CPR Connects Chat with Jim Keat

Popping the Communication Bubble

Most of our communication at church occurs with one another. It’s all important—requests for prayer, gratitude for volunteers, and planning for events. Yet, as we talk within our bubble, we forget how to talk with people outside of it. Then, our members begin to describe our church as “the best kept secret in town.”  

How can we change that? How can we construct a compelling message for our larger community?

Rev. Jim Keat is the Associate Minister of Digital Strategy & Online Engagement at The Riverside Church in New York City as well as the Director of Online Learning at The Center for Progressive Renewal. Prior to these positions he was the Associate Minister of Education at Middle Collegiate Church in New York, NY, a Product Designer at Sparkhouse, a division of Augsburg Fortress, and a pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI.