Does your church struggle with quality designs that share the message of the Gospel?
Maybe, you don’t have a full time graphic designer to work on your church design needs. Or, you are a staff member that “inherited” the design ministry. After all, you’re young, so you should know everything about computers, design, printing, and websites.
My name is Estevan Montoya, and in my 10 years of design experience, I have found churches struggling. Unless they have a dedicated media person, they will either continue to struggle or pay lots of $$$ for professional designs.
You see, I am a church planter/pastor myself. By the grace of God, I was saved at the age of 16 with the call of God to preach a few months after. Prior to my calling into ministry, I was pursuing a career in Graphic & Web Design. With a full ride to UNM, I turned my back on my will to follow God in preaching the Gospel.
Little did I know what God was doing.
I thought giving my life to preach would mean that I would never use a computer again. Well, to make a long story short, I went to a Bible college that used technology to proclaim the truth. There, I learned that one can serve God, share the Gospel, and use computers to do it!
After picking up a computer and working hard to learn how to use it for the glory of God, I have learned that many churches are not fortunate to have a designer they can use. For 10 years, I have helped churches with their print and web needs. From Gospel tracts to websites, I have designed for churches across America.
Now, I want to equip churches to be able to make their own designs. Because Photoshop no longer costs a lot and younger preachers have the eye for design, I feel it is time to share my experience with other churches.
I don’t claim to know it all, and if it were not for God enabling me, I could not do this. But, as God expects His servants to use their talents in Kingdom investments, I want to invest in churches.
What Do You Have To Look Forward To?
This website will be a hub for guides on church graphic design. I will teach tips and tricks for Photoshop and printing for churches. We will take this a step further into the online world. I will teach about church websites, podcasting, social media, and other online church ministry.
Lastly, I am going to release 2 podcast episodes each month. On the 1st and 15th of the each month, I will talk about design and tools so churches can use technology to proclaim the truth of the Gospel.
Does technology make a difference?
As a pastor set on seeing Biblical revival, I can see how people rely on media to build their ministry. I am a firm believer that Jesus builds the local church. All this media, when used properly, can be a tool for God to use. The power behind the tools we use should always be God.
Using media should never replace prayer and personal evangelism.
With that, I pray this website will be used to equip churches to reach their communities with quality material that does not hinder our testimony for our Holy Saviour, Jesus Christ.