CHURCH GRAPHICS A
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ON HOW TO CREATE FREE AND AMAZING CHURCH GRAPHICS

by | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 comments

Creating amazing, eye-catching church graphics for your ministry might seem like a simple task on the surface. After all, you’re just talking about a nice picture with a caption on it saying something like “For God so loved the world…” or “Our Easter Service Starts at 8:00 A.M.” right?

But in reality, when the rubber hits the road the simple task of creating graphics for your ministry can actually end up being quite a point of contention …for a number of different reasons.

Not so Simple, Is it? 

The primary issues with creating church graphics revolve around two things: who will design and create them and how the images themselves will be made.

For example, we know that hiring a professional graphic artist and then keeping them on hand, ready to go whenever you need them is extremely expensive! We also know that although you may think of yourself as quite creative, there’s a considerable skill gap between raw creative vision …and the actual ability to create those stunning church graphics all on your own.

Even if you do have the skill set to create a good graphic, though, one thing I’m almost certain you — or any church leader for that matter — lack is the enormous amount of free time that is required to build and then tweak images in Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator.

Don’t get me wrong. These systems are incredibly powerful and can be very useful for professional artists and designers. But for the rest of us, they’re cumbersome, time-consuming, and a little bit difficult to operate, even if you’ve used them before

…not to mention the fact that they are also SUPER expensive!

Another challenging factor, along with the complexity of trying to use those big wig graphic tools, is the fact that “the church” is a graphics-intensive industry. In other words, you need a splashy graphic for just about everything.

You might need a graphic for your upcoming sermon series. And then there’s that graphic for your next event. Plus, of course, you’re going to need graphics for each one of your ministries as they go about their individual undertakings. Needless to say, the list goes on and on.

Church Graphics

The Case Against Stock Graphics

Now, at this point, you might say, “What about the stock church graphic options that are out there?”

If I’m honest, sources for free church graphics are great! However, they often don’t fit or meet every specific need that you might have for your church.

For example, most of the stock graphic solutions available don’t provide multiple sizes, which tends to be one of the most important variables of them all.

At this point in the evolution of the online world, when you create a graphic, you’re going to want it to look great across every social media platform your church uses. From Pinterest to Facebook, Instagram to Twitter and beyond, each platform has its own unique specs for optimal image size. And that doesn’t even take into account your church website platforms or bulletin needs.

And, unfortunately, size issues are just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to your average church graphic, it’s easy to fall victim to a case of analysis paralysis.

There are a million different variables involved. What should it look like? What should it say in order to communicate what you’ve got going on or what’s coming up in the schedule? What style is going to be trendy enough to get that eye-popping feel that will catch the attention of readers as they scroll through their social media feeds?

The reality with a simplistic solution like straight up stock graphics is that they’re great if you don’t need to change anything. But most of the time you’re going to find that it’s simply not easy to edit these kinds of graphics to meet your specific needs.

What To Do Then…?

When you take everything into consideration, it can be easy to look at the laundry list of various graphics required on the one side and the inherent difficulties involved in finding quality church graphics on the other and simply throw your hands up in despair.

But I’m here to say don’t despair! There’s a solution to the madness, and it’s easier than you might think.

The world has changed a lot over the last few years — including designing graphics for your church — and that change has definitely been for the better.

Numerous free (or nearly free) tools have become available that facilitate the creation of compelling, trendy graphics in no time at all. …and for those of you who glaze over at the thought of your natural inability to be artistic, many of these tools also provide templates that make it very easy to find current photos, trending fonts, and stylish color schemes to help pull each one together.

What we wanted to do with this post is to remove as much of the burden as possible when it comes to creating amazing graphics. If you follow the three steps outlined in detail below, you’ll never need to worry about where your graphics are coming from again.

The next time you need to communicate what’s going on inside of your ministry, you’ll have a quick and easy solution to spread the word in a visual medium that will keep your church both contemporary and visible in the increasingly busy online world.

Ready to learn some Church Graphic basics? Here we go …  

Step 1: Find A Great Image

Have you ever heard the saying that “a picture’s worth a thousand words?” It’s the perfect way to sum up the inherent power of an image.

Finding a fantastic picture to help communicate what you’re trying to share is a critical piece of the puzzle, and it’s where everything starts. The good news is, there are a ton of stock photography sites out there, and I’m going to share with you fifty or so of them. These are some of the best free (or nearly so) options available.

