Just as John Wesley used the popular media of his day to communicate the Gospel — preaching, songs and pamphlets — we also utilize current forms of media and technology to carry out the mission and ministry of the church. Internet, video, television and technology are vital tools for telling the story of the church in today's society.
Many people think that Communications Ministry is just about the TV ads, but there's much more to this effort. The ministry's comprehensive approach involves five major components that work together to address a world in need of grace with messages about God's love:
Through these components, Rethink Church offers ideas, tools and resources to support churches in a complete lifestyle that invites, welcomes and includes newcomers, no matter the size or setting of the congregation.
English and Foreign Language Websites
As a leader in global communications, United Methodist Communications’ ministries include the denominational website for members, seekers and pastors, UMC.org. It provides communications resources, support and advice for church leaders and members on its agency site, UMCOM.org.
Additionally, the agency offers news and resources for Spanish, Korean and French-speaking United Methodists on the respective websites, Hispanic/Latino UMC, Korean, and French UMC. These sites link lay and clergy leaders in local United Methodist churches with their counterparts in other congregations as well as those serving in district and annual conference offices and in general agencies of The United Methodist Church.
The sites are the go-to source of information for United Methodists around the world and those interested in learning more about The United Methodist Church:
- UMC.org, the official online ministry of The United Methodist Church
- Find-A-Church.org, the official United Methodist church locator
- General Conference website (www.umc.org/gc2019)
- UMCOM.org, the website for United Methodist Communications, the communications agency
United Methodist Productions
The United Methodist Productions team offers video, audio, and post production services that meet the needs and make a difference in the life of the church. Our team of professionals has extensive experience helping conferences, agencies and churches produce multimedia experiences from concept development to finished product.
Our team of writers, directors, producers and technicians have traveled the country and the world to tell the stories of The United Methodist Church.