church planting. logo design. low cost.
There seems to be a huge surge of church planting activities since my seminary days a decade ago. Sometimes I wish I could be a church planter, sorta like I’ve long wished to be a comedian, or tried to be a pastor. But in the real world, I just gotta be me.
Aaron Flores has been forming a church community in Santa Ana, more organic and missional, rather than the high-risk low-success-rate of typically organization-driven church plants. Aaron writes in Church Planting on a Dime about how to plant a church on the cheap — low risk because of low cost, covering topics like facilities, communications + marketing, finances, legal, staff, office, etc.
What about old church buildings? Donate Church Group has some great ideas and possibilities for older churches and older church buildings — instead of cashing them out into residential units, banks, or offices, it’d be such a better legacy to have the building gifted to bless a new church plant.
What about logo design, for church plants or whatever business or organization startups? Here’s a bunch of ways I quickly found for getting one done with a set price-point rather than custom design (note: this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison, since everyone has their own terms and limitations) ::
- $10 – www.tendollarlogo.com
- $25 – www.gotlogos.com
- $49 – www.logomaker.com
- $59 – www.kooldesigning.com
- $199 – www.churchplantmedia.com
Another helpful list of tips from SEOish experts — How to market a website on $100, answering the question, “What would you do if you only had 100 dollars to market your website?”
 Get free web hosting from Dreamhost if your church (or nonprofit) has a 501c3 IRS determination letter. ht: superhua and GeekandGod
This is an awesome post – I follow “church planting on a dime” and was amazed at some of the emergent technology 2.0 there. Great finds!