If you manage a church Facebook page, we’d strongly recommend following all of these pages. Many have daily posts that you can share, some are places where you can get advice and help.
- The Episcopal Church
- The Diocese of West Missouri
- Forward Movement
- The Society of St. John the Evangelist
- Mission of St. Claire: Online Daily Office
- Episcopal Relief & Development
- Acts 8 Movement
- Episcopal Church Memes
- WEMO Communicators on Facebook
- Episcopal Communicators
These websites are well worth monitoring and visiting on a regular basis.
- ECF Vital Practices
- Calendar for the Church Year
- Lesson Plans That Work
- Sermons That Work
- Church Marketing Sucks
- Episcopal Church Foundation
- Episcopal Church Public Affairs Toolkit
- Diocesan Flickr Page (Diocesan Photographs)
- Episcopal Marketplace
- Episcopal Public Policy Network
- I am Episcopalian
Episcopal Asset Map
If your church doesn’t have a detailed entry in the Episcopal Asset map, we strongly recommend that you download the checklist and provide details so that people can find you.
Before using an image please check that you have the license to do so. Just because someone else has stolen and used an image, it doesn’t give you the right to do so as well. Any image you use should be either in the Public Domain, or licensed with a suitable Creative Commons license. And before you think no one will notice the use of their image, there are businesses that make their money tracking down copyright violations and charging the perpetrators.
Neither the bishop or I enjoy receiving invoices/lawyers’ letters from businesses whose images have been used without license by our churches.
In short, using images without permission is theft. Don’t do it. The list of resources below includes Public Domain and Creative Commons ‘share alike’ and ‘Noncommercial’ license sources. Note. Just because you are a non-profit, it doesn’t mean that your use could not be considered commercial.
Copyright law is quite daunting (and expensive if a legal decision goes against you).
- Diocesan image release text, poster, and image license. If you are taking pictures, recording or broadcasting live video, you need an image release. We’ve produced a poster you can prominently display and some text you can put in your bulletin. There is also a copy of the diocesan image use license which you may find helpful. https://office.diowestmo.org/resources/documents/#photo-release
- Social Media image sizes and aspect ratios. Handy set of Google Worksheets giving details of all the major platforms, claiming to be kept up to date. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16zR402-MriVnvXcPk-1JpOUwwfAJvYGF16VBpNlkVH0/edit#gid=1056492464
- The Diocesan Flickr Page – All churches are licensed to use any image – check the image caption for any known limitations. https://www.flickr.com/photos/diowestmo/albums
- Flickr – Use the Creative Commons search function to search for Noncommercial and share-alike licenses. https://flickr.com
- Metropolitan Museum’s Open Access images – (400k+): https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/policies-and-documents/open-access
- Pexels.com https://www.pexels.com/ free stock photographs.
- Pixabay Pixabay.com This is an image/site aggregation website, so double check the rights on any images.
- Public Domain Vectors. https://publicdomainvectors.org/
- WikiArt – Copyright free and public domain art images. https://www.wikiart.org/
- Library of Congress Digital Collections – https://www.loc.gov/collections/ Not all are Public Domain, but good copyright info on entries.
- Europeana – (58mil+, 13mil in the free to share image gallery): https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en
- National Museum of African American History and Culture – https://nmaahc.si.edu/about/images
- Open Culture – Don’t know this site yet? poke around it a bit, many major museums and libraries have outposts here: http://www.openculture.com/ Look for curated projects, too, like this one of 113 coloring books http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html
- MK&E – http://sammlungonline.mkg-hamburg.de/en
- New York Public Library – https://www.nypl.org/research/collections/digital-collections/public-domain
- OpenGLAM – https://openglam.org/ this takes a bit of navigating through but is a huge open-access cultural repository
- African American and African Diaspora Cultures – Images, Duke Library at Furman. https://libguides.furman.edu/adc/images All these are rights cleared for nonprofit use.
- USA.GOV image library – https://search.usa.gov/search/images?affiliate=usagov&query= your tax dollars paid for this.
Many thanks to Beth Felice for her contribution to the above list. Got any suggestions for additions or corrections? email me: email@example.com.
- 09-07-2021. Page content migrated from diowestmo.org