Top 5 ways to communicate to students

Communicating to students is very difficult! It can oftentimes be challenging. Sometimes for me, it can be humiliating when I struggle with communicating. I want to give you a few quick ways that I have found to be the best and most effective ways to communicate to students:

  1. Face to Face– You probably thought that I was going to use a digital way first, because we live in such a digital world. I still believe that a student desires face to face communication as much as anything. If all you do is text and Facebook your kids, the relationship is not as healthy as you may think.
  2. Texting– this receives the quickest response of any communication method. I send mass texts regularly & encouraging texts such as praying for you, etc. Make sure you have all of your students’ numbers & text them regularly, but not too much or you become annoying 🙂
  3. Facebook– most students are on Facebook so this works well. I know google+ came out & tried to overtake Facebook but it will take a very long time to overtake something as popular as Facebook. Facebook your kids regularly as well as their parents.
  4. Twitter– honestly my students are majorly into twitter & it is growing. About 60% of my students have a twitter account & use it regularly. I am not sure if your students use it but I have found it extremely useful in communicating to our students.
  5. Skype– i have not gotten big into this, but it works. My students love skype and use it all of the time.

[Question]: What is the most effective way that you communicate to your students?

Published by Josh Evans

Josh is the connections pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Before that, Josh had been a mentor and pastor to students for 10 years. Josh is passionate about empowering church leaders to make a difference. Josh and his wife Abby have two children. You can connect further with Josh on this blog or send him a direct email at

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