Innovative App Takes Sermon Sharing to New Heights
Sharing sermons is a great way to increase the visibility of your church and take your message beyond the four walls of your church. Whether your members are connecting with your sermons during the week when they can’t attend services, or you have a goal for your sermons be engaged with by missionaries you support, young adults away at college, or people in your community and the world at large, podcasting sermons and other messages is a valuable tool.
That’s why when I came across church software start-up, Ambassador, I got really excited. When technology can break down barriers including tech know-how and cost and make sermon sharing really simple, there’s no reason not to do it. Ambassador is currently in public beta with its sermon sharing app, and looks to be a wonderful solution for churches of any size.
Ambassador is an online sermon sharing and tracking solution for churches, large and small.
We found that many large church podcasts won’t move beyond the church’s website, leading to a low open rates and barely increased traffic. In smaller and newer churches, there is no budget or time available to invest in sermon recording and posting,” says Kalen Kubik for Ambassador.
Ambassador set out to solve both of these problems. Their online admin panel allows churches to manage sermon sharing to social media accounts, email lists and educational, email drip campaigns. A church with professionally edited podcasts can simply upload their audio file to the manager and it will be shared through their various channels. A smaller church, without recording capabilities, can use the free Ambassador mobile app for iOS to record their audio and the file will be uploaded and shared.
Each sermon sent to an individual email address, Twitter account and Facebook profile has a unique tracking ID that allows the pastor to track open rates, shares, listener drop-offs and downloads, which helps gauge ROI and congregation interest. Listeners can download the sermon from the streaming audio URL and pass the link on to their family and friends. If your pastor separates his sermons into series, these can be stacked into timed email campaigns and reused again and again for various ministries such as prison ministry, marriage encounters and new visitor on-boarding.
Ambassador is easy to integrate into any church system. There is no installation required and everything is hosted online. Setup is filling out an online profile and building or uploading an email list. If you don’t have any email addresses, you can post to your website and social media accounts. Share and track your sermons with Ambassador and improve your online ministry today.
Ambassador is currently in public beta and welcomes any church who would love to try us out and offer feedback at AmbassadorApp.com.
Personally, I use the mobile app to record for my church. We don’t have a soundbooth, so I jacked my phone into the hearing impaired player that the sound system shoots the mic feed into and it comes out very clean. My co-founder, Barry, uses a soundbooth and customizes the audio before uploading,” Kalen adds.
So if sermon sharing is on your tech “to-do” list, I highly recommend you give Ambassador a whirl.