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The giving study provided details on how giving campaigns are communicated within churches and what tools are needed to strengthen awareness.

Survey reveals need for training and education on the importance of giving within the UMC

According to the finding of a proprietary giving study conducted by United Methodist Communications, fewer than half of United Methodist Church members are familiar with the denomination’s specific supported... Read More

Easter outreach resources, available in English and Spanish, include direct mail postcards, posters, invitation cards, yard signs, outdoor banners and free downloadable graphics.

Plant seeds of welcome with new Easter resources for local churches

Local churches are encouraged to plant seeds of welcome this spring with a collection of customizable Easter outreach tools, available in English and Spanish, developed to invite the community to... Read More

Spanish Instagram ad that is part of the “The United Methodist Church: Your faith. Your culture. Your place.” advertising campaign.

United Methodist Communications Announces Latino Advertising Support Initiative

Advertising campaign targets Hispanic and Latino seekers and deepens the The United Methodist Church's involvement in their communities. Read More offers engaging multimedia content and photographs that illustrate the news stories.

United Methodist News Service launches UM News website

United Methodist News Service announces the launch of its new stand-alone website, Read More

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Animated Wesleys Share Church History

United Methodist Communications' new video resource uses an animated John and Charles Wesley to share United Methodist history. Read More

Revitalized Church Marketing Plan Tool unveiled

The tool guides local church teams through discovery and planning techniques that result in a unique, comprehensive marketing plan for their church. Read More

Local churches can utilize postcards related to the Easter national advertising campaign to invite their community to visit their congregation.

Miracle-themed ads and resources will extend Easter invitation to seekers

Children's thoughts about miracles will be the focus of The United Methodist Church’s national Easter advertising campaign this spring. Local churches are invited to utilize accompanying outreach materials. Read More

New national advertising messages encourage childlike faith

The denomination is extending an invitation to people searching to give their lives deeper meaning through the words of children sharing their thoughts about open hearts, minds and doors. Read More

New online training experiences available

Church leaders and members are invited to explore an extended learning library that can assist trainees on a journey to boost church vitality. Read More

New national advertising messages and local church outreach tools offer opportunities for connection

Four-part advertising series "is an opportunity to tell the story of the good work that is happening throughout The United Methodist Church.” The campaign ends with Advent messages, which are... Read More

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Experience the new Connectional Giving training course

United Methodist Communications' revised training course, “Creating a Culture of Generosity,” offers church leaders a chance to learn about holistic, meaningful giving experiences. Read More

Delegates consider legislation during the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. Photo by John C. Goodwin, UMNS, illustration by United Methodist Communications.

Free online course helps engage more people with General Conference

Learn more about the official decision-making body of The United Methodist Church and explore many of the aspects of GC 2016 in free online class. Read More

Image from Black College Fund Explainer Video, courtesy of UMC Giving, an agency of The United Methodist Church.

Ongoing support needed for diversity in academics

“Without the church we would not have existed." New video details The Black College Fund's vitality and its continued need for support. Read More

The Rev. Eradio Valverde Jr., from the Southwest Texas (regional) Conference, multi-tasks while listening to May 4 plenary session at 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

New Research: United Methodist pastors, leaders ahead of the tech game

A new survey on United Methodists and technology shows church leaders are ahead of the national average when it comes to adopting emerging forms of digital communications. Read More

United Methodist Communications' staff were awarded seven of the ten Best of Class awards presented by the United Methodist Association of Communicators on January 20.  Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications; edited from original.

United Methodist Communications receives 38 UMAC awards

United Methodist Communications’ staff were recognized by the United Methodist Association of Communicators at their annual awards ceremony on January 20. Read More

United Methodist Communications Announces Reorganization Plan

United Methodist Communications announced a reorganization plan to structurally align its workforce in ways that better support the agency's strategic goals. Read More

Research and health policy enrich the future of healthcare

Meharry Medical College, students are garnering comprehensive, collaborative knowledge to prepare them for the healthcare field. Read More

United Methodist Communications links technology teams with Chief Technology Officer

United Methodist Communications is linking its technology-related teams to develop an innovative vision that aligns technical strategies with communications ministry. Read More

Congregations are inspired by a message of giving

Discount available on Living Generously video series. Read More

Medic mobile visits village

Second annual Game Changers Summit addresses how ICT4D solutions transform global communities

More people have mobile phones than access to toilets. Learn how the latest technological tools are making a positive difference in underdeveloped countries. Read More