President appoints Adam Hamilton to advisory council

On the Move

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

Social Media 101 Blog


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


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

5 communication tips from

Social Media 101 Blog


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


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

Social Media 101 Blog

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

Social Media 101 Blog


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

Fresh Expressions of Church: The Missionary Holy Spirit Goes Ahead of Us

The Bishop's Blog

Ken Carter


Eleventh and last in a series on the Fresh Expressions Movement in the Florida Conference and in United Methodism, and particularly in relation to the “Nones," the “Dones” and “The Spiritual, but Not Religious."

Florida pastor launches 'Art of the Sermon' podcast

On the Move

Susan Green


The podcast is part of Rev. Dan Wunderlich's extension ministry for equipping church leaders.

UGC stands for "User Generated Church"

Social Media 101 Blog

Tim Turner


UGC is marketing jargon for "user generated content." Jargon aside, your church is a community of people. That's what I mean by UGC as "user generated church." Are you giving church members an opportunity to express themselves?

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