Communication


Online Church Community Review

May 14, 2019
Below is my personal review of the online church community called The Slate Project.  Visit them on their website or on Facebook and Twitter. The Slate Project is an online and in-person community based in Baltimore.  SP offers unique and creative ways for folks to...

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The Diocesan Digest

April 30, 2019
Welcome to the Diocesan Digest, a podcast for news, ministry stories and much more from the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.   New episodes will air each week on Friday mornings.  You can find the episodes linked in our newsletter, on our website at epiok.org/podc...

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Podcasts as Ministry

April 17, 2019
 Podcasts as Ministry In today’s multi-media world there are various ways to consume information.  Social media makes finding out new headlines instantaneous.  I personally set up my twitter account to notify me immediately when my favorite accounts shar...

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Download Our Diocesan App!

April 01, 2019
Stay connected to our ministry stories, announcements, events, and much more! Simply Search "Episcopal Oklahoma" to find the app in the Apple or Google Play store!    

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Congregational Website Project

March 22, 2019
We are launching a new congregation website project!  The diocese is providing congregations the opportunity to obtain a new, professionally-designed, rich, and vibrant website at a low cost! We are using the company that designed and maintains the new diocesan website, Fai...

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Bishop Search News & Updates

February 26, 2019
Do you want to stay up-to-date with news and updates about our Bishop Search? We have several communication tools to help you! Website: We have an entire section of the diocesan website dedicated entirely to our Bishop Search and Transition, including information about th...

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Best Practices: Events

February 12, 2019
You have an event coming up! Maybe it’s a Book Sale, maybe it’s a Youth Mission Trip, maybe it’s a new Faith Formation program? Regardless of what type of event it is, we want to hear about it!  We love to share events from congregations and institutions i...

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Communication Ministry

February 05, 2019
Communication is at the very heart of who we are and how we engage in the world. It allows us to tell our stories, share in each other’s experiences, ask questions and learn the answers, and engage with the world around us. Communication isn’t simply a collection o...

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The 6 Key Ingredients of a Perfect Social Video

February 04, 2019
Photo by Sam McGhee on Unsplash Video is one of the most captivating (and most highly shared) tools you can use on social media. However, knowing how to do it well can feel a bit overwhelming sometimes. What size should it be? How long should it be? Do I need to a...

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Top 5 Social Media Trends in 2019

January 08, 2019
A new year is upon us! Are you still using social media the same way you were in 2018? Last year was impactful for social media with data breaches, significant hacks, and loss of trust in major brands. Due to these experiences, users may be going into 2019 with a very different...

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Resources for the Episcopal Asset Map

January 08, 2019
You know that you need to complete (or begin) your congregation's profile on the Episcopal Asset Map, but you aren't sure where to start? Fear no more! There are resources to help you make the most of this great opportunity to have your congregation featured on the Episcopal Ch...

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What Does It Say About You?

November 16, 2018
What your church is communicating about itself isn't limited to the words or communication tools you use. Your church property, signage, greeters, lighting, parking, etc. all communicate something about who your congregation is, what they value, and who is truly welcome. Do yo...

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How to Advertise on Facebook

November 07, 2018
"As of September 2018, more than 2.2 billion people are using Facebook. That huge, global audience means Facebook is a key marketing platform for just about every business. But the ever-changing Facebook algorithm can make it a challenge to connect organicall...

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Episcopal Asset Map - Amazing Opportunity!

October 30, 2018
By now you have heard about the Episcopal Asset Map. You know that it provides a wonderful opportunity for congregations and institutions to create a unique profile highlighting their worship service details, childcare offerings, outreach opportunities, organized groups...

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Instagram Tips & Tricks

October 29, 2018
In a previous article, I shared some tips and resources to help you take better, more engaging photos on your smartphone. How to Capture a Great Photo on Your Smartphone However, if you are taking photos for Instagram, whether it is for your personal account or for your congreg...

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Facebook Hack - Now What?

October 02, 2018
As you have likely seen in the news, Facebook recently experienced an egregious hack, with at least 50 million users' accounts being compromised. The hackers took advantage of what are called "tokens" that essentially serve as digital keys to access Facebook accounts. ...

