One of the greatest challenges for church communicators isn’t strategy or bulletins or senior pastors. It’s taking care of yourself. Finding a healthy and sustainable pace is absolutely essential if you’re going to find any other success in your role as a church communicator.
Phil Bowdle explores this idea in his new book, Rethink Communication: A Playbook to Clarify and Communicate Everything in Your Church.
Healthy and Sustainable
It’s really hard for God to use a burned out leader. If you are in a season where you can’t sustain your current pace for much longer… the question I often try to ask myself is if I kept running at this pace right now for the next six months, would I be closer to a healthy and sustainable pace or would I be closer to burnout?
For me, that particular part of the book was a big passion for me because I was finding myself in that same place. I was at a spot where, because of the expectations I was putting on myself and the things I was putting on my plate, I was realizing I wasn’t at a healthy and sustainable pace. What was convicting is I realized how could I ever expect myself to develop other people in a healthy and sustainable team or create healthy and sustainable leaders around me if I wasn’t leading myself in that way. So I had to rethink a lot of different things from how I spent my time, what I put my energy into, etc.
So in that part of the book, what I try to do is give a little bit of a personal audit check for you to just be able to evaluate what’s the temperature right now for me on how I’m doing and what are some steps I can take to be able to get into a more healthy and sustainable pace to be able to fulfill the ministry and calling God has placed on your life.
- Get a copy of Rethink Communication: A Playbook to Clarify and Communicate Everything in Your Church by Phil Bowdle.
- Join our Courageous Storytellers membership site to get access to the full webinar, plus our entire library of super practical resources. This month, we’re sharing resources around creating a healthy staff culture.
- With Easter coming, it’s especially important to tackle this topic. It’s also easy to ignore it. Check out 5 Tips to Survive Easter for more help.
Kevin D. Hendricks wrote this originally at Church Marketing Sucks .