Learning Management System provides 12-session communications training for Arkansas Conference churches

The Arkansas Conference Center for Technology (CFT) and the Center for Clergy and Laity Excellence in Leadership have teamed up to provide the Learning Management System (LMS) at arumc.adobeconnect.com
An agreement with Sayge Resources of Houston, Texas, is making available to all Arkansas clergy and laity a 12-session series to guide local church leaders in developing a comprehensive communications plan for reaching their unique mission fields. Arkansas churches will have 18 months to take advantage of this resource through the LMS.
Each session includes a coaching video, a downloadable e-book and an action tool. Ideally, local churches will form a small team of leaders to work together on each of the sessions toward the goal of improving communications with their communities.
The 12 training sessions are:
•    Vision Identification •    Guest Experience •    Social Media •    Communications Strategy •    Volunteer Mobilization •    Web Essentials •    Brand Standards •    Storytelling Principles •    Audience Connection •    External Marketing •    Project Systems •    Creative Leadership
Through the LMS, Sayge Resources will provide live webinars with church communications leaders and other resources and videos. New videos will include nationally-recognized authors and speakers such as Donald Miller.
“We hope this will be the first of many partnerships with providers of online content that we can deliver through the Learning Management System,” said Mark Epperson, director of the CFT. In-house training products are in the works as well.
The LMS is accessible to anyone with an arumc.org email address. To request an arumc.org email address, visit my.arumc.org.