The field of church communications is challenging in part because there are so many things to do and so many potential distractions in life, in the church office, and online.
The following verses, mostly from Proverbs, remind us of the importance of building the character trait of discipline into our lives. As you read through them, think about how you might apply them to your work in church communication.
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;
for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair. (Prov. 1:1-3)
He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. (Prov. 10:17) He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. (Prov.15:32)
Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. (Prov. 25:28)
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. (Prov. 18:9)
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Eph. 5:15 -16)
Discipline is an essential skill for church communicators. Consciously work to make it part of your life.