Department Head: Bryant Smith
614-252-5271 ext. 43


The mission statement of the Communication Department is -- building bridges of hope. This we will accomplish by reaching the diverse church audiences, both within and externally, with an open, responsible, and hope-filled communication program. We will effectively use contemporary technologies and methods of communication. The desired effect of our vision and activities is to create a favorable image of the church, its mission, life and activities, and witness that many will become followers of Christ and become members of this, His church.

Vision: To create a favorable image of the church, it's mission, life, witness and related activities by using the most effective means of communication.

Mission: Building bridges of hope.


  • Our commitment to communicate hope by focusing on the quality of life that is complete in Jesus Christ
  • Our commitment to creative relevance (1 Cor 9:19)
  • Our commitment to standards of excellence (1 Cor 3:13)
  • Our commitment to express all communication in the context of the church's strategic values of unity, growth and quality of life


Public Relation Tips:

Public Relations Tips:

  1. Signage! Contact Stewart Signs to get a free quote today!

  2. Contact your local news media—print and/or television—to learn submission deadlines, guidelines, etc. Introduce yourself to the staff; make friends

  3. Set up a free church and/or school website through Adventist Church Connect.
    - Post news stories on your website at least weekly.
    - Share calendar items and keep them current.
    - Share documents. If you're a church, post your bulletin as a PDF.
    - Keep contact information current—phone numbers, email addresses, maps, etc.
    - Start a blog. A great person to do this would be the pastor or principal.
    - Provide additional resources. For example, link to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference and North American Division websites.

  4. Use the Seventh-day Adventist logo to brand.

  5. Establish a presence on social media. Start with Facebook and/or Twitter.
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