Win a Free Apple TV!

Are you ready for a sweet little giveaway!?

As a way to show our appreciation for the churches and ministries we work with, we are launching a giveaway.

If you have an app with us, share a post on social media that mentions something you love about your app, or a positive experience you've had working with us, and tag a friend on Twitter or Facebook who might be interested in building an app for their organization. Mention @subsplash or @thechurchapp and you will be automatically entered to win!

The giveaway begins at 12AM PDT on September 16th and ends at 12AM PDT on September 22nd. One lucky winner will be announced on September 23rd.

Don't miss this great opportunity to win a free Apple TV (and get your Netflix on).

Best of luck!

-The Subsplash Team

App Specialists: They're Kind of a Big Deal

When we say Subsplash apps are easy to set up and maintain, we mean it. While we are constantly working to make our Dashboard easy to navigate and improvements are being made all the time, we also know your experience setting up a Subsplash app will be a breeze because of the phenomenal support you'll receive from our App Specialist team. 

Our dedicated and friendly group of consultants are at our client's disposal for any questions.

Here are three ways they will positively impact your app experience:

1. They make your life easier with terrific tech support

One of the benefits of the Subsplash Platform is that your app gets updated automatically and bug fixes are on us. You can also enjoy feature upgrades and OS updates on the regular.

But what if you have a question about a new feature or want to integrate some new technology with an existing feature? Our app specialists have got your back! If you get stumped we provide phone and email tech support Monday through Friday, 7AM - 5PM PST.

2. They act as your personal app wizard

With dozens of clients creating a new app or updating an existing app every day, our app specialists have encountered pretty much every question in the book. They are uniquely qualified, but they aren't just problem solvers. They help you think creatively about different ways to use the platform so your app can be a success!

3. They are always eager to help and are incredibly friendly!

No matter what phase of app building or maintenance you are in, you'll always have an App Specialist at your disposal when you work with us. Part of what sets us apart as an organization is the support that we provide.

Not only that, but we love working with organizations of all sizes to share the message of the Gospel. We consider it a privilege to work with churches and ministries all over the world, and so when you call or email, there's always a friendly person on the other line, excited to talk to you!

Get in touch with us if you want to learn more about setting up your app. Or, if you're a current client, make sure to take advantage of our awesome consulting services!

Expand the reach of your Gospel content with the Web Player

The name of the game is…. technology. As our news sources, blogs, social spheres, and work communication all become digitalized, our time spent on our phones, tablets, and desktops has increased dramatically.

As a pastor, you should know that your congregation is a part of this trend as well. With this in mind, we wanted to develop a solution to help you reach more people in the most efficient and effective way possible. That’s why we created the Subsplash Web Player, and here’s how it can make your job a whole lot easier: 

What is the Subsplash Web Player?

The Subsplash Web Player is an intuitive media player built to beautifully display your media on your website–no need to worry about designing media pages or pulling media files from different sources. Simply upload your media and custom artwork into the Subsplash Dashboard, and publish it live on your website with a single click. Spend less time worrying about publishing, and more time reaching people for the Gospel.

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What's the Benefit?

1. Save lots of time

The Subsplash Web Player allows you have your sermons available as soon as possible by uploading your content to the Subsplash Dashboard. Quickly upload, manage, and publish your media to your website.

Whether it’s your tech team, communications team, or yourself doing the maintenance, the Web Player allows anyone to easily present media online, and update regularly. Pastors who have used our Web Player have reported saving hours in media management and publishing!

2. Delight your audience

The Subsplash Web Player allows you to delight your congregation with an intuitive web experience for your media. The Web Player showcases your media with a beautifully designed layout, attracting visitors to engage with your content. By making your content easily available and attractive to engage with, your congregation has a greater opportunity to stay connected to your church messages.

3. Empower your community, increase your impact

Give your congregation the power to spread the Gospel in the online space. With built-in social sharing capabilities, our Web Player allows your audience to easily share content to their social channels. This gives them opportunity to instantly share sermons with people they think would benefit from the message.

Our heart is to provide the best solutions that combine the power of technology with the power of your message to reach more people for the Gospel. Get started with your own Subsplash Web Player today!

WWJD – What Would Jesus Develop? Part 1: Interview with Mark Driscoll

At Mars Hill Church, it’s all about Jesus. From blog posts to sermons, the ministry is always working to be on mission for Christ. The Church App for iPhone began a little over a year ago as a dream to serve this Seattle-based, Bible-loving, culturally savvy church we call home. In April 2009, Subsplash teamed up with their tech team to create the Mars Hill Church iPhone app. At the time, we didn’t realize that it would change the way members listen to sermons and rock out to worship music. It’s been almost a year since the release of the Mars Hill Church iPhone app, and we’ve found ourselves wondering how the Church is using this technology to spread the Gospel. In this interview—first in a three part series—we spotlight Pastor Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church’s use of this new medium.

Subsplash: Mars Hill Church was among the first to publish a church iPhone app almost a year ago. You, Pastor Mark, have been one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes. Considering that Mars Hill Church is at the forefront of utilizing mobile technology, in what ways has mobile tech impacted your ministry?

Pastor Mark: Without the Internet, my ministry is completely different. In God’s providence we started our church about the same time that the Internet went public, near Microsoft, and have ridden that wave ever since.

Subsplash: Some churches might want to use new technology simply because it’s cutting-edge…how do think the church has embraced technology well? How do think it has embraced technology poorly?

Pastor Mark: The key is to have biblically rooted Jesus-centered content and lots of it. It’s great to speak to a wide audience, but only if the content advances the cause of Christ. Ministries fail both in having poor content that is widely delivered, and conversely good content that is not widely delivered.

Subsplash: What is the theological reasoning behind Mars Hill Church’s use of technology to forward the Gospel?

Pastor Mark: Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9 that he became all things to all men so that by “all means” he might save as many people as possible. It’s that simple. We use whatever we can to tell as many as we can about Jesus. Technology is simply a tool or an idol depending upon whether it helps or hinders the forward progress of the gospel.

Subsplash: Do you believe all churches are candidates for cutting-edge, technological advancements like podcasting or an iPhone app? Why or why not?

Pastor Mark: Any church that believes the Bible is taught well with Jesus as the hero should attempt to do all they can to get the word out more broadly. If we love Jesus and people, we want to get his truth and love to them as cheaply, effectively, and responsibly as we can.

Thanks Pastor Mark!  We are so thankful that God blessed us with the chance to work with your ministry.