It’s no secret that even in church, people are using their smartphones constantly. As a matter of fact, in a recent report, Pew Research found that 64% of Americans now own a smartphone of some kind.
This is exciting news, many are actually using their smartphone during church not just for checking how many likes they had on their last Facebook post, but, believe it or not, many are actually using their smartphones to follow that morning’s scripture reading. Several used it to “check-in” at church notifying their entire network of where they are and where they go to church. (Talk about a GREAT organic evangelism opportunity).
It was only a few years ago when asked to lead a Bible study for a group of young adults that I had found myself being the only one with an actual Bible in hand. Well, the others also had a Bible in hand, but their’s actually fit in the palm of their hand as they followed along verse by verse on their smartphone.
With the smartphone increasingly becoming the central hub for life in the digital culture, it’s fun to see how many churches are beginning to unlock the full potential of the smartphone. This is actually happening during the church service as well as after the church service.
So what are the 2 things churches are doing to engage their church members.. during Church?
2. Online Giving
The opportunities are endless!