Your church uses graphics for everything from sermon backgrounds to your social media posts, but searching for them takes forever.
Not only do you have to find the perfect graphic, but you have to make sure you have license to use it. With numerous sources of premium and free church graphics, you have plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re struggling to find the right graphics for any of your church needs, keep this list handy. From simple graphics to something custom made, there’s something for every church here.
Table of contents
- Using Church Graphics
- Free Church Graphics
- Premium Church Graphics
Using Church Graphics
Before you download anything, check to ensure the graphics truly are free. If you’re buying graphics, check the license to ensure you’re free to use them however you see fit, including modifying them.
Sometimes, even if the graphic is free or you’ve purchased it, there are still some restrictions. For instance, you may be able to use a graphics pack for a sermon, but not on your church’s website. Whether you use the resources below or opt for another source, always check licensing requirements before using the graphics you download.
Free Church Graphics
One of the newest additions in the free church graphics space is Tithe.ly Media. The company, best known as an online giving provider for churches, now offers a massive library of creative resources that churches can take advantage of at no cost.
Tithe.ly Media gives churches free access to unlimited church media files such as sermon series design kits, social media graphics, stock photos, motion graphics, and much more.
Want to know more about Tithe.ly? We did a whole write up on their online giving tools.
At the time of writing, CreationSwap had over 3,900 free church graphics available. You can search by keyword, holiday or just look for the newest uploads.
It’s easy to get lost scrolling through all the various options, but you’ll definitely find something for your church here. Just make sure the Free box is checked while you’re searching to limit your options to just their free resources.
As you might have guessed, CreationSwap also offers premium church graphics. These have varying prices, but are a great option if you need something a little different than the freebies.
CMG Create, provided by Church Motion Graphics, offers a wide variety of stills that are perfect for sermon backgrounds. Many of the graphics, especially the stills, are free. New freebies are added regularly. The good thing is these come from premium packages, making them perfect for your church without having a high price tag.
However, if you’re looking for motion graphics or something even better, CMG Create does offer premium graphics and graphics packages starting at $19 per month. This is ideal if you need templates or matching sets of graphics and don’t want to search for everything individually. Unlimited access starts at $249 per year.
New Life Church’s creative team decided to spread the wealth by offering free church graphics they’ve created. They have a variety of unique graphics you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll quickly find great images for worship, sermon series and your church website. Plus, you can even request graphics, though this may result in a fee. However, it’s hard to deny how talented their team is when you see the free graphics.
Life.Church Open Network
One of the great things about Life.Church Open Network is they offer more than just free graphics for your church. The site currently boasts 50,000 free resources to help your church grow and thrive.
Access free church graphics, sermons, worship songs, kids’ lessons, apps and more. All you have to do is join the site, which is free to do. With such a wealth of ministry resources, it’s well worth getting a few extra emails. Plus, you’ll save time by using the free resources and building upon them.
Church Media Drop
Many free graphics sites don’t have many graphics geared towards churches, but Church Media Drop offers free church graphics for churches, by churches. The site even has tutorials to help you create better presentations and learn how to use the graphics.
Have a talented creative team at your church? Add your own church graphics to the mix to help out fellow churches. Don’t worry, you don’t have to add anything to enjoy the free graphics.
One Church Resource
One Church Resource offers a variety of graphics series packs and templates for you to use in your own church programs. You’re welcome to edit them as you see fit to meet your own needs.
There is one thing to keep in mind. One Church Resource offers premium church graphics as well. These vary in price. If you want to skip the premium, jump straight to the free series packs and artwork/templates.
Seeds, by Church On The Move, has a well-organized collection of free graphics to meet nearly any church need. Graphics packs make it easy to get started with graphics for various ministry programs and holidays.
All resources are offered free of charge. Of course, you don’t have to just download series. You can also download individual images and even motion graphics to make your sermon stand out even more.
Elevation Church offers many of their custom created graphics to fellow churches for free. You’ll find numerous graphics series and packs to make it easier to get started. Most graphics are available individually too.
If you also use Life.Church, you might notice a few of the same graphics. This is because Elevation Church uploads some of their resources there too to reach a larger audience.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you’re encouraged to contact their digital team. They may be able to help customize an existing graphic or create something new, however, this might not be free.
Saltful works a little differently than most other resources on this list. Instead of having specific packs or series, Saltful is just a growing image database. They compare themselves to the popular free photo site Unsplash, except their audience is churches and ministries.
These graphics work well for base images for titles, worship presentations and backgrounds, blog posts and websites. There isn’t a search function, so it’s a little difficult to navigate, but it’s worth the time if you’re looking for images.
