Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication

Church and ministry communication just received a new and valuable resource for facing the challenges associated with communicating well. Excellent communication in ministry is crucial. The way the world communicates is constantly changing and the church is often lacking in the resources and thinking that are necessary to communicate well.

Never before has there been an adequate source for churches, ministries, and missional organizations to reference and work through various communication challenges. Fortunately one man, Tim Schraeder, deemed this a worthy task. Schraeder wanted to create a compilation of thoughts from ministry’s “best.” Outspoken has over 60 authors, including our own Kerry Bural, who cover a broad range of topics related to church communication including branding, design, leadership, words and stories, technology, creativity, outreach, and personal growth.

As Steve Fogg describes it, Outspoken is a book about “66 church communicators sharing their ideas about communicating the greatest story ever told.”

Check out this great excerpt from the introduction:

This book is a collection of thoughts, ideas and principles that are shaping and inspiring the way some outspoken church communications leaders are leading communication in their churches, from churches of 25 to 25,000, from Des Moines, Iowa, to Sydney, Australia. Throughout these pages you’ll be challenged to think through how your church is communicating and consider new ways of thinking.

The end goal of this book is to engage you in an ongoing conversation about the role of communication in the church. It is our prayer that these thoughts will frustrate, educate and motivate you and your church to communicate, with uncompromising clarity, the
truth of Jesus.

Outspoken is being released today at the STORY conference in Chicago. We are stoked that a piece like Outspoken has been put together and we are so grateful to be a part of it.

Want to see more? Check out the Outspoken website, download a sample of the book and keep up with news and updates on Twitter @OUTSPOKENbook.

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  2. I’m hoping to start a little communication team/ministry at my church and have been so happy to find you as a resource! Now an actual book! Good work on the contribution & thanks muchly for sharing your experience + knowledge.