NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Find-A-Church is much more than a directory of churches. For starters, it is a powerful online tool for evangelism and a modern take on a timeless way to communicate. Find-A-Church connects United Methodist congregations with busy people, in communities across Indiana and the United State, on their terms, on their time and in their comfort zone. The newly enhanced version of Find-A-Church helps congregations to:

  • Welcome visitors personally to their congregations,
  • Displays your church's ministries and activities,
  • Introduce members,
  • Add details about a congregation's worship schedule and
  • Links to a church's Web site for a closer look

Find-A-Church at www.umc.org lists more than 35,000 United Methodist churches. Almost 300,000 people a month already go to Find-a-Church to learn more about congregations just like yours. More visitors are on the way. Find-A-Church is a key component of a new Web site featured in Rethink Church, the next evolution of The United Methodist Church's Open Hearts national advertising and welcoming campaign. People will come. Are you ready?

To add to or change your church's information, visit www.umc.org and click on Find-a-Church on the home page top navigation bar and go to "Personalize your Find-a-Church Page."

In other Web related news, The United Methodist Church has launched a new Web site opening church doors to the world. On the new site, visitors can:

  • Listen to "There Will Be a Day" by Jeremy Camp.
  • Discuss ideas to improve health care.
  • Find ways to heal the planet at a nearby congregation.

There are thousands of ways to be church in the world, and United Methodists do not want to miss any of them in an innovative Web site inviting a new generation into a life of faith and service.

Backed by a national advertising campaign, The United Methodist Church on April 20 launched www.tenthousanddoors.org. The site is part of the denomination's RETHINK CHURCH campaign (www.rethinkchurch.org), which is using nontraditional methods to reach young adults and others in relevant ways.