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I don’t know of anyone who could use more help than the church secretary when it comes to saving time and money. These sites can help you accomplish both! Bookmark this blog post on your Pinterest wall to keep it for easy access or share it with your friends on Facebook!

Express Scribe Allows you to download transcription software, which will allow you to slow down (or speed up) audio files so you may type what you are hearing at your own speed.

Price: FREE

Practical Uses for the Church Secretary:

  • Transcribe your pastor’s sermons so they can be published (for websites, pamphlets, or books)
  • Transcribe dictations of letters or notes (No need to know shorthand!)


PicMonkey Do you not have a graphic designer at your church? This site will allow you to edit photographs so even someone with no design experience at all can make a picture look professional.

Price: FREE, but you can get more features if you buy a membership ($33 a year)

Practical Uses for the Church Secretary:

  • Make your website look professional with first-class pictures.
  • Add text to your photos to make custom graphics for your events. This is particularly helpful if you use graphics in your church bulletins.


GotPrint This site has GREAT prices for all your printing needs. Their work is very professional. We have used this company many times over and have always been very pleased with the quality.

Price: Varies according to the project

Practical Uses for the Church Secretary:

  • They can print flyers, bulletins, mailouts, tracts, business cards, postcards, among many other mass printing options.

Note: Vistaprint is another fine option for printing.


Lynda.Com Learn tricks at your own pace from video tutorials that will help you sharpen your skills. Tutorials cover the Microsoft Suite, the Adobe Suite, photography, graphic and web design, audio/visual skills among MANY other helpful skills.

Price: The cheapest plan is $25 a month or $250 a year, but this is a great investment in yourself and your ministry!

Practical Uses for the Church Secretary:

  • This is a great site for anyone who did not go to school for office or design skills OR anyone who wants to keep their skills current.


TripIt Once you set up your account, simply send your confirmations (flight, hotel, airline, etc) to and they will make an itinerary FOR YOU that is viewable across all your devices for both yourself and your pastor’s family!

Price: FREE

Practical Uses for the Church Secretary:

  • This site makes organizing travel arrangements for your pastor so much easier!


Please give us your favorite website to use in the church office in the comments below! I will add your office website suggestions to this blog post!




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