Methodist Church in Fiji Communication
Communication has always been at the forefront of the Wesleyan tradition. Apart from publishing copies of 140 Sermons and his notes on the New Testament, Wesley also published Journals, magazines and pamphlets.
The Methodist Church in Fiji 1984 Constitution established a Department for Communications and Overseas Mission.
As part of responding to the issue of Reconciliation process (as per resolution from 2012 Conference on Question 13a]1) the Church has revived the Department.
The Communications Steering Committee was appointed on Thursday 18th October 2012.
Secretary took up appointment on 13th July, 2014
•Provide media advice and support for the Methodist in Fiji and Rotuma Secretariat;
•Develop and implement communications strategies for the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma;
•Initiate and undertake multimedia (print/radio/television/internet) productions for the benefit of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma community, locally and globally; and
•Foster, assist and facilitate dialogue and conversations among brother and sister churches, faith-based organisations and society.
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Contact the Department:
Rev. James Bhagwan, Secretary for Communication and Overseas Mission: mailto:email@example.com
Jacob Rayawa, Audio-Visual Producer: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +679 3311477
(Shortcode) 5445 / 5446
Principles of Christian Communication:
Source: World Association of Christian Communication
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Communications Master Plan:
1. Development of Communications Policy for the Secretariat and whole Church;
2. Development of communications training programmes for ministers, deaconesses, lay leaders and staff in the Secretariat and Divisions;
3. Introduction of communication desks at Divisional level;
4. Radio, Television and Internet broadcasting;
5. Establishment of a Media/Communications Centre;
6. Establishment of a Church Museum;
7. Digitization of Church Archival Material;
8. Establishment of a Church production unit to record and produce radio, television and internet programmes;
9. Establishment of a strong Internet presence through website development and social media networks; and
10. Provide Media Literacy programmes for church members.
The field of communication is a labour-intensive field. We only have 2 full-time staff. We are grateful to the volunteers and supporters who assist us with our work.
Contact the Secretary if you would like to lend a hand.
The equipment we need is expensive: broadcast quality cameras,microphones, computers, editing software, printing etc.
Contact us if you would like to assist us in raising funds or sourcing equipment.
Divisional Communications Officers:
As part of our communications strategy for the Church and in line with the Connexional Plan, the department proposes that each Division appoint a voluntary communication officer. Due to the training involved, the Communications Officer must be willing to serve for 5 years.
• Communication Officers will receive training in:
– Basic communication skills
– Basic writing and video skills
– Media Education
• Role – to be our news reporters, provide media education in the division and to also be an additional point of contact for information – to assist the Divisional Superintendent and Divisional Steward in communication.
• People selected must be computer literate – Microsoft word, receive, relay, reply to emails.
Contact your Divisional Superintendent if you think this is something you would like to do.