United Methodist Communications offers media production services, guidelines, examples and ready to use resources that equip others at the conference or local church levels to create or improve their communications.
ADVERTISING AND WELCOMING
Rethink Church Resources
These resources help congregations live up to the promise of "Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors." Resources include: Expression Packages (themed advertising), The Igniting Ministry Planning Kit, Beyond: 30 Seconds Developing a Welcoming Congregation, and The Igniting Ministry Trainer's Toolbox. Learn more
Resources for Church Giving (Connectional Giving Team)
Order print resources-—booklets, brochures, calendars, leaflets, offering envelopes, posters—and videos to promote the giving program of The United Methodist Church.
Information Services (InfoServ)
InfoServ is a place where you can ask any question about The United Methodist Church. Contact us to check on current church news; find United Methodist churches and pastors; clarify facts and official statements; learn how to respond to a disaster; find services, programs and resources; locate information in the Book of Discipline; or find an office or staff person.
Daily and Weekly Digest (United Methodist News Service)
Summaries of UMNS stories. Learn more
Bishop Biographies (United Methodist News Service)
Provides biographical information about each of the United Methodist bishops for use by media outlets. Learn more
Interpreter magazine (Publications)
Interpreter is the official program magazine for leaders of The United Methodist Church.
United Methodists in Service magazine (Publications)
United Methodists in Service nurtures first-generation Korean immigrant Christians in their maturity of faith; assists active pastors in their effective ministries; and enables readers to feel connected as United Methodists and committed Christians serving Christ around the world.
SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
Leonard Perryman Communications Scholarship (Conference RelationsTeam)
This scholarship is awarded to ethnic minority students for undergraduate study in religious journalism or mass communication.
Stoody-West Scholarship (Conference RelationsTeam)
This scholarship is awarded for graduate study in religious journalism or communications.
DISCOUNTED TECHNOLOGY FOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
Computer hardware and software
Provides United Methodist churches with discounts on computer hardware and software products.
VIDEO AND AUDIO
Video Productions (United Methodist Productions)
We produce TV spots, films, documentaries, recruitment videos, multimedia presentations and DVDs for our clients. We will guide you from concept development to a polished and finished project. Whether your project is motivational, interpretive, instructional or inspirational, we will help you design a project that fits your budget and your audiences' needs.
Audio Productions (United Methodist Productions)
Record and burn your CD in our fully equipped audio studio. We can record individual groups or small choirs on our 32-track recording console and edit the project on our Pro-Tools system. We can also send our highly experienced technicians to you and record your group on location.
Edit Suites (United Methodist Productions)
All projects are edited on our uncompressed Avid 9000 non-linear edit systems. Our experienced editors will provide you with a beautifully finished production.
Digital Services (United Methodist Productions)
With our new DVD authoring system, you can enter the exciting non-linear world and also view exceptional broadcast quality video. Our producers will help you construct a program utilizing all the tools digital technology allows. Link your video to your website or include documents in a PDF file. All of this and more is possible with DVD and DVD-ROM technology.
Studio and Soundstage (United Methodist Productions)
United Methodist Productions can bring your presentation to life on location or in our studio and soundstage. Our 38' by 46' sound stage is suitable for complex, multi-camera productions. We have six cameras and a crane for that extra dynamic.
Additional services (United Methodist Productions)
We also provide services such as: consultation on equipment requirements, on-site budget consultation, Web casts from our facilities and assistance in producing Web casts from your location, and an extensive stock footage library.
Web Ministry (Web Ministry Team)
The Internet can be a ministry for the church. United Methodist Communications can help you find the tools you need to make your church Web site a powerful part of your work in the world.
UMC.org Graphics Library (Web Ministry Team)
The UMC.org Graphics Library provides organizational, ministry-related and seasonal graphics/illustrations for use by church organizations free of charge.