How long does it take to snag someone’s attention? Some say only 2 seconds! Your cover photo on your Facebook timeline isn’t “just” a photo.
It’s like an introduction; a great one will immediately grab the attention of your audience, so they’ll want to stick around for the whole message.
The following examples all caught my attention. I hope they may help you come up with ideas for your own church’s cover photo.
Cover photo examples
Trinity Lutheran Church is an example of a small church in Mena, Arkansas whose cover photo shows the simple, but powerful image of the cross, marking the season of Lent.
Erickson Covenant Church’s Facebook cover photo adds a personal touch by displaying the friendly faces of its Leadership team.
Grace Community Church is a larger, non-denominational church. They took a “truth in advertising” approach by using a Cover Photo that is, literally, a clear picture of what their worship services will be like.
Fellowship Church is doing a series by Pastor Ed Young called “Pain Management.” As a part of the promotion for the series, this cover photo illustrates a cluttered and chaos-filled life. It looks painful, inviting the stressed and struggling person to come and learn more.
Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas combines subtle background texture with text. The use of a Bible verse focused on “comfort” shows people part of the message they can expect to hear when they visit this church.
Not all Cover Photos are elaborate. In the case of River Pointe Church, it’s simply a graphic and bold invitation to their Easter services.
The Cover Photo at Stonebriar Community Church shows the front of this unique and beautiful church. This is an image that welcomes visitors!
Cross Mountain Church chose an active and interesting graphic. This cover photo attracts the young and technically savvy.
Concord Church in Dallas joyfully announces their Worship Center Grand Opening. Their graphic is clever and attractive, showing their campus. It took me a few seconds to understand the upper left hand corner, but it was interesting enough that I took the time.
Center Point Church promotes their new series in this bold Cover Photo. It caused me to pause and consider what the focus of this series might be.
Glenview Baptist Church used a Cover Photo created by someone else. You don’t always have to create something yourself, and when you can get an image as beautiful as this, get it!
Now it’s your turn
Whether you already have a Facebook Page Cover Photo for your church, are ready to update it, or are preparing to create your first, you want it to show the heart of your church.
What is your church using for its Facebook cover photo? What cover photos have you used in the past that have gotten a good response? Leave us a link to your page in the comments, and we can discuss it.
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