Appointment-Making in a Time of Mission: 2016

Ken Carter


“The Florida Conference Appointive Cabinet has met this week in Lakeland, Florida. The meetings have included prayer, discernment, silence, an Ash Wednesday service, assessment of the gifts of clergy and discussion of approximately seventy congregations (one-tenth of the whole) who are anticipating transitions.  We share these core values with you to let you know about how we do this work, and we request your continued prayers." --Bishop Ken Carter   As the appointive cabinet begins its work ...

A+ for Son Kissed Preschool at St. Paul UMC, Largo

Susan Green


Kindergartners who prepared at Son Kissed are 100 percent ready for school.

Content Marketing Basics for Churches


Content marketing is a perfect fit for churches. It’s true. It might sound like another generic business term to you, but it’s at the core of what you’re already doing. So let’s dive in and take a look at the basics of content marketing and how it can help you better reach your community.

President appoints Adam Hamilton to advisory council

Susan Green


The lead pastor of United Methodist Church of the Resurrection was appointed to the President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Update your Find-A-Church profile


Today's churchgoers aren't just more tech savvy, they also expect to be able to find information quickly online. Learn how to use UMCom's Find-A-Church tool to make it easier for your future members to connect with you.

Oviedo church receives beautification award

Susan Green


Hats off to First UMC, Oviedo, for caring about its community.

5 communication tips from


A communications strategy demands focus and purpose in order to be effective. The communication tips in this video from UMCom can also apply to managing and developing a content strategy for your social media pages. Check it out!

The “dos and don’ts” of your church event hashtag

Tim Turner


If you have a big event coming up, it’s time to start thinking about your hashtag campaign. Don’t wait until the day of your event to make a rash decision. A successful hashtag takes planning. Start the conversation early by using and promoting your hashtag alongside your regular event promotions. A successful hashtag campaign will encourage social sharing, focus your promotional efforts and help you identify interested parties for follow-up. To help get you started, here are some “dos and don...

Facebook offers live video

Tim Turner


For churches that are already live streaming worship services on Vimeo or YouTube, expanding your broadcast to Facebook can help you reach more people online.

Church Bulletin: Don’t Kill It, Make It Better


How digital can save your church bulletin, courtesy of Andrew Hansen at

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