Resources for your church

Get your church on social media

How to cover imageA How To guide for getting your church on the right social media. Who do you want to connect with as a church? Is it your own congregation? Your community? Both? Is it young families? Senior citizens? Other organisations? The press? Read our guide to see what might work for your church. 

Using Mailchimp for e-newsletters

A guide to help you sign up, design and send e-newsletters to your church, using Mailchimp – with step by step instructions.

Download pdf here.

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Local media

Ever wondered how to get into the local media? Are you considering how best to seem relevant to your community? 

We now have available a How Get Media Coverage booklet, available here as a pdf. Contact Us if you would like a hard copy.

Church magazines / newsletters

Front coverHow to produce great church magazines pdf is now available here. It covers basics and tips including font and design. It encourages you to take stock and review where you are before moving forward, and gives advice on how to turn a basic newsletter into a professional looking publication. 

But first – is this the time to be considering e-newsletters? If you think it is but are unsure how to proceed, contact us.

URC resources

URC guidesIf you've been asked to perform a church role and you're not sure what's involved, don't panic. The URC has produced a wide range of booklets, including information of being a church secretary, treasurer, safeguarding coordinator, committee convenor and more. 

Roles

Committee convenor

Church Secretary

Church Treasurer

Church Safeguarding Coordinator

Children and Youth Elder

Elder

Member of the welcome team

Communications volunteer

Committee member

Member of General Assembly

Interim Moderator

Church Related Community Worker

Communication and more

Discover even more resources on the URC site, including:

Writing for the web guide imageWriting for the web

Livestreaming your church services

Guidance for children and young people's work after lockdown

Church crisis communications plan

Visual identity guide

Doing online differently

A Guide to Zoom Etiquette

Zoom breakout rooms

Using Zoom securely

Setting up a Zoom account

Online and contactless giving at local churches

Setting up an Instagram account

Getting to grips with copyright

How to use WhatsApp

How to use Facebook for your church

How to use Twitter

Recording and putting out a podcast

Using Facebook, YouTube and Zoom to record acts of worship

Setting up public wifi for your church

Emerging into the new normal

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