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Why Your Church Needs a Church App

According to Comscore, when it comes to using digital media, 57% of most people’s time is spent using mobile apps. While many churches have websites that are mobile-friendly, if your church doesn’t have a church app, you might be missing out on a valuable opportunity to gain interaction and attention from your members.

Here’s a video from MinistryOne that demonstrates what a good mobile church app does.

A Church App Offers Sermons

When your members want to dig deeper, repeat a message, or watch a service while away, there’s no better way than through a good mobile app. You can offer individual messages and series, accessible through an easy-to-navigate menu.

While the app can offer direct integration with sites like YouTube or Vimeo, the app itself is a much more streamlined place to help members find the messages they want to hear—without the distractions of a social media website.

A Church App Receives Prayer Requests

The key to a good app is to make it a useful tool for your congregation. By having an app that receives prayer requests, you allow members to open a line of communication quickly and easily when they need it most. Requests can feed into Church Management Software like FellowshipOne and alert pastors and leaders to the needs of their members.

A Church App Can Become a Giving Portal

Online giving for churches continues to increase, and according to recent studies, 15% of all online giving to churches happens online. As people become more reliant upon digital giving, making it easy and enjoyable is important for today’s church.

A church app affords the ability for your members to give with only a few clicks. Plus, using an app that directly integrates into your Church Management Software can streamline all your operations.

A Church App Alerts Members to Events

Today’s churches have more going on than just Sunday morning and Wednesday evening church services. Women’s Bible Study, Men’s Prayer, Youth Group, Jr. High, Singles ministry, outreaches, calls for church maintenance and volunteers—and more—are all part of an active community. Communicating upcoming events with your congregation each week is crucial, and an app can be a key tool in letting everyone know what’s happening next.

A Church App Pushes Notifications

…And an upcoming event doesn’t have to be a passive advertisement. With an app on a smartphone, you can send notifications to church members that pop up on their phone and/or on their notification list so everyone’s always “in the know.”

A Church App Can Be Custom Designed

The good news is, not all church apps have to look alike. While many churches rely upon pre-created templates, a good church app will allow you to customize the look and feel of the app to reflect the aesthetic of your church. Colors, images, icons and more can make your app uniquely your own.

Start Creating Your Church App

If you’re exploring church app possibilities for your church, fill out this form and select a time to get a free, personalized demonstration of how a church app from MinistryOne can empower your ministry.

We look forward to hearing from you!