Hello from Subsplash! Just wanted to give a shout out to Alex Murashko-a friend from Saddleback and a writer for Assist News outlet. For the last couple of weeks, Alex has been researching ways for churches to use mobile apps as a means to reach a greater audience. We had a chance to talk with Alex about how we thought apps were changing the church tech landscape. It was an awesome conversation, and we wanted to share the article with you. It has some great insights from Chris Ediger, over at Giant Impact, and David Charzan, Executive Pastor at Saddleback Church. We hope you find this article helpful. Thanks Alex!
How did you celebrate Christ’s resurrection this year? Easter Sunday is always a great time to share about Jesus with family members and friends who might not usually hear about God’s unfailing grace. This year, Saddleback Church hosted their service at Angel Stadium and the Jonas Brothers sang the worship! The awesome opportunity to hear Rick Warren and worship with the Jonas Brothers was a huge hit and tickets were sold out weeks in advance. However, this year the Saddleback Church iPhone app made watching this event live more easily accessible through live streaming to iPhones and iPods across the globe.
Churches like Saddleback aren’t the only types of churches who can benefit from this technology. The Church App has been used by traditional ministries like John MacArthur’s Grace to You and more local community churches like The Church of South Las Vegas and Watermark Community Church. iPhone technology can help maximize the impact of any church or ministry that desires to share the Truth of Jesus to a mobile audience.
Here are some screenshots taken from the Saddleback iPhone app during Easter services at Angel Stadium.