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5 FREE Church Graphic Resources

7 Nov

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Living in a digital age can be daunting when you don’t know where to start. To help we have compiled a list of five free resources that will enable you to effortlessly boost your Facebook page, event flyers, or church slides.

1. Canva

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Canva is a free do-it-yourself graphic design website. Using an accessible interface, you can make posters, flyers, presentations, announcements, social media posts and much more. Canva was created to make design simple and with pre-designed templates you can alter, no design looks bad.

 

2. Church Motion Graphics

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Church Motion Graphics (CMG) offers an array of colorful slides and pictures. The content is perfect for making eye popping presentations or using the backgrounds for worship slides. With hundreds of free slides CMG is a fantastic resource.

 

3. Freely Photos

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Freely Photos is a stock photo database that focuses on resourcing churches. Split up into categories such as Bible, Prayer, Worship, Kids & Youth, and more, you can always find a picture for the right occasion. Each category is licensed under Creative Commons which means you are free to use the pictures in your own personal marketing or however you see fit.

 

4. PixaBay

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Another free stock photo database, PixaBay boasts more than a million photographs and illustrations. The website includes a keyword search that allows you to quickly find any type of picture you may need. As with Freely Photos, PixaBay allows you to use any and all pictures free of copyright.

 

5. Danstevers

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While the majority of content on Danstevers is actually not free, the website does include a handful of useful freebies. This list of nine different packages includes countdowns, videos, graphics, and loops. Seasonal packages are also included such as a winter themed pack and a Good Friday Collection.

 

We hope this list can help springboard your creativity and make the world of graphics a little easier. Have a favorite free graphics resources that didn’t make our list? Let us know what it is in the comments below!

Five Reasons For Kids To Use The Jesus Bible

16 May

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Every so often I will have a parent ask for a recommendation for a Bible for their child. A new Bible, The Jesus Bible by Kidz Bibles, is one that I would recommend.

1. The main premise of the Bible is to “Discover Jesus in every book of the Bible.” At the beginning of each book there is a short section titled “Where is Jesus in this book?” I love how this section helps to paint the picture of the Bible being God’s story of reconciling with man through Jesus.

2. The overview for each book is concise, interesting and informative. Listing the major stories within the book on this overview page is a simple way to engage kids.

3. The timeline of Jesus’ life in the front of the Bible along with a simplified family tree gives kids a context for the stories that they read.

4. Special sections throughout the Bible give lists about Jesus. Parables He taught, I am statements He made, etc. Kids love lists! (I do too)

5. Many of the books end with a “Live Like Jesus” section applying what the book was teaching to how we live our lives as followers of Jesus. Also, there are little boxes within the chapters where a few sentences will point out how Jesus was revealed in that chapter.

Our job as teachers, pastors, parents, and mentors is to point kids toward Jesus. This Bible has many built in resources that will help kids see Jesus throughout Scripture and how these Scriptures relate to their own lives.