Are you a pastor struggling to keep up
with the changes in technology?
Do you work in the church office
and need help with some
effective communication strategies?
Are you a ministry leader wanting to make an impact
in your church and community?
Become a better steward of your church’s resources and reach your community by aligning your church communication goals to your church’s vision and mission. Join us in July for the 2022 Art of Church Communication workshops.
These workshops will cover five different church communication topics over six weeks. Sessions will be online “at your own pace” to provide church leadership – pastors, office staff, and members – with tools and strategies to improve their church’s overall communication ministry.
**Welcome Letter with event log-in information emailed on 06/25/22. If you did not receive a letter, email Jessica or call 316-775-1236.
2022 Topics, Descriptions, and Schedule:
Lesson handouts and weekly discussion question will be available on Monday;
the recorded video lesson and door prize drawing will be available on Wednesday;
and a live Q&A session will be on Thursday evening.
June 27: Welcome & Introduction Zoom Call 7p.m.
Get acquainted with the other church leaders taking the seminar and explore the Google Classroom platform.
June 27-July 1: QR Codes, Hashtags, and Texting
Harness the power of combining print and digital communications technology to reach a broader audience. Learn what QR codes, hashtags, and text alerts are and how combining them with current print communication strategies can help your bridge the generational gap.
July 4-8: Your Church Story in Photographs
What is your church’s story? Photographs are powerful tools for inviting and attracting people to your church. Photos shared on your website or social media platforms can help non-attenders shape their view of your church. Learn how to take, edit, select, and publish pictures that tell the story of your church ministry.
July 11-15: The Church Newsletter Goes Digital
The classic church newsletter is a staple of congregations everywhere. They keep members in the loop with current events and help foster a sense of community. Learn the elements of writing, design, and contents that make both printed paper and digital enewsletters effective communication tools.
July 18-22: Let’s Get Social
Building your community and growing your church includes growing your presence on social networks. With the growing number of networks available, how do you keep track of them all? Explore a few of these networks, the pros and cons to each of them, and how to choose the right one for you. Then, learn how to track your success and effectiveness and answer questions like: who am I reaching; when are they most active; and what types of content are they engaging with?
July 25-29: The Community Connection
Church doesn’t just happen within the walls of a church building. It takes intentionality to connect with the community in and around your church. Learn how to set SMART goals and connect with your community in a variety of formats.
August 4: The Closing & The Wrap Up 7 p.m. Zoom Call
So what is next? In this final Q&A session, get any last questions answered, review activities, suggest new topics, and more.
Technology Upgrade – Weekly Door Prize
Weekly Each week participants will discuss a different church communication topic through discussion boards, a video presentation, interactive Q&A session, real-world applications, and more. In addition to all the great information, strategies, and resources presented, every participant is eligible to win a $50-$75 gift card door prize for their church.
Meet the Instructor:
Jessica Marston graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in communications studies and an emphasis in journalism. She is currently working on a certificate in social media marketing. She has additional skills in public relations, education, and photography.
Jessica has worked for the Kansas Region for six years as the Kansas region’s Communications Specialist. Her duties include maintaining the regional website, publishing event promotions, and preparing regional communications including The Kansas Messenger and the region’s social media presence.
The daughter of a Disciples pastor, Jessica has worked in a variety of church leadership positions and assisted with the planning and promotion of local church and regional church events.
Cost & Registration:
All church leadership–pastors, chaplains, office staff, and members– with interest in church communication are invited to attend, regardless of skill level.
Individual registration is $120 ($150 if registering after March 11) which includes all workshop materials and 60 days of virtual access after the workshops are over to review materials, rewatch lesson videos, and download content.
Churches that send a team of three or more individuals pay only $100 per person ($120 if registering after March 11).
Registration closes at 4 p.m. on March 18.
A minimum of 8 registered participants is needed by the early-bird
deadline of March 11 to hold workshops.