With this list handy, you should never have to dump cash into sourcing the images for another church graphic again. Whatever you’re looking for — whether it’s a sermon banner, social content, events banner, or ministry advertisement — 0

all you need to do is pick one of these sites, and you should be able to find an amazing image that suits your needs in no time.

A Quick Word of Warning

Before we dive into the list, I do want to add one quick word of warning in here. While I’m not a lawyer (thank goodness) I do want to point out that there are a few different “versions” of stock photography out there.

For example, Royalty Free images can simply mean a one-time use payment, although even that can change from one place to the next.

Creative Commons, on the other hand, consists of a variety of different variations, with each one at least requiring that credit be given to the creator. Out of the different versions, the CC0 license is the only one that’s genuinely free to use.

Public Domain images are famously available to all and sundry, although even then it’s worth taking the time to make sure that there are no caveats or exceptions to the particular photo you’re looking to incorporate into your design.

The point I’m trying to make here is to do a little homework when sourcing images in order to make sure that you understand, at the least, if and when credit is due. On top of that, if a fee is included as well, you’re going to want to know that before the image makes its way into your church graphic plans!

Alright, without further ado, let’s take a look at some stock photo sites, shall we?

StockSnap

StockSnap - Free Church Graphics

Let’s kick things off with a simple and exceptional site: StockSnap. Anything you need, you’ll find on this website. Not only does it boasts an impressively large selection of photos, though. The functional user experience is exceptional, as well. From one end to the other, this site is a home run!

Pexels

Pexels - Church Graphics Post

Ah, Pexels. I love the photo selection that this site offers. And, on top of that, you won’t waste any time thanks to their very functional search feature. Between the huge selection of excellent, images and the ease with which Pexels serves them up, it’s easy to find a shot that meets your needs, no matter what the occasion.

LightStock

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Lightstock is one of the absolute best options when it comes to ministry specific photos for your next church graphic — which is why it makes it so close to the top of the list. I love everything about what they do and how they do it. The only reason it’s not the top of the list is that the photos do cost at least a little bit here. Occasionally their photos can also be a bit expensive, too, so you want to look at your options as you browse the site. But honestly, when you need that perfect photo of a worship service or church specific event, heading over to Lightstock can be well worth the money.

Unsplash

Unsplash - Free Images Church Graphics For Post

The photos on this site are some of the most unique on the list. The artist is very creative, which makes it the perfect spot to pick up something like an artsy cover photo for a youth group event or a trendy image for your Instagram feed. If you’re looking for an image on the more creative side, a little time spent hunting around on Unsplash will likely be well worth the effort!

Albumarium

Albumarium Stock Photos - Graphic Foundation

This next one has a great selection of pictures, which is a good starting point. But beyond that, the website user experience just makes you feel good — and trust me, I know a thing or two about a well laid out website. Albumarium’s site is smooth, functional, and well pulled together. They’ve also managed to organized their photos in a way that will make it as convenient as possible for you to find what you’re looking for. I was definitely impressed with this one.

Pixabay

Pixabay - Graphics For Church

The next one on the list is another all-around solid site with a good selection of content. If you find an image you like that’s free, great! However, a word of warning here. One thing I dislike about this site is that although you’re likely to find an image that works for your needs, it may end up being a “sponsored” image from shutterstock.com. And, of course, once you get into Shutterstock territory, you’ll likely to end up paying an arm and a leg. So make sure you stick to the free content as you search.

Skitterphoto

skitterphoto -  Images Church Graphics For Post

Skitterphoto is a fairly small site to make the list. However, as is the case with a couple of others on here, the site makes the cut, not for quantity but quality. Skitterphoto is stocked with unique images that can really spruce up your church graphics. Just keep in mind with this one that you’re going to want to have more of a browsing mindset as you go. If you’re searching for specific content, you may want to try other options, as the site’s total number of images, last I checked, hadn’t even reached the thousand mark. Compared to some sites on here, which have hundreds or thousands of images to select from, it’s pretty slim pickings. But once again, if you need something unique for your backdrop or a trendy social media campaign, chances are you’re likely to find a sweet photo here.

StartUp Stock photos

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Honestly, I use this site a lot. The domain name says it all! Particularly if you’re looking for images that relate to work or other tech-related topics for, say, a sermon series, Sunday school, or other teachings, head on over to Startup Stock Photos and take your pick.

