75 episodes

MyCom teaches communities of faith how to effectively find their audience and share their story with the world. Journey with savvy church marketers, pastors and leaders with support from MyCom writers, authors, and many others offering expert advice on outreach ideas, communications, social media and new technology. Conversations are practical in nature, yet casual and fun! Join us monthly on our mission to create communication resources for church leaders and amplify the voice of the church. Good reviews help other church leaders find us, so support the cause. Please also like, share and comment too.

MyCom Church Marketing Podcast: Find Your Audience, Tell Your Church’s Story and Share God’s Message of Grace and Hope United Methodist Communications

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

MyCom teaches communities of faith how to effectively find their audience and share their story with the world. Journey with savvy church marketers, pastors and leaders with support from MyCom writers, authors, and many others offering expert advice on outreach ideas, communications, social media and new technology. Conversations are practical in nature, yet casual and fun! Join us monthly on our mission to create communication resources for church leaders and amplify the voice of the church. Good reviews help other church leaders find us, so support the cause. Please also like, share and comment too.

    Church in the Metaverse

    Church in the Metaverse

    The future is now! On this episode of the MyCom Church Marketing Podcast, we are talking about church in the metaverse! Virtual Reality becomes actual reality more every day. Dan talks to Rev. Dr. Michael Beck about how his church utilizes the virtual world.

    For more information on Rev. Dr. Michael Beck go to:

    For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been leading the church in telling inspirational stories of God’s work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting local churches in vibrant communications ministry, equipping leaders and delivering messages of hope and healing.

    This essential work requires financial support. If you believe in our mission, consider a tax-deductible donation to the work of United Methodist Communications through its Foundation.

    https://www.resourceumc.org/giveUMCom​​

    Get MONTHLY church marketing tips + FREE Outreach eBook – http://bit.ly/MyCom-eBook-SignUp​​​​

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    • 40 min
    Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School

    Summer is quickly approaching, and your ministry team is no doubt ramping up for one of the great summer church traditions: Vacation Bible School! So on this episode of the MyCom Church Marketing Podcast, we are talking all things VBS!

    For more information on Cokesbury VBS, find info at:

    https://www.cokesburyvbs.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/CokesburyVBS

    This episode is sponsored by World Press Freedom Day, find out more at umnews.org/FreePress

    For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been leading the church in telling inspirational stories of God’s work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting local churches in vibrant communications ministry, equipping leaders and delivering messages of hope and healing.

    This essential work requires financial support. If you believe in our mission, consider a tax-deductible donation to the work of United Methodist Communications through its Foundation.

    https://www.resourceumc.org/giveUMCom​​

    Get MONTHLY church marketing tips + FREE Outreach eBook – http://bit.ly/MyCom-eBook-SignUp​​​​

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    • 34 min
    The hidden reason why you are so tired

    The hidden reason why you are so tired

    In part 2 of our short series on issues relating to self-care, Dan tackles why a nap might not be the answer to your sleepiness. See why emotional labor might be the culprit and some things you can try to help alleviate the grogginess.

    Here is the link to the interview published in Scientific American that Dan mentioned during the podcast: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/emotional-labor-is-a-store-clerk-confronting-a-maskless-customer/

    This episode is sponsored by #BeUMC: The BeUMC leader toolkit equips local churches and annual conferences by providing messaging and resources. Visit https://www.ResourceUMC.org/BeUMC

    For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been leading the church in telling inspirational stories of God’s work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting local churches in vibrant communications ministry, equipping leaders and delivering messages of hope and healing.

    This essential work requires financial support. If you believe in our mission, consider a tax-deductible donation to the work of United Methodist Communications through its Foundation.

    https://www.resourceumc.org/giveUMCom​​

    Get MONTHLY church marketing tips + FREE Outreach eBook – http://bit.ly/MyCom-eBook-SignUp​​​​

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    • 18 min
    Why you are out of ideas

    Why you are out of ideas

    We have all faced the dreaded blank page – whether it is a literal blank page in our word processor, a blank canvas in our graphic design program, or an empty social media calendar. There are seasons of life when this is an exciting invitation, and seasons of life when it is a nightmare.

