20+ awesome FREE church resources
You and your team work hard to be good stewards of church resources, and in times of crisis, those resources may be extra tight. To help make those dollars and hours go further, we’ve put together a list of free church resources. From video services to free graphics and educational content, we hope you find something helpful here.
Streaming & Video Services:
Record sermons, messages to your congregants, or even a “Live concert” for everyone to view.
Plus with these sites, you don’t have to pay for storage or streaming like you would with other sites.
Staying connected to friends, small groups, and fellow church staff is so important right now. Thankfully, video conferencing lets us do that from wherever we are. These sites are our favorites because they’re reliable, free, and easy to use:
Events & Calendars:
We love Google Calendar because it makes it easier to manage your time and schedule events.
Websites & Graphics:
Here, you can easily create a beautiful website for free. They offer hundreds of customizable templates and the option to personalize your domain.
Canva lets you design just about anything. Social media posts, flyers, videos, blog banners and even zoom virtual backgrounds 😎Plus, it’s super user-friendly.
This is “free media for churches by churches.” That includes backgrounds, logos & graphics, videos, and so much more.
You can do a lot with this virtual bible–add bookmarks & notes, highlight, share Bible verses, and even compare bible versions.
Bible Gateway gives you plenty of ways to read or hear the Bible and helps you track your Bible study.
Worship & Entertainment:
- Podcasts: 50 faith podcasts to explore
Podcasts are a great resource for church leadership, staff, and members. With a huge range of speakers and topics, they’re an awesome source of education and inspiration.
Spotify has tons of curated Worships playlists, which can be a real time saver. If you have a specific set of songs you’re looking for, you can create a custom playlist as well.
We don’t want to leave the kiddos out! Find coloring pages, crossword puzzles, activities, and more here.
Blogs from church leaders:
Complete with many free resources of their own, this site aims to “assist churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to the effects of the Coronavirus in their congregations and communities.”
Christian Pastors throughout the U.S. share how they are navigating COVID-19.
Communication is especially critical right now. Executive Pastor Kevin Stone shares his six-part plan for improving communication.
Guides & One-sheeters
To help you go virtual with confidence, we put together a list of recommended elements and resources to include when creating your virtual church. Plus, some tips and tricks to go with them.
For this season and beyond, we dive into the 5 must-have tools your church needs to successfully market, manage, and engage.
Get a deeper perspective on engagement and learn how to truly live engagement at your church. Note: While some of the items in this guide aren’t physically possible right now, the deeper message still rings true.
An open and honest discussion about COVID-19’s impact on the church and how to make virtual church a reality.
Our team walks through how your church can navigate digital giving during this time.
This live demo will show you how to connect your community during this time of virtual church.
A number of brands are offering their services free (or discounted) in response to COVID-19. Here’s a list of some other resources that may be helpful to you or members of your congregation:
We hope these resources help fill a need at your church and make your resources go a little bit further. If there’s anything we can do to support you during this time or if you have any questions, we’d love to chat with you.