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Your online presence can reach people AND look good.

Check out these tips for website building, live streaming, and graphic design!

The best website platforms of 2019
Template-based websites make it incredibly easy for any church to have a great looking website. Squarespace and Wix are two of the most popular platforms, and this article compares the pros and cons of each! Wix even has a FREE version that is a great start for any church that is just getting into building a new site. If you have a website that works well for you, we’d love to see it and learn more about how you built it!

Canva Design School is an awesome way for your team to design graphics for your ministries and events. Here are some reasons why Canva is great for churches:

  1. Non-Profits can get the Pro version for free.
  2. You can set default color palettes and fonts to keep your church’s brand consistent. You can even upload your logo, and then drag and drop it onto any design!
  3. Your entire staff can access and design graphics for their events and ministries.

They also have educational articles on graphic design and a blog for inspiration:

Live stream video
Ballast Media’s YouTube channel has helpful advice and demonstrations for anyone who is looking to start live streaming. This channel will walk you through choosing a camera, setting up encoders, and getting great audio for your stream. Here’s one video that gives some tips for getting the best image possible on your live video:

Feel free to share your questions or thoughts with me or the Communication Director, Matt Reed. We’d love to chat!

-Ben Johnson