New Rethink Church website & Advent resources
New website for Rethink Church resources
Congregational resources for the Rethink Church advertising and welcoming campaign have moved to a new website address: UMCom.org/RethinkChurch. The site content remains the same. The website that previously housed congregational resources, RethinkChurch.org, will become the primary seeker site featured in Rethink Church advertising, beginning this fall.
Research indicates that RethinkChurch.org resonates most strongly with the seekers the denomination is trying to reach through its advertising.
The RethinkChurch.org seeker site will feature more site engagement capabilities and content offerings than its seeker site predecessor, 10thousanddoors.org. RethinkChurch.org visitors will be able to read, watch, comment and interact on topics important both to them and to The United Methodist Church—from the environment to disaster relief and global health. For example, seekers will be able to learn about Imagine No Malaria through a page designed to inform them about this deadly disease, and help them make a difference by contributing to the effort. An interactive map will connect seekers to a church in their area, based upon ministry offerings and events listed in a church’s Find-a-Church profile.
Rethink Church congregational resources help churches to participate in the Rethink Church advertising and welcoming campaign. Resources include a Rethink Church overview and FAQ, church marketing tutorials, advertising samples, graphics, worship aids and more.
New Advent sermon starter and media bundle available
The new Advent sermon starter series “A Lifegiving Christmas” will be available free on the site for download by September 30. Also available,“A Lifegiving Christmas” multimedia bundle ($25) includes five videos for worship/discussion, graphics for bulletins and worship slides, invitation card, door hanger and direct mail. A bonus drama package includes five sketches to use in addition to or in place of worship videos. This series will challenge your community to experience Christmas differently this year by practicing hope, peace, joy and love beyond the walls. To order, visit umcom.org/RethinkChurch/advent.