CHURCH OPERATIONS

Communications

Recommended resources

Invisible

COVID-19

Church Communications during a global pandemic – Blog Post

Guide to LIVE Streaming for churches – a great explainer video on setting up a livestream

Church Online Platform – free software for livestreaming church

Cheapest Live Stream set up for churches – recommendations for affordable gear to set up a live stream from $250

Creating guest experiences (COVID-19 edition) – A recording of a Zoom chat with church communicators on welcoming visitors during COVID-19

Ideas for battling screen fatigue – Blog post

Recommended Websites

Church Media Drop – Find free media including graphics and bumper videos, shared by other churches

Creation Swap – Find free and paid church media assets uploaded by churches from all over the world

Pro Church Tools – A never-ending supply of church communications tips and resources. You can follow along with the blog, podcast or Youtube channel

Church Motion Graphics – Motion background packs, Photoshop templates, social media kits, and time-saving graphic downloads

Lightstock – Download Christian stock photos, vectors and footage. You can create a free account and receive a free photo once a week

Church Juice – short and sweet info on church communications

Graphic Design

Canva – An incredible free online graphic design program. Access thousands of pre-made templates and customise them, and create anything from a Facebook post to new business cards.
You can also get their pro plan for free if you send them proof of your not-for-profit status.

Unsplash – Avoid copyright issues and find beautiful stock photos on Unsplash

Creative Market – Download 6 free design resources each week, plus find millions of ready-to-use design resources fit for a tight budget

Marketing

Content Marketing for Churches – a short blog post with ideas to repurpose content you’re already creating

Church Metrics – a free app to help you track attendance and data at your church

Conferences

That Church Conference – a online conference for church communicators across the world

Church Marketing Conference – A free online conference in September that will help your church build a marketing plan

Easter

Free resources

Download the ‘Ultimate Easter Kit’ from Church Marketing University for graphics, email and text templates, bumper videos, Facebook Ad campaigns and more!

Christmas

Christmas Ad Pack – A Facebook Ad strategy to invite your community to your Christmas events

Resources