Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently

by John C Maxwell. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2010.

In this book, leadership expert John Maxwell shares how to go beyond communication to form relational connections.


five principles for connecting with people and five practices to deepen connection

Best For

hospitality and welcome teams; anyone who wants to deepen interpersonal connection


purchase as book, e-book, or audio book

Suggested Uses

  • Build meaningful relationships in your congregation by studying and implementing these practices.
  • Learn to connect and welcome visitors by sharing this with your hospitality team.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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