The Minnesota Conference Communications Seminar brought together Church Communication Secretaries serving in our local churches, to learn new technology and the legal issues that can impact the church and its ministry. The seminar looked at changes in Christianity today, and how these changes can impact our organizations, and sharpens the way we communicate and delivery the everlasting gospel message. The seminar also looked at the changes in policies that govern and protect the church.
Church leaders who attended the meeting learned how ‘Church Connect’, a supporting North American Division website that has changed over the years, can now be customized to reflect the local church’s demographics and/or the local mission target. Church Connect will still provide all design, training, and website support.
The seminar presenters addressed the conventional thinking that social media is for young people, by addressing the trends and challenges in social media, and offering new perceptive as to how social media can be used for evangelism, promoting church events, having small chat groups etc.
This seminar focused on media in three phases. Phase 1 – Minnesota Conference communication program to promote the Communication Department as the church’ facilitator in the communication and proclamation of the message of Jesus Christ. Phase 2 will be during Camp Meeting, June12-20, learning how to use the lens of a camera to communicate the gospel. Phase 3 will be coming in August-September dealing with video production.
We have a unique opportunity here in Minnesota Conference to gives our church leaders knowledge and tools to help each individual church really focus on their local communications while at the same time showing how internet technology can be used to showcase the good we are doing here and proclaim it far and wide without leave our conference territory.
Brian K. Mungandi, Vice President for Administration
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