Church Communication in the 21st Century
In order to keep up with ever-changing modes of communication, churches must adjust their means of communication with members and visitors.
A six-week series of workshops will explore effective digital and printed communication strategies for churches. Workshops will be on Tuesdays, January 31 – March 7. Two identical sessions are offered, 9 a.m. in the chapel at Disciples Center at Tawakoni and 7 p.m. at Pine Valley Christian Church, Wichita.
The presenter is Jessica Marston, a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in communications. Working out of the South Central satellite office of the Christian Church in Kansas, she is copy editor for the Kansas Messenger and Kansas Mini-Messenger, webmaster for kansasdisciples.org, and all-around creative and tech guru.
Workshop topics are:
- Websites: Where do we begin? Church websites are the first step in the digital communication progression. In this workshop, learn how to create an engaging and effective website on any budget.
- Websites: Where do we go from here? An out-of-date website is no website. It is vital to keep yours current, and relevant to your target audience. Learn how to attract church visitors by maintaining it well.
- Social Media in the Church: Connecting to Millennials Social Media is another way to engage people with the gospel in our increasingly digital world. Learn about the different social media platforms, how to connect to the millennial generation, and use social media in a safe and secure way.
- Church Publications: Communicating effectively in print, online Learn about both print and electronic forms of newsletters, brochures, postcards and other modes of communication for members and visitors.
- Church Branding and what it says about you Branding is the visual representation of your church’s identity. Explore the three elements of branding and developing your church’s unique identity.
- PowerPoint, Screencasting & Video: Your church on the big screen Adding projection systems to sanctuaries has changed the look and feel of worship today. In this session, learn about the resources available and how to use them effectively.
Beginners and digital experts will benefit. Attend all sessions, or any session. Each session is $15 per person; pay just $75 for all 6 by registering before January 24. Register and pay online below or download registration form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional office. Classes may be cancelled for insufficient preregistration. If winter weather forces cancellation of a session, it will be made up on March 14.