When I first started attending the church I am at now, I knew that it was where I was meant to be. The pastor was and continues to be on fire for the Lord, and his excitement is quite contagious. Everyone uses their talents to contribute however they can, which is why I was put in charge of technology. I quickly had the church online with a great website along with a social media presence, and then I talked with a Singapore app developer about having an app designed specifically for our church family.
There are nearly 300 people who attend, and I knew that number was likely going to continue to climb. I wanted to reach people however possible, which is why an app is really good for us. Nearly everyone, even the older members of the congregation, has smartphones, which meant that they would be able to fully use the app. I also knew that it would probably reach people who just wanted some basic information about who we are and what we do. I wrote down a list of everything that I wanted on the app, and the company I talked with said that it would be easy to design.
When someone first clicks on the app, they are able to see different sections to click on. They can get news, locations, service times, and much more. Members have their own section, and they can ask for prayer request, schedule an appointment with the pastor or one of the deacons, give an offering, or get an address or phone number of another church member. The company created the app quickly, and everyone at church seems to really like it a good bit. The best part for me is that someone can listen to a sermon if they were not able to attend church on a particular day. Technology is great when used like this!