Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Selfie Sunday is coming up this October. All the information can be found at selfiesunday.org.au, but if you have any further questions about this Australia-wide family portrait you might find the answer below.
What’s Selfie Sunday?
A day to take a snapshot your church community. Read the documents on the Selfie Sunday website to learn more.
What is the date of Selfie Sunday? The postcard doesn’t say.
A recommended date is the 16th of October. However, you can use any Sunday in October that suits your church.
Is Selfie Sunday just for small churches? How do we take a photo of a lot of people?
Selfie Sunday is for churches of all sizes; a snapshot in time of the hugely diverse Churches of Christ family. Large churches might chose to take a photo the big sea of faces, or take photos of different segments of the church so that the faces are more recognisable. If you need to submit more than 10 photos, email email@example.com
Why are you asking for information about our church?
So we can get to know and learn from our wider church family.
Selfie Sunday is also a snapshot in time for future historians, in the same way the Jubilee History tells us about the early days of Churches of Christ in Australia.
How do we submit photos and information?
Find the UPLOAD tab on the Selfie Sunday website. This will generate a profile for your church. If you have difficulty using this, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we do if we can’t answer all of the questions?
Just do what you can! Don’t miss out on your church being Part of the Big Picture.
What about privacy issues?
You will need to let your congregation(s) know their photo will be used on the Selfie Sunday website, and allow anyone to leave who doesn’t consent to this. Checkout the website for more information and forms.
Why is there an option to include names of people in the photo?
Selfie Sunday is a community building exercise. One of the fun things you will be able to do on the fully-formed site is search for the names of people you met on a camp in 1963, or who attended the same youth group in 1975, or who you met at State Youth Games in 1999 (etc).
Selfie Sunday will also create a historical resource for your children’s children’s children (etc). The information for Selfie Sunday will be stored forever! It will be interesting to trace Churches of Christ families over time.
If it is difficult to record everyone’s names, (especially for large churches) a named photo of the church leadership team will be a helpful inclusion.
What do I do if I have questions or difficulties?
Please check out www.selfiesunday.org in the first instance. General questions can go to Janet Woodlock: email@example.com or 03 9488 8800. Technical questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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