Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Communications Lunch and Learn Opportunities

The Presbytery's Communications Lunch and Learn Series begins February 21, from Noon - 1 p.m., churches in the Presbytery of Des Moines, are invited to attend these informational sessions at the office at 2400 86th St., Suite 20, Urbandale, Iowa.

If you currently work at a church, either as a staff member or volunteer, you are invited to join these informal discussions and information sharing groups.

Each month a topic is identified around which the majority of the discussion will revolve. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, samples, and insights related to the topic of the day. In addition to the featured topic, each session will include time to network and discuss off-topic items; such as to share recent projects or accomplishments, or ask your “burning questions” (whether they are related to the topic or not).

All lunch sessions are free and no RSVP is necessary, just bring your brown bag lunch and be ready to participate! (A microwave and frig are available too.)

Time and Location:
Times for all lunches are Noon - 1 p.m. at the Presbytery of Des Moines Office, 2400 86th St., Suite 20, Urbandale, IA 50322
Directions and Parking

2008 Dates and Topics (the 3rd Thursday of each month, except June)
February 21 – Brochures (please bring samples of your church’s brochures)
March 27 – Newsletters & E-mail Announcements (bring samples)
April 17 – Writing and Distributing Press Releases
May 15 – Web Sites: Basic (design, troubleshooting, etc.)
June 26 – Watch LIVE Podcast of the 218th General Assembly from San Jose, Calif.
July 17 – Stretching Your Church Office Staff/Volunteers
August 21 – Maximizing Your Database for Church Marketing: To ACS or Not
September 18 – (Re)Transforming Your Church
October 16 – Annual Reports (bring samples of your annual reports)
November 20 – New Media: Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis and more