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Freebie Friday – Free Creative Materials

April 29, 2011

A huge obstacle that is often faced in rural ministry is the lack of funds to buy tools and resources.  To help combat this problem the Rural Ministry Blog has Freebie Friday!  Every Friday we will take a look at a free resource that could benefit anyone involved with rural ministry.

Today’s freebie is from Open Lifechurch.tv, which offers high quality creative materials for sermons, small groups, youth, children, and worship services.  The materials include videos, graphics, and message notes.  The best part about it is that it’s all free!  Here’s a direct quote from the Open Lifechurch.tv website:

“… all we ask is that content is used in a non-commercial application in which the overall mission is to lead people to Christ. That’s absolutely it. And if a free gift with no strings attached seems too good to be true…well, isn’t that why we’re all doing what we’re doing anyway?”

I have used their material for my church youth group and found it to be absolutely outstanding!  The videos and graphics are top notch and the message notes are easily adaptable and customizable for almost any setting.  Open Lifechurch.tv also has downloadable worship sets in which their worship team leads a full contemporary song service complete with on screen lyrics.  These worship sets are perfect for Sunday morning services, youth services, or whenever you need a high quality contemporary song service.

My hat is off to Lifechurch.tv – this is a ministry that gets it.  They could easily charge for this material, but instead are more focused on offering their resources to further the Kingdom.  Although they do not ask for anything, I’m sure they would accept a donation to their ministry if you choose to bless them for blessing you.

Check out all the resources available at Open Lifechurch.tv at http://open.lifechurch.tv/ or go to their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LifeChurchtv.OPEN

FYI: Some of the files are huge (one worship set I downloaded was over 900MB) so you will need a high speed Internet connection to take full advantage of the site.

Disclosure: Neither the Rural Ministry Blog or Harry Colegrove benefit in any way from this product review

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Freebie Friday – Free Graphics!

April 22, 2011

A huge obstacle that is often faced in rural ministry is the lack of funds to buy tools and resources.  To help combat this problem the Rural Ministry Blog has Freebie Friday!  Every Friday we will take a look at a free resource that could benefit anyone involved with rural ministry.

I use PowerPoint presentations every week in my church and am always looking for quality background images.  Several months ago I ran across the Creation Swap website and have since used it extensively.  At Creation Swap you can download royalty free photos, logos, and sermon art to use in your church.  There are hundreds of quality downloads available in many formats, all for free!

Creation Swap also has a network of artists and graphic designers that you can browse if you want to have some custom work done.  Obviously this custom work is not free, but there are still plenty of quality free images and logos for you to use.

Check out Creation Swap for yourself at http://www.creationswap.com/

Disclosure: Neither the Rural Ministry Blog or Harry Colegrove benefit in any way from this product review

The Rural Ministry Blog is always on the lookout for free resources to benefit rural ministries If you are aware of any free resources please contact us.