Here you will find links to many of the tools you need to make communications at your congregation simpler. You will find consent forms and the popular Style Guide, as well as the PCC logos and links to free and paid online tools.

Individual Photo Consent Form

Get legal consent from individuals to use their photos.

Individual Photo Consent & Release Form

A form to get individual legal consent to use photos in all of your publications.

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Photographer Photo Consent

Get legal rights from photographers to photos taken at your church.

Photographer Photo Consent & Release Form

Get legal rights from photographers for photos taken in your cong.

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Video Consent and Release Form

Get legal rights to use video testimonials in your congregation.

Video Consent & Release Form

Get legal rights to use video testimonials in your cong.

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Churches
Congregations are responsible for maintaining the safety and integrity of the data stored on their computers with the same standard of care and confidentiality applied to paper records. Here are the key things you can do to strengthen your congregation’s cybersecurity defenses.

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Enhancing Space: Banners 101
Church banners are like stained glass windows. They tell the story of God’s message of glory and presence. This resource shares ideas and helpful tips on how to create new designs and display them in the sanctuary.

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Tips for the Effective Use of Photography
Images play an important part in enabling you to tell your congregation’s story online. This resource contains tips for ensuring you have the consent necessary to use and share images of congregational life at your church on your website and social media channels.

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Tips to Rock Your Church Newsletter
A church newsletter is an effective way to communicate important news and information with members of your congregation and the wider community. Use these newsletter writing tips to help people stay connected through updates and announcements and draw people in closer to your church’s mission and ministry.

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Visual Arts in Worship: Designing Screen Content for Effective Communication
The goal of digital technology in worship is to enhance the worship experience by creating a visual space on the screen that will point eyes to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This resource helps you with introducing digital projection or multimedia into your worship service.

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Tools for Congregations

The following are links to external sites that may be useful to congregations. If you are looking for something specific or want to add to this list, please send us an email.

Airows
How to choose effective typography

Canva
Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of layout options

Color Combos
Test and develop colour combinations

Compressor.io
Powerful online tool for drastically reducing the size of your images and photos whilst maintaining a high quality with almost no difference before and after compression. (file formats supported: JPEG – PNG – GIF – SVG)

Easelly
Infographic development tool

Fotor
Photo editor and design maker

Infogram
Create and publish beautiful visualizations (charts & infographics) of your data

Kraken.io
Free Online Image Optimizer (1MB initial file size limit)

PicMonkey
Online photo editing tool (7-day free trial, $72 USD annually)

Pixlr
Online photo editing tool

Squoosh
Drag and drop an image to ‘Squoosh’ it down to a smaller file size.

Stock Images, graphics and videos [FREE]
LibreStock | Pixabay | Stockio | Unsplash | YAY Images | Everypixel (Stock Image Search Engine)

Creative Commons
Search for free images that are available to use and share with a Creative Commons copyright licence.
Creative Commons

TinyPNG
Reduces the file size of your JPG or PNG files (5MB initial file size limit)

Video Editor by Aiseesoft (basic)
Free video editing software to rotate, clip, crop, watermark and convert video and audio files

JotForm
Online form builder with thousands of templates and themes to help you

VolunteerSignup
Create quick and easy online signup forms for volunteers

MailChimp
Send marketing emails, automated messages and targeted campaigns

Slack
Send messages and share files directly to another person or to a small group of people for more focused conversations

Doodle
Online scheduling tool to organize meetings and activities with others

Evernote
Remember everything: capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device

Cloud Convert
Securely convert anything to anything

Drop Box
File sharing and storage solution with MS Office 365 integration

Small PDF
Reduce PDF files for the web and/or covert to or from PDF to other file types

TinyURL
Shorten long web addresses

Venngage Chart Maker
Turn your messy data into an engaging chart or graph with the easy-to-use Venngage Chart Maker. Premium features come with a paid plan.

We Transfer
Easily transfer large files for free up to 2GB

Accessibility Info-posters
(Original source for the posters) These posters are to assist with accessibility design.

Autistic Spectrum
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Deaf or hard of hearing
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Dyslexia
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Low Vision
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Physical or Motor Disabilities
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Screen Readers
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