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Presbyterians invited to participate in communications survey

By Melody K. Smith | Presbyterian News Service

LOUISVILLE — How do you feel about the communications you receive from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Do you struggle to find what you’re looking for on Do you share information you receive with friends and colleagues on social media? Do you get too many e-newsletters or maybe none at all?

These are just some of the questions being asked in the Denominational Communications Survey launched this week by Research Services.

The communications leaders of each of the six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as well as Presbyterian Women, have created the survey to find out how the national communications offices can best serve congregations and mid councils.

“Positive suggestions and productive critiques are all welcome,” said Rick Jones, communications director for the Office of the General Assembly. “We want to hear from the users of the website, the receivers of the e-newsletters and the social media followers.”

Since the 221st General Assembly in 2014, the communications directors have been meeting monthly to share resources and best practices and discern ways to collaborate on denominational communications. The results of this survey will inform their next steps, which include the development of a collaborative communications plan for the denomination. This was part of the Way Forward Commission’s recommendations that were approved at the 223rd General Assembly in 2018.

The online survey is being distributed through various communication vehicles. Click here to participate in the online survey, which will remain open until May 31, 2019.

The survey is also being translated into Korean and Spanish, and will be available soon.

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