CHURCH BUDGET TIP: Don’t Pay for What You Can Get Free!
Let’s face it, most churches have tight budgets. I would dare say marketing and web resources are not at the top of the list, so it is crucial that you review the six free church resources below. Tapping into any of these will save your church money.
These Are Game Changers!
It is hard to find freebies, especially ‘Christian’ freebies, but these six resources are amazing and will prove valuable for enhancing the image and ministry of your church:
1. Church Online Platform – http://churchonlineplatform.com
Their Pitch: Removes the barrier of technology so any church can reach people for Christ through online ministry.
My Review: These guys are awesome! Maybe you have heard of the Bible App? These guys are in-it-to-win-it, and I’m referring to winning the world to Christ! They have built an amazing live platform and generously give it away to churches.
You can broadcast live church services and host community chats in every service, all 100% free! Just go here and bask in all the amazing features they have created: http://churchonlineplatform.com/features. In addition, check out https://open.life.church/ for a
host of valuable, yet free, resources for churches.
2. Church Media Drop – http://churchmediadrop.com
Their Pitch: Free media for churches by churches. Church Media Drop was created to help churches share what they have created. Together we can resource churches around the world with quality media to share the most important message, the Good
News of Jesus Christ.
My Review: Lots of great resources, everything is free, and I really like their tutorial section. Also, you can share your creative works with other churches by uploading your best stuff to their ever growing library. This is a great ministry!
3. Freely Church Photos – http://www.freelyphotos.com
Their Pitch: Totally free high-quality Christian stock photography. All photos are published under the amazing ‘CC0 license’ so you can do what you want with them!
My Review: One of my personal favorites, this is a wonderful and growing database of all free, high-quality photos that are specifically Christian-focused and great for print or
4. CreationSwap – http://www.creationswap.com
Their Pitch: Free church graphics, photos and videos. Download beautiful church media assets from artists around the world.
My Review: CreationSwap does require you to sign-up, and the free membership only provides three downloads per month. You should consider the ‘Totally Unlimited Premium Subscription,’ which allows 100 downloads per month from all resources. I think the quality of their library is well worth it.
5. Lightstock – http://www.lightstock.com
Their Pitch: Beautiful Photos for Your Beautiful Story.
My Review: Sometimes you just can’t find it for free. Lightstock is a deeper source of faith-based media. This is pay-as-you-go service using credits that you purchase, which never expire. There are a few free offerings each week, but you must create a free account to get these freebies.
6. Radiant Web Sites – https://build.radiantwebtools.com
Their Pitch: Beautiful ministry websites and mobile apps powered by Radiant, a company committed to advancing the Gospel of Christ.
My Review: What I like about Radiant is they make a way for you to ease into a great web platform for free, and then you can grow your web presence by upgrading to their premium offerings and enhancements. Just open their home page and click on the
‘Pricing’ tab for plan comparisons.
Now It’s Your Turn
What great free resources have you found that are worth sharing? Please comment and let us know …