Once you’re clear on your purpose and the context in which you can best live it out…

How can you communicate your calling in a winsome way?

It’s important to intentionally craft your second-half message with the key stakeholders in your life in mind: family, friends, colleagues, employees, and new team members.

However, these audiences likely have very different views about what you are going to focus on in this next season…

During the webinar, Lloyd Reeb and Doug Piper discuss  a communication strategy with Halftime Alum and Founder of the Antioch MovementJimmy Seibert, who has navigated the challenges of bringing his global message to diverse and contentious settings for over 40 years.

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During our time together, Jimmy and Lloyd shared best practices for communicating your calling with both care and clarity.

4 Reminders When Communicating Your Calling 

1. Be authentic – People are desperate for authenticity. Are you communicating to get the market or are you communicating from the heart? People experience who we are and what we really believe more than what we say we think.

2. Don’t underestimate culture Without understanding the context of your audience, you’ll make presuppositions and communicate in a way that is not meeting the true needs of their hearts.

3. Ask questions first – Start by getting a feel for where your audience is coming from and what their stories may be. Then, look for a chance to connect your story with theirs. 

4. Go for the relationship – God makes up for the imperfections in our communication when we’re really in it for the other person. Don’t seek a debate, seek a relationship. I Thessalonians 2:3-8 provides powerful wisdom in this area.

Resource: A Template for Sharing Your Halftime Story
Resource: Passion & Purpose by Jimmy Seibert
Resource: Parenting Without Regret by Jimmy & Laura Seibert

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ABOUT OUR FEATURED ALUM, JIMMY SEIBERT:

Jimmy Seibert is a pastor, author, leader and international speaker. He and his wife, Laura, have a life-long commitment to family and the Great Commission being fulfilled in their lifetime. They and a group of friends founded Antioch Ministries International in 1987 and Antioch Community Church in 1999.

Over the last 30 years Jimmy and Laura have expanded a small gathering into an international movement of churches that train and send men and women around the world spreading the life-saving message of Jesus. Today Jimmy serves as the founder and senior pastor of Antioch Waco, and senior leader of the Antioch Movement.

Jimmy’s book, Passion & Purpose: Believing the Church Can Still Change the World, tells their story and seeks to inspire others to live with a passion for Jesus and His purposes in the earth. He and Laura’s book, Parenting Without Regret: Raising Kids with Purpose Not Perfection, retells their journey of raising their four kids, Abby, Lauren, Caleb and Daniel. Jimmy and Laura enjoy spending time with their adult children, two sons-in-law, Kyle and Brady and four grandsons, Miles, Levi, Elias and Jesse.

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