Communications Best Practices

Your West Virginia Conference Communications team is a group of volunteers serving local churches of all sizes across the conference. We celebrate the ingenuity and creativity of our conference and local churches with these best practices suggestions.

If you have something that's working in your church send us an email! We would love to add this to our list!


LEAD3 - small groups for leaders

Acknowledging the growing needs of local church communications volunteers and staff, we have launched small groups that provide opportunities to network and learn from others in the areas of: Online Worship, Social Media and Church Marketing, Websites and Writing.

Follow this link to learn more about Lead3 and the upcoming gatherings!

Local Church Websites

Before someone steps into your church, they are going to do an online search to learn more about who you are, your worship times and engagement in the community.

Currently, due to time constraints, we are not accepting requests to set up new church websites.

Online Worship

Now that about half of us are back worshipping in person, some question whether an online service is still necessary. I contend that online worship is poised to grow out of infancy and into a meaningful and viable means of sharing the gospel with folks who may never walk inside our sanctuaries. To make this leap, it is time to ‘up our game’ so to speak.Follow this link to read more about online worship in our context.

Portico Online Learning Platform

Portico is an exciting new online learning platform that includes learning opportunities for local church leaders.

YouTube as an alternative to Facebook

If you're ready to add a second pathway for people to watch your worship services. You may want to consider YouTube. It's easier than you think. 

How to start a YouTube Channel
Setting up your YouTube Channel
How to edit live YouTube Videos

Continue the conversation!

We have online communities on Facebook - where conversation, ideas and questions are always welcome! Join us!

WVUMC Communications
WVUMC FM Transmitter Group
WVUMC Website Developers

United Methodist Resources

We are blessed to have United Methodist Agency partners who regularly provide news and resources for the local church!

Follow this link for ResourceUMC, a very helpful resource from UM Communications

Follow this link for SeeAllThePeople resources from Discipleship Ministries

Follow this link for some very helpful hints from GCFA - the financial agency of The United Methodist Church.