Dec 30, 2008

100s of Free Worship Backgrounds & Graphics [Church Media]

I was recently hired by a church in my area to maintain their computers, networks, information services, and web site.  Being a poor college student, and previously, a jobless high school student, I’ve gained an appreciation for frugality. That, combined with witnessing disproportionate amounts of cash misdirected in other area ministries, I am determined to support the ministries at this church by positively affecting the most people and supporting the ministry staff while operating under one of the smallest budgets.

One of the responsibilities I took over was the creation of the Sunday morning visual presentation (lyrics, sermon notes, announcements, etc). Previously, someone purchased stock photos from iStockphoto to use as backgrounds for lyrics. Unfortunately, it seemed that this person (long gone before I arrived) had very little money with which to work. There were only a handful of images which were only in small to medium-sized web quality; certainly not something that would look any good when blown up on a large projection screen.

So, off I went on a hunt to find web sites and Flickr users that would allow me to use their photos freely. Sure, there’s plenty of sites out there that offer spectacular photos made specifically for the purpose, but it all comes at a price. After some time, I’ve discovered a few good sites, and one really good Flickr group who freely share their works with the church community. Even if you don’t need backgrounds, or any of the images found on these sites, they’re a great place to get ideas for your own graphic projects.

Free worship and church backgrounds, graphics, and media:

Also, if you’re looking for videos or motion backgrounds, here’s a web site that gives them away for simply registering. They’re the real deal, and they’re doing a wonderful thing. Consider sharing your media with them if you have any to share:

This web site provides a small selection of free video backgrounds in return for registering:

42 Comments

  • Great resources!

  • Justin,
    You may have seen our stuff in the first flickr pool you linked to above, but check out our website at http://www.awakeimages.com. If you are still on a tight budget, feel free to just grab the free Volume 1 and run with it at your church. If you love what you see, we’d love to sell you other volumes, but please don’t feel obligated to purchase anything.

  • Great list of sites!

    I’m a big fan of Muddy River Media’s mission, and they seem to be providing a lot of great resources.

    I’ve created my own site to try and submit some of my own work for any and all churches to use.

    I’ve posted many worship backgrounds and videos at New Worship Media – they are available for free download in standard or widescreen ratio, plus available in HD.

    I’m planning on adding more resources to the site such as static background images and countdown videos. I hope more churches find these resources and are able to enhance their worship services with these worship background videos.

  • Thanks for the links!

  • Another good one is kineticfaith.com

    Some church is offering all their content for free.

  • You can also find great FREE motion backgrounds at http://videos2worship.com
    There are 14 of them right no available for download. All you need to do is create an account

  • @Videos2Worship

    Thanks for the tip! I’ve included a direct link to the free section on my list.

    On an unrelated note, where did the web site get that four-square color cross image in the logo? It looks like a logo that was released on one of the sites I list above (CreativeMYK) that I used for my church.

  • Yes it is from CreativeMYK website.

  • [...] for motion/still backgrounds to use for your PowerPoint slides? Check out my previous post: 100s of Free Worship Backgrounds & Graphics (and videos!) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { [...]

  • Faith Media Resource is a Resource site that will be re-launching in early February 2011. This will be a free site for churches that will feature the following resources sections that will update monthly: Worship Resource, Audio Resource, Video Resource, Web Resource, and New Product reviews. This site will give great tips monthly for all churches from top praise and worship leaders in the above areas. There will be a still and motion graphics area………so if there are any of you talented graphics makers who would want to sell your stuff on this site for over 250,000 unique visitors please contact me at paulatfaithmediaresource.com….we would love to give you guys a great platform to show off your work.

  • @Paul

    Great! Ping me again when the site launches and I’ll add the site to the list above.

  • is that Faith Media Resource sit active yet?

  • I haven’t heard anything…

  • Launching near the end of March…….we decided to wait a little since The Gospel Music Channel has come on board as our media sponsor.

  • In addition please contact me directly if you are a media background content creator……..the store will launch when the site goes live.

    Paul

  • Ok well my email is klm4usa .a.t. gmail.com I’m starting to get into this stuff, I’m mor webpage though but I’ll help if I can!!

    Editor: Disguised email address to protect the innocent from spammers.

  • I so appreciate all the free backgrounds that others have provided me, so I have uploaded my own for others to use. Nature and texture photos, with room for text.

    http://www.integritivity.com/WorshipBackgrounds.htm

    Enjoy!

  • Thanks for sharing! I’ve added your site to the list.

  • Hey Thanks for the list…. another one is http://www.churchmediaresource.com which contains FREE After Effects Templates, videos (some free) and articles designed specifically for your church media ministry

  • thank you soo much..your effort is really appreciated..thanks a lot..
    God Bless

  • You can also check out our Youtube Channel for free HD motion backgrounds for programs like Easy Worship and Pro Presenter

  • Thank you so much!! This is a great resource!!

  • Just,

    Will you please update the link for videos2worship.com
    The website has a new look and the link you have leads to a 404 page.
    Here is the new link to the free loops: http://www.videos2worship.com/video-category/free-loos/

    Thanks!

  • @Videos2Worship

    Thanks for the note! I’ve made the change.

  • Justin,

    Sorry to bug you again…
    The word “loops” was misspelled in my URL and so I had to change it.
    Here is the correct URL: http://www.videos2worship.com/video-category/free-loops/

    Thanks for updating again!

  • @Videos2Worship

    I saw that typo, but figured you’d copied it straight from the site! :-) I’ve made the correction.

  • well think i’ve found great loops for great presentations here

  • it for youth conferace hom

  • Are there any resources for free videos? Not motion loops, but free teaching videos on different areas of the bible, confession, hope, etc.?

    THanks!!

  • Off the top of my head, the only site I know that has free media like that is muddyrivermedia.com

  • Whoops, make that dot ORG

    muddyrivermedia.org

    The site is listed in the post above.

  • Every week, free images for Sunday worship are posted on CHURCHgalleries. At least one is designed specifically for those who follow the lectionary. A premier collection of images for churches, the rest of the images may be purchased individually, monthly and at a very affordable annual subscription. Check it out. http://churchgalleries.com.

    Could we get on your list?

  • Thanks for these lists of sites. You did a good job!

  • Thanks for these lists. God bless!

  • This is a great list I know churches are always looking for free worship media resources. We too offer three frees worship backgrounds to our site visitors. You can get access to them here:
    http://www.churchmotiongraphics.com/free

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  • Thanks a lot for the links. God bless you. It really helped

  • If I humbly may, Can I also add or suggest our website to the List for Church Media needs???

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