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  • Introducing Solomon Padilla

    On January 2, we added a creative designer to our team and we are excited to introduce him. His name is Solomon Padilla and he moved down to McKinney, TX from beautiful Colorado Springs, CO. I'm not sure how we got someone to move from Colorado, but we are glad we did. He and his wife Jessica are starting a new chapter in their life here and we are so thankful for that.

    Please welcome Solomon!

  • 2013: A Year In Review

    Another year has come to an end, but we want to share some of our successes with you. In fact, 2013 was our best year ever! And without you, our members, we couldn’t have done any of it. Thank you.

    New Motion Designer

    We hired the super-talented Timmy Allen all the way from West Palm Beach, Florida. He is a great addition to our RT family and we are truly blessed to have him. Rob Thomas had a brief interview with him on his first day.

    Website Updates

    We made some significant improvements both in design and performance to our website. Some of the changes were subtle or “under the hood” that make searching, downloading and loading images faster. We aren’t stopping, though. We are currently hard at work on a complete overhaul for 2014 and we are exited to share some news about this soon!

    A Record-Breaking Year

    2013 was an amazing year statistically speaking. We are honored to serve thousands of churches and ministries on a regular basis. We're proud to have customers in nearly every state across the U.S. in addition to providing service to those in 36 different nations! It's truly a blessing to help enhance the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the globe. Check out some of these cool stats below:

    More to Come in 2014

    As memorable as 2013 has been, we have even more in store for 2014 and can’t wait to share some of the exciting things to come. In the near future, we'll be launching Graceway 3.0 which will showcase a variety of really cool features. Stay tuned for more updates throughout 2014.

  • Retitle Turnaround During Echo 2013

    As you know, Graceway Media is a part of RT Creative Group. We have an amazing opportunity to reach out and train, teach and share with the church community through our annual Echo Conference. Echo is a church conference for artists, geeks and storytellers. Each year we explore creativity in leadership, visuals, communications and branding, tech and worship.

    Many of you are planning on attending Echo 2013 and we are excited to meet you in person. With most of our creative staff helping to make Echo a reality, we aren't completing Retitle orders from July 23–29. Any orders accepted during that time will be delivered the following Tuesday, July 30.

    If you are needing a Retitle order completed for the weekend of July 28, get your orders in no later than 3pm on July 22. Don't forget about that same-day feature for 4 credits.

    We are really excited about this year's Echo Conference and can't wait to talk to you. Make sure you stop by our booth to meet our designers and support staff.

  • Improved Search and More

    We've been hard at work improving the experience at Graceway. Last week, we launched many design updates to make the site easier on the eyes. This time, we have gone under the hood to improve the the biggest area: Search.

    An All New Search

    We have improved our search engine to recognize books of the Bible and multiple keywords. When you type in Romans, the search engine knows you only want books related to Romans. Get even more specific with searching Romans 5 and you only get results based on that chapter. You can also add multiple keywords together to narrow down your search and find exactly what you're looking for. Try searching for Summer Welcome!

    How Do You Spell Habakkuk?

    You now have an autocomplete list that appears when you type in the search box. This list includes all books of the Bible and all of our keyword library. You can now spell Philippians and Ecclesiastes like a champ. 

    Advanced Search

    You will notice a magnifying glass next to the search field. Click this to reveal the main categories you want to search within: Book-Chapter, Title & Subtitle and Keywords. The default search will be all 3 categories, but you can change this easily. If you are looking for designs with Jesus in the title, check Title & Subtitle and start your search. Looking for Photographic or Grunge styles? Try a search just within the Keywords.

    Moving Forward

    We are definitely excited about these updates and there are even better features coming. Our goal is to have the best experience for finding your church media. Check back soon for even more!

  • Improved Site Design and Experience

    This week we rolled out some great design updates to our site. Not only is the site cleaner and easier to browse, we are introducing new features for downloading and same-day Retitling!

    New Home Page

    Our brand new home page presents you with a dashboard strip, detailing your membership, credit total and quick links to other areas of your account.

    Below that, we've also included newest product feeds of our main areas: sermon designs, announcement and event designs, and worship backgrounds. Immediately, you can see the newest graphics in our main categories and see more of each area.


    Improved Download Options

    Downloading has now been condensed into a single process of selecting the format you want. As soon as you do, your download begins. We've also presented the download options in a way that's easier to see.


    New Product Pages

    We have completely redesigned our product pages for Stills and Motions. Now, you can see larger previews on both. For Stills, we have introduced a slideshow so you can see all the various layouts that are available for PowerPoint presentations or in our Jpeg packages. You can also see the fonts used and other statistics right below the main details.


    New Retitle Ordering

    We've brought the same large previews to the Retitle page as well. Now, you can easily see the design as you enter your new personalized information. You will also notice a new option for ordering: Same-Day Retitling! You now have until 3pm to order a same-day Retitle.

    Better Searching and Sorting

    With our new layout to search results, you can easily toggle between Stills, Motions or both. Sorting is now much faster and we present you with more results per page!

    What's Next?

    With this update, we have refined and made your experience easier and faster than ever. Our next update will include a redesigned "Advanced Search" where you can search specific passages and browse by book. We are also working on a new Sermon Series feature, more related graphics and much more ease of use.

    We hope you love these updates as much as we do. We care about your experience.

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