Over nearly 25 years of marriage and ministry and 21 years of parenting, I have learned, sometimes the hard way, the power of words. I have made clumsy attempts to communicate the gospel to skeptical college students and careless comments to my wife and kids. There have also, thankfully, been times when I have been able to express myself in a way that communicated love and led to genuine understanding. I think that all of us would like to become better communicators.
I recently finished reading a great new book from the ICP Academic series called Authentic Communication, by Tim Muehlhoff and Todd V. Lewis that I think will help many Christ-followers become more effective communicators. The book unpacks a helpful overview of the components of communication and then devotes full chapters to practical issues like coflict resolution and the Christian perpective of pop culture.
This book would be a great for a church staff to read together and discuss. I think you will find that it will help you and your team communicate more effectively with each other and the people you are caring for in your church.