God has really been pushing me in this area. Because people matter (Thanks Mark), we need to meet them where they are at during specific times. Certain things just require a phone call and nothing else (other than in person). I have leaned too far away from phone calls and need to move back. Phone calls mean more to people in certain situations and you will get the best response when asking something of someone.
In you ministry, business, family:
- What times/issues do you need to be more sensitive to making a phone call and not send an email?
- Who on your team needs your attention this week over the phone?
- Who in your congregation or organization needs to hear from you in a different form than text?
Now, if you get a voice mail and they never call you back, that's another conversation ;-)