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PC(USA) communications survey results are in

In May, a denominational communications survey was launched to determine what the Church most wants and needs from Communications. Nearly 11,000 people responded to questions including “What is most useful about communications from the national offices?” and “What is most frustrating?” and “What denominational information would you like that you are not currently getting?” Some of their responses might surprise you.

6 tips to help you become a website power user

If you sometimes have trouble finding what you’re looking for on the Presbyterian Mission Agency website (www. presbyterianmission.org), relax. Here are six quick tips to get you where you want to go, quickly and easily.

Presbytery leader in Puerto Rico reports on damage from Hurricane Maria

The Rev. Edwin González-Castillo, Stated Clerk of the San Juan Presbytery in Puerto Rico, says the biggest challenge he is facing in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is communications. Attempting to reach and coordinate relief efforts across the island has been hampered by downed communication lines outside of San Juan, infrastructure damage due to flooding and ongoing concerns about fuel shortages.

Communicating effectively

A previously little-known resource within the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Communications ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has new life, thanks to the results of a 2015 survey and assessment. The Presbyterian Communicators Network was created in 2004 as a response to a General Assembly Mission Work Plan, which called for enhancing communications efforts across the denomination and creating a system that promotes dialogue within the church. The network’s primary mission is to link Presbyterians who are officially responsible for communications in their synod, presbytery or congregation through on-site workshops, e-newsletters, social media and other vehicles.