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Game Changers Summit Dreamers and doers gather to harness the power of communications technology, September 3-5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Technology for Social Good

United Methodists from around the connection are discussing the life-saving power of technology. Learn how you can get involved. More

The Rev. Bob Zilhaver of the Western Pennsylvania Conference speaks May 13 at General Conference 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Zilhaver voiced concern that the use of iPads, as opposed to placards, was putting some delegates at a disadvantage in getting the attention of the presiding bishop. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Bumpy start for GC2016

Rules conflict extends to Day Three as some see low level of trust among delegates. Read More

Bishops Patrick Streiff and Minerva Carcaño discuss Christian conferencing and  the worldwide nature of the church at a May 11 press conference held during the United Methodist 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

Leaders hope Christian conferencing will set tone

The goal of Christian conferencing is to discern God’s voice through conversation with each other. Read More

Delegates will use tablet computers to ask to speak during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

ʽDigital divide’ concern arises with African delegates

Some say use of tablet computers for gaining floor recognition puts them at a disadvantage. Read More

Mark Doyal shares his gratitude after being named 2016 Communicator of the Year by the United Methodist Association of Communicators. Photo by Matt Brodie

Awards honor United Methodist communicators

Mark Doyal of Michigan named Communicator of the Year. The Rev. Joan La Barr of North Texas inducted into Hall of Fame. Read More

Dan Krause welcomes attendees to the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Krause is top staff executive of the denomination's communications agency. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Communications agency’s new leader looks to next steps

Dan Krause was not a part of the groundbreaking cast who charted the course of United Methodist Communications' 75-year history, but he plays a big role in its future. Read More

Un drone exposé sur le podium du sommet sur l'impact des  nouvelles technologies pour le développement social , Game Changers,  de l'United Methodist Communications à Nashville, Tennessee. Photo Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Des technologies pour changer la donne

Découvrons « Game Changers », le sommet qui démontre l’impact des nouvelles technologies pour le développement social. Read More

Social media opening new doors to communication

You may not think of Facebook and Twitter as theological tools, but social media is another way to invite people “to the table.” Find communications ideas and how-to resources. Read More

Matt Crum with United Methodist Communications and Pierre Qmadjela in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Neelley Hicks, United Methodist Communications.

No greater gift: Communication in time of crisis

United Methodist Communications is working to strengthen communications in Cote d'Ivoire and the DRC so church leaders can better reach each other. Read More

Del Shields hosted groundbreaking United Methodist radio talk show, ‘Night Call.’ Photo courtesy of the General Board of Archives and History.

‘Night Call’ spurred conversations on race in 1960s

Groundbreaking United Methodist-produced radio show featured Stokely Carmichael, Shirley Chisholm, Andrew Young and more. Hear original audio. Read More

Ehui Eboua, infectious and tropical diseases specialist, displays his PowerPoint while teaching the staff of the Voice of Hope Radio about the Ebola threat. Seated next to him is M. Hyacinthe Besse, Côte d’Ivoire United Methodist Health Board’s coordinator. Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

Communicating hope amid Ebola crisis

West African countries without Ebola are looking at communications needs if there were an outbreak. Read More

No one should live outside the web of connectivity

Larry Hollon says along with the desperate need for skilled personal and medications in the Ebola crisis is the need for ‘digital humanitarian aid.’ Read More

Game Changers Summit Dreamers and doers gather to harness the power of communications technology, September 3-5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Game Changers Summit 2014 News Coverage

United Methodists from around the connection are discussing the life-saving power of technology. Learn how you can get involved. More

An educational poster on the dangers of the Ebola virus hangs in the community center at the Jaiama Bongor Chiefdom, outside Bo, Sierra Leone. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

How the humble text message is fighting Ebola

Ken Banks, developer of a free text-messaging system, on how the church and others are using technology to distribute vital information in West Africa. Read More

Free marketing resources for your church

Find tools and services from United Methodist Communications, like professional photos and demographic reports. Read More

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