In 2021 the Communications Team will be running a number of online training events to support the work of our parishes. Further details can be found below and additional dates will be released soon.
To book a place on to any of the training or Digital Surgery sessions below, please send an email to comms.training [at] leeds.anglican.org stating the title of the session, your name and church/parish.
Digital Skills Training for Church
Thursday, June 17 from 7pm - 9pm
In this session we will explore the options available for churches looking to live stream worship and events from a place of worship, whether you are starting out or looking to improve what you already have. It will include possible set ups, from basic and low cost ones to something more advanced. There will also be tips on how to improve your sound and what other considerations need to be taken into account.
Practical tips for video presentation
Thursday, July 1 from 10am - 12pm
A session exploring how to present well in front of camera. If you are someone at church who wants to improve their skills on screen, whether that is whilst presenting a sermon or featuring in another type of video, this training is for you. The session will be presented by the Revd Canon Robin Gamble, Church Growth Advisor, and the Revd Claire Corley, vicar of Wortley and Farnley, who each have lots of previous experience when it comes to featuring on camera. Together they will be sharing their top tips.
Building a Wordpress website
Tuesday, September 14 from 7pm - 9pm
Together we will learn how to design and create a Wordpress website for a church. This session is for any church or parish wanting to build their own website simply and cheaply, but may not already have the know how. There is no need for pre-website building experience.
Online giving, all you need to know in one hour
Tuesday, September 28 from 7pm - 8.30pm
Are you bewildered by the online giving choices? Do you have online giving and it doesn’t seem to attract donations? Do you need ideas for promoting your online giving page? Join us at this hour long webinar. We will show you how to get online giving, and where and how to publicise it afterwards.
Advanced social media
Thursday, October 21 from 7pm - 9pm
In this session on social media, we will explore how platforms such as Facebook and Instagram can be used to support the churches mission. This training is for anyone involved in managing a social media platform for a church. Topics covered will include: creating missional content, a social media strategy, latest trends and features.
Our Digital and Social Media Officer, Richard Earnshaw, is available to churches and parishes wishing to discuss a digital platform on a one to one basis. For example, this time could be used to review a social media account, with Richard offering tips and suggestions on how to make the most of your churches Facebook page or Instagram. Other areas, such as a Church Near You, creating video content and live streaming may also be discussed.
To book one of the following six slots, please send an email to comms.training [at] leeds.anglican.org stating your name, church/parish and what area of digital church you would like to explore.
- Wednesday, June 9, 9am - 10am
- Monday, June 21, 3pm - 4pm
- Thursday, July 1, 11am - 12pm
Creating Video for Church
An online course for those wanting to learn how to get started with creating videos for their church. Topics covered on this course include:
- Video equipment
- Framing and composition
- Lighting and sound
- What should we film?
Social Media for Beginners
An online course exploring how to set up a church account on Facebook and Instagram. Some of the basic features of Facebook and Instagram are included, along with what type of content you could share as a church.
Social Media for Intermediates
Following on from the Social Media for Beginners session, some of the more advanced features for Facebook and Instagram are explored. Together we see how social media insights, a marketing plan and the use of language can improve how we use social media for church.
Doing Church Digitally
A question and answer session that took place over Zoom. A panel of digital enthusiasts, along with others from across the diocese, gathered to discuss how church can be done digitally. Topics covered included:
- live streaming
- social media.
Practical tips for video presentation
The Revd Canon Robin Gamble, Bishop's Advisor for Church Growth, shared his top tips for presenting well on video. This was then followed by a question and answers session where attendees had the opportunity to respond to what Robin said.