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Learning Opportunities

  • Digital Church: A Practical How-To Guide | From Amplify Media — Panelists review platforms and their experiences of an authentic, digital worship experience. They also discuss how to involve those who are not digitally well connected and how to connect with the new people joining your congregation online. Practical considerations and software examples are provided.
  • The Art of Hospitality in a Digital World | From Amplify Media — Pastors discuss the church’s role in their communities’ well-being and what hospitality might look like in this new normal, with an emphasis on concerns around connection and communication.
  • Marketing Resources from UMCOM | United Methodist Communications offers a wide variety of free resources for local church leaders, all developed to help you be a positive voice in your congregation and community. Greg Petree, the Director of Marketing and Advertising for United Methodist Communication, will be covering the top 10 free services UMCom offers churches in this MyCom Podcast episode.
  • Online Communication Training | UMCOM provides instruction on how to engage church members and seekers in your community, reach out beyond the church’s walls, and share God’s love through the latest digital tools.
  • Local Church Learning Sessions | As the COVID-19 pandemic continued and more churches shifted to or increased their digital ministry, UMCOM began developing a series of Local Church Learning Sessions to support local United Methodist churches during this time.

Best Practices

  • Social Media Best Practices

Local Church Assistance

  • Website Development Grants | If your church does not currently have a website or wishes to move your current site to WordPress, you can apply for a grant package to help your church build one through United Methodist Communications.
  • Local Church Marketing Services | UMCOM offers a variety of services for local churches from website and social media presence to new church starts to logos and branding!