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British media and PR specialist to conduct workshops for MCS

Chris Kitchin

A BRITISH media and public relations specialist will be coming next month to conduct a series of workshops for The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS). He will be here at the invitation of the Bishop’s Office.

Mr Chris Kitchin, Head of Communication in the Methodist Connectional Team of The Methodist Church in Britain, will share his expertise with pastors, lay leaders, Christian Ministry Staff, Lay Ministry Staff and editors, reporters and publicity officers of newsletters of local churches, Methodist agencies and schools.

A project of the Church and Community Relations Department of the MCS, Mr Kitchin’s workshops will focus on “connecting” pastors and church members to make the MCS even stronger and more united in order to reach out to our church members and the larger community.

Besides holding consultations with the department at the Methodist Centre, he will:

§ Talk to pastors and church and Christian Ministry Staff on “Making the Connection Work” on Sept 26, 2003 from 9 am to 12.30 pm. There will be a buffet lunch after the workshop;

§ Conduct a workshop on “Plain Speaking, Plain Writing” for editors, publication and publicity officers of church newsletters, Methodist agencies, schools, Methodist Volunteers and others who want to learn to speak or write well, on Sept 26 from 7 pm to 10 pm; and

§ Conduct a workshop on “Sharing Information and Vision, and Managing Relationships” at the Bishop’s lunch fellowship for lay leaders and Local Church Executive Committee Chairmen on Sept 27, from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. The talk will be preceded by a buffet lunch at 1 pm.

Mr Kitchin has worked in Britain’s National Health Service as personnel manager and training coordinator. He has also worked with the youth.

He has done organisational and management development consultancy work with the National Health Service, hospice service, and Methodist churches and other denominations.