The mission of the Communications department of the Texas Annual Conference is to share the stories of the United Methodist Church internally and externally and to be a training resource for our local churches. Our team also reinforces and protects the brand of the United Methodist Church.

We provide leadership for many areas, including social media, public relations, photography, blogs, crisis communications, public and media relations, brainstorm sessions, logos, and communications training in a variety of areas.

Let us know how we can tell your story! 

Sharing the good news

The Communications department is made up of a seasoned team of professional communicators with a depth of communications knowledge and experience including B2B marketing professionals, news reporters, and even a television producer! Your church stories and programs of the Texas Annual Conference are shared through the following traditional communications channels.

Cross Connection

All of our churches have a unique ministry story to share. Contact one of our team members so we can share your good news in our Cross Connection, which goes to over 6K emails twice a month. That’s a lot of people hearing about your church story! The deadline to submit story ideas is Mondays. Read our Editorial Guidelines or get an idea for a story.


Social Media

The Texas Annual Conference has over 40K followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, where we share the recent stories, and new ideas of what is happening in the life of the local church. 



Our talented producer shoots and edits an average of 200 videos each year. These videos send out important messages and useful resources such as: “how to webinars,” Annual Conference session, messages from your bishop, and so much more! 



Our team shoots thousands of photos every year. Your church is more than welcome to download these photos to print or use in any way that might be helpful to you. All of our images are copyright free.


Branding and Logos

Are you needing a Texas Annual Conference logo for a project? We have all of our logos and brand guideline available for you to download and use.



The purpose of the Texas Conference website is to provide you with helpful information and resources. Here, you will find resources and ideas for your church, forms, apportionment information, and so much more. Read our privacy policy.


Communication Training

Our team would love to come to your District or church for a training session or a brush-up. We offer several courses to help you grow in your communication skills.


Media Relations

One of the best ways to tell the story of your church is through the secular news media, which includes local or national newspapers, TV and radio stations. Our team loves pitching positive stories to the press about what is going on in the life of your church. 


Public Relations

Church public relations, or PR, creates a positive image between your church and the public to present your church in a positive light. PR can also help influence various groups' attitudes toward your church.


Crisis Communications

A subspecialty of public relations, crisis communications is designed to protect the reputation of a church when something goes wrong. If your church has a crisis, our team is here to support you.



From time to time, church leaders request specific training or expertise on a specific topic. Our team along with the rest of the Texas Conference staff tries to respond by hosting webinars. If you have a specific webinar training you are interested in, please contact us here.



Frequently, we choose topics for our popular blogs page, authored by our pastors and church members. Topics have ranged from Foundations of Faith, to A Closer Christmas. Let us know if you would like to be a featured blog writer on our website.