Negative Space

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Negative Space is another one that doesn’t boast an overwhelming number of photos. But trust me, there’s nothing cheesy on this website. At the very least, you’ll have a chance to enjoy browsing through some very interesting artistic images for your ministry needs.

Negative Space

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For this one, I’ve linked to their Tumblr (their real site is snapwi.re). Snapwire Snaps is a perfect place for real photos taken by some of the best photographers on the planet. However, the problem that arises here — and the cause for the low rating — is the fact that the photos on the actual site can tend to be super expensive, while the photos on the Tumblr feed leave a bit to be desired. By all means, check them out, but consider yourself warned.

Gratisography

gratisography - Graphic Designs Church Photos

The images on Gratisography are the most unique that I’ve seen out there! Admittedly, some of them can tend to be a bit creepy, but creepiness aside, there are a ton of great options for amazing backdrops to feature in your church graphics.

Free Nature Stock

Church Graphic Design Nature Photo Options

If you’re looking for nature images, you may want to check Free Nature Stock out. In fact, out of all the “themed” sites that I’ve seen, this one is amongst the best out there. The images are well done and the site is worth checking out if you’re looking for a splash of nature in your next photo. The only reason I gave it three stars, in this case, is because it only provides nature images. While there’s nothing wrong with that, the truth is, most of the time you can find pretty decent quality nature-themed images on the large stock photos sites as well, which gives this one limited value.

Flickr

Church Graphic Design - flickr

When it comes to a site with a sheer mass of stock photos to choose from, Flickr speaks for itself. The only thing you have to remember when using this photo giant is to make sure you take notice of how the owner has licensed the photo. Again, not all licenses are what they seem on the surface. For more information about Flickr’s licensing click here.

Fancycrave

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I love this one. Fancycrave has a great selection of photos to choose from. The next time you’re looking for a quality backdrop for a church graphic, you should be able to find one with little to no effort here.

Realistic Shots

Graphic Design Realistic Shots

This site is perfect for candid shots of people, places, and technology, which can often be the bread and butter of your run of the mill church graphics these days. You should be able to find a good sermon illustration backdrop with relative ease on this site. Unfortunately, it lost a couple of stars due to some slower than usual load speeds for the images, but if you have the time, it’s worth checking out!

Foodiesfeed

Graphic Design Foodiesfeed

Another theme site alert! Is your church promoting a spaghetti dinner to help your students raise money for the summer mission trip? Or maybe your ministry is having a cookout and you need a snazzy image to help encourage the community to stop in for a bite? Foodiesfeed is the perfect place to nab an image for your graphic backdrop!

ISO Republic

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There are a TON of great images on this site, and it has yet another great search feature and tag system. The well thought out user experience should make it super easy to find an image that will fit your needs. And if there isn’t one available, a sweet and simple search option allows you to move on quickly!

Life of Pix

www.lifeofpix.com On graphic designs for churches

Although this site may be a bit clunky compared to the others on this list, I love its selection, so it’s getting a full four stars. It isn’t just for the great images, either. In this case, I’m more interested in the VIDEOS! If you need motion backgrounds for a landing page you’re setting up or for an upcoming youth ministry event, Life of Pix is a good place to start.

DesignerSpics

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This site is a gem. It works perfectly! DesignersPics has simple images that can make for great free church backgrounds, whether you need them for sermon illustrations, social communications, event banners, etc. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are you’ll be able to find what you need on this site.

Magdelenie

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Here we come to another site where the search feature, in particular, functions really well — which can come in really handy when you’re searching for a particular image. In addition to the search feature, though, I also love how they’ve displayed the license type when you hover over the image that you’re considering downloading. This feature is great because it takes all of the guesswork out of image licensing issues, which can be a huge time saver!

Photober

Photober

Sometimes the beauty of a good stock photo site is the ability to get in and out quickly, whether you find a photo to meet your design needs or not. No one wants to spend forever searching only to walk away empty handed. Photober works fairly well and it has a good selection of images. Once again, though, the simplicity of the easy-to-use search feature is what gives this one an edge.

Good Free Photos

Good Free Stock Photos

Sometimes the beauty of a good stock photo site is the ability to get in and out quickly, whether you find a photo to meet your design needs or not. No one wants to spend forever searching only to walk away empty handed. Photober works fairly well and it has a good selection of images. Once again, though, the simplicity of the easy-to-use search feature is what gives this one an edge.

