Churches in the 21st century are not like those of our parents or our grandparents. People do not automatically attend a particular church because their family did in the past. Many people are unsure of their faith in the churches that they were raised in, and are looking for a different place to worship and to grow their faith. As Jesus tasked us to preach the good news to all people, it is our duty to tell these people we are here and to invite them to be a part of our family. But in today’s world, there are many new ways and different strategies to tell people that we are here and what we stand for.
The Church of Good Shepherd’s Communications Committee was formed to address the following mission:
To assess and recommend events and aspects of our parish that are appealing and important
To educate the congregation on how they can assist with newer forms of communications, such as social media
To improve communications internally and externally by publicizing the church’s activities to the local community through the use of traditional and social media means
Through an ongoing plan that incorporates these aspects in alignment with the church's activities, the intended goals of the Communications Committee are to foster growth of the church by making it more visible and appealing; to drive larger attendances to its public events; and to attract new, younger families to join our welcoming community.