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Organisational communication: Types of communication used by the Methodist Church and the church of the Nazarene to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ

Mike Megrove Reddy

Abstract


Christian organisations during the movement phases use all types of communication which are available to them. However, it is their resources and finances which determine the types of communication they will use from the time they were in a movement phase to the time they develop into a fully-fledged organisation. Since the inception of Christianity, verbal and written communication played a vital role in passing knowledge from one generation to the next. This paper looks at two Christian organisations which were established over a century apart yet still impacted those around them and the world at large. The aim of this paper is to identify the various types of communication these two Christian organisations used to spread Christianity throughout the world. Shannon and Weaver communication model is a theoretical framework for this paper. This is purely a desktop paper. This paper will be beneficial if it would be included in the communication curriculum of both the Methodist church and the Church of the Nazarene.

Key words: Methodist church, Church of the Nazarene, Communication, Jesus Christ




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