Church Communications Video Series

This video series is a tool for a small team, a vestry/bishop's committee, or an individual to have a guided conversation about communications in their own church context. This series breaks out some of the components of the Caffeinated Church Conference into an easy-to-utilize workshop that can be done on a Sunday morning as a formation exercise, or at a meeting, or simply at home. Total workshop time is roughly 2 hours.

Topics

  • Branding
  • Communications Strategy and Communicating Your Vision
  • Websites
  • eNewsletters
  • Social Media

Feedback

I'd love your feedback on how these video tutorials might be improved, or your success stories of how they were used to initiate conversations about communications in your church. Please email me at Mike@EpiscopalColorado.org. May God bless you as you follow your call and may you be bold as you share the good news with those you desire to reach.

The Communicator’s Prayer

Holy Spirit, you blessed the first disciples with the power to spread God’s love throughout the world. Give us a new power to proclaim your word through our own unique gifts and through the channels of clear communication. Make us willing to receive that word as it enters our daily lives. Bless all who use their talents in the field of communications. Guide those who send out the message and those who receive it, so that all people may come to know your truth and be renewed by your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
(from the National Catholic Communications Office, Diocese of Richmond, VA)

Video 1: Welcome to the Caffeinated Church

Time: 2:59 video

Watch: https://youtu.be/b0R9UpBX4kA

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Video 2: What is Your Brand?

Time: 10:25 video + 10:00 exercise with worksheet

Watch: https://youtu.be/DvYPGoeGQI8

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Worksheet: Branding


Video 3: Communicating Church Vision

Time: 18:51 video + 20:00 exercise with worksheet

Watch: https://youtu.be/sk4tPcZr79A

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Worksheet: Engagement Funnel


Video 4: Websites

Time: 8:51 video + 10:00 exercise with worksheet

Watch: https://youtu.be/7iEl34-IpMM

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Worksheet: 4 Things Visitors Look for on Your Church Website


Video 5: eNewsletters

Time: 7:44 video

Watch: https://youtu.be/jlweUkfsokQ

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Video 6: Social Media

Time: 9:47 video

Watch: https://youtu.be/Qhlj5Mj2uHA

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Worksheets: Communications Policy & Media Policy


Thanks for Watching!

Again, please share how these video tutorials might be improved or how they were used to initiate conversations about communications in your church. The goal of Caffeinated Church is to provide the best resources possible to the Church and that can only happen with your feedback and collaboration. I can be reached at Mike@EpiscopalColorado.org or at 303.837.1173.

Blessings in your work,

Mike Orr
Communications Director,
The Episcopal Church in Colorado