Spirit Wind Sailboat
Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

Effective Communication & Conflict Resolution

Lesson 04

by Dr. Ray Self



Effective Communication in Ministry - Part 2

Click the play button to begin video lesson and follow along with the class notes below the video window. When you complete this video, click the "Lesson Assignment" button at the bottom of this page to open the lesson assignment.

Effective Communication in Ministry - Part 2

Communication in ministry involves teaching, preaching, counseling, spiritual gifts, and exhortation.

Each area of ministry requires a different form of communication.

Communicating Through Spiritual Gifts and Exhortation

Gifts such as words of knowledge, words of wisdom, and prophecy require assertive communication.

Communicating spiritual gifts requires boldness and faith.

Spiritual gift communication should be limited to what God has spoken or directed.

Adding to God's word is usually a work of the flesh and can cause harm. (Not the same thing as revelation)

Prophecy and Exhortation

Prophetic words and exhortations can become mixed and confusing.

To prophesy is to hear God and relay His message as precisely as possible to the recipient without explanation, coaching, or interpretation.

1 Cor 14:1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

The prophetic gift in operation is hearing God speak or see a picture from the Lord and relay what you have seen and heard without addition.

The gift of exhortation is not typically supernatural.

Rom 12:6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation;

Exhort - To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments to a good deed or any laudable conduct or course of action. (KJV Dictionary)

Means of Exhortation:

  • Testimonies
  • Counseling
  • Comforting
  • Correction
  • Coaching

Exhortation and prophecy are both important gifts but should not be confused.

Speak with the authority of Christ.

Mark 1:22 They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Luke 4:32 and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority.

Jesus has bestowed His authority and confidence on us.

Acts 4:13 Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.

Speak with confidence and authority when communicating any spiritual gift or representing our Savior with the spoken word.

Faith in the finished work of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit creates in you a powerful voice for God.

International College of Ministry

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.