Communication

Evangelism
A solar-powered radio allows Tunui Metuni to listen to Trinity FM while tending his family’s livestock in Samburu County, Kenya. After the closure of schools in 2020 because of COVID-19, the church radio station began broadcasting school programs to children in a local language. Trinity United Methodist Church raised money in the community to donate 200 radio sets to vulnerable families. Photo by Faith Wanjiru, UM News.

Church hits airwaves to reach vulnerable communities

COVID-19 church lockdown births new way of livestreaming worship services and sharing messages of hope, as well as vital information.
Evangelism
The United Methodist Church recently reopened its FM radio station in Kinshasa, Congo. Lokole Methodist Radio covers almost 4,000 square miles in a region inhabited by about 17 million potential listeners in Congo and the surrounding areas. Photo courtesy of François Wetshi Emongo.

Congo church relaunches FM radio station

The United Methodist Church recently reopened its FM radio station in Kinshasa, with the potential to reach more than 17 million listeners in the region.
Church Growth
Churches may have shuttered their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, but disciple-making kept going through digital ministries. In observance of Social Media Day, UM News explores how churches are reaching new people through social media and online offerings. Globe by OpenClipart-Vectors, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Social media takes disciple-making global

Even as the pandemic forced churches to close their buildings, social media opened new doors for United Methodists to make disciples across continents.
Mission and Ministry
Retired United Methodist pastor Martin Thielen reaches out to skeptics and struggling Christians, offering help and solidarity through his website, Doubter’s Parish. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Martin Thielen.

Retired pastor starts online ‘Doubter’s Parish’

After setting United Methodist church work aside, the Rev. Martin Thielen reaches out to skeptics and struggling Christians, offering help and solidarity.

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