United Methodist Communications
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Getting started with Communications
Visit here often for the latest in Communication Ministry Resources. Be sure to visit United Methodist Communications general church website for the latest articles on social media, planning, web and more.
If you need more assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Michigan Conference Communications using the link at left.
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Design standards to make your electronic publications and website accessible to those with disabilities. Includes Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements click here
Promotional materials for Connectional Giving click here
The best way to reach those without technology in their homes is to offer conference call worship. This is a feature available through ZOOM if streaming online worship, or this option:
Calling Post: free conference calling click here
Download media response guide click here
IMPORTANT: Contact your District Superintendent immediately during a crisis.
Software solutions Click here
FIND A CHURCH
Free national listing of your church click here
Church Marketing Plan tool from UMCOM click here
See - Email Newsletters
RECRUITING A TEAM
Having trouble keeping volunteers. Here's how to build a virtual team. Watch
How to treat your communications team like a small group. click here
How to run an effective small group click here
Resources for running an online small group click here
Avoiding the 4 pitfalls to losing team members click here
Getting started with Facebook click here
Facebook Worship - see STREAMING
Social media network tips click here
Twitter basics video click here
Instagram basics video click here
Getting started with You Tube click here
You Tube worship - see STREAMING
Hootsuite social media coordination click here
Alternatives to Hootsuite click here
Social media rules click here
We asked local churches who they worked with and could recommend. The Michigan Conference does not endorse these companies. Always get multiple recommendations and estimates.
Marshall Music Co Travesre City/East Lansing
Playford Music Jackson
Simoni Systems Saginaw.
Wave Solutions Grand Rapids
Mercury Sound & Lighting Detroit
Webcasting, getting started - click here
Beginners guide to streaming worship services click here
ZOOM for worship click here
Free ZOOM for worship click here
Facebook Live for worship click here
Webcasting technical recommendations - click here
Secrets to great audio while streaming click here
See CMS - Content Management Systems above