While we all know that reading the Bible is vital to our spiritual growth, finding time to read is often challenging. Thankfully, there are several ways to listen to excellent recordings of Scripture, and we've rounded up our favorite Bible apps with audio for you to listen anywhere.
Encouraging technology adoption among skeptical churchgoers can be complicated for any church. Users have varied experience, and even more varied reasons for their hesitancy. Some are total rookies, others don't see the benefits. Many are simply afraid of pushing the wrong button and "breaking" something, or worse – afraid of even trying something new.
Faced with a global pandemic, churches around the world are adapting. The response has been incredible as churches have met fear and crisis with innovation and connection. In the midst of the first lockdowns, churches ranging from solo pastors to multi-campus congregations with thousands of members picked up the phone and worked through their rosters from top to bottom. Leadership and volunteers reached out via phone, text, and video to make sure needs were being met. Some referred to these as “COVID Calls,” others, “Wellness Check-Ins.” Social distancing has created challenges in care, and the way forward is not always clear. Pastoral care is changing and is more complex than ever before.
With the recent events requiring us to worship from home in many places around the world, church apps are proving themselves highly valuable. Whether you have a church app, or you're looking to get one, how do you encourage digital discipleship through the platform?
As church technology companies continue to consolidate, some providers are rising to the top as leaders in this industry. On March 24, 2020, Subsplash, the Seattle-based software as a service (SaaS) announced the acquisition of Cincinnati-based StreamSpot. StreamSpot is the award-winning content delivery platform providing live streaming services for faith-based organizations and businesses. In October of 2019, Subsplash announced the acquisition of Custom Church Apps, another church app provider that serves churches and ministries.
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