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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 »

Engaging your website’s users while gathering constructive feedback

  Just as we have only one opportunity to make a first impression, your church’s website has only seconds to capture interest. As the church and the rest of the world become more accessible and more connected — thanks in large part to the web, social media and mobile devices — it’s more important than… 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 »

Designing a church website

  In this day and age, it is extremely important to have a presence online. However, just having a website isn’t always enough. A website’s layout and content play huge roles in its effectiveness. Statistics show that: 85 percent of users leave websites due to poor design. 40 percent never return because the content was… Read more »

Tips for hosting a successful online meeting

  Hosting an online meeting can be intimidating. What if the internet isn’t working, or you don’t have enough bandwidth to handle the meeting? Is the sound on the computer working, or should you get external speakers? Does everyone on the call have the same online meeting application loaded on his or her computer? These… Read more »

Create an e-Newsletter Your Congregation Actually Reads

Do you spend days stressing over putting together your monthly e-newsletter? Do you wonder what’s most important to your congregation and what they really need to hear from you? Then do you stop and ask yourself, who’s really reading this information anyway? E-newsletters provide a narrow window of opportunity for you to communicate important information,… Read more »