All of these image sites can be used for non commercial purposes such as in your church printed materials and on our church website.
This is a personal favourite. 660,000 images that can literally be used for any purpose.
Search terms such as Christianity or praise and worship.
When you find a contributor you like, click to see their other photos. You will see some photos from Pixabay on our demo site.
You must use the ‘Free Images’ tab at the top to search for free images, otherwise everything will cost money.
There are not so many religious and church related images in the free library, but there are plenty if you are prepared to pay. There are plenty of free images on a wide range of themes such as family, growth, light etc
Commercial images will also appear in your search results.
This site is nicely organised into categories and the search function is very easy to use. The categories are handy for you to use if you want to find other images that are similar. You will find over 100,000 free images.
Watch out because you will find image results and also search boxes that take you to paid sites. You do need to register on this site to download your free images.
Here is one I liked (just search for Blue Cross to find it as well as some other nice crosses):
This site is another one worth visiting if you have a general theme in mind rather than church specific images.
Shutter stock results are also shown in adverts, and there are search boxes and adverts that lead you away from the site. To stay on this site make sure yu go back to the home page when you want to carry out a new search.
Use the advanced search to find
Again look for other photos by the same photographer - these can be a real goldmine.
Check whether attribution is required or not before you start sharing or adapting this photos
This is a ministry resource website specifically set up to help churches communicate. If you are planning a sermon series or want to communicate a specific Christian message, this could be the site for you.
Use your Digital Superstars
. Have you got some tech-savy teenagers in your church? Why not give them some themes to use for image searching and set them going.
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