Communicators' gatherings are monthly events where church communications staff and volunteers connect, ask questions and learn about topics of interest. Past communicator's gatherings have been focused on topics such as e-newsletters, blogging, and social media (scroll down for resources from past events). If you have ideas for future gathering topics or would like to host one of these events, please contact Christine Fifield, Communications Specialist for the Saint Paul Area Synod.
Upcoming Communications Events
No further communicators' gatherings planned at this time.
Have a topic idea or willing to host?
Contact Christine Fifield in the synod office.
Resources from past communicators' gatherings
Tools and practices to make it easy for people to find the content they are looking for on your website.
See event presentation (PDF)
February: Website Education Series: “Can you put this on the web?” Making smart content decisions
Content strategy practices that will help you create content that your website users want and need.
Content Type Worksheet (PDF)
January: Website Education Series: YOU can create a better website.
How you can make a great church website using WordPress, a powerful, easy to use, and inexpensive web tool. Handout includes web project process outline, web project roles, resources, persona worksheet, data gathering tools, and goals & tasks worksheet.
Website Resources (PDF)
November 2012: To blog or not to blog? A look at blogging as a tool for ministry
February 2012: Building event buzz and spreading remarkable ideas
How Christ the King, New Brighton renewed its annual block party, going from 400 attendees to about 1,200 in one year.
January 2012: Effectively using audio and video
November 2011: Branding
Memory and Relationships PowerPoint (PDF)
Created by Brie and Tim.
Meeting notes (DOC)
Taken by Kate Penz.
King of Kings welcome letter and first impression card (PDF)
From Penny Merritt.
Mixing typefaces (PDF)