When it comes to thinking about graphic design for your church - whether it is in logo design, branding, event PR, or artwork for worship, the idea behind it all is the essential component. The other properties follow. Size and color are of secondary importance. Sure, some of the forms will most likely hang together throughout, but what is your message? As art and technology come together going into the future, I'm confident that things will continue to change. Our favorite means of displaying art in worship might change, the types of screens we use might change, the most effective social media platforms will change. The way those platforms display information will change. It will continue to be a dynamic area that's hard to keep up with.
Despite all the change, the need to communicate an important message in a clear way stays the same. Where that happens, and how that happens might change. So, if you are wondering where to start with art and design for your church, don't first worry about what color it is, what size it is, or the future of technology. First, focus on what you want to say. Whether it's in pictures or with words, your message is timeless.
For further reading on changing design trends:
The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to be Aware of in 2016 from Canva
Fall 2016 Pantone Fashion Color Report
10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016 from Creative Market