Welcome to the BCA Website
Welcome to BCA!
Baptist Communicators Association (and this website) exists to help you - the Southern Baptist communicators of the world - to enhance your professional knowledge and to serve as a networking tool among your peers.
BCA is a professional organization of communicators who serve in editorial, public relations, electronic media, photography, management, marketing and graphic design positions principally within Baptist agencies and institutions. (If this is you, and you're not a member, please check out the "Membership" page.) In BCA, we work together to inspire, inform and educate our more than 250 members across the United States and around the world.
Browse through the site and read blogposts from friends and coworkers. Get information about our annual workshop, a rich opportunity for you to gain professional development and networking opportunities. Plan to enter your best work in the Wilmer C. Fields awards competition, and then engage in the on-site judging to hear the work reviewed firsthand.
Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. The old adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know," has been proven true time and again as BCA members go out well-equipped for future communications endeavors.
Time To Renew
Or considering joining? See what our members have to say about BCA!
BCA 2014 - Ridgecrest, North Carolina
Mark your calendars for April 9-12, 2014! Next year's annual BCA workshop will be held at beautiful Ridgecrest Conference Center in western North Carolina. The event will highlight BCA's 60th anniversary, and the theme will be "With Purpose." We hope to see you there! LEARN MORE
A New Look for BCA
The BCA Task Force served cake, distributed coffee mugs and unfurled a banner to reveal the organization's newly designed logo Saturday, April 20, during the 2013 BCA business meeting, all the while congratulating Brooke Zimny from Ouachita Baptist University for her award-winning design.
The process began with the 2012-13 Task Force focused on addressing the BCA website design to consider a possible redesign. As the group began this discussion, it quickly came to our attention that if we had any ideas of updating the current BCA logo, we should address that issue before embarking on a ... READ MORE
Life and legacy of photographer Don Rutledge celebrated
The 2013 Wilmer C. Fields awards banquet during the annual BCA workshop offered opportunity for BCA members to celebrate not only exceptional accomplishments of their communications colleagues but also the life and legacy of photographer and beloved BCA member Don Rutledge, who died Feb. 19 at his home near Richmond, Va.
Rutledge's influence on generations of Southern Baptist communicators was lauded at the banquet in a moving video, "He taught me how to see," by Dan Beatty, director of digital strategies for the International Mission Board.
Traveling throughout the United States... READ MORE
BCA: Your link to professional camaraderie/encouragement
Even after reading through the manual and trying everything imaginable, my wife and I could not get the engine in our car to start. It was 10:30 p.m. We were in Memphis, not in Jackson where we belonged.
Reality set in, and I pushed the little red button across from my car's window and summoned a towing service. Next, I pushed the little blu...
The best seat
Top of the 5th - Cardinals 3, Cubs 1.
I'm watching the game via satellite, complete with veteran announcers, close ups from countless perspectives, ultra-slow motion at the drop of a hat, and informative stats covering an amazing array of details. This is really incredible!
Just a moment ago, Cardinal left fielder Matt Holladay hit a l...
Benefits of membershiphood
It's amazing how clearly your childhood self reflects who you really are. In a sea full of communicators, I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that - in some form or another - I've always had a thing for words and storytelling. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised I became a journalist.
In fact, on my first day at my first journalism job, my cowo...
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