There were some great questions concerning Facebook and how to implement that came out of last week’s post.
I don’t even pretend to know all the answers, but there’s a principal that I’ve tried to implement for a long time that I think is helpful. When I was in college, I read a powerful and transformational book called Out of the Saltshaker. Some of you “of a certain age” may also remember this classic. In the book, Rebecca Pippert gave a consistancy challenge. The challenge is to talk and act the same wherever you are. No matter whether you’re at church or at the neighborhood pool party, you are the same.
So when you’re at church, you cut the “Christian-eze” and you talk about God in the context of your everyday life. If you’re at the pool party, you still weave in God in your everyday life sans the “Christian-eze”.
When you’re writing your message, imagine giving it to your friends in your Sunday school class, but also imagine giving it to the woman in the cubicle next to you or the woman down the street from you or the checker you chat with at the grocery store. Ask yourself, “Would each of these women understand the message with clarity?” and tweak the places that you think un-churched women would trip over. It’s amazing how many ways we can express the same thoughts while still maintaining the purity of the meaning. It just takes more thought!
Save the Date: Our next Group Services call will be on Sept. 18th at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Here’s the description…
Brass Tacks: Message Development Essentials–Amy Carroll Date: September 13 Time: 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time Developing a strong message is the beginning of building a growing speaking ministry. Amy shares the essential basics of a strong message along with tips she’s learned along the way from other speakers with decades of experience. She’ll guide you to write like a speaking pro as she leads you to:
- Embrace scripture as the spring board for a fresh, personal message.
- Identify the core idea in your message to give it laser-like focus.
- Compel your audience to passionate response to the truths you’re sharing.
- Create the opportunity for life-transformation in your audience.
You can purchase the call via PayPal on the website now, and the details of the call along with a handout will be sent the week of the call.