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The best tips from our professional advertising team on leveraging social media for your paid advertising.

Getting your message out is only a few steps away, but how do you choose which service to use? Leticia Lafontaine on United Methodist Communications’ digital marketing team provides some... Read More

How to make church memes and why they matter

Lighten up and ride the wave of viral memes as a part of your marketing strategy. Learn how to promote events, recruit volunteers and share scriptures with style! Read More

Marketing magnets that bring new people to you!

All churches want to connect and engage with people in their community. Lead magnets, a tool common in business but uncommon in the church world, provide a way to begin... Read More

It is time to resurrect Facebook Groups

Conventional wisdom has been to focus on Facebook Pages rather than Groups. Thanks to a renewed focus from Facebook, groups are back and can help online communities connect more deeply. Read More

Q&A: Social media for churches

This learning session gives a brief overview of social media platforms and then delves into participant questions about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. View

How to use social media to restore trust in the church

Trust is central to the relationship between your church and community. Discover actionable tips that turn your online channels into powerful tools for building that trust. Read More

How to respond to trolls, haters, and honest feedback on Facebook

It is not a matter of if, but when, you will have to deal with negative content on your church’s Facebook page. Learn how to handle these touchy situations. Read More

How to give your church’s Facebook page a facelift

Discover new ideas to freshen up your church's Facebook page and increase engagement. Read More

How to set up an account for your local church

Does your local church have an Instagram account? Take two minutes to learn how to set up an account, step by step. View

Content ideas for local churches

Engaging photos are the key to successful Instagram posts. Get content ideas to make your church come alive! View

How to use hashtags

What’s a hashtag and why should you care about them? In this two-minute video, you’ll learn everything you need to know about hashtags. View

How to share a photo to Instagram

Posting to Instagram is as simple as uploading your photos to your account. Learn how to upload and use Instagram filters to make your favorite photos more engaging. View

How to get followers

Take one minute to learn simple strategies for building followers to your church's Instagram account. View

Instagram basics: How to start using Instagram for your church

This how-to-use-Instagram video series will help your church with the basics of creating, and using, an account to document and promote your ministries. View

Webinar: 7 ways to promote your church event on Facebook

Pictures and posts are good, but Facebook can do more for your church. View this webinar to learn about promotion ideas, best practices, and livestreaming — all through Facebook. View

14 apps easily turn boring images into works of art

We can’t all be brilliant photographers, so here are several hacks to elevate the mundane to masterpiece. Read More

4 ways to use Facebook Live at church beyond the worship service

Extend your livestream ministry and connect with a growing online congregation. Read More

The United Methodist Church offers a variety of branding and advertising resources. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Making the most of your advertising dollars

Even with limited funds, you can learn how to effectively share the good word about your church. Employ these strategies from successful advertising campaigns. Read More

Image of Sistine Chapel scene for social media. Edited from original, United Methodist Communications.

Awesome social media opportunities for churches

Use social media to let your congregation's voice shine and reach your community. These tips and tools will help you engage more effectively. Read More

How to boost your blog’s social shares, traffic and SEO value

What’s the point in writing, if no one ever reads your stuff? Is your blog bearing fruit? Take these simple steps to increase readership and get Google to put... Read More