Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. – Colossians 4:6
By The Rev. Canon Tim Trombitas
Communication is the most important part of human interaction and an essential part of sharing the Gospel to the ends of the earth. The Anglican Church in North America is an active player in that process so the Rev. Canon Andrew Gross (Canon for Communications and Media Relations) coordinated the second Anglican Church in North America Diocesan Communicators’ Conference, September 25-26, 2016.
The event was hosted by the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic and Truro Anglican Church (Fairfax, VA) and held at the William Gunnell House. This was historic for a couple of reasons. It was the noted location for our second meeting and noted location for Confederate John S. Mosby’s raid on Union forces on March 9, 1863.
The William Gunnell House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1987.
Communication Directors (or equivalent) who handle diocesan communications in the Anglican Church in North America were invited to this professional development opportunity. Sixteen attendees enjoyed sessions in all avenues of communication preparation and production including newsletters, photography, video, collaborative writing skills and social media management. It was a blessing to meet so many dedicated christians who are teamed together for spreading the Good News through media!
A special “thank you” to Lisa Anderson, Event Coordinator (Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic), and Mary Ailes, Director of Communications (Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic), for their assistance in organizing and providing support and refreshments for the event!
The Rev. Canon Tim Trombitas is Associate Dean for Community and Volunteer Chaplains for the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy of the Anglican Church in North America.