Everything you need to know about church apps


If you’re considering adding MinistryOne—the powerful church app—to your Kindrid plan, you’re on the right track to better connect with your community. People spend an average of 4 hours a day on their phone, and 3 hours and 25 minutes of that is in-app. That’s because apps provide a user-experience that’s simply more enjoyable. In fact, 8 in 10 people prefer using apps over mobile websites.


As you make your decision, the question shouldn’t be whether your community will use a church app—it should focus on the features, pricing, and support to ensure you get the best church app.


Here we break down those essential components, so you have everything you need to decide if MinistryOne is right for your church.


An overview of features


Features are key for a successful church app that cultivates generosity and encourages engagement. When you’re reviewing the different features, think about how they’ll equip your church to connect on a deeper level.


Push notifications

Push notifications boost engagement up to 88% because they rise above the noise online and on social media. When a push notification is enabled, 65% of users return to the app. This allows you to mobilize your church quickly for natural disaster fundraisers, outreach event invitations, and more.


Media options

Audio, video, podcasts, and other forms of media are easy to add to MinistryOne and ideal if you want to engage 100% of your church. Roughly 28% of people that want to attend church can’t go due to poor health, lack of time, or living too far away. With media options, your church meets people where they are.


On-the-go giving

On-the-go giving is an essential feature because generosity can happen at any moment. Within seconds, people can give, whether they’re listening to a sermon at home or they’re sitting in Sunday’s service.


Seamless communications

Calendars, events registrations, sign up boards for classes, and more are convenient to manage. A church app keeps all connections in one place, so admins and members stay organized and informed.


Simple customizations

Your app needs to reflect your church’s brand because creating a sense of familiarity leads to even more engagement (and giving!). MinistryOne is fully customizable and makes it simple to add your logo, colors, and more.


A closer look at pricing


If you love the idea of adding an app to your giving plan but worry about the cost, we hear you! MinistryOne is a full-featured church app that’s incredibly affordable. It only costs $39/month with any Kindrid plan, and there are no set up fees.


Other giving providers offer church apps, but prices range from $59/month up to $299/month (not to mention the additional set up fees). If you get a custom app built from scratch, it can cost thousands.


A rundown of the customer support experience


Launching an app may feel a little overwhelming at first, but our church success coaches are with you every step of the way. We guide you through the live launch and help your church keep the momentum going for years. We work with churches of all sizes and provide a customer support experience that goes above and beyond.


Even if you’re confident with new software, it’s important you have access to fast and knowledgeable support. This way, you empower church leaders and admins to easily manage the app. Plus, when you join Kindrid, you get free resources and launch material, so you engage 100% of your people (and save time in the process).


Your next steps to access MinistryOne


Ready to connect with your community beyond the walls of the church? Add MinistryOne to your Kindrid account!


If your church doesn’t currently use Kindrid, don’t hesitate to join today or schedule a live demo to learn more.

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