Finding fresh graphics for church slide shows, websites, or bulletins doesn’t have to be a weekly headache, time pit, or drain on your church resources. On the road to protecting your budget from unwanted bumps and bruises, cheap is good, and free is better, right?
Maybe. Common wisdom says it’s good to be aware of the agenda behind the offer. (Yes, there usually is one.) Some free alternatives may not provide everything you need.
But don’t give up just yet. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned graphic artist, here are four safe ways to score high-quality (and non-cheesy!) graphic resources. Each one will breathe new life into your weekly presentations, from pre-service announcements to song lyrics slides. What’s more, they’ll provide cost-effective solutions today—and into the future.
And yes, they’re all free:
- Take advantage of seasonal, no-strings-attached graphics. Bookmark this Freebie-of-the-Month site, which offers you high-quality church media, updated monthly. What’s the catch? The Proclaim folks get a chance to connect by email with people (like you) who can use their product, though there’s never any obligation to purchase. You’ll still get the monthly freebies, no strings attached.
- Request a free month of Proclaim, Faithlife’s own church presentation software. It’s designed from the ground up for the church, and includes far too many features to list here. (Although I can’t resist mentioning the “Never-type-a-song-lyric-again” feature.) Start your free month of Proclaim now. Little-known bonus: The free trial of Proclaim also includes a free month of Pro Media. This means you and your entire team get unlimited access to more than 13,000 pieces of high-quality media for an entire month. Cost: zero. And no extra per-user fees? Pretty cool.
- Remember (and reclaim!) those blog archives. Proclaim’s blog includes hundreds of articles, all published in months past but still completely relevant today. Digging into all that helpful information is sort of like hiring a seasoned consultant, without the consultant fees. Examples: When to Use Motion Graphics. Or Team-building with Your Church Design Team. Or 5 Keys to Effective Sermon Slides.
- Get a free handbook on how better design can help your church live out its mission. In Called to Create: A Church Designer’s Handbook, you’ll learn simple ways to communicate ideas (and theology) through design. Biblical examples of God’s concern for design. Design principles and practical insights. Just ask for the handbook here.
Enough free stuff for one day? Don’t forget to claim your free media and sign up for Proclaim now.