Futureproofing Ministry!

COVID-19 has challenged us to find ways to serve and reach our people and communities in new ways. Through the recent Chinook Winds Technology and Ministry survey this past Summer, Tech volunteers, Ministry Personnel and Church staff identified your accelerated learning since March 2020 and areas you’d like to learn more.
      Check out our current and past workshops below. All events are free and designed to be interactive — learn from a panel, ask questions, share some of your learnings and experiences! 
      All sessions will be recorded so you can also watch later or schedule a Watch party with your Worship team.  Any questions, please email Shelley Den Haan, Communications and Cluster Support.

Anchorperson 101
for Church Leaders

Monday, November 23  1 pm

We’re excited to announce that our Presenter will be award-winning broadcast journalist Terry Vogt with CTV Lethbridge on Monday, November 23 at 1 pm MST. Terry is also active with McKillop United Church, Lethbridge.

The Online Seminar is for Ministry Personnel as well as lay leaders who are leading worship or leading meetings online.

You can sign up for the free seminar HERE. (Registration will close at 10 am MT on Monday to ensure everyone has sign-in information in time for 1 pm)
      Also, if you have questions or specific areas you hope to learn more about i.e. how to look comfortable talking to a camera, etc, please jot these down on your registration form. Or, bring them along to ask at the seminar!

Also in the works is a seminar on handling music copyright in online worship.

Previously offered and
available on Chinook Wind’s YouTube

How to Zoom with Style and Grace took place November 3, 2020 Thank you to  Allan Buckingham, Communications and Technology Consultant, Banff, AB and Mauricio Araujo, Executive Assistant, Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain Regions, The United Church of Canada.  Also helpful is Mauricio’s downloadable Best Practices for Zoom handout.
Futureproofing Ministry! Our Panel on Livestreaming and Prerecording Worship is Trevor Potter, McKillop United Church, Lethbridge; Richard Betts, St. Andrew’s/Deer Park United Churches, Calgary; and Brad Lavenne, Northminster United Church Calgary. The session began with the panel being asked: How is offering ministry online furthering the mission of the Church? Email Shelley if you’d like the handouts.

Any questions, please email Shelley Den Haan, Communications and Cluster Support, Chinook Winds Region.