Public Domain Archive

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I like this site …or at least the idea of it, but it can tend to be a little confusing to use. Of particular note is the fact that it’s hard to know what’s free and what’s not, which can be a concern when you’re trying to make church graphics on a budget. It’s certainly worth a look, but it could be a little bit easier to use.

PicJumbo

picjumbo

The photos and organization of this site are on point. They have a great selection of images, and it’s extremely easy to find what you’re looking for. If I’m being honest, the only reason it isn’t getting a five-star rating at this point is that, with so many options, I have the liberty to be a bit picky. In other words, picjumbo is definitely worth checking out!

PicJumbo

photopin

The best thing about Photopin is the overwhelming mass of images that it contains. However, be warned that it is just that — overwhelming. The site uses the Flickr API, too, which is a fancy way of saying that it can be difficult to tell exactly what you’re downloading without a little investigation. Also, this is another site where not all of the photos are free. While it has a massive selection, I would probably look at some other options first.

PhotoEverywhere

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This site carries a lot of images from different locations around the world. While it can work as a themed site, there are other options on this list with larger selections that can provide just as many geographically diverse shots as this. I like some of the pictures they offer, but in my experience, it’s not going to be a very useful tool for a church leader looking for sermon illustrations.

Kaboompics

kaboompics Church Graphics

In a word, this site is solid. There is nothing surprising about it. The image selection quality is certainly limited, but it’s all organized nicely. If you’re not too picky and you’re looking for a clean and easy path to a decent image, I’m sure in a pinch you could find a photo here and make it work without too much trouble.

Free Food Photos

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More food-themed pics! FreeFOODPhotos is another decent spot for all your photo-foodie needs. If you can’t find it on here, though, remember that there’s a better option for this topic listed a little bit higher in this list.

Death To the Stock Photo

Church Graphics and death to the stock photo

To be honest, while this website is a very cool concept, it doesn’t quite fit our needs when it comes to church communications or church graphics. I included it on the list purely because they’ll send you some pretty beautiful, high-quality images for free every month, which is pretty neat. Be warned, though, you do have to subscribe to their email list first.

Free Digital Photos

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FreeDigitalPhoto.net is a great one stop shop for some stock photos! I’ll preface this one by mentioning that the user experience is a little bit clunky. But apart from that, this one is a goodie. It has an enormous number of pictures, it’s easy to navigate, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, and it’s likely you will find something that meets your needs. Bring it all together and this one is simply an excellent site to use if you’re looking for an image.

123RF

123rf Best Church Graphic Designer

123RF is another website with a wide selection of amazing pictures. The only problem is, many of the best images aren’t free. They do have over 43,000 free images available, but they just aren’t as high quality as the paid ones. I wanted to include it on this list because of the vast selection of images, videos, vectors, icons, infographics, and audio. Simply put, there’s no doubt that you’re going to find what you’re looking for on this website. But, of course, it might not be free. As a nice perk, though, if you’re a subscriber, they’ll also provide you with a high-quality image editor. Honestly, if your ministry is graphics-needy and can afford a little investment in your church graphics creation, 123RF is well worth the investment. The amount of time you’re going to save having everything in one place is quickly going to pay for itself in the labor of going between stock photo sites and image editors alone.

Free Images

Church Photos & Graphic Designer

This is another fantastic resource! To put it simply, it’s free and filled with images. The only reason this site has a five-star rating and 123RF has a four-star rating is because I personally like the selection that FreeImages offers just a little bit better. However, I will add here as a side note that the paid pictures (and built-in editor) at 123RF are still much better.

Free Range Stock

Church Photos

Freerange Stock has good photos, but the selection is rather limited, which, as you should know by now, doesn’t rank well on this list. While it might have something for you to work with, I’d look other places first.

Pickup Image

Pick Up Images

Again, Pickup Image has a decent thing going, but it’s nothing to write home about. It’s a bit clunky and it can be a bit hard to figure out what you’re looking at. However, they do offering free clipart, which is a huge plus… NOT!

Splash Base

Splashbase church images and motion

Splashbase has a lot of free QUALITY video clips. It can be a great place to source some church media backgrounds for your next project. However, while the site has a ton of high-quality video available, I will add that the download process is a little bit slow, and I did have trouble getting the videos to download at all. While this could have very easily been my computer, it was still a bit of a pain that I hadn’t particularly dealt with on any other site up to this point.

