Because it takes all different flavors of churches to reach all different flavors of people.
Take our start-up, for example. Our church has no paid staff right now. We're doing that on purpose.
Our Church has No Paid Staff.
Having no paid staff means people like me (the pastor) work regular jobs and side projects to support their family.
For almost a year, that's what my wife and I have been doing. And we're happy to do it, because it frees up our church plant to direct every dollar donated toward start-up costs.
As we focus our funds toward creating a positive presence in our region, we are seeking intentional pathways into the lives of people who don't always like going to church.
One pathway is smartphones:
- In the 18-24 demographic, two out of every three American adults own a smartphone.
- 46% of all adults in America own a smartphone.
A pathway toward entering their world of iPhones and Androids is through an App. In 2012, an estimated 42 MILLION Apps are downloaded every single day.
If we want to reach the people no one else are reaching, we have to do the things no one else are doing.
In this case, we wanted to create and make available a free Life Church Michigan App prior to our launch.
A church App creates:
- instant credibility with the people we are trying to reach
- puts our unique identity on their phone
- and allows for instant communication of all things Life Church.
After researching all the possibilities, I found a way to create and offer an App for our church plant for free.
Let me say those last two words again: For. Free.
Seriously, church planters can get a free App for their start-up.
No ads, no hidden catches, and no mediocrity.
In fact, if you are leading any kind of church, you are welcome to grab this free offer.
How Church Leaders can get a Free App for their Church
I'd be happy to share with you how to create and publish a free App for your church through a new email subscription I'm offering for leaders. It's a freebie side project that God placed on my heart a while back to offer under-the-radar ministry tips plus updates on my new book coming out soon (Its about how to use the Rules of Comedy in Leadership. I think you'll like it.)
The first email comes out this Sunday night. In it, I'll share how to create, publish, and easily update your new App.
Your new smartphone App can be ready in under an hour, doesn't require a computer genius, and won't cost your ministry a dime. Plus it will be available for both iPhone users and Android users. Seriously.
Simply sign up for my new email (no info will be shared with any third parties and no spamming, promise) and you'll learn how to get a free, promise-it-doesn't-stink App for your church.
I think you'll get a kick out of this new email. It's a freebie that will help get you fired up in ministry and leadership.
Make sure you sign up by this Sunday night... That's when the first email will go out with the App info.
And while you're at it, maybe give us a Like on our new Facebook page. Thanks!