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Welcoming Resource

Different hands hold up the Cross and Flame of The United Methodist Church. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

25 ways to affirm diversity

Find insightful ideas for promoting a culture of acceptance and justice in your church. Read More

For leaders

5 incredible illustrations from biblical archaeology

Stories in the Bible can sometimes be difficult to visualize. These biblical archaeology illustrations bring the Bible to life by showing how God was at work in the lives of real people. Read More

For Advent

Rethink Church has resources for Advent. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Church Can Happen Anywhere: Outreach Resources for Advent

Spread God's love to your community this Advent. Use these postcards, door hangers and invitations to share the message that Church Can Happen Anywhere when we open our hearts to others. Read More

Outreach Ideas

Recharge your congregation’s batteries this fall

Fall is a perfect time to capitalize on the zip in the air by mobilizing your congregation to reach out to the community beyond your doors. Read More

United Methodism

Communion. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Teaching the who, what and why of The United Methodist Church

If someone were to ask a member of your congregation, "What is a United Methodist?" what would you want them to say? Or not say? Read More

Communications Resource

How to use your church’s history for good

Church leaders must think like historians. That means basing decisions on facts and having an open mind, even about long-held assumptions. Read More

Marketing Your Church

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

Communications Resource

Capture attention with creative church announcements

Don't let church announcements take away from the most important aspects of worship. Here are four ways to creatively communicate and keep people focused on what's important. Read More

Seasonal Resource

Photo illustration by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Festivals, Thanksgiving and team building this fall

We’ve gathered our best ideas to rock your fall festival, boost morale and engage your church in thanksgiving. Check out easy – and cheap – tips for a cool fall season. Read More