LEAD 3: Communications Small Groups

Lead3 small groups are lead by local church communications volunteers and staff FOR local churches in the West Virginia Conference! 

What is Lead3

Based on the WVUMC Leadership Principles Lead3 is:

Loving, Learning, Leading (the WVUMC Conference Leadership Standards)

Engage, Empower, Equip (the WVUMC Communications Team strategy)

Affinity (support for specific areas of interest)

Discover, Develop, Deploy (from the WVUMC Mission statement)

To support one another the WVUMC Communications Team offers small groups each Thursday evening to provide shared learning opportunities and mutual support. 

Read more below about each affinity group below!

Lead3 Groups begin October 6th!

1st Thursday of the Month
2nd Thursday of the Month
3rd Thursday of the Month
4th Thursday of the Month

Social Media and Church Marketing

Social media has become an important tool for churches, families, and individuals to connect with each other. But what platform works the best? How do I craft a good post and how can I get more people to engage in our content? These are some of the questions this group will explore.

The Church Marketing group will meet the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.


Whether you're writing a newsletter, short story, reflection or creating a meme - these all involve writing!

This small group will lift up and celebrate best practices in story telling, so that your churches story draws people closer to Christ!

The Writers Group gathers via zoom on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.


Local church websites are becoming an important tool for churches across the West Virginia Conference.

From a website churches can reach people who are 'google searching' for communities of faith as well as provide a comprehensive place for church members to learn more about the church and its activities.

The Website group will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.
Online Worship
Churches of all sizes are realizing that Online Worship is a vibrant opportunity to reach new people for Christ!

The Online Worship group will meet on the 4th Thursday of every month. The group will gather at 7:30pm. 
For communications Best Practices follow this link.

To reach your WVUMC Communications team follow this link to email us!