The other week we had a staff retreat, wherein we as a staff took a day to be together and talk about ministry at CBC. We’ve done this a few times over the last few years, and it’s always enjoyable, mostly because we have a great staff. This time, we spent a good amount of time talking about how we communicate as a church – particularly with communications that come “from the office.” This includes everything from emails to the bulletin to scrolling slides and announcements on Sunday to the website to postcards in the mailbox and to this CBC Weekly. There are a number of different ways we communicate! We have a lot of ideas on how to improve things so that our communication is better and clearer. Some of those will take time to format and implement. In the meantime, I/we would love to hear from you. What communications are important to you? What do you find valuable and helpful? Is there anything that is more confusing than it is clarifying? How can we best communicate when everyone has their own personal preference on communication (some prefer emails, some phone calls, some texts, some social media, and so on). We even thought about putting together a survey… I wonder if many would be interested in something like that. At the very least, know that as we try to communicate with you, we also want to hear from you! If you’ve got ideas, we want to hear them. It will only contribute to us better hearing each other.