By Michael Roop, Associate Pastor
Notice anything different? You’re looking at The Current, Creekside’s new weekly email. The Current is one part of a thoughtful restructuring and redesign of our communication strategy at Creekside. Our goal is to get you the information you need in a simple, easily accessible form. In total, we’ve made four major changes to our communication platforms to better serve you!
The Current - Weekly Email
First, we completely reimagined our weekly email, resulting in a pretty substantial change and new format which will be called The Current. Each week, a pastor will write a short blog on various topics such as Creekside ministries, theological or cultural topics, or even a good book we’ve read. We hope these emails will feel much more like a weekly note from one of your pastors. We’ll include two or three major announcements we want to keep on your radar, with action steps included if you’d like more information. And that’s it. Short and simple.
Curious what else we’ve updated? Keep reading to find out!
The Current - Monthly Edition
We know that our previously weekly email served an important function of announcing all the news and events related to Creekside and our partners. While we’ve drastically reduced the size of the weekly email, we want to make sure you know where to go for a sweeping snapshot of Creekside’s ministries and partners. To that end, we’ve created The Current: Monthly Edition, our new monthly bulletin. It will be produced on a monthly basis, as the name suggests. We’ll hand it out for two consecutive Sundays and then make it available in the back of the Worship Center for the remaining Sundays of that month. We’ll also link to it on the homepage of our website.
With our transition to a monthly “bulletin,” we didn’t want to lose two weekly staples: space to take sermon notes and a prayer for the persecuted church. To that end, we will hand out a weekly notesheet each Sunday. This notesheet will reinforce the major announcements from the weekly email, and include a prayer request for the persecuted church as well as space for note-taking on the back.
To cap it all off, we built a new website. If you’ve read this far, you’re on it! So click the tree icon in the upper left corner and explore a little. We hope this website will be a simple, visually-appealing presentation of all things Creekside. We designed it with the prospective newcomer in mind. Our hope is that a new Gainesville resident searching for a church will see an accurate representation of Creekside and come check us out!
A Special Thanks
I want to say a special thanks to our wonderful communications team, specifically Dani Wigle and Emily Lawson, who spent countless hours on each of these projects, pouring over drafts and feedback. None of this would be possible without them.
We hope you find our new communication strategy helpful! Next week, expect another update on an exciting new resource from the pastors at Creekside. Until then, have a great week!