Evangelism & Communication

Evangelism is about the Great Commission—the “go… tell… and DO” part of our ministry. Connect here with tips to attract, welcome, and incorporate others into the life of your parish.

 

How We Can Work With You

Evangelism in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis is about hospitality, proclamation, and growth!

If your parish would like to more effectively reach out to your community and grow, here are some services your diocese can provide.

We can…

  • prepare you for growth by helping you undergo a journey of spiritual discernment and  parish and community identity.
  • assist you in better understanding your real mission field here in central and southern Indiana, and the needs/priorities of those who are a part of it.
  • share strategies that have worked for other parishes, locally and churchwide.
  • help you develop your ministry of hospitality. We can assist you in doing a self-assessment of your current hospitality, offering input from “mystery guests” and others with training in church hospitality, and help you to develop a comprehensive communication and marketing plan, including a guest assimilation strategy.
  • help you develop communication and evangelism tools such as websites, branding logos, newsletters, worship bulletins, ads, brochures, media liaison strategies, and signage (including sometimes providing grants for signage).
  • provide training for your ushers, greeters, evangelism committee, and others involved in parish growth.

And MUCH MORE!

To explore how your friends in the diocese may be able to help you and your parish, contact us today.

Growing Together,

Kathy Copas
Coordinator of Communication and Evangelism
Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
502-345-6406.
KathyCopas@aol.com

Thoughts, Ideas, Resources . . .


Communication Corner: August 2017

Communication Corner: August 2017

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Social Media Sunday is Coming---September 24, 2017

Social Media Sunday is Coming—September 24, 2017

Six Ideas to Try to Make Your Celebration a Success 1. Pick out six members or communicants from your parish,
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Around the Fireplace July 2017 - Look Out—Here Comes Social Media Sunday!

Around the Fireplace July 2017 – Look Out—Here Comes Social Media Sunday!

Kathy Copas Coordinator of Communication and Evangelism Churchwide Social Media Sunday is a little more than two months away. Now
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Ever wish your congregation or ministry had a $10,000 monthly advertising budget? Well, now you do! Good Samaritan recently heard
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Around the Fireplace - May 2017

Around the Fireplace – May 2017

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Around the Fireplace - April 2017

Around the Fireplace – April 2017

Broadening Your Reach With News Media Spring is a time when a lot of us host some fantastic parish events.
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Personalized for Your Parish Web Videos for Lent, Triduum, and Easter available free upon request.

Personalized for Your Parish Web Videos for Lent, Triduum, and Easter available free upon request.

Watch our Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Facebook Page or the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Facebook Group for samples. Contact Kathycopas@aol.com or
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So, here's the idea. An Episcopalian from a city/state outside of our diocese receives a parish's name and the name
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Around the Fireplace: Strengthening Your Street Presence at Times When Your Church is Closed

Around the Fireplace: Strengthening Your Street Presence at Times When Your Church is Closed

Kathy Copas Coordinator of Communication and Evangelism Did you ever take a walk or a drive by your church when
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Around the Fireplace – September 2016

Social Media Sunday a Big Success Kathy Copas Coordinator of Communication and Evangelism Congratulations,Social Media Sunday participants! The hashtags you
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Around the Fireplace: Get Ready for Church Social Media Sunday #SMS16

Kathy Copas Coordinator of Communication and Evangelism Sunday, September 25 One of the clergy in our diocese asked me a
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Around the Fireplace – July 2016

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Around the Fireplace: June 2016

Around the Fireplace: June 2016

Part One: How to Attract Multiple Guests to Your Church on Sunday Mornings with Minimal Effort or Expense by Kathy Copas
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Around the Fireplace – April 2016

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Around the Fireplace – February 2016

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