D2Design – D2Design provides promotion and marketing resources to ministries and churches, including graphics services and a variety of printed materials.
E-zekiel – E-zekiel is a turnkey solution for designing, developing and maintaining church and non-profit websites. All tools are web-based, meaning that no software installation on your own computer is required. In addition, web management tools are accessible from any computer.
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.
Web Marketing Today – Web Marketing Today publishes articles, tutorials, webinars, and podcasts by internet marketing experts to help small businesses succeed online.
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.
iTickets – iTickets is a great online ticketing resource for Christian concerts and events, with free iPhone/iPad scanning apps and $.95 tickets.
NCS Services – NCS Services offers one of the best online giving and payment processing solutions for churches, schools and nonprofits. It features no hidden costs or fees and no startup costs. The average processing rate for donations using Visa, Discover or Mastercard are 1.75% with NCS. NCS Services require no merchant account, so there won’t be an expensive and lengthy process to contend with before getting started. NCS Services is also PCI Level One compliant.
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.
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).