I wonder at times what it would have been like if Jesus and his disciples had emailed each other. I don’t think we slow down enough to consider just how different ministry looks like in our day. Love it or hate it email is here to stay and it continues to be a major way we communicate with friends, family, co-workers and even with church leadership. Recently I read some email tips from Michael Hyatt which I felt were very helpful. Here’s just one that stood out:
Don’t use e-mail to criticize others. E-mail is a terrific way to commend someone or praise them. It is not an appropriate medium for criticism. Chances are, you will simply offend the other person, and they will miss your point. These kinds of conversations are usually better handled face-to-face or, if necessary, over the phone. Especially, don’t use e-mail to criticize a third party. E-mail messages live forever. They are easily forwarded. You can create a firestorm of conflict if you are not careful. Trust me, I’ve done it myself more than once.
If you want to improve your emailing powers be sure to check out the other 17 tips HERE