(February 4, 2015) – Is your church considering a mobile app? With 70% of practicing Christian millennials using a smartphone or the internet to read scripture (Facts & Trends), it’s clear that mobile technology is taking its place in the church.
Watch this quick video from Bluebridge co-founder and former pastor Adam Weber to better understand the deep engagement, congregation participation, and growth your church can experience with a mobile app.
Hi, I’m Adam Weber. I’m a former pastor and co-founder of Bluebridge, where we make apps that help churches grow, connect, and engage with their congregation in a deep and meaningful way.
Here are the facts:
Mobile apps are quickly becoming the number one way that your congregation is accessing information. In fact, the average American spends 2 hours and 45 minutes a day on their smartphone. And 87% of that time—or 2 hours and 30 minutes—is spent in apps. If you don’t currently have a mobile app, you’re missing out on a perfect opportunity to connect with your members in the place they’re spending the most amount of time.
We’ve talked with hundreds of church leaders all over the country and they all have similar concerns. They’ve told us that 80% of the people who come to church on Sunday have no other interaction with the church during the week. And they’ve also told us that more and more people of their congregation are showing up to church, looking at their smartphone, walking out the door, looking at their smartphone. But as a church, they have no way to connect with their members in that space.
Bluebridge apps help churches with that opportunity. Our apps help take the 80% casual attender and turn them into a committed member of your church. And we know that a church needs an app that’s affordable, that’s easy to use, and that’s always up-to-date. And we provide that tool for churches by giving them an app that seamlessly integrates with their website, their website calendar, and social media.
App features include an event calendar to help you bring your congregation together, a news feed to keep your members up-to-date, an electronic bulletin that matches your printed bulletin, that has sermon notes and fill-in-the-blank, mobile giving, directories, a media library, and more.
Is it time for your church to go mobile? If so, please visit our website at gobluebridge.com or call us at 800-APP-3014.
We’ve seen the powerful impact an app can have on a church, and we’d love to help you bring an app to your congregation and your community.
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A mobile app can help churches turn the 80% of casual church-goers into committed and engaged members of the church body that help your church grow and flourish.