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Communications trends for 2022

Who would have imagined that nearly two years after a nationwide shutdown because of COVID-19, this country and the rest of the world would still be reeling from this virus and that our entire way of communicating would be dramatically impacted? While some congregations have returned to in-person worship, most churches are conducting hybrid services…. Read more »

Communications trends post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic changed how we all live, communicate, work and even do church. The changes have been so significant that there are some pre-COVID-19 practices that we may never return to. I guess we should never say never. Even though we are slowly returning to a semblance of what used to be, we are… Read more »

Making sure your services are copyright compliant

With houses of worship across the country closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, congregations resorted to livestreaming their worship services. Livestreaming, the broadcasting of live video to an audience over the internet, has rapidly increased because the most popular social media platforms make it easier to livestream. Rather you chose to livestream on Facebook, YouTube… Read more »

Steps for livestreaming

Sharing your service on Facebook Live If we have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that worship in our brick-and-mortar facilities may never return to the way we have always known it to be. Congregations have had to become proficient in utilizing various social media platforms, e-newsletter production and most importantly digital media…. Read more »

Effectively using your e-newsletter during a pandemic

Communication with our congregations has become important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some congregations have returned to in-person worshiping, many others are still worshiping remotely. It is important to maintain that sense of family within our congregations. One tool you have to help maintain that sense of closeness is your e-newsletter. But do… Read more »

How do I create a livestream?

Using livestreaming to reach your congregation and community   COVID-19 has made it necessary for all of us to up our technical game. While some churches have returned to their buildings, others have not. So, for those churches that, out of an abundance of caution, have not returned to their building and are still looking… Read more »

The benefits of digital media during a worldwide pandemic

  The COVID-19 pandemic has truly impacted our world in ways no one could have imagined. No longer are we able to comfortably gather in spaces and places that we thought would always be there for us. And one of those places is the church. The church is the place where we go for comfort,… Read more »

The new normal for communications

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all communicating in new and different ways.  Church services are being held online, we’re working from home, and digital media has become a bigger part of lives than we ever imagined. In an effort to contain this virus hosting more online meetings has become our new normal. However, hosting online… Read more »

Smile for the Camera

As I travel from presbytery to presbytery conducting communications workshops, there is one question that seems to be asked over and over. Your question concerning the need for permission and consent to post pictures of children and adults at church got me to do some research on the legalities. I am by no means an… Read more »

Getting your e-newsletter read during the holidays

Christmas in July sales are over. The Labor Day holiday has come and gone. And now, believe it or not, it’s time to start planning for the holiday season. That time of year when everyone is super-busy, and businesses and organizations compete for the attention of the members of your congregation with sales, requests for… Read more »