More FREE stuff for IMAG

One of the many things I concern myself with is filling large projection screens every Sunday.

I’m not a graphic artist… but I think I can fake it pretty well. In my many attempts at faking it, I’ve created some stuff that I want to share.

This post deals with graphics and animations for Baptism services. Over the last 7 1/2 years we’ve had about 2 Baptism services a year. The first year, 2009, I created just still graphics. The following year, I decided that I liked things that move, so I began creating backgrounds and graphics with motion. I’m not a fan of static “screen filler”.

Below are several styles that I’m putting out on with world wide interwebs for public consumption. My hopes are that if someone in my volunteer service position at their church needs something  for their Baptism service, that they’ll somehow stumble upon this post and find what they’re looking for (or at least maybe a little inspiration).

The stills are free to all! Just please don’t resell them. Freely use, pass along, build upon, whatever, just don’t sell them. MMM-kay?!

The motions…. well… those aren’t free but are really CHEAP! SUPER CHEAP!
(click the middle of the thumbnail for the version you like – magnifying glass – then click the link under MOTIONS:)
(or click HERE)

It’s been my experience that ProPresenter (for Mac) doesn’t like .mp4 files. If you decide you like the motions and download them, then discover they don’t play well on your system, contact me and I’ll make .mov (h264) versions available to you that I know will play nice with ProPresenter (Mac).

If you find yourself here and do indeed download and use any of these, please leave me a comment.

If you feel comfortable, please share where your church is (city or state, or both), what size (rough estimate), are you portable (meet in a school or have your own building), and maybe what presentation software you use.
I’m just curious.

To be fair, I’ll start us off:
• Five Stones Church in Waxhaw NC, 700+/- in worship (my estimate)
• we are currently portable – we meet in a middle school – but are building our own facility just down the road
• we use ProPresenter 5


The “Stuff”

FREE Lord’s Supper graphics for IMAG


One of the things I do is provide visual support for Five Stones Church.
(graphics with scriptures, application points, etc. and announcement graphics)

It’s one of those things that I kind of fell into, in that I have the software and know how to do it. I’m not a graphic artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I feel like I can get the job done and fake it.

About 4 times a year, we observer The Lord’s Supper (or Communion). For over 4 years now, I’ve struggled with finding pre-made graphics that look cool and are relevant to the style of today (meaning they’re not dated looking). There are several resources out there that I can pull from, some are free (legally free, not borrowing/stealing free), and some are a paid subscription. Even with the paid sites, I’ve found it hard to find something less cliche for the Lord’s Supper/Communion.
(disclaimer: there’s lots of good stuff out there, I just can’t find things that speak to me and that I feel would fit Five Stones.)

This September (2013) I found myself searching for blank backgrounds that I could use for our upcoming Communion service. A few days into my search, I decided I would make some of my own, and if they turned out OK and I was happy with them, I’d share with hopes that someone will find them and be able to use them! So, that’s the reason for this post and links below.

I just ask 2 things:

  • Don’t sell them or give them away as your own work. You don’t have to credit me, just don’t claim them as your own. Pass them along if you like, it’s cool, just don’t tell people, “Hey, I made these” – that’s not cool. I’m working on the honor system here and expect you to do the same.
  • If you’re going to download any of them please leave me a comment below and let me know where you’re from (if in the US, just your state is fine, if out of the US, just the country is fine). I’m just curious that’s all. This is my first attempt at helping out my fellow media pals and I’m curious about where all this stuff might be used.

These are FREE! FREE indeed!!

These graphics are based on Francisco De Zurbaran‘s work “Christ On The Cross”.
His work is public domain (cc); he died in 1664.
(all works published before 1923 are in the public domain)

While I’m the creator and technically I own the copyright, I give anyone and everyone unrestricted usage (except for the selling and claiming them as your own work part).

Click the thumbnails below to get an idea of how I’ve used these backgrounds and if they fit what you’re looking for, then click here to download and use them as you wish for your services, ministries, etc.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you decide these fit your purpose!

podcast thumbnail example

Podcast thumbnail example

title slide example

Title graphic example

scripture slide example #2

Scripture reference example

scripture slide example

Scripture example