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Seasonal Resource

Sunrise at Belin United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, SC. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Lent and Easter: Sharing the message of God’s love

This collection of seasonal resources offers creative ideas for worship and for reaching out to your community to proclaim this season's message of love, hope and transformation. Read More

Outreach Resources

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15 outreach ideas for Easter

Easter presents the largest attendance weekend of the year for U.S. churches. Start planning now to develop ways to introduce your community to the story of the risen Christ. Read More

Worship Resource

Simple holy week and Easter ideas that inspire

Holy Week and Easter suggest a variety of possibilities to inspire worshipers to understand the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Read More

Training Resource

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Register for online training for church leaders

Explore what makes a vital congregation, how to start a welcoming ministry or how to communicate faith with 21st-century tools. Session runs from Apr. 19 – May 31. Register now through Apr. 16. Read More

Marketing Resource

MyCom Church Marketing Podcast

Learn how to effectively find your audience and share your story with the world. Conversations will feature advice from savvy church marketers, pastors and leaders. Listen

Communications Resource

Critical thinking. Photo illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

Separating fact from fiction: A guide to critical thinking

How can we limit the impact of viral falsehoods in the Information Age? How can we guard against being manipulated? What would Jesus share? Read More

Preaching Resource

The Rev. Amanda Garber, pastor of RISE, a United Methodist Community in Harrisonburg, Va. Photo courtesy of Amanda Garber.

Lead ‘em laughing: Using humor in preaching

More than just jokes, it’s about using humor to communicate biblical truth. Read More

Special Sunday Resources

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April 30 is Native American Ministries Sunday

Download graphics and information about this important Special Sunday offering. Share information with your congregation and support Native American seminary students. Read More

Welcoming Resource

7 practical elements of welcoming

The ministry of welcoming is the responsibility of the entire church family, not of a committee or a few volunteers. Remember these seven elements. Read More

Technology Tips

6 powerful search engines help you find the best results

Ever hit a dead end with Google results? Google is geared for the masses, which is why you should know about these alternatives. Read More

Seasonal Resource

Engage in a Lent Photo-A-Day practice

How do you see the word sacrifice? Beloved? Make this spiritual practice part of your Lenten discipline and share your photos with Rethink Church. Read More

Seasonal Resource

The inlet cross of Belin United Methodist Church is draped with a purple cloth for Lent. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Preparing for Lent: New Resources

New devotional books and studies from Abingdon Press and The Upper Room and other new resources can help make Lent 2017 meaningful. Read More

Seasonal Resource

Innovative online practices to engage your members during Lent. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Online engagement ideas for Lent

Lent is a time of reflection. Here are some creative ways churches can engage members and potential visitors during Lent. Read More

Ministry Resource

4 ways to revive prayer ministries

One can follow many different paths to reviving prayer ministries. The key is to make prayer a priority and to begin. Read More

Seasonal Resource

The imposition of ashes is a sign of repentance and a reminder of our mortality. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Give up the spiritual lint during Lent

Lent is a period of self-reflection, repentance, prayer, fasting and self-denial — a spiritual cleaning of sorts. Consider these ideas to engage your congregation during Lent. Read More