Sometimes It's All In The Presentation

I spent some time browsing through this booklet produced by the U.S. Department of Education for parents of young teens. There's actually a whole lot of good stuff. Unfortunately, there's also a whole lot of really goofy looking illustrations. So bad, in fact, that I had a hard time getting past it.

It made me think about the 'look' of certain things in my ministry that I feel are really important. Are some things taken less seriously, or is my ministry deemed unprofessional, out of date, untrustworthy etc. simply by how aspects of it look?


Jeff said...

Of course - we just cleaned out a whole room of old curriculum (much of it never used) and props and stuff. Most of what I threw away or donated out of the church was determined solely because of it's "look". If the first picture I saw showed clothing or hair styles that indicated it was written when I was in high school, out it went.

You know, God has really grown up since then.... :)

Mike said...

That piece of ministry is one of the most frustrating for me. I know that if I don't have the Lit and Look of a ministry then I can't expect "Cold Call" appreciation of what we are doing. At the same time, I didn't go into ministry to spend my time in desk top publishing. So I tend to err on the too little or rely on national publications to communicate to the larger world.