Category Archives: Thriving in Communication

Okay, Here’s the Guy Who Gave us Those Stats!

This is a followup article on the statistics about Pastors.  I agree with Ed Stetzer, we need to be accurate with our statistics — so what are the new surveys about Pastor attrition?  Maybe you have one? Hey, an accurate … Continue reading

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Caregivers, Are We Using Bad Stats?

Oh, Oh.  Am I guilty of passing on wrong statistics about the attrition of USA Evangelical Pastors?  The stats I’ve quoted are quite high, but are they correct?

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Do We Need to Learn Their Language?

For Americans, especially yours truly, learning another language is one of those major challenges of life you take on with zeal — at the beginning.  And then after the hard work sets in to accomplish that task, you start flagging … Continue reading

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CASE / Leadership – TED Talk on what, how, why

One MAJOR challenge of missionary life is communicating our ministry and work with friends, relatives, individual donors, and our churches.   Here’s a short talk that helped me in that task.  The video is a short TED talk by Simon … Continue reading

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Moving E-Mail = Do’s and Don’ts

Dear Staff,** If you applied some of my thoughts about e-mail in the post I sent about moving e-mail, I hope they are working for you, or helping you devise a better system for yourself.  Here are a few more … Continue reading

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E-mail Overload = E-mail Burnout

Dear Staff,** Do you ever open your e-mail box and get disheartened by the volume of communications facing you?  Over time this can burn you out from taking the management responsibility of communicating back with those blasting gently or loudly … Continue reading

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Ministry Leader — Who Are You Really?

Dear Staff,** As a ministry leader, Oasis host of your own center, and LI Staff member, what is your perception about yourself?  When you wake up in the morning, how do you think about who you are in the midst … Continue reading

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Are Your Newsletters Getting Read?

Are your missionary prayer and update letters getting read by your friends and donor team?  Or are they going from your Post Office into someone’s recycle bin without getting attention, and costing you hard-raised money?  That’s a tough reality for … Continue reading

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