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Images You Can Use (continued)

September 26, 2018
Photo by Guilherme Vasconcelos on Unsplash As discussed in the first edition of this blog, there are numerous limitations on the types of images that we can freely use. Some people have tried to use Google Images, specifying the search to only those w...

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Facebook Algorithm Changes

August 27, 2018
Have you heard about the major Facebook algorithm changes that occurred this year? Are you wondering what to do about them and how to ensure your congregation's content is still seen? Well, here are a few tips that can help: - Organic Reach: Facebook rewards organic reach ...

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Facebook Algorithm Changes

August 27, 2018
Have you heard about the major Facebook algorithm changes that occurred this year? Are you wondering what to do about them and how to ensure your congregation's content is still seen? Well, here are a few tips that can help: - Organic Reach: Facebook rewards organic reach ...

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Communication Audits

August 23, 2018
Communication tools, techniques, and strategies can quickly take over your designated Communication Ministry time. However, do you know one of the most effective ways to "check-up" on your communication ministry and its effectiveness? Complete a Communication Audit! If you revie...

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10 Communication Tools for Leaders

July 27, 2018
Good communication lets those you lead know you value them. The below post is from ChristianityToday.com Leadership requires communication like a flame requires oxygen. Too often, culture equates communication with public speaking, but that ultra-limited focus distracts attenti...

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3 Tips for Managing Church Communications

July 27, 2018
"Managing communication is critical to the success of any organization, but specifically non-profits that are built on the trust and donations of their members. People involved in a ministry have a vested interest in what the organization is doing and how they are performi...

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Manageable Communication Growth & Organization

July 27, 2018
Website.     Social Media.     Video.     Photos.     Sermons.     Newsletter. Keeping up with all of the communication elements of your ministry can quickly begin to feel overwhelming. However, there is ...

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General Convention Coverage

June 29, 2018
Wondering how to keep up with everything happening in General Convention? Worry no more!  In addition to our normal communication tools, there are numerous great resources offered this year to help ensure that you stay connected and updated! The General Conventio...

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Episcopal Communicators

June 27, 2018
 Do you know about the Episcopal Communicators? Episcopal Communicators is an organization for all those who work in the ministry of communication in The Episcopal Church (not just official communicators, but anyone who works with that element of ministry). The organiz...

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Episcopal Asset Map - Is Your Congregation Updated?

June 11, 2018
Have you heard the news? The Episcopal Church is replacing their "Find a Church" page with the Episcopal Asset Map!  Every congregation has the opportunity to feature a unique profile on the Asset Map! Contact information Worship service details Childcare offerings ...

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8 Simple Ways to Improve Church Communication

June 05, 2018
This article is written and published by flocknote [flocknote] It’s been a lot of fun creating Flocknote, and we’ve learned a lot in the process of working with so many great churches. Here are eight things that any organization can implement almost immediately to im...

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Images You Can Use

June 01, 2018
You know there are limitations on which online images you can use. You know there are complications with licensing, photo rights, etc. You also know that right now you just need an image for your congregation's flier, website, social media, Ministry Story, event announcement, etc...

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Video Resources

May 21, 2018
Videos can be a compelling way to capture the attention of your audience and tell the story of your congregation, community, outreach, or ministry. However, it can feel overwhelming at times to know how to film and produce a great video. Well, worry no more! There are some great...

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How to Capture a Great Photo on Your Smartphone

April 25, 2018
Do you have an iPhone? Have you ever wanted to know how to take better iPhone photos of your friends, family, or congregation events? Now you can learn tips and tricks from the makers of the iPhone itself, Apple!  Photography: Apple - How to Shoot on iPhone This site has...

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Facebook Resources

April 15, 2018
Facebook has quickly become one of the most populated and powerful communication tools that your congregation has access to. Statistics show that if Facebook were a country, it would be ranked as the third largest in the world! Click here to watch a full video on recent medi...

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Communication Ministry & Strategy

March 15, 2018
Communication plays a vital role in our everyday lives. It’s how we tell our stories, how we share our experiences, and how we engage in our communities. It’s how we celebrate (birthday cards, phone calls, Facebook messages), how we convey news (newspapers, onli...

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