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(From right) David Valera, Patrick Scriven, Greg Nelson, the Rev. Karen Nelson and Linda Rhodes work in the press room at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Modern Communication

As the communications agency for The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications seeks to increase awareness and visibility of the denomination in communities and nations throughout the world. United Methodist Communications also serves the denomination at all levels, including local churches, by offering services, tools, products and resources for communications ministry.


Because The United Methodist Church is a global church, United Methodist Communications actively serves and equips denominational leaders and members across the globe by providing content and resources in multiple languages and for specific populations, including English, French, Korean, Hispanic, and Native peoples. United Methodist Communications strives to engage people with the story of God’s work at all levels of the church, as well as those outside the church, by creating dynamic content targeted to the interests of distinct audiences:


Connecting United Methodists throughout the world with stories of global mission and ministry, along with faith-building resources on UMC.org, the United Methodist Now and Giving Notes e-newsletter and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @unitedmethodist).

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Providing United Methodist leaders with access to resources and content for United Methodist churches on ResourceUMC.org, through e-newsletters (The Source, MyCom and Communication Essentials) and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter.) Church leaders also will discover helpful information on the social media channels for United Methodist Communications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

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Offering a space for invitation and outreach for The United Methodist Church at RethinkChurch.org, through Compass enewsletter and at social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

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Delivering the who, what, when, where, why and how of the latest happenings in the denomination. UM News delivers news in five languages, including English at UMNews.org, UM News Daily, Weekly Digest e-newsletters, and on social media (Facebook, Twitter). News also is delivered in French online, through La Porte enewsletter, at Facebook; in Spanish online , through Lider enewsletter, at Facebook; in Korean online, through KoreanUMC enewsletter, at Facebook. News also is delivered online in Portuguese.

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Serving and Equipping the UMC

The agency employs a passionate and dedicated staff encompassing experts in a variety of fields, including:

  • Communication content creation
  • Marketing, including advertising, creative design and customer experience
  • Web building
  • Technology
  • Communication technology
  • Public Relations
  • Production
  • News
  • Research
  • Training
  • Relationship building
  • Fundraising

United Methodist Communications is supported by a strong team of finance, HR, IT and administrative services professionals as the agency strives to nurture staff and be good stewards of its resources.