Communication helps build community.
It’s an essential part of every ministry, making it possible to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and the news of our congregations. Our Communications Office is committed to doing exactly that, while also providing digital communications training and counsel for our congregations.
- Stock photo library from the Episcopal Church
- Communications resources from The Episcopal Church Foundation
Your website is the first thing that a newcomer will look for if they are going to visit your church. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for when it comes to websites. But that doesn't mean that you have to spend a lot to get a lot. Before you sign a contract with a developer, consult someone who has walked the same road as you before. It ensures that you aren't paying for a Rolls Royce to get to and from the grocery store.Read More »
In our baptism, we vow to proclaim, by word and example, the good news of God in Christ. That's evangelism.
Through the spiritual practice of evangelism, we seek, name and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people - then invite everyone to more.
In EDUSC, we are working to create a network of evangelists that help make, equip, and send us out into the world to share this Good News.Read More »
The impact and demands of social media on our culture are undeniable. Check out these stats:
- Exploring Evangelism through Social Media, The Episcopal Church
- Social Media Strategy for Churches, Pro Church Tools
- Social Media Policies for Churches, JustinWise.net
- Teens, Social Media, & Technology Overview 2015, Pew Research Center
- Study: Not All Millennials Use Social Media the Same Way, Contently / The Content Strategist
- 33 Social Media Rules to Bet Your Life On, JustinWise.net
- Social Media Gospel, Meredith Gould
- Speaking Faithfully: Communication as Evangelism in a Noisy World, Rebecca Wilson
An important element of parish communications is building good relationships with media and others who write stories and cover events in your city or region. Reporters and writers are not interested in talking to you only when there’s a crisis or something controversial happening. They also want to hear the great stories about your congregation and how you make a difference in your community.
In times of crisis, you will likely see the soul of your organization, as well your own, exposed for better or for worse. You’ll see, sometimes suddenly, weaknesses that need attention both in yourself and your organization. And you’ll lay awake nights searching for strengths and strategizing about how you can build upon them.
Our shield and corporate identity are a key part of telling the story of the Episcopal Church in Upper South Carolina. These images are not only used in our publications and graphic identity, but they also appear in our corporate worship and on churches, banners, and ceremonial items.
Photos of congregation members bring your congregation’s website to life, providing a window into the vitality and friendliness of the community that gathers on Sunday morning and throughout the week.