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Why Getting Your Own Church App is a Headache

Having your own church app may seem like a great idea, but it is actually a lot of work, which translates into headaches for you and your members. Find out why a tithing app is a much better option for your place of worship.

Development and Maintenance Costs

Creating an app is no easy task. Unless you have staff members who are qualified to do the job, you will need to hire a team to develop the app for you. Does your church have that extra money in the budget?

Maintenance costs are a factor as well. Even after the app is created, it will need continuous upkeep. Without someone on board to make sure the app continues working correctly in the long run, you could end up with an app that barely operates—and that no one uses.

Why put in all of that work and money to create an app when you could use a pre-built tithing app instead? Since the work has already been done, you can reap the benefits without using any of your valuable resources.

The Hassle of Providing Technical Support

It’s no secret–with any type of technology, technical issues will eventually crop up. When your members experience issues with your app, they will turn to you for support. Your team doesn’t have the time to answer support calls throughout the week—and unless they helped develop the app, they probably don’t know the answers anyway.

Using a tithing app like Givelify, you get support for your team and your members at no additional cost. A tech team is at your service to handle any problems that arise. Simply visit the Givelify Support Center to view answers to frequently asked questions or submit a support ticket. A live person is available from 9am to 5pm ET during the week, and weekend support is also available via the online support center.

Too Many Distractions

Take a look at the main reason you want an app for your church. Is it to collect offerings? If so, do you really need a full-service app? The more features and options your church app has, the less likely people will be to give.

Instead, try using a tithing app that only has a single purpose: giving. Without all the distractions, your supporters will be able to quickly and effortless give to your church. When an app is easy to use, people tend to use it more—which in this case will results in an increase in church giving.

Avoid the headache of designing a church app that won’t function at optimal performance. Get a tithing app like Givelify, designed to streamline your processes and take the guesswork out of giving.

About the Author

Doug works to ensure member organizations maximize their fundraising potential. He is responsible for sharing best practices and guiding new Givelify partners to a successful launch. He has also been a volunteer tutor.

Doug Bergren