Top 7 Fonts for Worship in 2021

Are you using the wrong font for your worship services? What makes a good font for ProPresenter?

Top 7 Fonts for Worship in 2021

The font you use to display lyrics is a big deal. Often churches will stick with the default font in ProPresenter and not think a thing about it. However, choosing the perfect font can either complement or distract from your worship service.

There are a few qualifications a font must meet to be a good choice to display your lyrics with.

The first and most important qualification is legibility. A big problem with many serf fonts is that, while decorative, they can be challenging to read at a distance.

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The second qualification is how well it looks in your space and what fits the look and feel of your worship space. This is where the font wars begin.

Rather than suggest a specific font, we asked churches what fonts they use for worship.

It turns out many of them look very similar.

Futura Bold

Font: Futura Bold - Size: 72pt Leading: 120pt

Futura is a font known by all type nerds because of its clean and modern appeal. Futura isn't new, though. Futura was first released in 1927 by Paul Renner, survived the Nazis, and even made it to the moon.

Futura is a favorite among projectionists for bringing a classic yet clean look that feels familiar and fresh.

Futura PT from Paratype
A sans serif typeface with 22 styles, available from Adobe Fonts for sync and web use. Adobe Fonts is the easiest way to bring great type into your workflow, wherever you are.
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Bebas Neue

Font: Bebas Neue - Size: 90pt Leading: 120pt

Bebas Neue is one of the most unique font selections in this collection. A feature of this font is that it is rather skinny and tall, allowing you to either fit more words on your screen or provide a wider margin to highlight your visuals.

Bebas Neue from Dharma Type
A sans serif typeface with 1 style, available from Adobe Fonts for sync and web use. Adobe Fonts is the easiest way to bring great type into your workflow, wherever you are.

VMC Worship Bold

Font: VMC Worship Bold - Size: 72pt Leading: 120pt

VMC Worship Bold is the only font I'm aware of that has been designed from scratch, specifically for displaying lyrics in church. There are other worship fonts out there, but I'm unaware of any other fonts created from the ground up.

I like VMC Worship Bold because it is somewhere between Futura and Montserrat and borrows some of the best characteristics of both.

Free Church Fonts — Visual Media Church
VMC Worship is a custom designed worship font designed for church projection. Free fonts are available for churches to use in all design and media projects.
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Montserrat

Font: Montserrat Bold - Size: 72pt Leading: 120pt

Montserrat is the only font that shares a name with a British territory in the Caribbean on our list. The font Montserrat is a popular Google font created by Julieta Ulanovsky that started as a Kickstarter project.

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Montserrat Weights on Google Fonts

Papyrus

Font: Papyrus - Size: 64pt Leading: 120pt

Okay, this one is a joke. But ask any group of graphic designers or projectionists what their favorite font is, and Papyrus is sure to come up. Papyrus, exceeded only by Comic Sans, is one of the world's most made fun of fonts and shouldn't be used unless you're trying to be funny. 😏

Papyrus® Font Family | Fonts.com
Papyrus is a roman calligraphic typeface with distinctive human touches like rough edges, irregular curves, and high horizontal strokes in the caps. It imp

Urbane

Font: Urbane Demi Bold - Size: 72pt Leading: 120pt

Urbane is one of my latest favorites. Especially in other weights, Urbane brings a clean urban look without being a distraction. I could see Urbane being used in some sort of creative layout that emphasized the medium or demi bold weights.

Urbane from Device Fonts
A sans serif typeface with 14 styles, available from Adobe Fonts for sync and web use. Adobe Fonts is the easiest way to bring great type into your workflow, wherever you are.
Urbane on Adobe Fonts