Conference communications workshop to be live-streamed April 16 from Grace Community UMC

April 04, 2016

Attention local churches and church leaders! Would you like to know more about planning and developing your church website? How about using technology in your worship services? Could you benefit from hearing a discussion on “best practices” for Social Media, Texting and Emails? Would you like to know more about understanding and promoting your church’s mission? 
 
Then Mark Your Calendar and plan to tune in for the 2016 Conference Communications Live-Stream, set for 12 noon on April 16. Our expert lineup will be broadcasting from Grace Community UMC in Shreveport. During the live-stream, viewers will have the opportunity to Tweet questions and receive answers from our panel. Our event hashtag is #lacomm and the link to the live-stream will be live.gracehappens.org. 
 
Our exciting lineup for the event includes: 
 
Understanding, Planning and Promoting Your Mission: Shonnie Streder, Communications Director for First UMC, Shreveport

Best Practices for Using Social Media, Texting, Emails and More: Rev. Matt Rawle, pastor of The Well UMC, Ponchatoula; Sabrina Short, member of Thomas UMC, Kenner; and Rev. Fernie Rivera, pastor of America Street and Emerging Worship for First UMC, Baton Rouge

Your Church Website: Rethinking Your New Front Door: Caitlin Congdon, Director of Communications Training and Development for United Methodist Communications---Your Church Website focuses on going beyond just having a church website to effectively implementing a broader online presence. We will cover the basics of launching a successful online strategy that helps people connect with your church in a new way. This workshop looks at going beyond just having a church website focusing on how to effectively implement a broader online presence. By engaging your audience online first, you extend your reach beyond Sunday services and expose your audience to your message before they visit your church.

Technology in Worship: Todd Rossnagel, Media Manager for LED FastStart, technology volunteer and member of First UMC, Baton Rouge, and certified candidate on the local pastor track