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MEET OUR Communications Team


The Purpose of Church Communication

The multi-faceted role of the Communication Department is to communicate with constituents on behalf of the Northeastern Conference Administration, communicate with communities throughout the Conference territory about the Seventh-day Adventist Church—either directly or indirectly through local church communication directors—and serve as a resource for pastors, local church leaders, and Conference office departmental directors and support staff.

As a church communication leader your duties and responsibilities
are many and varied. Listed below are just a few items to keep in mind. Do not let the number of items alarm you, as many of them do not need to be done simultaneously. To begin, pick the items that you are most comfortable doing from the following list, and add additional items to your schedule as you become better equipped and proficient:

  1. Watch secular press for opportunities for the church to participate in discussions on matters of current concern.
  2. Cover church activities for news and announcement of church programs and serve as a source of information about the church for communication media. Take photos or arrange for photo coverage of church activities.
  3. Discover feature possibilities in the local church and make them available to the press.
  4. Report special church events to the Conference Communication Director for possible use on the website and/or in The Atlantic Union Gleaner.
  5. Produce a small church newsletter giving announcements and activities of the church that can be sent to former members as well as to present.

Helpful Resources and Links

  1. Church Marketing Plan
  2. Weekly Communications Checklist
  3. Adventist Church Connect
  4. Social Media Guidelines
  5. Social Media Guidelines Template
  6. Church Communication Leader Description
  7. Society of Adventist Communicators
  8. AdventSource
  9. Adventist News Network
  10. Adventist Review
  11. NAD Communication Department
  12. North American Division NewsPoints
  13. Atlantic Union Gleaner Online
  14. Atlantic Union Adventist Media (AUAM)

VIDEO Message from our Communications Director

Pastor Duddley  Francois

“Since the inception of our conference in 1945, our mission has been to punch holes in the moral darkness into which sin has plunged us, by vigorously engaging in the spread of the Good News of Salvation. That evangelistic fervor has catapulted our conference to be among one of the largest conferences in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.”

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Our Team

Pastor Duddley Francois

Communications & Associate Youth DIrector

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