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How UMCOM helps local churches

Join Dan with Senior Manager of Local Church Services at United Methodist Communications Craig Catlett as they discuss some of the ways UMCOM can work directly with you in your... Listen

"How we work" with Julie Mirlicourtois

On today's episode of the MyCom Church Marketing Podcast we are talking with Julie Mirlicourtois, Media Director at The Story Houston in Houston, Texas. Listen

"How we work" with John Barolo

On today's episode of the MyCom Church Marketing Podcast we are talk with John Barolo, Director of Communications at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. Listen

How to Market Youth Ministry

While solid communication principles and practices can be applied to all facets of ministry, it never hurts to take a deeper dive into some of the specific areas of ministry. ... Listen

How to make you church website visitor-friendly

Your church website is the new front door for your church. More and more, people are checking out locations online first before visiting in person—particularly young adults. Listen

How to get started with Facebook ads - Part 2

This episode of the MyCom Church Marketing Podcast is the second of two parts on Facebook advertising, and today our guest is Alejandro Reyes. Alejandro is the genius behind Church... Listen

How to get started with Facebook ads - Part 1

This episode of the MyCom Church Marketing Podcast is the first of two parts on Facebook advertising, and today we will walk you through what you need to know to... Listen

How to clean up your church website

Church websites can get messy quickly, and without regular maintenance, they can get downright out of control. If it has been awhile since the last cleanup of your ministry's site,... Listen

Plan outreach events that build relationships and growth

This podcast focuses on outreach events that will help your church build relationships and get connected with the community. Listen

Is Your Church Ready for Growth?

While all churches should want to grow, change is difficult. We need to first ask ourselves if we are ready and make sure the church is healthy enough to grow. Listen

Simple email automation for churches

Email communication is only truly effective if we are sending the right messages at the right time. Today, we're discussing email automation with church communications expert, Kenny Jahng. Listen

Where to start with church branding (part 2)

In the last episode on branding 101 we discussed writing for your target audience. Today we're covering several more branding basics. Joining us today is Chris Heiden, Brand Creative Manager for... Listen

Where to start with church branding (part 1)

Today we're tackling the topic of writing for your audience, a lesson in branding 101. How do we say the right things to the right people? Joining us is Laura Buchanan,... Listen

"How we work" with Cathy Bien

Today, we're kicking off a new podcast feature called "How we work," where amazing United Methodists share their expertise with YOU! Our first guest is Cathy Bien, Director of Communications... Listen

Making the jump to video announcements with Laurens Glass

Announcements are a double-edged sword in church marketing. They are necessary to be in the know, but they can also be a real drag. Today we're talking about the pros,... Listen

Repurposing content for social media with Steven Adair

You know your ministry needs to be active on social media, but have you ever stared at the screen at a loss for what to post? You're not alone! But... Listen

Typography 101 with Troy Dossett

The power of words can be amplified or undermined by the very letterforms that make up those words. In this episode, class is in session for Typography 101. We are joined... Listen

Bridging the generation gap

How do we reach emerging generations without leaving behind previous generations? To help us answer this question, we're talking today with Jeanette Yates, Director of Communications at Southside UMC in... Listen

Major Facebook News Feed changes

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced some big changes to Facebook's News Feed. So we'll walk you through the changes and offer some great ideas about how churches can adapt. Listen

Introducing new MyCom Podcast host, Dan Wunderlich!

Dan Wunderlich is a United Methodist extension minister who gets fired up about teaching leaders how to use communication and creativity to share the greatest story ever told. Help welcome... Listen

Step-by-step church marketing plan tool

Today we’re talking about the newly optimized FREE Church Marketing Plan tool. We've streamlined the process and provided forms so you can off-load some of the work on us.... Listen

The ethics of church marketing

Church marketing isn't about sales. It’s about understanding your community. Today, we’re going to clear the air. We’re going to get biblical and dive in to the... Listen

A compelling case for church blogs

Today, we present a case for the church blog. What are the benefits? What are the barriers and how do we overcome them? Listen

Conversation with Joe Iovino

Our guest is Joe Iovino, host of the "Get Your Spirit in Shape" podcast. We'll learn about Joe, his podcast and the other incredible resources at umc.org. Listen

Pastoral Insights for Church Marketing

Today we’ll explore how two amazing preachers, one modern and one from the past, can help us better understand our jobs as communicators. Listen

Entrepreneurial spirit

Does the church need more entrepreneurs at heart? Let’s talk about some of the characteristics of an entrepreneur, and explore together how they can apply to church communications and... Listen

Video production with Laurens Glass

Today, we’re talking about video production for your church and why it shouldn’t be scary. If you think it doesn’t matter, please stick around and learn how... Listen

New church starts with Sophia Agtarap

In this episode, we discuss some of the struggles of young churches with Sophia Agtarap, Director of Communications at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Listen

How successful churches listen to their community

Today we’re talking about Community Listening. We are passionate about helping churches like yours get to know their communities so that you can speak life into them, in the... Listen

An SEO primer for church websites and blogs

How do churches befriend Google and get in front of searching eyeballs? We’ll talk about search engine optimization tips and tools you can use to find and reach your... Listen

Church storytelling (part 2)

In part two of our church storytelling series we cover several online tools you can use to help amplify your church's message. Listen

Church storytelling (part 1)

Our entire faith is rooted in a storytelling tradition. Why not use stories to amplify your church’s message of hope and love? Listen

Tools and resources for great church presentations

Should your church use a projector? Is PowerPoint okay, or is there something better? We’re going to cover these questions and a lot more. Listen

How to create and maintain great church small groups

Keep your groups engaging and inviting. We cover digital tools and social media tactics to build awareness and keep your small group organized. Listen

Church marketing myths

There are a lot of common misconceptions people have about using the internet for marketing and communications. Learn how to avoid some of these significant church marketing pitfalls. Listen

Fundamentals of church marketing

Marketing isn’t a bad word for churches; it’s merely how you tell the story of your church to the local and global community. Listen