"Once Upon a Time..."

These familiar words tell us we're about to hear a story. There's an art to storytelling
and we have a palette of tools and resources that can help you
craft your narrative and build your storytelling skills.

GROWTH

Show your authentic story to the community along with an invitation to be a part of it.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is the perfect canvas for storytelling. Curate your online story.


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WEBSITE

Make a digital first impression with a website designed to welcome and engage.

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STORIES

The United Methodist story belongs to all of us. Invigorate and inspire your congregation with a more vivid journey of faith.

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LEARNING

Your congregation's best story can be crafted with the right resources, tools and training.

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The Latest Storytelling Tool

MyCom Podcast Ep. 005: Church Storytelling (part 1)
The most profound book of all time starts “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Our entire faith is rooted in a storytelling tradition. Why not use stories to amplify your church’s message of hope and love?
Let us help you tell your church’s story!


Leadership Support, Tips and Tools

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including communications, training, local church grants, branding, technology and news.
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Growth

find-a-church

Tell your story through this online directory of U.S. churches. Review and update your information now.


review & update
find-a-church

rethink church

RethinkChurch.org helps local churches reach those who aren't active or committed to church but are searching to give their lives more meaning.

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rethinkchurch.org

branding

United Methodist branding is the denomination's visual story. Take advantage of the online branding toolkit or our no-cost design service.

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branding toolkit

church marketing
plan tool

Plan your storytelling and outreach through a two-step process. Discover how your church can best connect through creative communications.


craft your
marketing plan

effective
church marketing

This online course will help you develop a complete plan. Face-to-Face training is available, too.

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the course

demographic
studies

Detailed data about your community can greatly complement your planning and storytelling - and, there's no cost to receive the report.

understand
your audience

New Church Start Grants

New United Methodist Church Start Grants

Churches less than five years old can receive assistance with promotional items to help raise awareness in the community.

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The United Methodist Handbook

New United Methodist Handbook

This resource contains a wide range of information about our global church and how we live out our ministry and mission.

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Social Media


FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The United Methodist Church has social media channels for different audiences.



Communicating Faith in the 21st Century.

This online course equips you to effectively use a blend of traditional and digital communications technology.

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Your Church Website

United Methodist Communications has several ways to help you with your website - whether you have one that needs updating or don't have one at all.


  • The first step is updating your Find-A-Church profile, which is our online directory of United Methodist Churches.
  • Take our online course, Your Church Website. The course introduces the tools to plan, build and launch a successful online strategy.
  • We offer an affordable web hosting service, which includes WordPress branded themes and plug-ins. The service starts at less than $10 a month.
Do You Qualify For a Web Development Grant?
Desktop & Mobile Responsive websites are a must on the modern internet

Tips & Tools

DESIGN TIPS

From page design to content planning, you'll find advice to help you create an engaging website.

Explore Design Tips

SEARCH ENGINES

Google is geared for the masses, which is why you should know about some great specialized alternatives.

SEO Tools & Tips

FINDING IMAGES

Register for no-cost access to United Methodist Communications' media library.

Free Photography

Stories That Inspire

Discover Creativity in Every Day News

The United Methodist Story Belongs to All of Us.

Our rich history and inspirational message unites and guides members to embrace their role of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Invigorate your congregation by inspiring a more vivid, holistic journey of faith.


Discover Great UMC Stories

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UMCOM.org

United Methodist Communications offers resources, tools and training so that you can develop and tell your congregation's best story.



Calendar

UM Program Calendar

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MyCom Podcast

MyCom Podcast

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Training

Online Training

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What is Church?

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CONNECT

Questions?

Email United Methodist Communications at UMCom@UMCom.org or call 800-264-0444