Open to 40 participants, this year's diocesan communications workshop will include a morning working session where we will create social media cards, and an afternoon session with presentations on topics near and dear to church communicators' hearts: navigating new website design and coordinating church communications with volunteers.
- Saturday, Oct. 15, 2018
- Held at St. Timothy's Church, 808 N. Mason Rd in Creve Coeur
You'll need to bring your laptop, tablet, or phone to access your social media accounts and your phone camera.
Conference is from 10 am to 2 pm, with an optional session at 9 am for those who have not yet set up a Twitter or Instagram account, and an optional Q&A from 2-3 for any unanswered questions.
HANDOUTS for 2018
on the new dio wiki!
at the conference:
- Episcopal Evangelist lanyards
- Way of Love trifold cards (40)
- Way of Love stickers
- prayer exchange charms
- Theological understanding of Episcopal evangelism white paper
In 2017 we offered sessions on church newsletters, the interview, and using social media to communicate our faith stories, and additional presentation on new communications opportunities coming this year, plus how to connect with the diocese through our publication channels. How Did They DO That?
In 2016 we welcomed two pros, Daniela Velazquez and Kurt Greenbaum, with presentations, local case studies and stimulating conversation on the topic of Sharing the Story of Your Church in Good Times and Bad.
In 2015 we spent some time with the Episcopal Asset Map and Connect Diomo.
In 2014 Writing Church was our topic. Debbie Smith, Dan Handschy, Sarah Bryan Miller, Donna Hawk-Reinhard, and Beth Felice presented bite sized workshops about writing in and for community.
In 2013 we welcomed Randall Curtis from the Diocese of Arkansas for Social Media Evangelism: Have a plan and do it well; Kurt Greenbaum, from RT/STL, former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the hyper-local Patch.com communities, for a session offering strategies for connecting your parish with the secular media.
In 2012 we welcomed CCS copyright specialist John Talbert copyright basics, blanket licenses, using songs and scripture, producing a CD v. DVD, being creative and compliant, web issues, special projects, kinds of licenses, where to go from here, Q&A, real life examples; Jodie Kuhn Allen photographer at FreshArt Photography and Emmanuel Church member will lead a session on using the camera you have (cell phone, iPad, snap and shoot) to take story-rich, full of life photos in your parish; and Pamela Evans and Janis Greenbaum two communications specialists, members of Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Martin's, have recently worked with their church congregations on evangelism using traditional and social media, and will share some of their insight and presentation materials.
In 2011 we presented: Friends, Followers, and Faith: Relational Communication in the Digital Reformation with Elizabeth Drescher, PhD, author of Tweet If You Heart Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation
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- CommConf_2014_Writing_Church.pdf (388 KB pdf)
- 2014 Communications Conference - Save the Date flyer (447 KB pdf)