New ads encourage people to visit a local United Methodist church and share their faith journey with others. They acknowledge that true friendship and love aren’t always easy to find. Image from the Fall 2019 Rethink Church ad campaign.

Connecting with Seekers

Whether seen in a newspaper, on television or on a computer screen, denominational ads build awareness of the church and extend a message of welcome to seekers — individuals who are not committed to a church yet are searching for deeper meaning in life.

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Why we advertise

Advertising has been part of The United Methodist Church’s marketing plan for almost 20 years. Whether seen in a newspaper, on television or on a computer screen, denominational ads build awareness of the church and extend a message of welcome to seekers — individuals who are not committed to a church yet are searching for deeper meaning in life.

United Methodist Communications is dedicated to creating innovative, research-based advertising campaigns that reach out to a world in need of hope. Advertisements invite people to visit RethinkChurch.org so that they can explore their spirituality, learn more about the denomination, sign up for a seeker-focused e-newsletter and search for a nearby United Methodist congregation to connect with a community of faith.

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How your congregation can take part in the campaign

Local churches can take advantage of the heightened familiarity brought about by the advertising campaign in several ways:

  1. Seekers can visit Find-A-Church.org to discover information about churches in their zip code. Update your church profile so that it contains the latest details.
     
  2. Seasonal resources available during Lent and Advent carry the national advertising messages. Churches who utilize the resources are making a direct connection between their congregation and the ads that potential visitors have seen on television or the web.
     
  3. Campaign videos are available for local church use. Videos shown during events and worship services can help attendees to become familiar with the advertising theme and the outreach capabilities of the messages. Also share the videos on social media as a digital invitation to visit your church.

Featured Campaign

Find support and connection — together

If you feel discouraged, just know that you’re not alone. Through the power of God’s love, we can get through those difficult moments together. And move forward with renewed strength and love. The people of the United Methodist Church believe that through God's love, we can come together and find peace, faith and joy.

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How can we help?

Have questions about the campaign or are interested in exploring how you can advertise in your local area? Talk to us!

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Previous Campaigns

United Methodist Communications has launched an advertising campaign for Easter encouraging people to discover new friends; a new community with meaningful connections; and a new peaceful, joy-filled outlook on life.

Find peace and connection together

United Methodist Communications has launched an advertising campaign for Easter encouraging people to discover new friends, a new community, and a new peaceful, joy-filled outlook on life. Read More

United Methodist Communications has launched an advertising campaign for Advent inviting people to experience community and connection this holiday season in a local United Methodist church. Image from 2021 Advent campaign, "Connect with Joy."

Connect with Joy this Advent

After 20+ months of a pandemic, many individuals are looking for ways to find meaningful connections with others. United Methodist Communications has launched an advertising campaign for Advent inviting people to experience community and connection this holiday season in a local United Methodist church. Read More

Image from the 2021 Back to Church campaign (guy with guitar playing for youth group).

Are You Ready to Connect?

Let's connect again ... together. Each fall, we invite our congregations back to church. This fall is especially poignant since we've felt so acutely separated during the pandemic. Read More

People are searching for more in life. Is your church ready to connect? Update your Find-A-Church profile today!