The free templates from Effective Church Communications can be used as is—but you can also modify them!
Many ECC Members have done that over the years and I love it when they send me the final result.
The one here (after the link) is by Georgia Bamber from Harvest Assembly in Toronto, Canada. She took the postcard with this text on it, changed the background and put it into her newsletter that she does in MS Publisher.
Not only did she encourage me (and I hope inspire all of you with her shared example), but she called the text "a poem." I hadn't really thought of it as this and a number of similar things I'd written (and make freely available to you) as poems before. I looked up the definitions of prose and poetry and she was right. I ought to have known that; I was an English teacher many years ago. But having that label on them, I hope to be much more intentional about creating them in the future.
Poem or simply "inspiring text" as I called it, is available to you along with the many free templates and other text messages. The links are at the end of this blog.
PLEASE DO send me your creations or modifications along with permission to use them and I will pass them on to inspire others.
Here is the original postcard and the text on the back is below it:
It seemed hopeless when the disciples of Jesus said,
“It’s been three days”
Three days since they saw him
Three days may not seem like much, but it is an eternity
when every hope you had for the future died when
What they didn’t know was that the morning of the
third day Jesus broke the shackles of sin and death and
is forever alive.
They just didn’t know it yet.
The resurrection is true.
Hope is alive!
Join us on Easter and let us share the good news of
hope forever with you.
Here is the graphic she changed it into:
And here is how it fit into the Newsletter--please do download the PDF of the Newsletter and read the cover story on prayer and fasting—it is both challenging and encouraging:
Click either image to download the newsletter: