Getting Started with ChurchArt Online
Welcome to ChurchArt Online! Let's get started on the Home page. This document will step you through the core features of the site. Then you can click around and make yourself at home.
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Begin on the Home page
Let’s start by getting a feel for the home page, which we call the Dashboard.
In the center, you'll see a link to New Art added this week. Each Monday, we publish another set of images that you'll find are appropriate for that time of year plus images you can use year-round.
Below New Art this week, see featured topics that may be of interest to you right now. It’s a way for our editors to show all the different topics available to you.
Options for SEARCH are on the left side of the screen. The search tool does a lot of heavy lifting, so please be sure to check out all that it can do for you.
- Keyword and Topic Search. Search for artwork of different image types by entering a keyword in the box. Topics will start to appear as you type that you can choose. Or you can enter the keyword and hit Go.
- Search for New art within the most recent weeks. Only images that were entered within the most recent weeks will show in your search results.
- Search Preferences. You can choose to only see color images in your search results or a specific file type like JPG or PNG.
- Topic List. Here you will find our entire list of Topics that you can browse if you'd like a bit of inspiration for the image you might need.
- Scripture Search. Use this tool if you want to find an image from a specific book, chapter or verse.
Search for images and media
ChurchArt Online has the largest library of church-related art around! We want to make sure you know how to find and download the images and media so you get the most out of your membership.
Here are some important links that will help you learn this powerful tool.
Use the Caption Editor
For almost every image in the library, you can edit the caption! This is perfect if you love the image but need different wording or scripture on it. Look for the "Edit Caption" link under images in Search results.
Learn more about using the Caption Editor.
Save your favorites for later with My Images
Find an image you like and want to use it later but you don't want to download it now? You can use the My Images feature to do this. Next to each image filename, you'll see a symbol. Click the folder symbol and the images are stored under the My Images tab to make it easy to grab later. What is My Images?
ChurchArt Pro only features
As a Pro member, you get even more content (and exclusive Pro services, shown below)! First, in Search, you'll see Motion Videos and Templates.
Motion Videos. Welcome and Goodbye loops, Scripture loops and Announcement videos are available in a variety of formats. Most videos are 30 seconds long and can seamlessly loop.
Templates. The professionally designed newsletter, flyer or postcard templates are easy to edit and use. Simply download and start typing. Really!
You'll find links to these additional Pro-only features from the Dashboard and from the header.
Calendar. Add a custom calendar to your church website in less than 10 minutes. Create and view events, coordinate the use of rooms and equipment, easily share events on Twitter and Facebook and more.
Birthdays. Add this easy-to-use member birthday plug-in to your church’s website in just minutes, and members will instantly see who has a birthday coming up. Then they can send an email greeting with a few clicks of their mouse.
Send News. Create and send email messages quickly and easily with our quick message feature. In just three simple steps, you’ll be able to create and deliver email information to your church community for no additional charge.
Content. Bible quizzes, bible-based activities, and other content help complete your newsletter or bulletins with church-appropriate content.
Below is a short video that shows all features included with a ChurchArt Pro membership.
Get Help 24/7
Look in our extensive help library for documents and videos that will explain almost every aspect of your membership.
And if you can't find your answer there, you can send us a note under Contact Us. We're a friendly crew and will answer your questions within 48 working hours.