blessings and grace on your ministry… a pastor’s wife and as a communications visionary!

      Katy D.

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