Last Update: October 2021
Years ago, as the Media Ministry leader for a local small church, I discovered free worship loops for Easyworship. What a refreshing change they were over static, single-colored backgrounds! Our members loved them, too.
I especially liked the nature scenes. Spring-themed blossoms, lush wooded paths and babbling brooks were my favorites.
In 2009 and 2010, Jesse Orndorff posted links to some great free worship loops and motion backgrounds for churches here on Church Website Ideas. For a long time, those two articles were the most popular posts on this blog!
But there was a problem. Things change fast on the interwebs.
Just five years after the original posts went live, nearly all of the links in those two posts either died or were no longer free.
So, I created this post to replace those two. At the time, the five media sites below had made more than 600 video loops, mini movies, motion backgrounds, and stills FREE and available to churches (or anyone else in search of high quality, free motion backgrounds).
As of this update, that number has since grown to more than 9,000 free media files and tools (and growing) that these gracious servants have made available to the church!
Download and use these as worship backgrounds, website backgrounds, Powerpoint video backgrounds, or in whatever project a moving background will enhance and clarify the message.
Free Worship Loops For Your Projects
FREE MOTION BACKGROUNDS FROM CHURCH MEDIA DROP
ChurchMediaDrop.com (formerly Church Media Design) was started in January 2008. As Church Media Design, the original goal was to provide those working or helping in local church a better understanding how to use media.
Now, as Church Media Drop, they’ve created a hub where churches and church creatives can share with other churches around the globe, the high quality graphics, motion backgrounds, video loops and other media they’ve created.
As a totally free resource, it’s pretty incredible. The Motion Backgrounds category alone is a doorway to more than 530 high quality worship video backgrounds.
FREE MOTION BACKGROUNDS FROM DAN STEVERS
As of this writing, StoryLoop.com (formerly DanStevers.com) offers more than 300 amazing, FREE worship and sermon graphics, motion backgrounds, stills, titles, and countdowns. The Flood Pack alone contains more than 37 files! Phenomenal!
Started in 2009 by director and animator Dan Stevers, DanStevers.com was launched as a resource by a one-man studio in 2009 to resource the global Church, the library has since grown into a collaboration of artists from around the world. In 2021, DanStevers.com transitioned into StoryLoop.com to reflect the collective of artists who are passionately creating new art each month to tell sacred stories.
Collide Magazine said,
“Dan Stevers creates animations that accomplish the most important function of any medium, effective communication. The bottom line is, Dan Stevers’ work is a benchmark for any aspiring animator.”
IGNITER MEDIA FREE WORSHIP MOTION BACKGROUNDS
Igniter Media (formerly Graceway Media) offers over 10,000 Still and Motion designs to meet your service needs. Easily search for designs for your worship service, special event and message design.
To download the
24 5 10 free worship loops Igniter Media offers, sign up is required.
FREE MOTION BACKGROUNDS FROM CREATIONSWAP™
Thousands of artists flock to CreationSwap to generously share their work with churches and pastors around the world. Check them out to download more than
70 90 free worship loops, titles, and countdowns.
FREE MOTION BACKGROUNDS FROM CHURCH MOTION GRAPHICS
Church Motion Graphics was started in 2009 and had a mission to create high quality church media for the creative church. They are still holding true to this call by creating beautiful worship motion backgrounds, mini-movies, titles, countdown timers and other free media and tools.
More than 8,000 files available for free download!
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