Hi Creatives,

This Creative Toolkit is filled with 30+ productivity, design and ministry resources (that's over 70 links). I hope it inspires you to take your craft and ministry to the next level. Everything listed is FREE, so go buy your friend or team member a latte and invest in them. While I invest in you ...

  • The ministry tools consist of bible apps, as well as media and worship elements. Series graphics, movies, logos ... everything to help you communicate the Gospel effectively.
  • If you are looking for design help jump down to the design tools. There you'll find tools to help you pick the best colors, fonts and photos for your graphics and videos. Plus I listed a few simple-to-use design programs. 
  • Don't forget to check out the writing and productivity apps at the bottom of the page.

As always, keep me posted on what you're working on, I'd love to encourage you in your creative process. Also, let me know if you think of any other resources to add to the toolkit.

Oh ... don't forget to check out my FREEBIE page filled with printables, scriptures bombs and more

Happy Creating! 


MINISTRY TOOLS

 

A free Bible on your phone, tablet, and computer. YouVersion is a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God's Word into your daily life.

{Jenny's top pick}

Grow your faith with devotionals, Bible reading plans, and mobile apps.


Provides powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word through the free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith.

Provides the NET Bible with its 60,000+ notes for free to the world and free access to Lumina, the best Bible reading and study tool available online.


Free Resources for Worship & Creatives. Series graphics, logos, videos & creative packages.

Stock photos, videos, graphics and more shared by artists from around the world. Limit to three downloads per month on free accounts.

 


Materials include sermon audio, countdowns, promotional design graphics and opening videos from a wide variety of message series and churches. Content is used in a non-commercial application. 


Series graphics, videos, trailers, print pieces - all for free, from the Elevation Church Creative Team. (Charlotte, NC)


Unlimited access to 35,000 sermons, transcripts, kids lessons, worship songs, art and graphics, and the entire two-year Bible App for Kids Curriculum package by LifeChurch.tv (Edmond, OK).

 

  • Messages - "The Messages section of Open contains thousands of free video-based sermon series along with corresponding artwork, notes, transcripts, mailers, social media assets, and promo trailers."
  • Creative - Art, logos, holiday graphics, and social media assets, all available for you to download, edit, and distribute for free.
  • Leadership - "Resources to strengthen yourself as a leader and build leadership within your team. Download trainings, videos, podcasts, worksheets, and more!"
  • Worship - "We were created expressly to worship God, and here in the Worship category, you'll find holiday favorites and original music from Life.Church and partner ministries to help your church worship Him. No licensing worries here - all the lyrics, art, music, and support files you find here are yours to use for free to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ."
  • Kids - "The LifeKids team creates colorful custom content for kids ages two through 4th grade. Browse the Bible App for Kids Curriculum for preschoolers and Konnect for younger elementary students." 
  • Youth - Here you'll find high-quality, free lesson packages for older elementary students and middle and high school students.
  • Missions - "The Church is the present-day hands and feet of Christ, and we want to serve the world like Jesus would. Here are the Missions programs we use at Life.Church to train and send out missional leaders and volunteers."
  • Small Groups - "We learn and grow in community, so we've compiled a set of Small Groups studies that help lead your attenders to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Find complete studies for Chazown, BibleX, Fight, Weird, and others here."
  • Operations - "It takes a lot to run an efficient church, so we've compiled some resources that can help you stay organized. Here, you'll find helpful documents for your Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Construction & Design teams. You can also click the 'Training' link in the header above to find tips and tools for managing different areas of ministry."

{Jenny's top pick}


Find and search for worship songs, get the lyrics and download the chart. Become a member for free and gain access to free music and resources for worship leaders.



Design TOOLS

 

Images and videos you can use anywhere.

 

High-resolution photos.

{Jenny's top pick}


High-resolution stock photos

Six freebies updated weekly (photos, graphics, templates, themes, fonts and more).

 


Quality freeware fonts that is licensed for commercial work.

{Jenny's top pick}

"The fonts presented on this website are their authors' property, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain. If no author/license is indicated that's because we don't have information, that doesn't mean it's free."


Known for its ability to identify almost any typeface, Fonts in Use is a great resource for type identification and research. The site takes images and identifies the typefaces used.


Find a font combination for your design needs.


Find the perfect color combination for your project.

"Whether you're trying to determine complimentary colors for an existing pallet or starting completely from scratch, Adobe's Kuler will be your saving grace. Just by moving the dots around the color wheel you're able to select a wide range of complimentary, analogous, triad, shades, or custom colors, and Kuler will give you the RGB and HEX codes so you can go back to creating your masterpiece."


 

Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos - in minutes.

{Jenny's top pick}

 


Create gifs for communication, emails and because it's fun!


BONUS TOOLS

 

"A proof reading tool for writers. It's like a spellchecker, but for style."

 

"Finds and corrects hundreds of complex writing errors — so you don’t have to."

 


"Evernote is one of the premier cross-platform note-taking services, allowing users to take and upload notes, pictures, audio and video snippets and organize them into cloud notebooks that can be synced across different devices."

A web and mobile application designed to help teams track their work.

{Jenny's top pick}

Easy, flexible, and the visual way to manage your projects and organize anything.