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11 fun party games and jokes to improve team building

Consider using these at your next youth event, church retreat or leadership training. Youthful attitudes required! Read More

Taking inviting photos of your church

Carelessly photographed church pictures can convey a negative message. Here are techniques for capturing photos that will welcome people before they ever set foot in the doors. Read More

7 tips to draw visitors with social media

Though we often ask people to invite their friends to church, churches tend to miss asking them to recommend their church via their social-media platforms. Here's how to make that... Read More

11 mistakes to avoid in church website design

If you already have a fabulous church website, congratulations! If you don't, use these tips and you will soon have an attractive, clear and engaging web presence. Read More

Make giving easy: Services, credit card readers and more

Online giving has its own set of complexities; but it is becoming easier to navigate the set-up process. New options for online giving are being developed all the time. Read More

Bridging the digital divide: Connect seniors to technology

Older Adult Recognition Day is observed in May. Connect older adults to technology. Discover ministries, games, music apps and smartphones designed for seniors. Read More

8 church communication faux pas

Effective church communication is more than preaching a sermon that inspires. It requires careful planning and consideration of your audience. Read More

5 ways to increase giving in your church

Money can be a touchy subject, especially when we start talking about how churches can increase donations. Here are a couple ways to increase giving without feeling like a pitch-person. Read More

Awesome ideas to make your church fall festival rock

Planning your fall festival? We're here to help! Last year we introduced the pumpkin trebuchet. This year we have even more ideas to "fly" your fall festival to the next... Read More

The Rev. Britt (right in red shirt) and Alison Gilmore (back to camera) say grace with their family. The Gilmores are United Methodist Missionaries serving in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at East Belfast Mission. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

8 solid tips to bring back family worship

Spending time together discussing and experiencing God's work in our lives should be a family goal. Find tips to help bring back family worship. Read More

5 great sermon ideas for a happy new year

As the new year begins, it's time to start thinking about how you can help people engage with the story of God through your sermons. Here are some great ideas... Read More

A nest with four blue eggs are sheltered in a hanging basket. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

5 out-of-the-box Easter outreach ideas

Churches have an incredible opportunity to connect with their communities during Easter. Find great outreach ideas from across the United Methodist connection. Read More