Look for General Conference blogs starting next week

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From our delegates


Coming soon, we'll have General Conference blogs from the Florida Conference delegation.

Unless you become like children: Preparing for General Conference

The Bishop's Blog

Ken Carter


The church does not belong to us. We lead, for a time. The church points to the kingdom of heaven, the reign of God. Unless we become like children, we will never enter it.

"Nom" is a live-streaming social media platform for foodies

Social Media 101 Blog

Tim Turner


There's a new platform that's popped out of the woodware and it's making people's mouths water.

Should I be using silly emoji in church communications?

Social Media 101 Blog


UMCOM shares some tips with us on how you ought to emote via social media.

Don' Tavius Sanders headed to Duke Divinity

On the Move

Gretchen Hastings


Bethune-Cookman University student surprised by Todd Maberry, Senior Director of Admissions, Recruitment, and Student Finance.

3 simple rules of social media

Social Media 101 Blog


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


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


“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


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

Content Marketing Basics for Churches

Social Media 101 Blog


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.

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