Welcome!ResourcesTraining Notes index − TN38 We've got news for us!


First published on this website in June 2007 and last updated in April 2023

Words: 1500
Size: 160 kB
Categories: Communication


These notes form a natural partner to TN39, We've got news for you! They relate to the idea of giving NEWS to your congregation rather than just information. There are three parts.

Get into NEWS-mode:

  • think news
  • learn news
  • understand news.

Learn how to tell STORIES:

  • headline in print
  • strong adjectives
  • right tone if spoken, etc.

Introduce regular FEATURES:

  • births, marriages, deaths
  • exam successes, work promotions
  • small group news

The notes then cover a worked example: turning the output of a Church Council meeting into a news item, in both print (as a contrast to the normal 'minutes' approach) and interview format.


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Author's notes

These notes have been updated in April 2023 with minor amendments to the layout.