Client Spotlight: Evergreen Church

Situated in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Evergreen Church serves about 2,200 people in the Seattle suburb of Bothell. Over the last handful of years, the surrounding neighborhood has grown exponentially, as companies like Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon have planted roots nearby. This has turned Bothell into a multicultural community, with people from around the world moving to the area for tech jobs.

Evergreen seeks to be a welcoming outpost for the gospel in their ever-growing neighborhood. The words “Welcome Home” are written out in 70 different languages on their front doors, and they have created a deep culture of hospitality within the church. Check out some of the photos below to get a glimpse of what Sundays are like at Evergreen:

Evergreen Church launched their Subsplash app in 2014, and have since added Fill in Notes and web integrations to their communication arsenal. We recently visited Evergreen learn more about their experience with the Subsplash Platform, and to hear about how God is using their ministry right here in our backyard. Evergreen has seen an extraordinary boost in community engagement through their app. We sat down with Communications Director Jeffrey LeBlanc and Lead Pastor Phil McCallum to hear more about their experience in transitioning their media library from Vimeo to Subsplash, boosting engagement with the app, and utilizing Subsplash’s media integrations. Here’s what they had to say:

Increased media engagement isn’t the only win Evergreen has seen through the Subsplash Platform. They’ve also used the app to increase engagement during church on Sundays, particularly through Fill in Notes. With Fill in Notes, Evergreen is empowering more people to engage with the sermon by taking notes on their phones. Unlike paper bulletins, these notes automatically save across all devices, and congregants can easily share notes with friends. Since implementing Subsplash’s Fill in Notes, Evergreen has been able to print less paper and save money. Check out the video at the top of the page to learn more about their experience.

We loved getting time to meet our friends at Evergreen and hear their story. To find out more about Evergreen Church, you can download their app or visit their website. And to learn more about how your church can experience these same results, contact us today at 206-965-8090.

SnapPages™ is here! Welcome websites to the Subsplash Platform

We’re taking digital engagement and the Subsplash Platform to the next level with websites. Introducing SnapPages™ by Subsplash—the simple, powerful, and fully integrated website builder.

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Your website plays a key part in your communication strategy, working alongside your apps and other engagement tools to effectively reach and disciple your community.

It’s the starting point for engagement that brings people to a place where they’re ready to download your app, view your media, attend your events, and take the next step in the discipleship journey. It often begins with a simple Google search, and that’s why an effective website is essential for connecting people to your mission.

Custom Church Templates

Whether you want to build a website from scratch or choose one of our templates, we’ve got you covered! Made for the needs of your ministry, SnapPages comes with built-in custom church templates, and dozens of individual page templates. From pre-written text, to stock photos, and custom forms, building a website has never been easier. We’ve been working really hard so you don’t have to, and so that you can save your time for what matters most.

 
 

Custom Integrations

SnapPages revolutionizes the way you build websites, and works seamlessly with the rest of the Subsplash Platform through custom integrations that give you the ability to manage your content in a snap! Simply drag and drop your latest media item, media library, events, or Subsplash Giving right into your website, and we’ll take care of the rest. With SnapPages as a part of the Subsplash Platform, you can manage all of your content from within the Subsplash Dashboard and watch it populate on your custom mobile app, TV app, and website, with no extra work. It’s the easy and elegant way to manage all of your assets and engage your community from one place.

Simple Drag-and-Drop Editor

With our powerful drag-and-drop editor, SnapPages is so easy to use that anyone can build a beautiful website in no time at all. It only takes a few clicks to assemble a page, move sections, or add new blocks, for complete control and ultimate customization. Because SnapPages was built from the ground up with the user in mind, websites are effortless to create and look stunning on any device.

See it in Action

Want to see SnapPages in action? Check out this video!

Get Started

Discovery starts here, with your website. Build a beautiful website with SnapPages today!

Ready to learn how your organization can drive more meaningful engagement with SnapPages? Let’s chat! Want to learn more about SnapPages? Check it out!

SnapPages is available for all Subsplash clients on our latest app and web packages. To get started with SnapPages, contact your Client Success Manager.

See What Others are Saying

We think SnapPages is pretty awesome, but don’t take our word for it. See what real people are saying about the latest innovation from Subsplash.

SnapPages is on par with the standard of excellence that Subsplash has set and maintained for years with their mobile app platform. Not only is it great to be able to work with Subsplash as the sole provider for our app, giving, and now website but it’s great to have each of them look and feel as great as anyone would want them to.
— Heart of the City
Absolutely floored by the functionality and design.
— Calvary Chapel Chattanooga
It’s clean and easy to use. I’m very happy with how it connected to our app(s). We want to make our digital outreach as useful and easy for our community as possible, and SnapPages will do that.
— Cottonwood Creek Church
I love it. Simple, clean, easy to navigate—everything a good website builder should be.
— TFI (Together for Israel)

How to do Push Notifications right with GeoEngage™

We’re excited to announce the release of GeoEngage, our new location-based targeting feature for push notifications. If you didn’t catch our recent blog post all about this exciting new update, you can find it here. Otherwise, we’re ready to help you learn how to get the most out of your push notifications—and maximize engagement by sending relevant and meaningful messages.

