The courses offered as part of the All-Access Membership in the Church Communications Training School (part of the Effective Church Communications Ministry) include:
Longer courses on Strategy for church communications, such as the Successful Seasonal Communications Course that will get people back to the church after special events and grow your church members in discipleship in the process.The course consists of video lectures, handouts for each lecture, audio files of each lecture, and additional materials. Our longer courses all have FREE previews of the lessons so you can decide if the course is for you.
Courses on design, from theory to practical tips on graphics and typography. Included in this area are overviews of resources on the web including free image resources and low-cost image editing and social media creation programs. Our course on PicMonkey is one of these.
Courses on vision and managing church communications, such as the Five Steps of Effective Church Communications and Marketing, which will give your communication program a progressive way to take people from outside the church introduce them to Jesus as Savior and grow them into mature disciples.
Plus we have free demonstrations of a few minutes on tips to help you create church communications, find images and type-faces, and create social media graphics, plus short training videos from the Effective Church Communications archive.You won't see these as part of the courses shown on this All-Access Membership because they are FREE for everyone and available from the home page of the school.
Some of the courses are from the archives of Effective Church Communications, our longer, core courses are new. Whether the presentations are new or from past training, these courses come from a depth of experience in church communications, from decades of of teaching courses in church communications, interactions with church communicators all over the world, research, and writing many books and articles on church communications and technology.
What is distinctive about our training is that it is based on timeless, tested communication and design principles that work in any media from print to digital that will be useful no matter what new tech tool or social media appears. Good writing is good writing; good design and typography are the same, no matter what channel they are in. Overall strategy to take people from outside the church to mature discipleship is needed in any communication ministry. You don't need a lot of money or the latest and greatest of anything to be an effective church communicator.
Speaking of not needing much money, below is our very affordable pricing:
Pricing for the ALL-Access Membership:
This is a one-person membership, HOWEVER, if tracking your progress isn't important to you, you can share your membership with the staff at your church or key volunteers in church communications. If you do that, you must use the same username and password and you can't use an account on two different computers at the same time (it's the software, not us that made that restriction).Though we recommend a membership for each person and feel our prices are low enough to make that possible, we also understand that training in communications isn't a priority for many churches (or should it necessarily be--caring for those in need is much more important) and so we want you to be able to take the classes and share them with whoever might benefit from them if you can't afford multiple memberships.
If even this cost is too much, we do offer free scholarships to those who need them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for one if you need one. No hassles, if you ask, you'll be given it.
Training for Lunch & Learns, Conferences, classrooms in Bible Colleges etc.
You can share the training (the videos and handouts are downloadable and can be shared off-line) to any training you do within your church, church and volunteers, or church communicators group where you do not charge for the meeting.
If you charge for the meeting or it is a larger group, we are working on a GROUP LEARNING LICENSE, which is not part of the All-Access Membership of courses for individuals. This will be ready later in 2018. Prior to the formal launch of that product, if you want to use the training in a setting larger training event or classroom or if you want to use the material in a mission setting or in training where your school or students can't afford it, contact me. Email email@example.com.
For over 25 years I've helped church communicators create more effective communications. I wrote the first book on desktop publishing for churches in 1992 and many more books and articles on church communications since then. I traveled all over North America doing seminars for thousands of church communicators, founded the ministry Effective Church Communications, and currently create training materials and write for church communicators from my home in Ventura, CA.