Questions from You: How Your Church Members Will Benefit from Using Your App

Question from You: How Your Church Members Will Benefit from Using Your App

In our last post we ended with one question, every church should be asking, with regards to why they should have a smartphone app.

“How will it benefit our church members and their walk with God?”

At the core of every app we build is this: Will people use it? Furthermore: How will this app benefit people and their walk with God?

At the end of the day, this is the stuff that really matters, right? The world doesn’t need more distractions, but rather needs more connect points.

When reviewing many of the church apps currently deployed in our family of apps, we see so many unique ways churches are using the app.  The app is being used to engage church members and community in a way that, first and foremost, helps further connect them to God and their daily walk.

This got me thinking: What could a week in the life of a custom church app, look like in the hands of any individual at any church?

Sunday:

  • Follow along with my pastor, as they read the Bible in the app.
  • No cash or checkbook with me, no problem; I’ll tithe in the app.

Monday:

  • Read the Bible, and the customized daily Bible reading plan my pastor setup, to go along with the current sermon series in the app.

Tuesday:

  • Read the daily Bible reading plan in the app.
  • There is an urgent need for prayer; receive a prayer alert via push notification from my church in the app.

Wednesday:

  • Read the daily Bible reading plan in the app.
  • Watch last week’s sermon during my lunch break in the app.

Thursday:

  • Read the daily Bible reading plan in the app.
  • Have a big meeting at work tomorrow morning, I could really use some prayer. Send a prayer request to my church within the app; receive an email 5 minutes later from my church saying they are praying for me.

Friday:

  • Read the daily Bible reading plan in the app.
  • I forgot to RSVP for the service project tomorrow; quickly RSVP for the event in the app.

Saturday:

  • Read the daily Bible reading plan in the app.
  • Listen to the most recent podcast from our pastor in the app.
  • Receive a push notification in the app, that reminds me where the service project was located at today.

Sunday:

  • Excited to be at church today. Reading this daily Bible plan, that is in concert with my pastor’s current sermon series, has really helped me to connect with God in a whole new way; while at the same time applying valuable lessons I am learning each week in church.

Of course, these are just a few ways that an app can benefit your church members and their walk with God.

Are you connecting with your church members right where they’re that? And further to this: Are you in turn helping them connect with God and your community, right where they’ll be at, throughout each day?

If you currently have a church app, how are people in your church using the app? How has it been a benefit to their walk with God?

We’d love to hear from you with how you’re using it. Email me at gunnar@customchurchapps.com and who knows, we might just feature your ideas in future posts.

If you don’t currently have a church app, we’d be honored to build you one that you can test drive for free for 30 days. To get started, just click here.

2016-12-04T17:49:27+00:00