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Here are some tips and ideas from UM Communications:
Pinching pennies is never fun, but cutting costs can be good stewardship. While acquiring technology can be expensive, some computer tricks can save you time and money. Using technology wisely can actually help cut costs for your church. 1) Cut tree costs 2) Freebies and discounts 3) Cut communication costs 4) Don't buy books 5) Be creative
United Methodist branding can make a real difference for your church or ministry, and United Methodist Communications offers a free service that addresses branding and logo development. Simply put, we will develop a suite of logos for your use in print and online. At no cost to you. We encourage all United Methodist entities to request this service.
USPs. KPIs. ROIs. Sometimes it seems as if we've slurped a giant bowl of alphabet soup over lunch. Like any industry, we have more than enough jargon. The buzzworthy term du jour is “inbound marketing.” Let's first look at how this marketing outreach strategy came about.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.