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Local Church Advertising

Church Advertising is an effective way to promote your congregation's identity with your community, and open hearts, open minds and open doors.

Learn how you can invite people to 'rethink' church.

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

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

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

Essential podcasts for United Methodist Leaders

Podcasts give us levity and wisdom while we're waiting around. Here's 12 United Methodist podcasts covering the gamut of communications, technology, leadership, lectionary, young people's ministry and more! Read More

How much should your church spend on marketing?

Be intentional about putting your church marketing budget to work in the best way possible to do the important work of evangelism. Read More

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How to rethink your church’s direct mail strategy

Physical mail is not out for the count. Revisit your mail strategy and think about when and why you might send paper to people via their local mail carrier. 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

Turn strangers into members and promoters of your church

People don't want their lives interrupted by constant marketing -- they want to be helped. Align goals with their needs and people will help promote your cause. Read More

How to get people in pews by creating excellent content

The world of social media is full of people clicking, reading and promoting things for free, but how do you get them to do that for your program, event or... Read More