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3 simple rules of social media

Social Media 101 Blog

3/1/2016

In his book Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living, retired United Methodist Bishop Rueben P. Job uses John Wesley's three general rules to give Christians a guide for living a faithful life. The book is published by the United Methodist Publishing House.


Twitter's new timeline

Social Media 101 Blog

Tim Turner

2/16/2016

Social media butterflies often attribute Twitter's claim to fame to its two defining features: live streaming updates and 140 character tweets. You probably heard both of these features have been on the chopping block lately, but did you know that Twitter already changed one?


Appointment-Making in a Time of Mission: 2016

The Bishop's Blog

Ken Carter

2/11/2016

“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

On the Move

Susan Green

2/2/2016

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


Content Marketing Basics for Churches

Social Media 101 Blog

2/2/2016

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

On the Move

Susan Green

2/2/2016

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

Social Media 101 Blog

1/19/2016

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

On the Move

Susan Green

1/15/2016

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


5 communication tips from umcom.org

Social Media 101 Blog

1/5/2016

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

Social Media 101 Blog

Tim Turner

12/22/2015

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...


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