If you’ve ever priced custom in-ear monitors for your worship leader, you know that church tech can get expensive fast. Sometimes it’s necessary to make those large investments in technology to keep moving forward.
But there’s also tech available that will produce high-end results without the massive price tag. Here are five budget-friendly options that are either free or very low cost.
Google Hangouts is a free way to make video or voice calls and have group chats with up to 150 people. Plus, you can use emojis, stickers, and animated gifs.
Develop.Me is a free developmental and goal-setting program for staff. This allows you to track and incorporate year-round conversations with staff about their progress on personal and professional goals.
Smartphone Gimbal ($139) is a handheld smartphone stabilizer. If you’re shooting videos on your phone for social media, announcements, or service, this is a must-have. You can walk, run, or jump, and your shot will stay completely smooth.
Adobe Spark Post
Adobe Spark Post is a free app you can use to create high-quality social media posts. Adobe features new designs from users that you can update and use as your own. Choose from professionally designed templates or make them yourself.
Faithlife Giving is a low-cost option that provides an intuitive dashboard for givers and staff, plus a suite of communication tools to engage your church. You can use it free or pay a low monthly fee for lower processing rates (ideal if you’re processing more than $7,500 in monthly donations). It makes giving convenient, secure, and relational for each and every giver. Plus, you can manage your church finances easily and as a team.
We know you want to honor God as you decide how to best steward the finances of your church. And that includes decisions on what new tech you should invest in.
We’ve created a free guide that walks you through five steps of developing a predictable church budget. With financial clarity, you can make confident choices now and plan wisely for the future.