The mission of the Communications Office is to inform, equip, and inspire local churches to be communicators of the story of Jesus Christ. Jesus was the master communicator – sharing the Good News of salvation – connecting with people at the lakeshore, at a well, in the marketplace, and in the homes of friends and strangers. The Good News has not changed, but the language, the tools and the circumstances have changed remarkably.
The Communications Office informs by telling the news of The United Methodist Church, from the local church level up to the General Conference. We do this using up-to-date technology and media formats – print, internet, and audio-visuals.
We equip the local churches by providing resources and training to congregations which empower them to be in ministry and mission. We can advise on improving the church newsletter, web ministry, and advertising programs.
We inspire by sharing the many stories of God’s people reaching out in myriad ways to connect with neighbors who desperately need to hear the Good News of salvation and experience the hope found by serving a living God. Many of these stories are right here in our conference – local churches stepping out of the boat, engaging in risk-taking mission and radical hospitality – so that the whole world can know of God’s amazing grace. It’s the Gospel story manifesting in our time and place because Methodists are acting in faith and changing lives.