D2Design – D2Design provides promotion and marketing resources to ministries and churches, including graphics services and a variety of printed materials.
Design 373 – Design373 is a full-service solution for graphic design and marketing for churches and ministries. Services include marketing strategy, social media, web design, branding and strategies for reaching your community.
Outreach Marketing – A leading provider of church marketing communication tools, such as postcards, bulletins, banners, door hangers, small group curriculum and outreach campaigns. Find Bible study materials, outreach books, evangelism tools, church invitations, new mover cards, and church mailers.
iTickets – iTickets is a great ticketing resource for churches, concerts and events, with an iOS scanning app and a full suite of services.
Brushfire – Brushfire is a robust platform for online ticketing and registration for churches and ministries. The service is customizable, flexible and powerful with assigned seating, e-mail marketing and a branded event experience. Pricing starts at $1 plus 1% per ticket and includes the full Brushfire features slate. The mobile app allows for ticket scanning and has tools to manage individual seats and overall capacity.
e-giving – e-giving by NCS Services offers a good online giving and payment processing solution for churches, schools and nonprofits. Depending on the plan you choose, the average transaction fee for credit cards is 2.09% to 3% plus a .39 processing fee. The ACH transaction fee is 1% plus a .39 processing fee. e-giving also supports giving kiosks and text to give.
Pushpay – Pushpay began as a mobile giving solution that made generosity easy and simple. Over time, the company has grown to be a full mobile giving and engagement solution that serves over 7,000 churches around the world. Pushpay offers three pricing tiers: Core, Advanced and Complete. Processing fees range from 1% for ACH transactions to 3% for credit card transactions. Be sure to negotiate pricing to receive the best quote possible.
Art & Graphics
iStockphoto – Image files downloaded from iStockphoto can be used for advertising, websites, blogs, presentations, video productions, podcasts and more. Purchase iStock credits individually or on a subscription plan.
Shutterstock – Find royalty-free stock photos for promotion and marketing purposes on this useful web resource. Images can be purchased in small batches at affordable rates.
ChurchArt Online – Subscribe to ChurchArt Online® and gain access to thousands of church-art images and newsletter, postcard and flyer templates.
iPadKiosks – iPadKiosks.com sells an industrial-quality steel enclosure tooled to secure and protect iPad, Android and Windows tablets. Kiosks create a positive impression for guests as an information station, event registration location and online giving terminal. Models include a standalone iPad kiosk, a countertop iPad kiosk and a wall-mount iPad kiosk.
Kiosk Pro App – The Kiosk Pro series of iOS apps features the tools you need to easily create and maintain iPad kiosks. The app locks the iPad and runs your customized content full screen without navigation or status bars.
Constant Contact – Constant Contact is the leading provider of web-based e-mail marketing software for small to mid-sized organizations. With an easy-to-use wizard, more than 100 eye-catching email templates, list management features, e-mail tracking and reporting, and high deliverability, Constant Contact makes it easy for a ministry to communicate with members and guests. Existing e-mail addresses and lists can be easily imported for use in Constant Contact.
Emma – Emma offers a full range of features needed to engage your e-mail subscriber list. It features a drag and drop editor, built-in social media tools and autoresponders to target new subscribers. A $30.00 monthly subscription fee covers 1,000 subscribers with unlmited e-mails each month.
Ministry Marketing (Books)
Barna, George, Church Marketing: Breaking Ground for the Harvest (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1992).
Davis, Diana, Fresh Ideas: 1,000 Ways to Grow a Thriving and Energetic Church (Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2007).
Reising, Richard L., Church Marketing 101: Preparing Your Church for Greater Growth (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006).
Shawchuck, Norman, Philip Kotler, Bruce Warren and Gustave Rath, Marketing for Congregations: Choosing to Serve People More Effectively (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992).
Speaking Faith: The Essential Handbook for Religion Communicators, 7th ed. (New York: Religion Communicators Council, 2004).
Waltz, Mark L., First Impressions: Creating WOW Experiences in Your Church (Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, 2005).