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ENGAGE Media Training | EDINBURGH | David Robertson

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


ENGAGE Media Training Conference

…is a one day, live event with lectures and Q & A sessions. It is for Christian leaders in ministry, politics and public service. Facilitated by David Robertson of Solas Centre for Public Christianity.

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Christianity is truth, and will always have reality on its side. However, it also has an image problem. Sadly, the Good News is not always well represented in TV, radio, print or social media.

What is the effect? We walk away from amazing opportunities, out of fear of being misquoted, misrepresented or caught off balance in an interview.

Yet our congregations, constituents, and fellow believers need us to wade out into the murky waters of the media to ENGAGE for Christ. Why? Because the secular media represents an opportunity, not a threat.

Not everyone will be comfortable with the media spotlight, and not everyone will have the same opportunities. Nevertheless, without preparation and training, most will not have the confidence to match their opportunities to ENGAGE.

Thankfully, diplomacy and effective communication are skill sets that most can learn. These need to be coupled to a theological and philosophical understanding of how secular audiences receive media messages. We want to equip you in both these aspects. This training day will equip you to handle the gospel in the media with increased assurance.

“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.” [Colossians 4:6]

Facilitator bio:

David Robertson has been the minister at St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee for over 25 years. Since publishing The Dawkins Letters in 2007, he has become widely known as an author, evangelist, debater and media commentator. He has written several other books, edited The Record magazine for the Free Church and served as chaplain at both the University of Dundee and the Dundee Football Club. He contributes regularly to The Scotsman national newspaper, his local newspaper The Courier, Christian Today, Premier Media, Moody Radio, the Forum of Christian Leaders, BBC Radio Scotland and his personal blog at TheWeeFlea.com

David Robertson will share his insight and offer ideas on the following topics:

Learning what reporters and writers are looking for
How to navigate through conversations and stay on message
Responding to Criticism
Commenting on current events or creating your own opportunities
Creating Press releases
Being interviewed
Writing letters
Writing a column

The cost includes all materials and lunch.

If this is not for you, but someone you know, please forward this invitation to them


September 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Solas Centre for Public Christianity


Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercromby Place
Edinburgh, EH3 6QE United Kingdom
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