How to write a church mission statement

What is a mission statement? Your church mission statement can be used as a tool to inspire and lead. It’s foundational and every church should have one.  But what exactly is a mission statement? Your statement takes what the church does and consolidates it into one or two concise sentences. Sometimes, but not always, the […]

3 reasons why a mission statement for church is important

Your church HAS a mission, I am sure of that. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be where you are, doing what you are doing day in and day out! But do you have a church mission statement…in writing? Have you ever had difficulty describing your church’s mission or purpose? Writing a mission statement or revisiting the one […]

A Church Branding Checklist

Considering branding for your church but don’t know quite where to start? This checklist will get you started! Whether you are doing it yourself or investing in a designer, this tool will let you know what you need to have prepared before starting and what you should have at the end of the process. You […]

5 Reasons to use Google My Business for church

What is Google My Business? Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool to help you create a company profile that shows up in search results. I want to emphasize that this tool is exclusive to Google and so it only works within the Google search engine, not Bing, Yahoo, etc.  However, Google is the […]

How to design a sermon graphic Part II

So glad you decided to stop by. You made it for the best part (at least for me), the process of designing the sermon graphic. 🙂  In Step 3 I’ve shared my screen in a video as I design a series for the book of Romans based off of a thumbnail sketch you’ll see in […]

How to design sermon graphics – Part I

There are a lot of tools you can use to design sermon graphics. Software like Powerpoint, Canva, Affinity, Photoshop and Illustrator can help you put together a great design for your series. Some of the tools I mentioned are robust and have a higher price tag, while others are lightweight but still useful, because they […]

Free fonts for church – Spring 2023

I know, I know many of you are still shoveling snow. But spring is coming soon…I promise! Let’s just imagine the sun is warm and it’s time for some fresh designs…which means fresh fonts! Better yet free fonts for church or any project you may have coming up. When typography is on point, words become […]

Announcements for church – 7 tips to make them better

Church announcements are important Imagine the time during church announcements as having a face to face conversation with everyone at once. It’s that small window of opportunity to share important things with the church family. If we are doing it well, we can make the few minutes we have really impactful.  ** And make it […]

How to add your brand kit into canva

When designing and communicating for church, it can be difficult to keep the look and feel of the designs aligned and cohesive. There are lots of announcements, events, Bible studies and ministries all under the umbrella of a single church body. I try not to create graphics that look the same from event to event […]

A simple guide to branding for churches

branding for churches

Maybe it should have been a question. “branding for churches?” Isn’t branding for businesses, not  churches? The church is not a business! Right, I couldn’t agree more, the church is not a business, but it does have business to do! I don’t mean to demean the church or turn it into something it shouldn’t be […]