Free Media Resources For Churches Created by Churches

Free Media Resources For Churches Created by Churches
I love it when I see anyone giving away resources for free. It tells me a lot about their heart and passion for what they do. Recently I stumbled onto a website that does exactly that – Gives away amazing resources! On Church Media Drop you will find free audio, video, games, logos, graphics, motion backgrounds, series packages, tutorials, etc. These are top quality resources that you would pay a premium for on other sites. The best part of Church Media Drop is they take the free media idea a step further by providing a platform for churches to submit and share the media they have created with...
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Not Knowing About These 6 FREE Resources Will Cost Your Church!

Not Knowing About These 6 FREE Resources Will Cost Your Church!
BUDGET TIP: Don’t Pay for What You Can Get Free! Let’s face it, most churches have tight budgets, and 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 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 very valuable for enhancing the image and ministry of your church: 1. Church Online Platform – http://churchonlineplatform.com Their Pitch:...
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NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!

NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!
We’re Excited to Announce A New Video Training Series! Your video series host, Lacey Graham, has been on staff with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board since 2011 as a social media expert and web administrator. She manages our corporate website, social networks, e-store, event registrations, and specialty sites. Lacey is very knowledgeable when it comes to social networks and her training style is very easy to follow. In this training series she will be sharing practical tips that you can start using today! [Link to the Video Channel on YouTube] Already available for viewing: Social Media...
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My 2016 BEST OF List: FREE Photos, Graphics, Videos & Fonts!

My 2016 BEST OF List: FREE Photos, Graphics, Videos & Fonts!
WOW Your Web and Print Worlds with FREE Photos, Videos, Graphics & Fonts! Everyone knows how important visuals are for marketing on print, web and social media. Visuals are the attention grabbers. We also know that premium quality visuals can come with a premium price tag! Well, not today! Last year, my 2015 list was read and shared by thousands. I’m back this year with the best list yet of my absolute favorite go-to web sites… My Personal FAVORITES List that I Love and Use Daily: Last year I gave my MEGA LIST, but this year I am giving you the SHORT LIST to my favorite sites! Images...
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2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!

2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!
How to Narrow Down the Countless Offers and Options for Building A Web Site If you want to build a web site there’s no shortage of options, starting with absolutely free and going up to custom platforms costing thousands of dollars. With so many choices available you could easy pick what seems to be a great offering, only to have it quickly become a huge regret. So let me help you cut through all the clutter of choices by offering you a short list of what I consider the top options on the market today. There are Basically Three Categories for Building a Web Site Most platforms and options fall...
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8 Christmas Gifts FREE to Share on Your Social Networks!

8 Christmas Gifts FREE to Share on Your Social Networks!
SHARE THE CHRISTMAS JOY! Christmas is just around the corner and to get you into the spirit of giving I want to offer you some gifts to share. The following list of Christmas gifts are definitely worth sharing and FREE to share on all your social networks! I first learned of them when I worked at BellSouth and found them one year in our December company newsletter. Since then I have made it a point to share them every year with anyone and everyone by email, Christmas cards and copies handed out. This year I am having fun sharing then on all my social networks and I decided to create a series of images...
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Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!

Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!
Fun Way to Share Your Faith With Friends At Christmas! TestYourChristmasSpirit.com invites people to test their Christmas Spirit by completing any one of four different quizzes. Each quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions. Based on how many you get right, you are designated as one of five popular Christmas characters: Once you complete the quiz, the result page will tell you that, “You have the Christmas Spirit of…” whichever character matches your score. You can then add your score to the ‘Leader Board’ and share your results on social networks or by email,...
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Simple Photo / Video Policies and Release Forms for Organizations

Simple Photo / Video Policies and Release Forms for Organizations
Recently, I had a local church contact me asking for advice on photo policies and release forms for children. This would relate to using children’s photos from events on social networks, printed pieces, web sites, etc. If you have not considered this before, please do so now because it is an important protection to put in place. At a recent youth camp, a mom was concerned about having pictures of here daughters published due to a situation with an estranged dad. She felt it was important to not publicize what here daughters were involved in and asked that we not publish their photos on our social...
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Experimenting with Periscope – 3 Keys to Successful Broadcasting!

Experimenting with Periscope – 3 Keys to Successful Broadcasting!
Here is a great case study of how a Baptist State Convention is using Periscope successfully to reach their audience and expand their brand. The principles here can easily be applied to churches, ministries, non-profits and businesses. [Ed Note: If you have not yet heard of Periscope, read our previous post, “New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!” ] Guest Blogger: Brian Harris, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Recently we held our first Periscope broadcast to announce the Christmas Backpacks for the Mississippi River Ministry...
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The Best Tips for Live Streaming Church Services

The Best Tips for Live Streaming Church Services
Does your church have a vision to make your worship services available to even those that couldn’t make it?  It’s a great thought and there are so many ways to make it happen. I first setup the church I was working at back in 2008 to live stream their services using UStream.tv. It was a free service, ad based support, and is still available now. Our goal was simple…use our existing setup that was built for TV broadcasting to also live stream our service for cheap. Our setup included four cameras and a switcher. Because of this setup we were able to send out multiple feeds…basically a...
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