Support the Café
Search our site

Do you have a photo minister

Do you have a photo minister

Does your church have a photo minister? It might be time to get one (or more)!

The Benefits of a Photo Minister

From Frank Logue, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Georgia

From the Field benefits each week from the gifts of photographers across the Diocese. Without their work at recording the events of their congregations, we would not be able to share the life of the Diocese in this weekly newsletter. Yet, some churches appear here frequently and others almost never. This is because the churches that appear in this newsletter have found someone willing to routinely photograph church events as a way to give back to their congregation. From Mills Fleming in Savannah and Noelle Raiford in Statesboro, to Kenn Hodge in Kingsland and Julius and Julia Ariail in Valdosta, many of these photographers also help us get photos of diocesan events.

The value of sharing photos

I can attest to the benefits of routinely sharing photos of events. In 2000, when we were founding King of Peace, Kingsland, we soon discovered the benefits of sharing event photos in the newsletter, in photo albums at the church and in our online scrapbook page. Time and again, someone would comment on the photos and how much fun the event they missed seemed. The next time an event was announced, the person was much more likely to attend. Also, first time visitors would report have looked around event photos to get a feel for the church.

Dislike (0)
0 0 vote
Article Rating
Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

2 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Matthew Buterbaugh+

I'm totally going to bestow upon the person who takes all the parish pictures the title of "Photo Minister". We do have such a person. She just does this for fun. I didn't know it was a thing.

Like (0)
Dislike (0)
Ann Fontaine

This is a great idea -- I try to appoint someone when I can't take photos (like when I am presiding!). But a big caveat -- if posting to the website you need permission from people and you MUST have signed permission forms for all pix of kids. Do not use people's names on the web. See our photo gallery for pix.

Like (0)
Dislike (0)
Facebooktwitterrss
Support the Café
Past Posts
2020_001

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café