communications

What We Do

(From right) David Valera, Patrick Scriven, Greg Nelson, the Rev. Karen Nelson and Linda Rhodes work in the press room at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Modern Communication

As the communications agency for The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications seeks to increase awareness and visibility of the denomination in communities and nations throughout the world. United Methodist Communications also serves the denomination at all levels, including local churches, by offering services, tools, products and resources for communications ministry.

Audiences

Because The United Methodist Church is a global church, United Methodist Communications actively serves and equips denominational leaders and members across the globe by providing content and resources in multiple languages and for specific populations, including English, French, Korean, Hispanic, and Native peoples. United Methodist Communications strives to engage people with the story of God’s work at all levels of the church, as well as those outside the church, by creating dynamic content targeted to the interests of distinct audiences:

Members

Connecting United Methodists throughout the world with stories of global mission and ministry, along with faith-building resources on UMC.org, the United Methodist Now and Giving Notes e-newsletter and social media channels (FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Snapchat @unitedmethodist).
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Leaders

Providing United Methodist leaders with access to resources and content for United Methodist churches on ResourceUMC.org, through e-newsletters (The SourceMyComand Communication Essentials) and social media channels (FacebookTwitter.) Church leaders also will discover helpful information at UMCom.org or on the social media channels for United Methodist Communications (FacebookTwitterInstagram).
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UMCom - What We Do - Members

Connecting United Methodists throughout the world with stories of global mission and ministry, along with faith-building resources on UMC.org, the United Methodist Now and Giving Notes e-newsletter and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @unitedmethodist).

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UM News

We help tell the story of the church and provide church leaders and laity with relevant news and information. UMNS and our global websites connect United Methodists around the world

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Electronic Media and Technology

Just as John Wesley used the popular media of his day, we utilize current forms of media and technology to carry out the mission and ministry of the church.

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Communications

Advocacy

We build partnerships within the global connection as advocates for health, communication and technology around the world.

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Communications

Communications Training Staff

Our staff provides face-to-face and online training in many areas of church communication including United Methodist Basics, website design, and more.

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Serving and Equipping the UMC

Because The United Methodist Church is a global church, United Methodist Communications actively serves and equips denominational leaders and members across the globe by providing content and resources in multiple languages and for specific populations, including English, French, Korean, Hispanic, and Native peoples.
The agency employs a passionate and dedicated staff encompassing experts in a variety of fields, including:

  • Marketing, including advertising, creative design and customer experience
  • Communication content creation
  • Web building
  • Technology
  • Communication technology
  • Public Relations
  • Production
  • News
  • Research
  • Training
  • Relationship building
  • Fundraising

United Methodist Communications is supported by a strong team of finance, HR, IT and administrative services professionals as the agency strives to nurture staff and be good stewards of its resources.
Communication is vital to the church, just as it has been since the first century when the Apostle Paul wrote the letters we continue to read thousands of years later.

At United Methodist Communications, there’s something for everyone.

For members….

  • Content to connect United Methodists to one another
  • Seasonal inspiration
  • Enewsletters: United Methodist Now, Giving Notes
  • Online community
  • Podcast: “Get Your Spirit in Shape”

For leaders…

  • Seasonal resources Leader idea sharing Training Grants Web hosting Website building Branding expertise Advertising media buying Social media and PR coaching Access to research Photo assets Enewsletters: MyCom, The Source, Communications Essentials

For seekers….

  • Enewsletter: Compass
  • Online community
  • Podcast: “Compass”

For those who want to be in the know…

  • Daily news Weekly news overviews Enewsletters in five languages