14 Church Communication Resources to Save You Time and Money
Every church communication director juggles multiple responsibilities—like being a writer, editor, graphic designer, professional marketer, and social media specialist. With so much on your plate, it’s essential to have access to helpful resources that save you time and energy. But, of course, most communications budgets are pretty limited (if one exists at all), so finding solutions and resources that are both time-saving AND low-cost could be like searching for the holy grail.
That’s why we’ve curated a list of 14 free resources perfect for church communication directors looking to streamline their workflows and save time. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting in your church communications role, these resources will be valuable additions to your toolkit—without cutting into the budget.
Church of the Highlands Resources
Highlands Resources provides resources and tools to help leaders grow more effective so that local churches in every community grow in eternal impact. The Highlands Resources library has a broad range of tools for you in several areas like worship, creative, and communications.
Pro Church Media
Pro Church Media is a free resource site for church creative leaders. The site curates and creates usable, creative resources for churches and ministries, share inspiration from around the world and host an online community for creative collaboration.
I mean, you're already here, but in case you missed it, Church Juice is a great—and entirely free—resource that supports church communications and the local church through helpful tips, how-to's, consulting, and strategy.
TechSoup is a must-have for any church leader who interacts with technology—in other words, all of us! TechSoup equips changemakers at nonprofit organizations, including churches, with transformative technology solutions and skills they need to improve lives globally and locally. Partnering with some of the largest tech-providers around the globe, TechSoup offers discounts on the tools that you need
Similar to Highlands Resources listed above, CCV Resources is a library of graphics and other church communications resources from Christ's Church of the Valley in Arizona.
Life.Church's Open Network offers every ministry resource—like sermon notes, message series, kids lessons, worship, and more—for free to every church. The goal: to give you the resources you need to reach the people in your community that God has called you to reach.
Canva is a great tool to help any church communicator create professional-looking designs for print or digital. Event better—as a nonprofit organization, Canva offers its premium-level tool absolutely free. (Check eligibility and application requirements.)
Pixel Preacher creates stunning visuals for sermons and the worship gathering, and they offer some assets absolutely free!
Church Media Drop
Church Media Drop provides free media assets and resources for churches. The site was created to help churches share what they have created, and includes graphics, worship and projection resources, sermon series graphics, and video.
CreationSwap serves as a creative hub where churches everywhere can access high quality visual and audio content ready to be utilized for any purpose. On CreationSwap's site, anyone can download beautiful church media assets from artists around the world.
Notion is an all-in-one workspace including a project management tool, collaborative file storage, docs, knowledge-base, AI assistant, and more. The aim? To simplify your tech-filled work-life. Notion offers a 50% discount on its Plus plan—and, while technically not free like the other tools on this list, what sets Notion apart from other project management tools is that churches are included in the discount. (Check eligibility and application requirements.)
Like others on this list, NewSpring Network is a church providing many of its resources to the global church for free. NewSpring Network provides access to free, easy-to-use resources for kids, students, music, teaching, and more.
Google for Nonprofits
With Google for Nonprofits, registered charitable organizations (verified by TechSoup) have free access to Google's suite of programs. Google Workspace provides smart, secure business apps like Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Drive, and Google Meet; Google Ad Grants provides access to $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month for text ads; YouTube's Nonprofit program gives you greater access to YouTube's suite of tools and Giving features.
Grammarly provides registered nonprofit organizations with free access to key features, including all Premium-level writing suggestions, administrator dashboards, and integrations with websites and workplace tools.
As a church communicator, you know better than anyone how hard it can be to manage an array of responsibilities without enough time or resources to get it all done. Hopefully, some of these 14 church communication resources will help you streamline your workflow, save time, and maybe even energize your church’s communications!
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