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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 »

Connecting with members during the summer slump

Newsletters are one of the most effective ways to reach your congregation. While they don’t receive the same attention as the latest viral video that’s shared thousands of times, they’re still an incredibly powerful tool for communicating with your audience. Newsletters are really a convenience for your readers. They are delivered regularly to their inboxes…. Read more »

Tips for making great presentations

Today’s technology provides options for presentations like never before. Whether presenting in person, or through a web cast or a virtual meeting, presentations need to be engaging, creative and most of all informative with a clear call to action. This edition of the Presbyterian Communicators Network newsletter focuses on presentation ideas that will help you… Read more »

Communications Resolutions for the New Year

        New year, new year’s resolutions.   At the beginning of each year most of us make new year’s resolutions.  But how about our churches?  Did your church resolve to better communicate with its members and the community? Let the Presbyterian Mission Agency partner with you to help your congregation make its communications… Read more »

How to know your audience

Are you talking to me? This is often a question we ask when we don’t know if our colleagues are speaking to us. Do you know who you’re speaking to when you produce your e-newsletter, web content and other printed and digital materials? Knowing your audience is extremely important to the success of your materials…. Read more »

Bright Ideas for Christmas Newsletters

In a national poll of 1,000 Protestant pastors by LifeWay Research, it was determined that behind Easter, Christmas was the second highest attendance Sunday for churches throughout the year. Why not make your Christmas e-newsletter one that your readers will be excited to receive? Here are some ideas for creating a Christmas newsletter that will… Read more »

The changing face of communications

Communications Workshop Offerings in 2018 The role of church communicators has changed drastically. Faced with shifting responsibilities and limited time, church communicators and those with communications responsibilities are often faced with not only what work to prioritize, but how to reach their audiences in an ever-changing media landscape. In 2017 there are now more than… Read more »