Trombones, Tradition & Technology

Creating An Effective Online Ministry

Got a Love-Hate Relationship with Technology?

This interactive workshop is designed for church leaders and volunteers interested in enhancing their ministry and wondering how they can use the latest in web & social media technology to do it. Beginners through seasoned professionals are welcome. Participants are invited (but are not required) to bring a laptop to the workshop.

Trombones, Tradition & Technology -- Trinity Moravian Church

Thursday, Nov. 8th 2012 at 9am-3pm

220 East Sprague Street

Winston-Salem, NC

Learning Points:

· Why Communication Matters

· Focusing Your Message

· Developing Your Team

· Online Tools & Other Communications Resources


$10 per person (includes lunch and materials). We will accept payment at the event.

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Mike Riess, Executive Director & Editor of The Moravian
Mike joined as the Executive Director of the Interprovincial Board of Communication in May 2010. With an extensive editorial, design and media communication background, Mike directs and manages the communication office, including official publications and media of the Moravian Church, Northern and Southern Provinces. He serves as editor of the denominational magazine The Moravian and oversees the yearly publication of North American editions of The Moravian Daily Texts. He also manages the website, edits new publications produced by the office, serves as communication resource to church agencies and congregations and develops new communication channels to reach Moravians throughout North America.

Mike and his wife Kathy live in Bethlehem, Pa.; they are the parents of Gracie, a recent graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Natalie, a sophomore at Syracuse University. Mike attends Edgeboro Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pa., where he is part of the EDGE worship band.

Ruth Cole Burcaw,
Executive Director, Board of Cooperative Ministries - Moravian Church Southern Province

Ruth began her work with the Board in July 2012. The Board of Cooperative Ministries (BCM) engages and supports Southern Province congregations and Regional Conferences of Churches in their ministries. A management professional with over 25 years of experience in communications and project management in the public, non-profit, and private sectors, Ruth was most recently President of Quantum Events, where she spent 14 years helping clients build more effective relationships with their employees and customers.

She grew up attending many Moravian churches, including Konnoak Hills, Grace, Advent and Kernersville, while her parents, Hal and Joy Cole, served in parish ministry. Ruth and her husband, Chris, live in Lewisville, N.C., where they and their children, Jessy (19) and Jake (15), attend Unity Moravian Church.

Workshop Agenda

8:30am Coffee & Registration

9:00am Morning Session #1

10:15am Break

10:30am Morning Session #2

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Afternoon Session #1

1:45pm Break

2:00pm Afternoon Session #2

Board of Cooperative Ministries

The Board of Cooperative Ministries engages and supports congregations and RCCs in their ministries as together we grow in faith, love and hope, following Jesus in serving the world.

Building, Connecting, Mobilizing Moravians to live out our faith!