Need help in organizing a communications plan for your church? Listed below are documents you can download and links to online resources that can assist with communications ministries in your church. Resources include handouts on “Best Practices” compiled by the Virginia Conference Communications Board, communications training resources, copyright information and resources for website design and hosting. For more information, contact Madeline White at 1-800-768-6040, ext. 113, or (804) 521-1113; email MadelineWhite@vaumc.org
Best Practices for your local church include (Updated June 2021):
- Online Worship Engagement
- Licensing and Copyright information
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to Livestreaming with Facebook Live
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to Livestreaming with YouTube
Training is available upon request from the Virginia Conference Communications Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMCom Communications Training — Click here for Church Communications Training resources from United Methodist Communications
Local church websites —The Virginia Conference does not offer website hosting services.
Website hosting, development from UMCom — United Methodist Communications (UMCom) offers website hosting and development services which are built on WordPress and include various affordable plans. Learn more
UMCom also offers local church marketing services; training; video, audio, and post-production services. Learn more…