Michael White and Tom Corcoran sparked a firestorm of debate in 2013 with their first book, Rebuilt, the story of how they brought their parish back to life. In Rebuilding Your Message, the award-winning authors now share their carefully honed communication practices to help priests, staff, volunteers, and parishioners better proclaim the irresistible and life-changing GosMichael White and Tom Corcoran sparked a firestorm of debate in 2013 with their first book, Rebuilt, the story of how they brought their parish back to life. In Rebuilding Your Message, the award-winning authors now share their carefully honed communication practices to help priests, staff, volunteers, and parishioners better proclaim the irresistible and life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ at every level.A parish doesn’t just communicate its mission from the pulpit. Teaching and preaching also happen in classes and small groups, in bulletins, on the church website and social media, and through volunteers who welcome visitors through its doors. In Rebuilding Your Message, Michael White and Tom Corcoran—authors of the bestselling books Rebuilt and Tools for Rebuilding—share dozens of strategies to help Catholic parishes establish and sustain excellent communications. White and Corcoran believe that every parishioner should be engaged in communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ. The authors push Catholics beyond the status quo with practical help for creating a welcoming church, practicing homilies, and preparing lessons, as well as more complex strategies such as developing a message series that connects all forms of communication to both the liturgical year and the seasons of the local community....
|Title||:||Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching (Rebuilt Parish)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||225 Pages|
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Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching (Rebuilt Parish) Reviews
Excellent addition to the Rebuilt series. Required reading for anyone in ministry. Keen insights on communication would benefit teachers in general, too. Another challenge to step up my game in preaching effectively.
They should stop marketing these books to just churches. Rebuilding Your Message is an excellent read for anyone who has a message to spread. Churches, libraries, other non-profits, corporations, even politicians(perhaps especially politicians) could benefit from the advice and scripture contained inside. For such a short read, it contains a lot of detail instead of just broad strokes.For someone like me who is transitioning into a new stage of life and career that is demanding more public speaking, the advice was eye opening. I always thought blessed to be surrounded by people who make it seem so easy. Now I know that I am blessed to be surrounded by people who put a lot of effort into their message.The book is broken into four parts which could just as easily have been called: Prepare, Practice, Perform, and Post-Mortem. Every section, from the preface to the introduction to each of the eighty-nine chapters is prefaced by at least one relevant passage from scripture. After scripture, most chapters paint those broad brush strokes mentioned earlier and then “Try These Tools” will give you a number of specific avenues to explore.In addition to solid, practical advice on the aspects of sharing your message; Father Michael and Tom share a lot of personal experience regarding their successes and failures. They share how they’ve learned that it’s not only the message you deliver verbally, but the message you present by your dress, how you carry yourself, how you and your staff welcome people. It’s how your building looks. It’s your parking lot. In short, your message is everything, and everything is your message.If you’re serious about presenting a message for yourself, your church, your business or organization. If you’re looking for practical, yet challenging tools and methodologies to help make you successful with your message; then this is your book.
White and Corcoran, in their book Rebuilding Your Message, provide readers with clear and valuable strategies in order to communicate effectively the most important message ever: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The writing is powerful in its simplicity, entertaining in its authenticity, and reflective in its practicality. Although the audience for the text is primarily those who lead the communication efforts at congregations that Catholics call their parishes, ultimately everyone can benefit, because all Catholics have the responsibility to promote the Good News through the New Evangelization! The authors provide practical tools and techniques to strengthen the communication at Catholic churches from getting in shape physically and theologically to analyzing the lighting and sound. They begin with an emphasis on the message, or the words that make a difference, whether good or bad. From there, they focus on the function of the communicator and stress that the communicator plays a monumental role in the message. Drawing attention to “Timonium Tim,” the unchurched person living in the community, White and Corcoran suggest that parishes reflect on and review the message, asking what the average member in the community would think of it. They also recognize that in order for the preaching and teaching of the message to be most effective, a team effort must be present. Additionally, they offer recommendations in how to go about using silence, visuals, and laughter or tears as mechanisms for impact. Ultimately, Rebuilding Your Message has a message for everyone, challenging all Catholics to serve God and our communities by our words and actions, to become witnesses of the Word through grace and truth, and to communicate more effectively the message of Jesus Christ.
I have basically the same opinion of this that I did of Rebuilt. There are some real gems, but I don't think I'm totally on board with it. I never like super-short chapters. There were many times I was pleased and inspired and others when I thought they were missing the point. I'd be interested to hear from parishioners in the future about how they perceive Nativity Parish's "message."Read my full review at Austin CNM.