Recently Read: Can Francis Asbury help you be a more effective communicator?

Our friend Kevin Watson is starting a new series at Vital Piety looking at Francis Asbury’s communication skills. Drawing on John Wigger’s excellent biography of Asbury, Watson begins by considering Asbury’s “legendary piety and perseverance, rooted in a classical evangelical conversion experience.”

Asbury was an effective communicator and leader, then, because people could see that he was really “walking the walk.” People often listened to him because they knew he was a man who spent time in prayer and searching the Scriptures.

Would this characteristic be significant for contemporary church leadership?

via Can Francis Asbury help you be a more effective communicator? | Vital Piety.

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