Diocesan Communications Resources

Monthly Collaboration Meetings

Next Meeting:
Monday, January 22, 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am MT / 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET
Topic: Video! What types of videos are you doing? What equipment have your purchased? What software do you use to put together your videos? Do you outsource? Join the conversation to learn from each other!

Archived Meetings:

  • November 2017: Print Talk
    "Paper....dead, or no?" We'll discuss what print resources you provide (magazines/newsletters) and how you've seen them transition in the digital age, and how you see print resources in your future. Have you gone paperless for convention? What resources did you use? What did you learn from that experience? What counsel do you provide to churches who are asking the question of how to juggle print newsletters with eNewsletters and other print resources.
  • October 2017: Workflow Talk
    Do you feel like you manage your workflow in the best possible way? Do you rely on sticky notes, tools like basecamp or slack, stacks of emails, your memory? Task management is important in whole-team communication; we are often the hub of a flurry of activity in our offices and we sometimes drop a ball or two while juggling. Our collective wisdom as communicators might help point us in the direction of processes or tools, for both full-time and part-time communicators, that will help us be more effective and efficient in our daily work.
  • August 2017: Communications Systems Talk
    Communications Systems. "We have 10 systems and none of them talk to each other!" How do you connect your website, eNewsletters, database, registration systems, social media, and more to one another? How can your website be public facing, yet still serve the needs of your diocese to communicate leadership resources for your churches like health benefit information? We'll talk about all of these things together.
  • July 2017: Brand of The Episcopal Church and our own dioceses
    Branding discussion and defining our constituents/audience. What is our diocesan brand? What is the brand of The Episcopal Church? How do we help shape the brand of our own churches and dioceses as well as the greater brand of our denomination?
  • June 2017: Tech Talk
    We'll discuss video conferencing, regional media centers, making cameras/video available to churches, internet, databases, and more!
  • May 2017: Annual Conventions & General Convention Planning

Share what you are doing

Workshops, tutorials, trainings, presentations, handouts, & more that are being used by diocesan communicators to train parish communicators, administrators, clergy, and lay leaders.

If you have resources to share here for the purpose of collaboration between diocesan communicators, please email Mike Orr at Mike@EpiscopalColorado.org with a description of what you are doing in your own diocese and attach/link resources in your message to be posted here.

The Episcopal Church

Digital Evangelism: Building an Online Presence (.key) (.ppt) (.pdf)
Shared by Jeremy Tackett, Digital Evangelist

Marketing Your Parish: Advertising Best Practices for Effective Evangelism

The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona

Communications Resources List (.pdf)
Shared by Nicole Krug, Canon for Media and Communications

The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Digital Disciples: Following Jesus, Today (.ppt)
Shared by Jenn Johnson, Missioner for Communications

The Episcopal Church in Colorado

Caffeinated Church Conference 1.0
Caffeinated Church Conference 2.0
Home: From the Community to the Kitchen
Shared by Mike Orr, Director of Communications

The Episcopal Diocese of Iowa

Ministry in Media: Using Social Media in Youth Formation Workshop (.ppt) (presenter notes .pdf)
Shared by the Rev. Meg Wagner, Communications Coordinator

The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan

Communications Tools for Evangelism (.ppt)
Shared by Katie Forsyth, Director of Communications and Public Engagement

The Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Communications Workshop (.pdf)
Communications Resources (.pdf)
Shared by Kelsey Schuster, Missioner for Communications

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas recommends a number of articles, blogs, & resources to their churches created by Church Juice/Reframe Media & Monk Development/Ekklesia 360