August 21 2014

Should you get a church app?


The future of mobility can seem so blurry and confused without the right information. Pastors and ministry leaders are often asking us at the Bible and Journal App if they should get a church app now or wait? Is it really a necessity for their ministry? Are they worth the initial investment? Will apps stay around or are they a short lived fad? These are all great questions to be considered before you invest in getting a mobile app for your church or ministry.

We see a great value in having a custom branded church app, but we encourage people to take a look at the facts, and let them answer their questions.

Church App Facts

Today an overwhelming percentage of our culture are more then just app users, they are “app addicts”. There is 72% of mobile app users using at least 10 apps a day, with many using more the 20. It is not just a connivence for them, its a way of everyday life. They are constantly turning to apps to point them in the right direction, looking to their phone to fill every free minute.

There is a very clear trend today of people using apps on the go rather than websites.

In March Forbes.com wrote about this massive trend to apps taking place. People are using apps consistently every day because of the easy of use and convenience they offer. Many experts say that the smartphone usage will more then double in the next two years because of this. Considering that it took 13 years to get to 1 billion smartphone users, thats a huge bell curve app user growth we are sitting at the bottom of. When you look at all the statistics on mobile phone usage the answer to these questions become a lot clearer.

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As we have dialogued with thousands of pastors and leaders about a church apps we find they are all facing the same challenge.

People today are so busy, how do they better connect with them! Everyone is wanting to create a deeper sense of community in their congregation and better connect people to whats going on in the church, but its getting harder. People are so busy in our fast paced culture that there are constant distractions, and its not easy to get their attention. This is where an app can make a big impact on your ministry fulfillment.

Your church can better reach this mobile society by using their choice of communication.

By getting a church app you begin to empower people to connect with the church when they can and how they prefer. You streamline your content so it is easy to find, and always accessible. You help equip them with a great Bible and journal that fosters a better devotional life, along with podcast, announcements, events, videos, giving and more. There are so many benefits to getting a church app that you should take advantage of the opportunity in front of you.

Culture today has made it clear that if you want to connect with them an app is there preferred choice of communication. Watch this short video to see how easy and affordable it is for your to get a church app started today.

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