The Importance of Communications
As communicators, we are called to the work of evangelism -- telling the story of the church at work in our diocese and beyond. We want to share the Good News and bring others to know and love the Lord. Communication is a tool for building a community.
There are many resources available online, and here are some that may be helpful from The Episcopal Church and other sources.
Resources from The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church offers important resources to help guide your communications efforts.
The Episcopal Church Visual Identity Guide includes important tips on the proper use of the shield logo, as well as color palettes, font suggestions, and social media tips and techniques. The Visual Identity Guide also includes information about The Presiding Bishop's style, as well as logos for use in promoting "The Jesus Movement."
As we live into the challenge and opportunity of being “the Episcopal branch of The Jesus Movement,” a logo for the movement is available to supplement The Episcopal Church logo or to stand in its place. Use the design for collateral and promotional materials to help spread the movement.
Find the logos, shields, and graphics of The Episcopal Church on the web at this link: www.episcopalchurch.org/resource-library/logos-shields-graphics/
This shield pictured above, which you will see at every Episcopal Church, is the official “logo” of the Episcopal Church (TEC), and represents our history. The red Cross of St. George on a white field is symbolic of the Church of England. The blue field in the upper left corner is the Episcopal Church. It features a Cross of St. Andrew, in re-cognition of the fact that the first American bishop was consecrated in Scotland. This cross is made up of nine cross-lets or mini crosses, which represent the nine dioceses that met in Philadelphia in 1789 to form the Protestant Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. Fun fact: The Diocese of South Carolina is one of these nine dioceses! (also a fun fact, this blue is the official blue of TEC - Web #407EC9 or Pantone 660C).
Another very helpful resource from The Episcopal Church is the TEC Writing Style Guide. Find it at this link: www.episcopalchurch.org/style-guide/. One of the most helpful style guidelines at this resource is the entry for "Capitalization" found here. Find out when to capitalize "the presiding bishop" and if you should capitalize "The Standing Committee of the Diocese of South Carolina."
Looking for some general church photos to use in your publications? Check out the TEC image gallery at this link.
Helpful Digital Communications Resources