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If you own a smartphone, you’ve probably been the recipient of an ill-timed or irrelevant push notification. To keep your church app and notifications relevant, and your users engaged, here are some important push notification do’s and don’ts:

How not to do push notifications

Don’t send long messages.

Push notifications should be brief and punchy. Messages that perform the best are under 25 words and stay to-the-point without extra, irrelevant information.

Don’t send too many push notifications.

Overusing push notifications will result in audience fatigue. Users will disengage with your app because they’re frustrated by excessive notifications and could opt out of further notifications or delete your app entirely.

Don’t offer too much information in the notification.

The point of a notification is not to be as thorough and in-depth as possible. Push notifications help you notify users about important information and keep them engaged with your ministry and your app. If you need to provide more information or instruction than you can fit in 25 words, link to other forms of media like videos or articles in your push notification.

Don’t send late night or dinner time notifications.

If your notifications interrupt your users at inconvenient times, they’ll lose interest in your messages. Through the Subsplash Dashboard, you can schedule notifications to go out at times when they won’t interrupt family time or wake anyone up.

Don’t send messages your users won’t care about.

Keep your messages relevant for your audience. Send notifications only to those who need to receive them, and use GeoEngage to send messages that are relevant at a certain place. For instance, you can put a geofence around an event location so you can update users about a schedule change as they arrive. App users who aren’t attending the event, however, don’t need that information and GeoEngage makes it possible to keep irrelevant messages from those individuals.

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How to do push notifications right

Use GeoEngage to send messages to users at a specific place.

GeoEngage allows you to send messages to users at a specific place. When you send location-relevant notifications, your messages can get 4X more increased engagement.

Send regular push notifications.

Push notifications can increase engagement with your app by almost 90%, but only if you send them regularly. Try sending push notifications at least one time per week to keep your app in front of your church community. Automation comes in handy here. In the Subsplash Dashboard, you can easily automate important messages that your community needs to receive on a regular basis.

Use action-centered language.

Push notifications with strong verbs and action-centered language get more opens and engagement than those without. For instance, starting your message with the words “Get your…” can double or triple your open rates!

Offer high-value and helpful messages.

Use different kinds of media, like images, audio, and video to increase engagement with your posts. These types of notifications are known as rich push notifications and can increase engagement with your messages by 30%.

Send targeted messages based on a user’s category.

Within the Subsplash Dashboard you can segment your community into groups so you can send even more relevant messages. For instance, you can create groups for college ministry, children’s ministry, young married couples, women, men, parents of toddlers, and more. Then you can send targeted messages to people in these groups instead of notifications to all your users. This means only parents with children in the nursery will get important updates about small children, while only college students will get messages about your upcoming campus outreach. These types of targeted messages improve response rates by four to seven times.

Encourage users to opt-in to push notifications.

Users who opt-in to receive push notifications are retained two times more than users who don’t, so it’s in your best interest to encourage opt-ins. Ask users to opt-in when they download your app.

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Want to learn more about how to use push notifications effectively for your community, in addition to leveraging GeoEngage? Download our eBook!

Ready to start using GeoEngage and not currently a Subsplash Client? Let's chat!

If you're already a Subsplash Client, speak with your Client Success Manager to make sure your account is ready for GeoEngage!

Rock RMS + Subsplash Giving

It's Here! Rock RMS + Subsplash Giving Integration

The latest Subsplash Giving integration has arrived! If your organization is currently using Rock RMS as your church management software than this integration is for you! With a few simple clicks, you can now connect Rock RMS with Subsplash Giving to sync donation and donor information across both systems for any gifts submitted through your app, on your website or through text-to-give. This is a big win for your workflow and data integrity!

Plus, with the low rates of GrowCurve™, an exclusive Subsplash Giving feature, you can easily manage your donors while also experiencing the added benefit of your rates continuing to go down as your digital gifts go up.

We are big fans of Rock, and we can’t wait to team up with them at the RX2018 Conference in Louisville, KY on August 20–21. Come and stop by our booth to meet our team and learn about our new partnership!

To get started with Subsplash Giving and Rock RMS, reach out to your Client Success Manager today or, if you’re new to the Subsplash Platform, let's chat!

Introducing Planning Center and Subsplash Giving Integration

Every day, church and ministry leaders like you rely on countless digital tools to carry out your mission. From sending emails to scheduling volunteers, processing donations to projecting slides… technology supports so much of what you do. And when great tools work together, you can do even more!

We’re excited to announce our new integration between Subsplash Giving and Planning Center Giving

Now, your organization can enjoy the benefits of Subsplash Giving—secure and simple, with the low rates of GrowCurve—while easily managing your donors in Planning Center Giving, one of the premier ChMS providers. Any gifts that are submitted in your app, on your website, or through text-to-give will be automatically recorded in Planning Center and linked to the corresponding donor record.

Subsplash Giving also includes Simple Sync, by which you can easily export data for use with any ChMS. We hope that as you take advantage of these features (and other integrations that we’re continuing to develop) your team becomes even more equipped to streamline its processes and advance the Kingdom.

To learn more about the integration with Subsplash Giving and Planning Center Giving, reach out to your Client Success Manager today or, if you’re new to the Subsplash Platform, let’s chat!