Image Finder

Image Finder

ImageFinder appears to be a solid site from my own research. However, I want to make it painfully clear that it does pull images from a lot of different places, so you need to be careful about the licensing on each and every item that you download here. More often than not, they are going to tell you what the license is for the image. Licenses aside, the site has a quality feel, but nothing particularly mind-blowing that sets it apart from the rest.

New Old Stock

New Old Stock Photos

You can’t really search on this website, but I love it regardless! While the inability to search can make it more of a purely “browsing” experience, if you’re looking for some creative inspiration for your next graphic, you may want to pay New Old Stock a visit. In the right situation, it can be the perfect spot to find an amazing backdrop, graphic, or ad banner.

Visual Hunt

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Yes, naturally I’ve saved the best for last. If you’ve made it to the bottom of this list, the reward of your labors is the single best free stock photo search site available. Anything you want you’ll find on this site. One of the best things about this one, though, is that there’s no confusion about licenses because you have the ability to simply turn off the search for a specific license type as you go. You will, without a doubt, find exactly what you’re looking for with this site.

Alright. Congratulations on making it through the list!

Hopefully, by this point, you’re aware of how just how many different options are available to help you to find pretty much any stock photo you could ever need for a church graphic. From nature to tech, worship services to dog photos and literally everything in between, this list is going to help you find exactly what you need.

Now we’re on to Step 2, where we’ll explore the tools you have available to turn that plain old stock photo into a stellar church graphic.

Step 2: Find An Editor

Ok, now that you know you’re not going to have any trouble finding a good photo backdrop for your church graphics, the next step is finding a photo editor that works well for you.

As with the stock photos, there are certainly some paid options out there — options that we are all familiar with — but there are also a lot of really quality free options available too. That’s what we’re going to break down here.

While each of the eight photo editors below is good enough for anyone to use, the important thing here isn’t to look for the best content, as was the case in the first step. The focus this time around should be looking for a tool that works best for you. Which of these provides a user experience that is easiest for you to use? As with any craft, the more comfortable you are with your tools, the faster and better your work will be.

With that in mind, I’m not going to actually rank each of these. Instead, I’ll just provide a basic review with some thoughts and leave it to you to decide which one you want to use.

Alright, let’s break these down and see how each editor compares to the rest.

Canva

Canva - Graphic Editor

Canva is an extremely popular, free photo editor that knows its business. It has a lot of the editor staples, like some basic in-house church graphics to choose from and a variety of templates. One of the best elements, though, is how it’s templates match trendy fonts together in complementary ways. Unless you’re an artist at heart, matching fonts can be really hard! Another nice thing about this tool is that its grid system makes it very easy to line things up and keep your spaces proportional throughout your graphic. If you’re looking for a popular, dependable platform to edit your church graphics on, this is a great place to start.

Snappa

Snappa - Graphic creator

Snappa is one of the best solutions on this list. To be honest, I was always a Canva user and didn’t see the need to look anywhere else …until I started playing around with this tool to flesh out my knowledge for a good review. Frankly, I have to say, I’m a fan!  It’s not going to entirely replace Canva for me, but I think it’s a tremendous way to streamline the creation of basic church graphics. From a solid selection of templates to a user-friendly process, this one’s definitely worthy to be on a shortlist of free editing tools.

FotoJet

Snappa - Graphic creator

This next one is par for the course when it comes to free online photo editors. FotoJet is a solid, capable online editor that allows you to do a ton of different things to your photos. The site is split into three sections. One lets you edit your photos themselves, another allows you to layout collages, and the last section, called “Create a Design,” provides a variety of templates and tools. That last one, in particular, is where you’ll get all of the firepower you might need to create your church graphics. I’ll mention here that the variety of options and tools with this one can be a little bit overwhelming if you’re looking for a simple, streamlined approach. However, for those who like to have a bit more control over the process, this is a great choice. The only negative is that as of the writing of this article they seem to only be a desktop platform. So if you’re looking for an option for your phone or tablet you’ll need to look elsewhere.

PicMonkey

PicMonkey

PicMonkey is another “quick and easy” option. The features it offers tend to be easy to understand and implement, and the platform is known for being user-friendly. It has similar options to the others on this list and can help you edit photos, create collages, and turn predesigned templates into your own church graphics quickly and painlessly. However, I do have a word of warning for this one. While it’s technically free, it’s very easy to hit pay-walls within the system where you’ll need to fork out a little cash if you want a certain function or feature. While it works well for quick, simple, and free church graphics, you’ll want to look elsewhere for more complex features if you want to keep your efforts on the cheap!