    As we approach the 2 year anniversary of the start of the covid-19 pandemic, we are going to take a few episodes to touch on topics that involve the realm of self-care.

    So, on this episode, Dan explores why we run out of ideas and what we can do about it.

    For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been leading the church in telling inspirational stories of God’s work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting local churches in vibrant communications ministry, equipping leaders and delivering messages of hope and healing.

    This essential work requires financial support. If you believe in our mission, consider a tax-deductible donation to the work of United Methodist Communications through its Foundation.

    https://www.resourceumc.org/giveUMCom​​

    Get MONTHLY church marketing tips + FREE Outreach eBook – http://bit.ly/MyCom-eBook-SignUp​​​​

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    • 26 min
    5 Podcasts to check out in 2022

    5 Podcasts to check out in 2022

    On this third and final episode of the “podcasting trilogy”, Dan runs through several recommendations of podcasts that are incredible examples of storytelling, teaching the Bible and much more. If you want to know what other podcasters are doing within this medium, here’s a great place to start to figure out what to listen to.

    For more information on the podcasts discussed, find links below:

    UMC Affiliated Podcasts:

    https://www.umc.org/en/rethink-church/compass-podcast

    https://www.resourceumc.org/en/agencies/communications/church-and-conference-resources/podcasts/digital-parish-podcast

    https://www.umc.org/en/content/get-your-spirit-in-shape

    https://www.la-umc.org/podcast

    https://www.defininggrace.com/artofthesermon/

    Storytelling Podcasts:

    https://99percentinvisible.org/

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anthropocene-reviewed

    Trusted Resources Podcasts:

    https://www.akimbo.link/

    https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/podcasts

    The Q&A Show Podcasts:

    https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Ask-NT-Wright-Anything

    https://prochurchtools.com/free-tools/?tab=podcast

    Teaching the Bible podcasts:

    https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/

    https://www.pulpitfiction.com/

    Prayer and Contemplation podcast:

    https://pray-as-you-go.org/

    Kids and Family podcasts:

    https://www.yourclassical.org/podcast/yourclassical-storytime

    https://www.highlightskids.com/listen

    https://tinkercast.com/shows/wow-in-the-world/

    For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been leading the church in telling inspirational stories of God’s work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting local churches in vibrant communications ministry, equipping leaders and delivering messages of hope and healing.

    This essential work requires financial support. If you believe in our mission, consider a tax-deductible donation to the work of United Methodist Communications through its Foundation.

    https://www.resourceumc.org/giveUMCom​​

    Get MONTHLY church marketing tips + FREE Outreach eBook – http://bit.ly/MyCom-eBook-SignUp​​​​

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    • 15 min
    Podacasting 101

    Podacasting 101

    On this episode of the MyCom podcast, Dan talks to fellow podcaster Ryan Dunn, host of the Pastoring in the Digital Age and the Compass podcasts, about the basics on how to get started in podcasting.

    For more information on Ryan, you can take a listen at his podcasts at:

    https://www.umc.org/en/rethink-church/compass-podcast

    https://www.resourceumc.org/en/agencies/communications/church-and-conference-resources/podcasts/digital-parish-podcast

    or contact him at: rdunn@umcom.org

    Here’s info on some of the tools talked about on the podcast:

    https://libsyn.com/

    https://fireside.fm/

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    For 80 years, United Methodist Communications has been leading the church in telling inspirational stories of God’s work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting local churches in vibrant communications ministry, equipping leaders and delivering messages of hope and healing.

    This essential work requires financial support. If you believe in our mission, consider a tax-deductible donation to the work of United Methodist Communications through its Foundation.

    https://www.resourceumc.org/giveUMCom​​

    Get MONTHLY church marketing tips + FREE Outreach eBook – http://bit.ly/MyCom-eBook-SignUp​​​​

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    We’d love your input! Send ideas to podcast@umcom.org

    • 53 min

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