• Welcoming Resources for adults and teens
• Advertising Graphics
• Media Services

Youth Group Resources
Newly Added • Now, helping your youth group step into your community and engage seeker teens can be as simple as a door hanger campaign, or a poster invitation to participate in a neighborhood project.

Three new teen welcoming (“Igniting Youth”) collateral designs are now available on, free, in a wide range of customizable formats. Teen welcoming seeks to share the values, inclusiveness and living-embodiment of The United Methodist faith community through our youth groups, and actively invite seeker teens to journey into a relationship with Jesus Christ. What are you waiting for?

IM Planning Handbook [2.5MB PDF]
Updated • Here is a welcoming and advertising evangelism tool, free for the downloading. How do you reach out effectively to your community? Here are how-to ideas. How does your church intentionally live into a welcoming lifestyle? Look at yourself in light of what God has in mind for you and where you are. Create an environment in which guests are comfortable and members are ministers of hospitality. Here are assessment tools and training for church leaders.

The wealth of offerings include a media Matching Grant application, tips on how advertising can help get your message into your community, best practices for working with media organizations, how to find free collateral on MediaWarehouse, and how to form a committee and get started.

Teen Welcoming Handbook & DVD
Coming Mar08 • In this handbook you will find stories of real-life teens and youth leaders. These examples will show how we can embrace the digital culture to do ministry in creative, teen- friendly ways. Along the way, you’ll learn about, see Welcoming Tips and Technology Tips, and find resources to help your youth group reach out to teens in your community.

Getting Involved: Five Easy Steps
Steps for Getting Involved in Igniting Youth

Step 1: Review the Handbook
Step 2: Share the “Experience”
Step 3: Train the Youth Leaders
Step 4: Involve the Youth Group
Step 5: Engage the Community

Click here to request the Igniting Youth resource DVD

Igniting Ministry Planning Kit Owners
Although the Planning Kit is no longer sold, anyone owning one has a valuable ongoing Church investment at their fingertips.Just download the updated Planning Handbook (above), and continue using your Kit.

Don’t forget, owners, your Kit includes 6 CDs of resources to help you enhance your welcoming and marketing efforts, and this information is designed to help you keep reaping the benefit of your original investment year after year.

BEYOND 30 SECONDS: Developing a Welcoming Congregation
This seven-session small-group video series is for all local congregations wanting to go beyond the 30-second length of the national television commercials to explore what may block our ability to welcome others.


LIVING OUR PROMISE: The Igniting Ministry Trainer’s Toolbox
12 complete training sessions
Updated • Just add your own passion for your church! This resource offers ready-to-go training that guides leaders on exactly what to do, and even say, during each session. Session titles, details and ordering information.

link to spanish language materials

<Spanish Language Resources DVD
Recently Added • On there are a wealth of spanish language resources for free download. These outreach tools include TV spots, bulletin covers, newspaper ads, and others to help you reach out into your community. You can also get all of these on one DVD. Click here to request yours.


Constantly Updated •The Media Warehouse is a free online store where you can browse hundreds of “Open Hearts” advertising materials and resources. Search with convenient pull-down menus or use a keyword search — and then download.

View a television commercials or discover how-to helps, direct mail, newspaper or cinema ads, media guidelines, Web and worship graphics, research findings, campaign reports, logos and much more.





If you plan to use any of the “Open Hearts” TV commercials for your local campaign, we can customize (“tag”) them with your church’s local information. Just call our office and we will be glad to help you with this service. Call toll free (877) 281-6535.

If your newspaper, cinema or outdoor space isn’t a standard size, we can help you properly resize an ad. There is a minimal charge for this service. Just call the Igniting Ministry office, toll free (877) 281-6535.

Through Igniting Ministry free Media Services, a local church can access the expertise of Igniting Ministry’s full-service advertising agency for all their media strategies, solutions, buying and placement requests at no charge. This service is available to anyone placing any type of media — Matching Grant and non-Matching Grant alike — and can be handled as easy as contacting the Media Grants and Services office at 877-281-6535 or

Contact Us

Igniting Ministry
810 12th Avenue South – Nashville, TN 37203-4744 – P.O. Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202-0320
Phone: 877-281-6535 | Fax: 615-742-5777 |