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Great custom graphic design is ideal. But sometimes time, money, or skill limitations make it necessary to use pre-made graphics. And even when you have the time, money, and skills, there are still occasions when it is more efficient to not reinvent the wheel and to instead use and build upon a pre-made resource.
In either case, here are over 30 of the best sites offering free church graphics and resources. And if you want to spend some cash, I have also included 8 sites that cost money but are worth considering for pre-made resources. Some of these may also have a handful of free resources as well.
Free Church Graphics and Resources
- CCV Resources
Sermon series graphics and resources from Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV) in Peoria, AZ.
- Church Media Design (Freebies)
Sermon series and announcement graphics
- Church Planting Solutions
Free church resources ranging from checklists to launch plan strategy documents to a church planter assessment tool.
Offers free church graphics including logos, photos, vector art, projector slides, bulletins, sermon graphics, projector slides, templates, and more. The site also includes a social network for Christian artists.
- Elevation Church
Around 70 high-quality sermon series graphics (PSD and JPEG) and series invites (JPEG) created by Elevation Church (Charlotte, NC).
- LifeChurch.tv Open
Offers free sermon series resources that include message outlines, sermon graphics, videos, and more creative materials created by LifeChurch.tv (Edmond, OK).
- Ministry To Children
Free Bible lessons, craft ideas, coloring page, and for Children
- NewSpring Ministries
Offers free sermon series resources (e.g., sermon graphics, audio, message outline, & service outline) as well as administrative forms and manuals created by NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC).
- NLC Creative
Free motion backgrounds and sermon series graphics. Is the creative arm of New Life Church (Arkansas).
- Open Church
A global Church library of free downloadable resources including graphics, video, training materials, ebooks, and more.
- Open Resources
Sermon audio, countdowns, promotional design graphics and opening videos from a wide variety of message series and churches.
- Resource Well
Offers free resources for children, youth, and adults such as lessons, teachers guides, workbooks, audio and video. Created by Northland Church (Longwood, FL).
Sermon series resources, artwork, video, and drama from Church on the Move (Tulsa, OK)
- Stuff I Can Use (formerly Vine Resources)
Offers free sermon series graphics, postcards, countdown videos, and message bumpers created by the college ministry of Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, KY).
- Stuff You Can Use
Free downloadable youth ministry resources as well as interviews, how-to’s, and case studies from the creators of the resources.
- Vintage Church
Free graphic resources for churches (sermon series graphics, announcement slides, graphic design artwork, and message outlines)
Other Free Graphics and Resources
- Adobe Exchange
Offers free downloads to use with Adobe software including brushes, styles, gradients, custom shapes, and patterns for Photoshop.
A blog that regularly highlights free Photoshop brushes, Flash components, vector graphics, and more.
Offers free Photoshop brushes.
- Smashing Magazine
A blog that regularly highlights free graphics, fonts, and more.
A place for vector artists to create and exchange a variety of free vector graphics like icons, patters, flourishes, etc.
The leading free stock photo websites. Over 400K stock photos from 30,000 photographers.
Sites with Both Paid & Free Church Resources
- Graceway Media
Sells sermon stills, motion graphics, and worship loops for churches. They also offer a free membership option that gives access to a variety of free media.
Royalty-free images starting as low as $5 as well as a featured download each week.
- Ministry Matters
Though they also offer limited free content, their paid content is far more vast. Their monthly subscription model provides preaching, teaching, and worship tools as well as other resources like Bible commentaries, dictionaries, and e-books.
Sells children’s curriculum, resources, books, and music. Currently it appears as though most all of the content is from the nonprofit publisher, David C. Cook.
Church Resources that Cost Money
- Creative Pastors
Sells sermon series resources that include sermon graphics, video, mind maps, outlines, audio, and more created by Fellowship Church (Grapevine, TX).
- North Point Resources
Sells logos, DVDs, sermon messages, conference messages, and more created by North Point Community Church (Alpharetta, GA).
Sells church graphics that include postcards, banners, bulletins, door hangers, invitations, brochures, logos, signage, and more.
ShareFaith provides one of the largest databases of church geared graphics available (50,000+).
Sells sermon series resources (e.g., outlines, graphics, videos, audio, & scripts) and administrative resources (e.g., forms, documents, & manuals) created by Granger Community Church (Granger, IN).
- WorshipHouse Media
Sells mini-movies, motions, stills, software, and editable resources for churches.
– What are you favorite websites for church resources and why? Be sure to mention whether they are free or cost money.