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Video Tutorial: Find-A-Church Welcome

The Welcome section includes your church photo, driving directions, and personalized messages to invite and welcome visitors before they enter your building.

Be sure to read the help text in the gray box at the top. 

The Photo section allows you to see the current photo.  Click Current to view the image.

To upload a church photo, click “Choose file” and find the photo saved on your computer. The photo must be a .jpg, preferably under 80kb and 600px wide and in landscape orientation. If the photo includes children, we recommend keeping a signed photo release form for each child on file. 

The Map & Coordinates section displays the pin and geo-coordinates for the church location. Moving the pin will automatically update the coordinates.  You can also enter the location address in the search field, click Enter, and the map will redirect to that location. Once you’ve submitted the changes, the pin will appear in the new location.

Add specific driving directions that include landmarks or street names to help visitors easily find the church. Consider including parking and entrance information.

Check the languages spoken in worship services and programs. Type in other languages if needed. Language is one of the search options for visitors looking for churches.

Update the average worship attendance to reflect what visitors can expect when they visit.

The next four boxes allow you to add a personalized welcome message, a brief overview of the ministries and programs the church offers, how your church is involved in making a difference in your community and the world, and answers to common questions that visitors might have. Add your desired formatting, such as bullets or bold.  You can easily add a link directly to your website.  It’s best not to copy and paste text directly from Word.  Use Notepad or another text editor that will remove any original formatting, which may alter the display. [Edgehill 42402 – good profile]

Click Submit to save and submit your updates for this page.  Now you’re ready to move on to another section.  If you’re completely finished for today, simply close this page. Be sure you submit your changes before closing the page.

You will receive an email when your updates have been published. Visit your profile to view your changes.

If you have questions at any time, email fac@umc.org.