Hopefully, as a pastor you have ethos.

What is ethos? Joe Carter and John Coleman in their book, How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion From History’s Greatest Communicator write, Ethos is the persuasive appeal of one’s character, and especially how this character is established by means of the speech or discourse. To put it more simply, ethos is argument by character. Against the…

22 Rules of Thumb in preaching or communication

Your basic message should contain good news. Start with your audience’s needs. Start with examples your audience will understand. Speak your audience’s language. Never speak about your speech. Use witnesses. Communicate with confidence. Get it right. Do not boast; act with humility. Know when to speak and when to be silent. Be enigmatic. Listen. Ask…

Leaders understand perception is massively important

Everyone has heard the phrase “perception is reality” and understands that’s it not a declarative statement about actual reality BUT the way an individual views something. For example, if someone thinks you were terse or rude in yours words when speaking to them then their perception is the reality in which they’re living in. To effectively communicate…

Bill Hybels on ministry disappointments and successes

Bill Hybels has a really powerful word on the relationship between pastor/shepherd and the sheep and explains how we must not lead with a domineering spirit. Throughout my entire ministry, one thing has almost always been true: If I communicate the right mission at the right time of the year in the right way and…