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Make Your Words Count! Writing Workshop

This writing workshop was created to teach the church body to effectively influence public opinion through letters, blogs, and social networking. The course instructors included an author and a blogger. Consider recruiting others to help you organize this 4-week writing workshop for your ministry.

Part 1: Introduction Why is effective communication important?

  • delivers a messageminimizes misinterpretations

  • helps to influence and educate others

What are some roadblocks that keep us from communicating effectively?

  • fear of failure

  • not enough facts to support our belief

  • fear of looking foolish

  • fear of reprisals or repercussions

Why should we speak up?

" For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self- discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7

“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11

“And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:24-26 

Note: This is one page of twelve. Download the rest of the outline below.


Make Your Words Count! Writing Workshop