Introduction to Quality Communications

My name is Rian Seipler and I believe my spiritual gift is teaching and I have a passion for teaching and training Leadership God’s way. I was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister in 2003 in Houston and believe the 2nd part of the great commission is my mission.

God’s Way is the Right Way, the Best Way

We should all agree with the title of this module! Most of us, as Christians take this statement as true without question. We believe it to be true, and yet do we always trust in its application in our lives?

Perspective

My working definition for perspective is “an insight into another person by being sensitive and understanding to all the information known about that person and their situation.”

Webster’s definition is “the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed, also: point of view.”

Having the Right Heart

Like almost any skill, excellence in communication demands practice, planning, consistent improvement, and self-evaluation. This is the art of intentional communications. The process starts with you deciding that you want to achieve excellence in communicating, and that you will intentionally and consistently learn to improve your ability. Being a great communicator requires not only that you are constantly trying to improve, but your communications are aligned with God. Quality communication is a learned skill, and like anything else in life, improvement requires practice.

Honesty and Integrity

It goes without saying that both Christians and non-Christians feel that honesty and trustworthiness are important qualities. These qualities are also near and dear to the heart of our Lord.

Proverbs 6:16-19 says…
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17. haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18. a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19. a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

Listening Skills

All quality communications studies include listening skills and biblically we are directed to listen and listen wisely.

James 1:9 says

9 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
Proverbs 1:5 – “let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—“

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