Fotor

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Another popular option is Fotor. Offering that common “editor, collage, create a design” trio, Fotor is another powerful tool that simplifies the complexities of something like Photoshop while also providing a ton of different options and presets that allow you to get pretty much exactly what you’re looking for with your every graphic. I also like that its design page has easy-to-find templates for all sorts of social media posts and covers. It also comes with a touted RAW file converter. So if you’re dealing with un-compressed photos on your computer you can quickly and easily get them into the photo editing process.

Pablo

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Pablo is another great editor that provides a smooth, simple experience. It has a huge selection of images, fonts, and template, and is very comfortable and clean to use. One of my favorite things about this one, though, is the “sizes” feature. This allows you to reshape an image to an ideal format for Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram simply at the click of a button. From a user-friendly focus to the quick switch size feature, this tool is optimization at its best.

Gravit Designer

Gravit

If you’re looking for the ultimate free graphic design platform with all of the bells and whistles, you might want to check out Gravit Designer. This cutting edge tool focuses on vector graphic design and offers a host of different features within its system. While it is technically a simplified tool, though, all things considered, it actually falls on the more complex end of things. If you’re comfortable with tech or have a techie on staff and you’re looking for a powerful tool, this is the way to go.

Autre Planete

Autre Planete

This last tool is actually not quite the same as the rest of the list. Its forte is that it’s very functional for the creation of social media images like profile pictures, banner pictures and so on. However, it doesn’t actually have quite the functionality you really need to make a great graphic for all occasions. With that said, I did want to include it on the list as a possible option for a quick, quality solution when it comes to your ministry’s social media needs, in particular.

Step 3: Assembling Your Church Graphic

Phew! Okay, I know the first two steps may have felt a bit overwhelming, but really once you’ve found a good source for stock photos and an editor that you can trust, the process of assembling a church graphic becomes quick and easy …and best of all, is still virtually free!

In this last step, I want to provide some basic information on how to pull together a good graphic. I’m not going to provide an actual formula to follow, though, as each platform functions a little bit differently and each graphic you need will likely have its own unique requirements.

As a quick pro tip, don’t be afraid to scour the internet before you pull together your graphic in order to see what other churches and organizations do. This can be a great way to brainstorm and gather inspiration for background images, font choices, layouts, and even what information to include.

As far as assembling a graphic, the basic steps are typically as follows:

Choose a template. Unless you’re planning on creating an image from scratch (in which case you simply need to open up a blank canvas within the editor) you can begin by selecting a popular design template from whatever editor you’re using. I’ve provided a sample photo of the design selections for social media posts from Canva below. Once you’ve picked one of these, you would then choose from the selection of templates on the left-hand side of the screen.

Canva Design
Canva Templates

Phew! Okay, I know the first two steps may have felt a bit overwhelming, but really once you’ve found a good source for stock photos and an editor that you can trust, the process of assembling a church graphic becomes quick and easy …and best of all, is still virtually free!

In this last step, I want to provide some basic information on how to pull together a good graphic. I’m not going to provide an actual formula to follow, though, as each platform functions a little bit differently and each graphic you need will likely have its own unique requirements.

As a quick pro tip, don’t be afraid to scour the internet before you pull together your graphic in order to see what other churches and organizations do. This can be a great way to brainstorm and gather inspiration for background images, font choices, layouts, and even what information to include.

As far as assembling a graphic, the basic steps are typically as follows:

Choose a template. Unless you’re planning on creating an image from scratch (in which case you simply need to open up a blank canvas within the editor) you can begin by selecting a popular design template from whatever editor you’re using. I’ve provided a sample photo of the design selections for social media posts from Canva below. Once you’ve picked one of these, you would then choose from the selection of templates on the left-hand side of the screen.

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Whatever stock photos you use and whatever photo editor you utilize, there’s no doubt that it’s never been easier — or cheaper — to create free quality church graphics. From the user-experience that many of these online tools provide to the literally hundreds of thousands and even millions of free photos available, there really isn’t any excuse anymore to dump thousands of dollars into a ministry’s graphic creations.

What’s even better is the fact that the endless stream of templates makes quality church graphics easily within reach of even the most inexperienced users.

Simply put, there’s no reason not to make your own free church graphics these days. So what are you waiting for? With a list of church media resources like this, all you need to do is pick a stock photo source, select your favorite editor, and start pulling together an image for that next sermon series!

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