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Communication and Information Technology  (CIT) Connectional Department


Dr. Theresa Duhart, President

Bishop James B. Walker, Chair

Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Vice Chair

Mrs. Sharon Doss, Vice President

Dr. Princess A. Rogers Pegues, Secretary

Mrs. Carolyn Hassell, Treasurer

Dr. Theresa Duhart, President        Bishop James B. Walker, Chair

Mrs. Sharon Doss, Vice President

Dr. Princess A. Pegues, Secretary

Mrs. Carolyn Hassell, Treasurer

Welcome to the Communication & Information Technology Connectional Department!
 
The mission of the Communication and Information Technology Connectional (CIT) Department is to assist the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in using communication and information technology tools and resources, and to connect, unite and share information within and beyond the walls of our church.
 
CIT is here to help you! 
 
About the CIT Connectional Department
Information about CIT goals, objectives, initiatives and membership.

Mission, Vision and Goals
The mission of the Communication and Information Technology Connectional (CIT) Department is to assist the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in using communication and information technology tools and resources, and to connect, unite and share information within and beyond the walls of our church.
 
Our Purpose & Strategic Goals
Technology as a common thread for our CME Church must be standardized to present a common brand to CME members and those outside the CME Church.  We endeavor to:
(a)    Administer the official Web site of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church,
www.thecmechurch.org, and provide connectional Web site standards and best practices.
(b)   Prepare the general Website format for all connectional departments and Episcopal Districts.
(c)    Establish standardized email, social networking, and information technology communications at the connectional level.
(d)   Make needed information easily available to all members by developing communication and public relation strategies.
(e)     Recommend information technology solutions that will enhance the delivery of services, participation, and attendance for connectional meetings and conferences.
(f)     Recommend information technology solutions that will enhance the ability of each department to deliver and amplify its message to the CME Church and outside organizations.
(g)    Assist local, district, and regional CME church entities to enhance their IT services and delivery.
(h)   Identify technology discounts for the connectional church and generate revenue for the connectional church by developing a CME Tech Shop.
(i)     Provide technology classes and summits at the Annual CME Convocation and other connectional events.
 
Vision
The CIT Connectional Department is a connectional ministry for informing, engaging and inspiring our connectional members. 

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Reliability
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Efficiency
  • Effectiveness


 
About the Members of the CIT Connectional Department

-The CIT Connectional Department is formally structured. A Presiding Prelate serves as Chair and Vice Chair.
-An Advisory Committee oversees CIT operations and consists of members with certain expertise and commitment. 
-A President is elected by the Advisory Committee and serves as a Connectional Officer.  The other officers are vice president, secretary and treasurer.
-A Standing Committee on CIT is comprised of two Episcopal Representatives from each Episcopal District who are appointed by their respective Presiding Prelate which shall meet at each Connectional Board and General Conference to receive and evaluate the report of the CIT Connectional Department.
-Representation at the local, District and Region level is being planned.


Services Provided by the CIT Connectional Department

-Administration and maintenance of the official CME Web site, and uniform e-mail address for all connectional departments.
-Development of Web sites for all connectional departments and ministries, and providing standards and best practices for all connectional Web sites.
-A central data repository for the connectional church.
-Effective communication strategies for the connectional church, and public relations consultation and assistance. 
-Use of intelligent and cost effective software, and the development of new Web and software applications to better serve the connectional leaders, departments and members.
-CME Tech Shop offering discounts on hardware, software and technology equipment through partnerships with major technology vendors.
-Technology classes and workshops at the Annual CME Convocation and other connectional events.
 
E-Blast Communication Protocols


Social Media Policy

This policy is offered to provide helpful best practices and guidelines as the CME Church embraces social media.The use of social media should be well integrated into the overall communication strategy for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.  Social media can be powerful tools for strengthening community and can support the CME Church in a myriad of ways: connecting people with similar interests, sharing information about in-person events, providing ways for people to engage in dialogue, etc. 


Social Media Goals, Objective and Vision for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


Presentations

Presentation to the New York-Region Winter Meeting

Technology and the Local Church:Seizing the Opportunity for Smart Growth    PowerPoint    Handout

Report of the CIT Connectional Department to the General Connectional Board 2017

CME TechShop
The CME TechShop provides discounted computer hardware and software from major vendors - Apple, Dell and CDW.  Affiliates of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church may purchase from the CME Tech Shop.  Affiliates are:

Episcopal Districts
General Departments
Connectional Departments
Local churches
Presiding Elders' District
CME ministries and organizations
Individuals - purchases for individual use may only be made at Dell, Inc. 

Due to the agreements with vendors, purchases for individual use is not allowed.  Dell, Inc. allows for individuals to purchase from their store.

CME Affiliates must fill out a registration form before using the CME TechShop portal. You will be assigned a password to access the CME TechShop. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your credentials to access the CME Tech Shop. Thank you!