Does YOUR church – or one near you – need resources to communicate better?
A new initiative from CPO is looking to help local churches communicate more powerfully and effectively with their communities – and you can get involved ...
- Do you ever walk past a church noticeboard that makes you want to weep?
- Have you looked for a local church online and found either no website at all or one that’s impossible to navigate?
- Have you had a poorly designed and outdated church flier through your door that makes you wish something so important had been presented more appealingly?
The Church has a world-changing message of hope to communicate – and sometimes the way it communicates just isn’t up to scratch.
CPO CEO Laura Treneer says, “Our vision is to see every church in the UK equipped to communicate the gospel effectively. We understand the limitations of budget and time and we are delighted that we can offer this support to those who need it.”
Anyone can nominate a church for communication support at www.churchcomms.uk. We will need the name of the church, its address, and a photograph or web address to demonstrate why it needs our help.
Awards for communication support can range from £50 to £1000. Examples of support could be a new or redesigned website, a brand identity, a set of invitations or posters, or a new noticeboard.
In 2019, the deadline for nominations is 5pm June 30. Winners will be contacted by July 20 and grants must be used by October 31. How the grants are used will be decided in consultation with CPO.
CPO has received seed money for the fund. Donations to enable the project to continue can be made at www.churchcomms.uk.
CPO has been working to support the UK Church in its communication for more than 60 years. We believe good evangelism needs good communications. We offer design, outreach resources, campaign support, websites, copy and more to equip the Church to reach out to the world with the gospel message of hope. www.cpo.org.uk
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