Last year a local church asked us to help them create a marketing plan and some marketing pieces to promote an upcoming revival service. Later, we also helped them create some graphic elements to help tie together and promote a long range plan.
My brother-in-law is a minister and I mentioned to him how really bad a lot of the available church graphic design is and he agreed. Many of the templates available for churches are either poor quality, cheesy or looked like a concert poster. It's time for Christians, churches and nonprofits to stop believing graphics have to be bad or subquality just because they are Christian or charity related.
Like many non profits, churches often get caught in the fear of spending money on promotions because it’s not a part of their service. Couldn’t those dollars be better spent feeding the poor, caring for orphans or buying Bibles for a 3rd world country? After all, Jesus’ ministry wasn’t ever pretty.
It’s a hard line to walk. So let’s start with the basics.