Part of the mission to walk in the redemptive steps of Jesus is learning to use our words in ways that give God glory and point others toward Him. In Wordship, we aim to do just that. With Wordship we endeavor to activate hearts in using the power of our speech to cultivate greater health, satisfaction, reconciliation, and healing in our conversations.
Woven together in a three-strand cord with Worship and Workship, Wordship upholds the primacy of the word and the love of God. Wordship opens the door to discover ways of speaking that focus on the truth of our oneness in Christ, leaning in to all that unites us instead of that which divides.
– President Dr. Debra A. Schwinn
Much prayer and intentionality are the way we start.
When confronted with anger or belligerence, take a breath, listen, ask questions, be curious.
Remember that everyone on the planet has been made in the image of God. Practice patience. See them as God’s child.
If a friend or family member insists on bullying you or trying to convince you of their opinion, listen, love them. Let them speak. Try to understand their point of view.
Pray for the person.
Professor of Communication and Media Ecology
Director of Wordship
office: (561) 803-2053