Tools for Communications

  • Planned Giving: Promoting Planned Gifts Use these letters and brochures to promote your planned giving program - either customize to your needs, or use them "as is" to get started right away.
  • Social Media and the Episcopal Church Included in Social Media and The Episcopal Church are: six Best Practices; “How To” tips for each practice; and separate sections on church websites and dealing with negative social media.
  • Episcopal Communicators Manual A comprehensive guide from the Diocese of Texas on church communications.
  • Building the Continuum: Scenarios for the Future of Episcopal Faith Formation A practical guide on how Christian Formation in the Episcopal Church will be impacted by technology over the next ten years.
  • Using Video to Tell Your Story Video is one of the best ways to share your story. This resource from the ECF Consortium of Consultants shows how congregations are creating and using video.
  • Press Release Template When submitting news or stories from your congregation to the media, follow industry standards by organizing your information using a press release template.
  • Web Conference: Creating Strong Teams View a recording of the web conference Creating Strong Team Structure that provides steps and tools for developing a strong, committed, and productive team.
  • Sharing Our Stories What's holding us back from sharing our faith stories? And, more importantly, what can each of us do to change this?
  • Christmas: Sharing the Good News with a Video Want a 1 minute video sharing the message of Christmas that you can personalize for your church to add service times? A gift from your friends at the Acts 8 Movement.
  • Facebook Evangelism: Don't Just "Like"... "Share"! With the enormous popularity of Facebook, we have a great opportunity for "Facebook evangelism." This is possible by using the "Share " option built into Facebook's operating system.
  • Advent Resources Links to free Advent resources, calendars and devotions, reflections; St. Nicholas Day; and preparing for Christmas visitors at your church.
  • DayPack: Bible Passages by Text DayPack is a free tool from the American Bible Society that makes it easy for churches to schedule and send a week’s worth of Biblical passages by text message.
  • The Website Challenge The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Communication and Information Technology has created ChurchTools.org, a website to provide valuable resources, how-to videos, links, and an online community of helpful people to meet the goal of launching a website for each of the 6,800 Episcopal Church congregations around the world.