UMCOM partners with Burlap Media to offer Facebook grants for small churches

UMCOM has formed a new partnership with Burlap Media — a church-assisting organization that exists to help churches reach Millennials and Generation Z — to offer United Methodist churches a new way to reach their congregations.

This new program will offer Facebook grants to churches that wish to reach their members, and non-members, through social media posting.

If chosen to receive a grant, churches will receive benefits such as six Facebook posts weekly (Monday – Saturday) to keep the pages active and engaging, optimized post times using Facebook best practices, and a one-year term per church subscription.

Eligible United Methodist churches can receive a grant by meeting the following requirements:

  • Must be a United Methodist congregation.
  • Must have a staff person or volunteer who will use this year learning how to manage social media.
  • Church provides monthly analytics and performance reports to UMCOM.
  • Must attend Burlap orientation webinar or watch replay prior to enrollment.

The closing deadline to receive a grant is Sept. 10, and availability is limited.

To apply for a Facebook grant, fill out the application online by following the link below.

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f73898a9fec414fb03fc2c982f40d80