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Making Mobile Apps For Churches Catch On At Your Church

Has your ministry decided to use mobile apps for churches? That’s great news! This new technology will have a huge impact on your church giving.

Now that you have made the upgrade, how can you ensure that your parishioners make use of the technology?

Spread The Word About Mobile Apps For Churches

Does your congregation know that you now accept mobile donations? If you don’t communicate the news to them, they will continue using the same giving option they have in the past. Since you are on board with mobile apps for churches, you likely already know that the old forms of giving have serious drawbacks.

To reach the most people, announce your new giving app on every channel you have available:

  • Post about your church giving app on your social media accounts.
  • Include an announcement in your weekly church bulletin.
  • Tell your congregation in person during service.
  • Hang a sign or poster in your physical building.
  • Make mobile giving the focus of your next email newsletter.

Show The Givelify App Demo

People learn in different ways. Some understand information better when they read about it, while others retain more knowledge after hearing a verbal explanation. According to Pearson Prentice Hall, 65 percent of people are visual learners.

While many of your members will understand mobile giving from the second you print it in your bulletin, others will benefit the most from visual aids. To make sure you cover all of your bases, show the Givelify app demonstration video during service.

To really ensure that your churchgoers understand how to use the app, continue to play the video during giving time at every service going forward.

Keep Your Team Focused

When your church’s administrative staff works together, almost anything is possible. But if your team doesn’t come together and become cheerleaders for your current goal, it can cause problems. For example, if you select one giving app for your church, but some staff members refuse to get on board, that can present a disjointed mission to your churchgoers.

If you really want mobile apps for churches to become the norm at your church, make sure every member of your team is on the same page. Agree on which app you will use, and ensure that everyone understands how the technology works. Then have your staff pass that message along to the rest of your parishioners. When they see how gung-ho your administrative team is about the app, your members will more likely get on board, too.

About the Author

Allison has a passion for charitable giving and believes that small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. She uses her web content and social media expertise to guide churches and nonprofits through the mobile fundraising process.

Allison Weaver