Florida Baptists were honored with four Wilmer C. Fields communication awards in three categories at the 55thAnnual Baptist Communicators Association Workshop in Riverside, California this past April 12th.
In the public relations category the Florida Baptist Communication Team received first place for the State Mission Offering communication strategy, first place for the redesigned FBC website in the interactive category, and in the design category third place for the design of the FBC annual report and second place for the “Be the Spark” Cooperative Program bulletin inserts.
Mark MacDonald, Strategic Communication Catalyst of the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC), represented Florida Baptists at the award ceremony.
“After reworking the FBC communication structure, along with our channels and tools, over the last two years since coming to my position, it’s gratifying to see that we’ve created a platform that can effectively share church and convention stories,” he said.
MacDonald leads the Communication Team which exists to share church and convention stories and help churches share their own amazing God stories through website, email, social, print and more. He also led in the creation of the Florida Baptist Communicators Network making Florida the first state to have such a network in the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the network, church communicators from around the state can collaborate, share experiences and challenges, and encourage one another as they seek to tell stories of impactful ministry taking place in their churches. The network meets during the year throughout the state for training, exchange of ideas, encouragement and fellowship. More on that here.
“My ultimate goal is to let every Florida Baptist know how God is working in Florida — because He is every day! Having my fellow Baptist Communicators honor the work done by our Communication Team is an incredible blessing.”
If you’re a church communicator and are looking for some encouragement and community check out the Florida Baptist Communicators Network by following our Facebook group.