Communications

Hybrid Church – A Way Forward for Church Leaders

Two-minute read. One of the unfortunate realities of pandemic ministry is that church leaders have, by necessity, spent too much time scrambling and not enough time reflecting. That certainly describes my own experience as a parish priest who literally had to turn a brick and mortar institution into a virtual one overnight.

Photo and video release resources for churches to use

Two-minute read. As many churches consider a return to in-person worship with livestreaming, it’s an appropriate time to plan for how you will tell people that you may video or photograph them. You will also need to let them know that you may use their images on social media, newsletters, and promotional materials.

Lenten Facebook Cover Images

Here are a series of Lenten cover images optimized for Facebook for use on your church Facebook page.

Church Leadership Essentials

Thursday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Bishop’s Staff invite you to attend one of these two online sessions which will provide essential information for new and returning vestry members and other church staff and leaders.

New Google Business Feature

Churches may be interested in taking advantage of a new Google business profile feature called ‘attributes.’ Here’s a very brief introduction to what they are and a reminder of what a Google business profile is.

Apply now – Free Email and Microsoft 365 for up to 26 Churches

Two-minute read. We are offering a free email account, the Microsoft Office Suite, and 1 TB of online file storage to churches with limited resources. The 2020 Communications budget includes providing up to twenty-six churches with an email address based on their website address and a license for the Microsoft 365 suite of programs.

Lesson, sermon, and bulletin resources for churches and groups

One-minute Read. We have recently received a few inquiries from people and churches seeking information and resources for lessons and bulletins for their churches. As it has been a while since we discussed the resources available for congregations and groups, here’s a quick summary.

Just how easy is it to give money to your church?

Four-minute read. Friction. It’s a marketing term used to describe all the little things we do (or don’t do) that make it harder for someone to buy a product, or in the case of our churches and ministries, make a donation. Let’s face it, if it’s too hard, it isn’t going to happen. So what are you going to do about it? Oh, and a minor rant (or two).

Music licensing: what you need to know

Four-minute read. If you are recording or livestreaming music for use in your services, you need to read this article on music licensing. Please note if you are making hymns and music available online in pdf or any other format you’ll need a license for that too.

Online donation collection help for churches

One-minute read. If you do not have a donate button, an option to collect donations, or a way to set up recurring payments, we can help you add a button to your church website, and provide a payment link you can send out via email.

Episcopal Asset Map adds livestreaming worship option

2-minute read. You can now add information about your church’s livestreamed services to your Episcopal Asset Map entry. The information will be used to build list of livestreamed services in the Episcopal Church.

How to Livestream – a recorded webinar

90-minute webinar. Heidi Pitts of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon recently held a comprehensive webinar on live streaming. Read on for a link to a recording of the webinar, and links to the webinar notes. associated documents.

Do you use wireless microphones in your church?

One-minute read. Do you use wireless microphones in your church? If you do, you should be aware of major changes in how they can be used, and you have up until July 13, 2020 to check and if necessary adjust or replace your equipment.

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