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Why Your Church Needs a Mobile App (Really!)

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We live distracted Lives.

There are so many different things vying for our attention.

As your church tries to be a place of learning, comfort and community, your message can get drowned out.

Your church needs to ensure that its message rises above the clamor.

You already know that your church needs a website. But did you also know that if your church ONLY has a website, you are missing out on a lot of your possible online traffic?

To grab the attention of possible members of your church, as well as visitors and members, you need a Church Mobile App that creates value for every viewer!

Surveys show that over 80% of phone activity today happens through mobile apps.

In this new blog post, we'll outline why mobile apps are so essential for church ministry.

Does Your Church Need a Mobile App?

How many hours do you spend away from your smartphone each day?

Two Hours?

One hour?

If you are like most of us, your answer would be ZERO hours!

In just a decade, the smartphone has changed the way we all manage our lives and made it almost impossible to imagine going without it.

From tracking your council meetings to storing your inspirational podcasts, your phone helps you run your life. The members of your congregation feel the same way.

Connect To Your Congregation Through The Use Of A Mobile App

What is an app? A mobile application, or app, is a kind of application software built to run on a mobile device such as a tablet computer or smartphone.

Research has shown that 82% of the time on phones is spent using apps..

Having a website isn't enough.

Your site may get missed by the majority of users if you don't have an app presence. Keep reading to find out why having an app is a great way to connect with your congregation.

The Top 4 Benefits of Using an App for Your Church.

Does your congregation REALLY need you to relate to them through a mobile app? These four benefits may convince you that they do.

  1. A Mobile App Allows The Phone To Become A Mobile Pulpit
    Sunday morning shouldn't be the only time your sermons are available. If you have a mobile church app, recording and embedding your sermons couldn't be easier. This way people who live far away or have other commitments during the time of your service can still stay connected with your message by watching the livestream of the message or other events on their mobile devices or tablets.

  2. A Church App Keeps Up Enthusiasm About Your Services
    You don't want your congregation to forget about your ministry during the rest of the week! Through a mobile app, you can keep them updated on what's happening , including any special speakers or musical events.

    This ensures that people are updated on your offerings so that they stay excited and connected.

  3. An App Can Make Social Media More Meaningful

    To keep your church members involved with the events in your community, it's important to create space for social engagement.

    This can be done by integrating social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter into your church's mobile app. By doing this, you can keep your ministry as a hub of communication for the greater community.

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  4. A Church App Can Help You To Disciple Your Congregation
    A Church App is a great way to facilitate the spiritual growth of both new and old believers  Lessons could be uploaded which deal with essential truths for new believers, or with in depth studies for more mature Christians

    The app could provide On Demand Teaching that provides continuous reinforcement. An App can also provide a layer of accountability as you can track where people are in their bible lessons.

These benefits are just the beginning of the ways that a mobile app can make a big difference for the effectiveness of your ministry. But, what does it take to get started?


Taking Steps to Get Your Church a Mobile App

Building and using custom mobile apps can be accomplished with minimal time and expense. If you are ready to experience the benefits of your own Church App, contact us at GoPastor and we would be happy to design and build your church app so that you can maximize the effectiveness of your ministry.  


Going more mobile friendly is key to generating better online traffic for your church. Once you read this article, you'll understand why it's a choice you can't make soon enough.


All the Best,
The GoPastor Team

P.S. Go Pastor will help you make your mobile app ideas a reality. We're ready to hear your unique needs and find innovative ways to make sure that your app addresses them. You can contact Go Pastor today, and we'll work to ensure that your mobile technology questions are answered.

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Saturday, 21 April 2018