echurch powered by Pushpay Acquires 100% Stake in Bluebridge’s Church App Technology and Customers
Market leader in giving and engagement purchases Bluebridge Churches business unit.
FISHERS, Indiana- (November 22, 2016)- Bluebridge, a world market leader in mobile app engagement, announced the sale of its church business unit by echurch powered by Pushpay, the premier provider of giving and engagement technology for the church. Beginning immediately, Bluebridge church app technology and customers will become a part of the Pushpay family.
“We’re grateful and humbled by the meaningful work we’ve done with hundreds of churches, and as we look to the future, echurch powered by Pushpay is the very best long-term home for our customers,” said Santiago Jaramillo, CEO and founder of Bluebridge. “The work that echurch powered by Pushpay is doing is so important to the thriving church of today. Their simple and elegant mobile giving solutions are the perfect complement to Bluebridge app technology, and their focus on engagement is perfectly aligned to the values of Bluebridge customers.”
Since 2011, Bluebridge has helped hundreds of churches and faith-based organizations around the world engage their members through native, branded mobile apps. Bluebridge church apps have supported millions of sessions through hundreds of customer apps, helping churches enrich the engagement of their congregation in Sunday services and throughout the week; this, in turn, has led to increased discipleship and church growth.
Following this acquisition, echurch powered by Pushpay will expand their existing church app experience with mobile apps geared toward in-service engagement, unprecedented customizability, and segmented communication. The goal is to bring Bluebridge’s cutting-edge app technology to the wider audience and engagement ecosystem echurch provides. echurch powered by Pushpay is the leader in church giving technology, serving over 5,000 churches around the world. They have a vision of seeing billions of dollars resource the local church and believe that mobile technology is the key to seeing this vision fulfilled.
“Bluebridge’s app technology is a revolutionary mobile app solution that will allow us to continue to provide cutting-edge technology to help churches engage and grow their ministries,” said Chris Heaslip, CEO and co-founder of Pushpay. “We will now be able to provide a service that helps pastors engage with their congregations better, increasing participation not only in church on Sunday but also every other day of the week. We are completely dedicated to serving the church, and are honored to now have the churches Bluebridge currently serves as part of our family.”
For more information about how echurch powered by Pushpay can revolutionize giving and engagement at your church, visit echurch.com.
Bluebridge is the world’s premier mobile app engagement platform for building branded, compelling mobile apps that help churches better engage their congregation. With more than 600 branded mobile apps across the Apple and Android app stores, Bluebridge serves a number of mid-sized and multi-site churches across the country, including LCBC in Lancaster, PA; Crossroads Community Church in Cincinnati, OH; Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY; and many more. Having collectively powered over 9 million app sessions, Bluebridge apps have sent over 16 million push notifications to more than half a million users worldwide.
About echurch powered by Pushpay
Connection and generosity anytime, anywhere is now a reality. echurch powered by Pushpay is the leading provider of mobile apps and giving technology to churches. In today’s world, ‘online’ or ‘digital’ is no longer cutting edge; phones have evolved into smartphones, with these personal devices linking people everywhere to the outside world on their own terms. Imagine harnessing this cultural shift to connect people with your church, making engagement and generosity possible anytime, anywhere. Now you can.