Last Saturday morning the diocesan Technology Committee held a Church Communications Workshop at Grace Church in Madison. A small but highly motivated group of 11 people from nine congregations attended. The basic premise of the workshop was to give church communicators a chance to sit with the Technology Committee and “pick our brains” – and so they did, on topics such as websites, social media, e-newsletters and electronic giving. The attendees appreciated the personalized attention – there were six workshop presenters working with the 11 of them – as well as the chance to connect with other church communicators facing similar challenges.
In one of the breakout sessions on social media, an idea emerged that I wanted to recommend to all church communicators: use Throwback Thursday to share your church’s history and story on social media.