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.
Your Congregation Needs a Strong Website
Your congregation’s website has never been more important than now, a time of lockdowns and social distancing. If you’re thinking of investing time and energy into social media, or if you’re wondering how to ensure your website is strong and effective, this resource is for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to choose effective typography
Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of layout options
Test and develop colour combinations
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)
Infographic development tool
Photo editor and design maker
Create and publish beautiful visualizations (charts & infographics) of your data
Free Online Image Optimizer (1MB initial file size limit)
Online photo editing tool (7-day free trial, $72 USD annually)
Online photo editing tool
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)
Search for free images that are available to use and share with a Creative Commons copyright licence.
Reduces the file size of your JPG or PNG files (5MB initial file size limit)
Motionbox Video Editing Tool
Motionbox exists to help creators and teams make better videos, faster.
Video Editor by Aiseesoft (basic)
Free video editing software to rotate, clip, crop, watermark and convert video and audio files
Online form builder with thousands of templates and themes to help you
Free online signup forms.
Create quick and easy online signup forms for volunteers
Securely convert anything to anything
Online scheduling tool to organize meetings and activities with others
File sharing and storage solution with MS Office 365 integration
Remember everything: capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device
Send marketing emails, automated messages and targeted campaigns
Send messages and share files directly to another person or to a small group of people for more focused conversations
Reduce PDF files for the web and/or covert to or from PDF to other file types
Task Management Software
16 Best Free Task Management Software for Small Business
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.
Easily transfer large files for free up to 2GB
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