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Is your Find-a-Church profile current?

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Find-a-Church is a resource that helps people in your community connect with you. Is your Church Profile up to date? Learn how to enhance your visibility online.

UMCOM — Developed by United Methodist Communications, Find-A-Church helps you to connect with busy people in your community on their terms, on their time and in their comfort zone. It also serves as a companion to your church’s existing website — giving you twice the local visibility online.

Find-A-Church is the official online directory of United Methodist churches in the United States. It is one of the most visited sections of UMC.org, averaging more than 1,000 page views a day.

During this unusual season for ministry and mission shaped by the COVID-19 health crisis, people in your area are still looking for the kind of support your congregation can give. Right now that support must be virtual but this is still a time to begin new relationships with neighbors. 

You’ll achieve the best results from your Find-A-Church profile when you update your church’s information. Here are five reasons why:

An updated profile is more relevant to your visitors’ needs.
You can link to your Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram and Flickr accounts.
Visitors can search activities through the online calendar.
As worship schedules change (Christmas, Easter, etc.), you can edit as needed.
Seekers in your area, using Rethink Church, can learn if your congregation matches their values and interests. 

Find-A-Church is a companion to Rethink Church. Our national advertising campaign for Rethink Church sends visitors to rethinkchurch.org to connect with local churches through volunteer opportunities and Find-A-Church.

So be sure to take full advantage of all Find-A-Church features and link to Rethink Church.

Here’s how to update your profile.

After going to Find-a-Church, first search for your church and click the Update Church Information button at the bottom.

For more help, view these video tutorials.

Overview: Find-A-Church offers a quick and easy way to find your worship services, events and ministries, and connect with you.

Church Details: Includes the primary contact information for the church.

Welcome: Include your church photo, driving directions, and personalized messages to welcome visitors.

Social Media: Add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and other social media accounts. Link to a podcast or live stream of worship service.

Events & Ministries: Add events & ministries for your church to connect your congregation with the community.

Clergy: List appointed clergy currently associated with your church.

Last Updated on October 23, 2023

The Michigan Conference