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Helpful Ministry Websites

Apps / Plug-ins

Shift Media Creator ($6.00) Amazing Worship Media app that utilized your camera. https://shiftworship.com/creator/

Eventstagram An aggregator for Instagram grabs all of your pics with your event #. http://eventstagr.am

iAnnotate ($9.99) It’s a presentation app, lots of folks use it for preaching.

Dial My Calls (Pay as you go or $9.99 month) Lets you record a Voice Mail and send it as a mass text, you can schedule when you want to send it, it just shows up as a VM, so you can do it at any time of night.

Moldiv  $1.99 Combine pics, add words to pictures you post with a mobile device. If you have a smart phone. You. Need. This. App.

WaZapp Free Lets you talk your text to groups. Lots of church staff use it for on the go communication

The City (ACS Tech) Amazing integration with The City Software (Expensive) Large churches use it for Community.

Church Growth

Church for Men

Church Marketing Sucks

Church Media Tutorials (Watch the videos)

Church Size Dynamics – Tim Keller

Every Church Guide to Growth

The Top 5 Church Growth Barriers 

104 Ways to Grow a Church 

Find the Population Around a Point (For Church Planting)

8 Effective Ways to Follow-up with Guests at Your Church

8 Steps to Grow Your Church, Rick Warren

5 Keys to Explosive Growth

Stage Lighting & Design

Church Stage Design Ideas (Pics and Ideas for Stages)

Cheaplights  (Some of the best combinations of cost and quality lights)

StageApe.com (Really good lights and designs)

Graphic Design Elements

Creation Swap (Photoshop Graphics)

Stuff I Can Use (Photoshop Graphics)

Open resource 

Graphic River

istockphoto.com

Find the Font!!

Free Fonts

Social Media

ifttt.com  IFTTT  lets you create connections w/ a statement: If this than that, (see receipts)

Hootsuite.com   Timed release of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Updates, plan it to the minute

Church Online

Church Community Builder (Church Management Software) Couple $100 a year based on church size. Very good for mid-sized churches. (Amazing use of integration with tithe, volunteers, and social media)

Formsmarts  There are lots of these  but I like this inexpensive use of forms for your website. It’s $50 a year.

Formstack

Children’s Ministry 2014

Adoptive Families 

BGMC Resources

Barna Stats about Families

Bible Stories with Coloring Pages 

HomeWord Center for Youth and Family Azusa Pacific U

Helping Children Heal After Divorce

Kidology 

“The Resurgence” Articles on child discipline and education

http://www.cmuo.com/resources

http://www.davidccook.com/curriculum/

http://www.hillsongkidsbig.com/curriculum-series

http://kidsrus.org.au

http://www.kidzana.org/resources/kidzana-store/list-curriculum/

http://whatisorange.org  (I like the intergeneration integration here.)

http://www.superchurch.com (Start here)

http://www.discipleland.com

http://perrynoble.com/blog/free-curriculum-for-your-childrens-ministry

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/p/contact-information.html

http://www.pinterest.com/dchase1/childrens-ministry-curriculum/

http://theblitzway.com/studio/the-buzz/

http://theblitzway.com/themed-environments/themed-environments/

http://d6family.com

Youth Ministry 2014

Adolescent Development

Firing A Volunteer 

Slang Dictionary 

Stupid Skits 

Taking Volunteers to the Next Level

Teaching Team Eval Form 

Training Student Leaders

Parenting Podcasts from the Village Church

Recruiting Adults / Publicity

Reaching Postmoderns

Youthworker.com

Youth Ministry Names (over 12,000 Names!)

Youth Ministry Outreach

Youth Counseling – Awesome Article

Worship Steps /Dance

Important Voices & Cool Websites

Donald Miller

Gethuman.com (Quickly get to a real human operator, any company of size)

wix.com (One of the best, do it yourself webdesigns for churches I have ever seen.)

Video Templates & Motions

videohive.net

creative.newlifechurch.tv

churchmotiongraphics.com

videoblocks.com (wait for the promotional free stuff)

Animoto.com  (Video making for dummies..makes your pics a video)

Banner Printing

allstatebanners.com

Abidigitalsolutions.com

Bannerbuzz.com

Sdsign.com (Best Stands for the price)

Lifesizecustomcutouts.com (Cutouts, Puzzles)

Flyer & Postcards Printing

Gotprtint.com

48hourprint.com

Psprint.com

Vistaprint.com

arnettdesigns.com

Overnightprints.com 

PrinterStudio.com 

T-Shirt Printing

Chuck Payette/ Giftbookplus.com  (Preferred vender)

Coed Monkey (NCU grad Owner) coedmonkey.com

Advent Pixel – adventipixel.com

Presentations

Prezi.com  (Free, cooler than power point)

Powtoon.com  (Free cartoon style advertising, perfect for church uses)