03 May 2011
Churches looking to get into social media, to work more closely
with their local media, considering a stand at a wedding show, or
wanting to improve personal communication skills will be keen
to study the latest communications training website from the
Archbishops' Council's Communications Office.
All these subjects are among new courses on offer and bookable
online at www.churchcommstraining.org. The programme, put
together following feedback from across the Church, is specially
developed to help churches use a range of tools to speak to their
Peter Crumpler, Director of Communications for the Archbishops'
Council, says: " I hear many stories of how the Church is
serving communities at local, regional and national levels, and
it's really important that these stories are told and heard. This
programme will help give clergy, staff and volunteers the skills
and confidence to make that happen."
The Communications Training programme has been growing for many
years. This new programme is the most comprehensive to date, with
five streams of church-specific training on offer: broadcast media;
presentation skills; church communications; print communications;
and web and new media.