Communications and Media Conference set for February 22 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK – The first-ever joint Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) and Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC)-sponsored communications and media conference will be held Feb. 22 at the Baptist building in Little Rock.

The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will offer an overview and individual breakout sessions on  a variety of church communications and media topics.

Topics will include church communications and public relations, composing church newsletters, publication design and church media (social media, audiovisual, sound and technology). 

The conference is free, but limited to 75 pre-registered participants. Lunch is provided. Click to register.

Conference leaders are Tim Yarbrough, ABN editor; Jessica Vanderpool, ABN assistant editor, and Matt Ramsey, ABSC director of communications.

“We are excited to offer this comprehensive conference on communications free of charge to Arkansas Baptists in partnership with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention,” said Yarbrough. “It will be a great experience for those attending.”

The conference is designed for pastors, other church staff and volunteers who want to improve their communication skills and tactics as they seek to further the gospel of Jesus Christ, said Yarbrough.

Click to register.


The Church at North Hill plans block party for Oct. 21

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