The office of Communication's primary purpose is to effectively communicate news and information to members of the conference and the public at large. The department also strives to train, support and guide church communication leaders to effectively develop a positive image with the public.
In order to do this, the department will use all available media, and produce content that is relevant to specific demographics within the respective publics.
MISSION: “Building Bridges of Hope”
PURPOSE: Our purpose is to aggressively, yet lovingly and humbly share the message of the Three Angels of Revelation 14 in a way that souls will be favorably attracted to Jesus Christ, and elect to follow Him.
The desired effect in our mission and activities is to create a favorable image of the church, its mission, life and activities, and to witness in order that many may follow Christ and become members of His church.>
As a church communication leader your duties and responsibilities
are many and varied. Listed below are just a few items to keep in mind. Do not let the number of items alarm you, as many of them do not need to be done simultaneously. To begin, pick the items that you are most comfortable doing from the following list, and add additional items to your schedule as you become better equipped and proficient:
Watch secular press for opportunities for the church to participate in discussions on matters of current concern.
Cover church activities for news and announcement of church programs and serve as a source of information about the church for communication media. Take photos or arrange for photo coverage of church activities.
Report special church events to the Conference Communication Director for possible use on the web site and/or in The NCC News Letter.
Produce a small church newsletter giving announcements and activities of the church that can be sent to former members as well as to present.
Helpful Resource Links
Society of Adventist Communicators: http://www.adventistcommunicator.org/
Adventist News Network: https://news.adventist.org/en/
Adventist Review: http://www.adventistreview.org/
Inter American Division Communication Department:https://www.interamerica.org/department/communication/
Training Videos (English)
Communication Department Work and Mission
Communication Strategic Plan
Guidelines for using SDA Church Logo
2015 ANN Styleguide
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News Writing and Reporting
Church Public Relations Manual PDF
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