Using a free graphics editing tool lets you turn these images into incredible church graphics. Canva and Pixlr are great options for beginner and experienced designers. Canva also has free templates and images too.
Open Resources offers a wide range of church resources for free, including free church graphics. You’ll find sermon audio, videos and graphics series. There is one small request – you’re only able to use the resources for non-commercial use and in a Christian way.
Of course, this won’t be a problem for most churches. The resources are posted like blogs in a Pinterest-style. You’ll definitely want to use the categories at the top of the page to find what you’re looking for quicker.
Premium Church Graphics
Igniter Media offer premium church graphics, movies, worship backgrounds, countdowns and much more. The site currently has over 25,000 options in the library with new resources being added weekly. This means there is always something new for you to choose from.
Plans start at $199 per year for a single media type. It’s $399 a year for three media types and $599 per year for access to the entire library. No matter which package you choose, you have unlimited access to the media type(s) of your choosing.
Visual Media Church
Visual Media Church offers some truly beautiful premium church graphics. They currently serve over 1,000 churches monthly, making them a popular choice. From worship packs to social media images, there’s a little of everything. They even have a few freebies, though not an extensive library by any means.
The only problem is the pricing can be a bit confusing. The Premium Plan is $25, but that doesn’t offer access to everything. This is sufficient for many churches, though. Plans then range from $32 to $55 for access to additional content.
Not only does Pixel Preacher have a great library of premium graphics, but they also provide editable files to help you customize graphics for your church’s needs.
Choose from videos, graphics, countdowns, loops, motion graphics and social media images. You can download individual resources or packs. Or, if you use Pixel Preacher resources often, it’s cheaper to subscribe to the yearly unlimited plan. You get access to everything for $249. However, this price is set to increase on June 1, 2019.
NuSupply works like a design marketplace for church graphics and graphics packs. As such, everything is a la carte. Pricing starts around $10 and much of the content is editable. The best value is bundles, which start at around $19. These are great for series and holidays.
One bonus is NuSupply also offers limited freebies and you can get regularly freebies by signing up for the newsletter. This is a great way to try out some of the graphics before buying anything.
Shift Worship is a subscription service supplying churches with church videos, worship backgrounds, print files and more for your best possible worship service. You can also download individual files and collections if you don’t want to subscribe.
However, a single collection can cost $39 or more. The Media plan is just $13 per month for unlimited downloads and a web license, meaning you can also use the media online. If you want editable files and a streaming license, the Pro plan is just $21 per month. Free collections are available to let you try before you commit.
LiveSwap is a partner service to CreationSwap. Unlike most other church graphics resources, you get to create your own. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an experienced graphic designer.
Instead, LiveSwap provides you with premium templates to edit to your heart’s content. The online editing tool makes it easy to create custom graphics for your church in minutes. The images are provided by CreationSwap and Unsplash, so you’ll have a large variety to choose from.
You can take LiveSwap for a test drive for free. If you like it, it’s only $9 per month. Remember, once you create the final graphic, it’s yours. Use it as much as you want.
Courageous Storytellers works a little differently. They offer a variety of ministry resources in a themed pack each month. This includes social media graphics, documents, templates, webinars and more. If you’re looking mainly for graphics, you’ll find mostly social media graphics, which is ideal if you’re trying to build your social media following.
You get access to past resources and each new monthly resource pack for $299 per year. If you want more than just graphics, this is a great option.
On a tight budget? How does $9 per month sound? Get access to over 2,500 church graphics at SundaySocial for just $9 each month. There are no restrictions. You can even edit the files however you want with your own image editor. They also feature premium graphics from other services, making it a one-stop shop.
Custom Church Graphics
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on any of the above sites, it may be time to consider hiring a graphic design service. While you can look for freelance graphic designers, there are a few services you might want to consider, including:
- Undullify – Offers custom designs for small businesses and non-profits. Plans start at $149 per month for unlimited small designs. You can only have one active project (3-day turnaround) at a time. More plans are available.
- Graphics.Church – Their team works with you to create custom church graphics. The typical turnaround is 2-4 days. Pricing varies, but flat monthly rates are available to make it easier to budget.
- Twelve Thirty Media – This company offers premium church graphics and custom graphics. They’re focused mainly on worship resources and unlimited access starts at $49 per month. However, you can get custom graphics, video production and more. Prices are based on your project’s specifications.
Of course, if you have a talented graphic designer in your church family, offer to hire them. Since they’re a member, they may give you a discounted rate.
Ready to display your church’s worship services online and showcase how you’ve used free and premium graphics? Get started with an engaging church website today.