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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

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

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

For Advent

Imagine No Malaria Advent Resources

This Advent season, help your congregation imagine a malaria-free world filled with hope, peace, joy and love. Free downloadable worship resources include sermon starters, graphics, and children’s messages. Read More

For Leaders

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

Communications Resource

Make your ministry announcements better: Tips that boost action

Move beyond simply announcing the who, when and where. Preaching announcements can show people how they can put their faith to work. 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

Study Tools

How to write your way to a better Bible study

Combine note-taking and journaling to enhance your Bible study, prayer time and sermon preparation. Read More