“Communication Strategies Within and Beyond the Parish”

posted Apr 28, 2016, 5:56 PM by Amelia Fannin   [ updated May 5, 2016, 11:19 AM ]
This past Sunday, members of the Communications Task Force led GDG members in an exercise to brainstorm what will be a few short “key messages” that describe Grace Church, and which will help in the redesign of our website. In an exercise adapted from Jim Naughton and Rebecca Wilson’s book Speaking Faithfully: Communications as Evangelism in a Noisy World (Morehouse, 2012), participants were asked three questions:
  1. What is distinctive about Grace Church?
  2. What is God doing in our midst?
  3. What are your best stories about how the Holy Spirit is moving at Grace? Spiritually? With outreach? In worship? In other community activities?
We had a lively discussion about our parish identity and values, and also discussed the purpose of our website, and our target audiences.