United Methodist Publishing House adopts new methods
as sales rebound
Cokesbury, the retail arm of The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH), has seen a marked increase in sales of resources used for local church ministries. Under its publishing imprint, Abingdon Press, UMPH develops and produces many types of products including worship resources, Sunday school materials, small group studies, vacation Bible school (VBS) programs, Bibles, and books. Over the last year, UMPH found creative ways to adapt its operations and now maintains a comprehensive publishing operation, telephone sales center, and Cokesbury.com ecommerce site using remote work arrangements for its 130-member staff.