Clergy Days 2017

There is one more clergy day set for 2017. The date is Nov 9th.

Clergy Day on November 9 at St. Columba, Kent/Des Moines

Social Media and Telling Our Stories 9:30am-4:30pm

Morning Session, Part 1 - Websites and Facebook Pages: Our Digital Signposts
A church's website and Facebook page have become essential for making a first impression on a visitor and providing continuing information for the members of your community. Explore the key elements of an effective website and public Facebook page and gain tools to keep your digital presence timely and relevant.

Morning Session, Part 2 - Special Events: Reaching Beyond Our Walls
We all have special events happening within our communities and want to spread the word so we can reach out to those beyond our wall. This session will help you get the most out of event registration services like Eventbrite and give you the tools to promote events within your community, the surrounding neighborhood, and across the diocese.

Lunch is between 12:30 and 1:30pm.

Afternoon Session, Part 1 - Telling Our Story
Across our diocese, there are churches and ministries engaged in work that is making a tremendous impact within their communities. How do we tell those stories? This session will explore telling our stories through articles, images, press releases, and videos - providing basic tools and skills so that anyone can craft a compelling story about their ministry.

Afternoon Session, Part 2 - Sharing Our Story
Telling our stories effectively is only one part of the equation - we also have to share these stories with the wider community. The day's final session will explore ways to effectively share our stories across digital platforms - social media, websites, newsletter - and in the press and media.