“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 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.
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
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.
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.