All posts tagged design

Five Creative Ministry Tips: 9/11/14

Five Creative Ministry Tips: 9/11/14

Every week, we’re excited to share a five-pack of useful tips for those serving in creative ministry! Each Thursday, we post practical advice on topics such as media, social networking, design, and marketing. While these tips may be simple, they have the potential to radically improve your church. These images are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ready, so help us spread the word by sharing them with your followers!

It won't matter which new font you use or how great your background looks if you fail to display song lyrics correctly. Take time to practice.  To increase your chances of reaching more people through social media, spread out your posts throughout the day. While all of your church’s designs shouldn't exactly match, there should be elements that tie everything into an easily recognizable brand. Portable church? Let your venue inspire your marketing. For example, movie posters and on-screen ads work great for theater churches.  Your production team should be more than just people you work with on Sundays. Building friendships makes serving more fun.

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Free Motion of the Month – September ’14

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This month, we’ve partnered with our good friends from Centerline New Media to bring you a motion that’s going to look great in your Fall services. They are one of my favorite Church Media producers and I’ve been a long-time fan of their subscription. Find out more about them here.

This freebie is only available for the month of September 2014.
This download includes HD, SD, and still versions.
This motion is free to download, but please do not redistribute. (Please link back to this page.)

To get this free motion, simply subscribe to receive our weekly email newsletter. You’ll receive your download link via email within the hour.

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Five Creative Ministry Tips: 9/4/14

Five Creative Ministry Tips - September 4th, 2014

Every week, we’re excited to share a five-pack of useful tips for those serving in creative ministry! Each Thursday, we post practical advice on topics such as media, social networking, design, and marketing. While these tips may be simple, they have the potential to radically improve your church. These images are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ready, so help us spread the word by sharing them with your followers!

Lyrics should be displayed just before they're sung. Sermon points should be displayed just after they're spoken. Most people won't listen to a hour long sermon online. Consider creating five minute recap video or audio clips that highlight key points. When was the last time you learned a new tool in your design software? Make it a priority to explore new methods often. Posting flyers in local businesses and on community bulletin boards is extremely affordable and still works great for promoting events. Try hard. Pray hard. Everything else is just details.

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Five Creative Ministry Tips: 8/28/14

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Every week, we’re excited to share a five-pack of useful tips for those serving in creative ministry! Each Thursday, we post practical advice on topics such as media, social networking, design, and marketing. While these tips may be simple, they have the potential to radically improve your church. These images are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ready, so help us spread the word by sharing them with your followers!

Sans-serif fonts work best with sleek, modern backgrounds. Serif fonts work best with organic, rustic backgrounds. Both are great looks for lyrics. One of the best ways to share with the world what God is doing in your church is by posting photos on social media.Every design doesn't have to take hours to complete. Sometimes a simple, quick design will look great and do the job well. The cheapest and most effective way to get the word out about your church is to get your congregation excited about what's coming up. One of the best ways to keep your volunteers committed is repeatedly sharing stories of how they're making a difference in peoples' lives.

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Five Creative Ministry Tips: 8/21/14

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Every week, we’re excited to share a five-pack of useful tips for those serving in creative ministry! Each Thursday, we post practical advice on topics such as media, social networking, design, and marketing. While these tips may be simple, they have the potential to radically improve your church. These images are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ready, so help us spread the word by sharing them with your followers!

A skipping motion will distract your entire audience. It would be better to use a SD background that runs smoothly than a HD one that skips. Be careful that your church's social media posts aren't all about what's important to YOU. Include what is important to your audience.
Design is more than creating art. It's about function. Whether it's a sermon graphic, bulletin, or banner, it has to work for your audience. Don't be afraid to experiment with different ways of marketing. A one-man media team can only do so much. Take a chance on people and build your team.

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