Staff/Board recommended resources:
Local Church UMC Marketing Aids
With United Methodist Communications, churches may be offered services such as social media consultation and audits, website development & SEO optimization, advertising, branding/logo assistance, stationery and business card design and much more.
Social Media Help
The United Methodist Communications will celebrate Social Media Day on Thursday, June 30, 2022, highlighting the many resources the agency provides to help churches maximize their social media potential. Over the past few years, churches have adopted new ways of connecting through social media. John Haney – Senior Training and Development Specialist – will host a special live learning session on Facebook Groups at 12 pm CT at Facebook.com/UMCom. This presentation will examine some important concepts for social media with a significant focus on how to get the most out of Facebook Groups. Learn more…
Start a conversation
A video series created in the hope that by bringing people of different cultures together over the love of food and Jesus that further conversation and relationship-building
can begin in our denomination and in our world. Learn more…
United Methodist Communications, which includes United Methodist News Service, has a vast collection of professional images taken by their photographers and church partners available for use by United Methodist churches and agencies. Learn more…
Curriculum focused on addressing racism
The Virginia Roots, Race, and Discipleship curriculum is a first step to address racism in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This series includes videos and interviews that acknowledge and document Virginia’s role in forming and continuing race prejudice and racial discrimination embedded in law, customs, and institutions, including the Church. Learn more…
Listen to conference podcasts
There are new VAUMC podcasts. Both available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
“The VAUMC Connection” is a series of standalone projects that will include news from the conference center, “The Audio Advocate” and a collection of resources and conversations shared by the Connectional Ministries Office. Available on Spotify and Apple.
“1000 Question Christian” is a weekly podcast where clergy are asked off-the-wall questions–anything from weird stories in the Bible to pastoral advice. The first episode, “Dinos, Donkeys, & Doubts,” is live now. Available on Spotify and Apple.