News and events Stories Two days of digital training with the national team The Church of England’s Digital team is holding a two-day online conference on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October. This has been designed to inspire and equip Church of England churches to share the Good News, grow people’s faith and bring more people to faith by harnessing digital and social media. What will you learn? If you run your church’s digital channels or are interested in setting these up, come along to Digital Labs to discover these skills: Using A Church Near You Learn how your church can approach in person and online services and events How to use online communication tools to build engagement Livestreaming from your church building Using digital to reach younger generations How leading organisations use digital strategically Case studies from churches using digital successfully An overview of the Church of England’s digital plans for the future And many more Is this for me? If you are a member of the clergy, ordinand, reader, church leader, youth worker, social media manager, PCC member, graphic designer, video editor, livestream producer, A Church Near You editor, or perhaps someone who is just getting started then this is the conference for you. At Digital Labs, you’ll learn how to use online communication tools to build engagement, create accessible online services, reach into your local community, and engage new people. Whether you are a church already livestreaming and using social media, or whether you are just getting started – attend Digital labs and be inspired for your next step. Register your place here (link to Eventbrite): How can I participate in the conference? Once you are signed up, you will receive an email from the Church’s digital team with your conference pack. You will receive regular emails with speakers, topics, podcasts and blog. In October, you will receive an invite to download the app and create your conference profile. During the two-day conference, everything will be available through your own online log-in. You will be able to see the speaker schedule and plan which you’ll attend live. Each day, there will be live keynote sessions with an opportunity for Q&A, and our Labs sessions where you will learn practical skills from our experts. There will be an opportunity to network with other attendees to share advice and learn from each other.After the conference, you’ll receive access to all the keynote sessions and Labs to catch up and watch with others. This item was posted on Friday 11th October 2020.