A new wrinkle in the same old purpose

It's nothing new to say that the way we communicate is changing. Just observe a young person for five minutes and you'll see it for yourself. "Text neck" is now an actual medical condition. Really.

Nor is it new to say that Texas Baptists exists to help affiliated churches. We've been on mission since 1884, and we show no signs of slowing.

What is new is the combination of these two concepts: a desire to help churches as they navigate the new communications landscape.

From the top down the Convention is rethinking what it means to help the church of the 21st century, and starting this year, the communications team is proud to launch TXBCommShop, a new initiative aimed at helping churches tell their story through the web and social media, graphic design and print, newsletters and all things audio-visual.

Over the next few weeks and months we will post practical helps designed to improve your church's communications capabilities. Through tweets, helpful tips, weekly blog posts and regional workshops you and your church can gain and maintain a working knowledge of the latest communications tools, and put them to work in your ministry efforts.

If you have a question about something we cover, or need some help with a topic we've yet to address, simply stop by, give us a call or send us an email and we'll do our best to help out as best we can.

To learn more about TXBCommShop, go to texasbaptists.org/commshop. There you can follow us on Twitter, read our tips and weekly blogs, view our schedule of online and regional events, and find out how to contact us with any questions you might have.

We're looking forward to helping you tell your story. Happy communicating!

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