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United Methodist Communications is now offering a Website Development Grant to local United Methodist churches and church entities who do not currently have a website. 

Through this new grant, United Methodist Communications will offer the following:

  • One year of webhosting
  • One year of domain name registration
  • Free WordPress online training through UMCOM
  • Free online support throughout your training and during your year of web hosting
  • Free pre-designed templates for easy development of your new website

United Methodist Churches and church entities who wish to replace their current website with a WordPress site may also apply. You can transfer your present URL, but please understand that you will have to rebuild your entire website on WordPress. Transferring a URL does not mean that the content transfers with it. All pages and functions will have to be rebuilt. Please consider this carefully before you apply.

If your church is a current UMCom webhosting customer, you will only be eligible for the free online training portion of the grant.

PLEASE NOTE: Basic computer skills and some understanding of uploading content to website templates will be needed to complete the course and build your website. Make sure those taking the course and/or acting as your church website coordinator(s) have these skills before you apply.

Central Conference Churches: We are currently accepting applications for grants for Episcopal Area offices only. 

See our Website Development FAQ»

All grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

APPLY NOW

NOTE: If you are a two or three point charge and want to have separate websites for each church, you will need to fill out a separate application for each church.

Questions? Email localchurchgrants@umcom.org