Our spokesperson is Mr. Wholey. We chose him to be our spokesperson because as the coach of the Maverick basketball team, he has the unique opportunity of connecting with the athlete community, especially at McCarthy.
Our logo showcases an array of inspiring phrases, and promotes our social media sites. The basketball element of our logo appeals to one of our target audiences, basketball players. This element also appeals to younger people that are simply fans of basketball, not exclusively those who are on the a team. Through the balance between religious symbolism and phrasing, and modern forms of entertainment such as basketball, we've crafted a logo that both appeals to a younger audience and keeps our core message in mind.
The Early and Modern Church
The mission of the Catholic Church is to spread the Gospel and the word of Christ. According to Catholic New Agency, it is here to continue the work of Jesus. The New Evangelization calls for us to preach the word of the Gospel. It was established to renew our relationship to Jesus Christ and the church, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. A difference from now and the old was that eternity was such a big topic, it no longer is as death has become a taboo topic. "Another distinction to be made between the New Evangelization and the old, is that the early Christians did not expect the unbeliever or the sinner to come to them. Instead, they went out to the public forum to meet sinners" (Catholic News Agency) this quote illustrates a fundamental difference between the new and old Evangelization. Another change is that instead of reaching out to non believers, today, we sort of expect non believers to come to the church. The new evangelization is relevant to this campaign as we are using the new evangelization to spread the word of Christ in young teens in high school. We are trying to attract the youth to come back to the church.
One of the biggest issues the church has right now is that people aren't willing to attend Sunday Mass. To some people mass is either boring or too long, or you could just blame technology people are more inclined to be on there phone throughout the day then go to Church. Or they just feel out of place. In order for this to change the church needs to interact with people whether it be by encouraging them to download and app that reminds them of weekly mass they day if or before. The app should also encourage the people to pray on a daily basis as giving thanks to God should be a key in everybody's life.
McSwain, Steve. “Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore.” Huffington Post. The Huffington Post, 14 Oct. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2017.
—Wes. Why nobody wants to go to church anymore. Radically Christian, 13 June 2014. Web. 26 Feb. 2017. Citations, Quotes & Annotations
Our hashtag is #comeback2church. We decided that this short and simple message would be both effective in communicating our message and something that younger people would be comfortable using. This, combined with our slogan "Revolutionizing the way you see the church." helps us to spread our campaign as far as possible.