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United Methodist Communications Training offers affordable online courses and free online micro-training courses, with professional instruction available on YOUR time. We can teach you how to engage with your congregation online, reach out to seekers, and share God’s love with the latest digital tools. While the training courses offered here generally take 2-3 hours to complete, the application and implementation of the course content and your new skills may require more time.

Also, check out our learning bundles which offer three unique courses focused on a central theme of communication to help you chart a plan to meet your congregation’s communication needs. Our program also offer micro-trainings, a learning method designed to deliver effective content in a time frame of 20-30 minutes. These "burst of knowledge" or micro-trainings will equip you with communication practices that you can start applying to your congregation today.

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Reaching Beyond Your Walls
The Reaching Beyond Your Walls learning bundle aims to help local churches plan and maximize exposure to the community through marketing and social media impact.
Leading Remote Worship
Technology offers churches new ways to provide meaningful worship experiences to people. This training will help you get a remote worship service started and give you tips for improving your remote worship.
Video Editing for Churches
The Video Editing for Churches course will help you learn how to use editing tools like Adobe Rush and iMovie to create videos your members, newcomers, and others will want to see.
Effective Technology Tools for Churches
How can church leaders stay on top of emerging trends in communication technology? These bite-sized trainings will help you learn how to use innovative communication tools for your church.
Communicator's Toolkit
Welcome to the Communicator’s Toolkit. In this course, learn how to address common issues, jumpstart a communication plan, and watch inspiring videos from a church communicator.
Connection Through Communication
The Connection through Communication learning bundle is a guide to developing a communication strategy that speaks to leaders, members, and seekers.
Digital Media for Ministry
Welcome to Digital Media for Ministry. In this course, we will examine the best ways to reach people in your community and the world using digital media.
Social Media For Churches
Social media is everywhere these days. Shouldn’t the church be there too? In this course, we will show you the basics of using social media for ministry.
Welcoming Ministry
Welcoming Ministry will help you maximize your gifts and resources to make your congregation more welcoming to visitors and members.
Internal Church Communication
Developing an internal church communication plan is vital to consistent messaging, managing change, and maximizing interactions with church members.
Launching Your Church Website
Using a focused approach, this course helps you zero in on the engagement, design, and launching of a successful church website. You will also learn about creating great content for both visitors and members.
Church Marketing
Start the journey to more effectively share your church’s story and identity with the community through a comprehensive church marketing plan.
White Board Series
Introducing a new training opportunity from United Methodist Communications. Whiteboard videos deliver important information in a captivating way.
Exploring General Conference
Exploring General Conference online course will give you the basic information you need to understand the importance and function of General Conference.