Church Communications: Theology and Practices
Marketing, branding & relevancy for United Church congregations
February 3, 2018 at Caledon East United Church, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Deadline to register is January 31, 2018.
-Janet Marshall, Director of the Centre for Church Development and Leadership, Toronto United Church Council
-Jason Meyers, digital communications consultant
For the best result bring a team from your pastoral charge to create a communication strategy for your church
Cost $10 per person.
How do we as local congregations make our best impressions? How can we share the gifts of our ministry and mission with neighbours who don’t know who we are or what we stand for? If it’s time for your congregation to develop or improve your communications strategies, this event is for you.
Led by Jason Meyers, a digital communications consultant with over 15 years of experience and a Masters of Divinity student at Emmanuel College, and Janet Marshall the director of the Centre for Church Development and Leadership, this workshop will cover:
- Why we communicate – our Gospel call to extend meaningful and relevant invitations to those who hunger for spiritual food
- Who we are communicating with – understanding and respecting our audience
- How we most effectively speak to our neighbours
- What sorts of guidelines and practices will support effective, consistent and clear messages
This is a hands-on event. By the end of the day you will have a draft plan for improving your communications.
To get the most from the experience bring a team from your pastoral charge who are ready to dig in and create an engaging communications strategy for your church. Please register beforehand so that Jason and Janet can connect with you before the event to help you prepare to get the most out of the day.