Church Apps

First Things first

So you want to build an app. First, please read this great article by Pro Church Tools: "Wait! 3 Reasons Your Church Shouldn’t Build An App." Now, if you want to continue on, here are some tools to build an app if you are so inclined.

Custom Apps  

Building a custom app can be pricey, but can be a great tool for your church. But, the app must function differently than your mobile website to be differentiated enough for church members to be motivated to download and use your app, regularly. 

Here are some examples of custom church apps:

Semi-Custom Apps made by you

For-profit industry apps:

Church focused apps:

  • PushPay (eChurch app) - Development focus is giving. eCommerce is through PushPay. Video archive and media library is through YouTube. External linking possible. Push groups enabled. App store publishing is included. Cost is $4070 per year, plus transactions. There is a 5% increased giving "guarantee." ACS integration is available. Example from St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA
  • SubSplash (The Church App) - Development focus is seeing/hearing (media). eCommerce is flexible with SubSplash giving as an option. Video and Media library is through SubSplash server. External linking possible. Push groups enabled. App store publishing is included. Cost is $999 one time, $179/month ($2148 per year).


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