Below are all of the resources to help you plan and execute a great launch of your custom church app.
Using your "App Download Link"
We want the most people possible to download your church app - that's why we've created a smart link called your "App Download Link." When someone clicks this link on their mobile device, the link automatically knows if they are on an Apple or Android device and opens up to the page to download your app on the App Store. If you are using our container app, the link goes one step further and once the user opens the app, it automatically will open to your church's content inside of the app - your users won't have to search for your church - it's really a "Smart Link!" Your implementation coach will give you your church's "App Download Link" once your app is designed & built.
We recommend having this be the only way that you get your church to download your app. Some places that you can use this link are:
- On social media: In your church's Instagram bio, & on your Facebook page
- Create a page on your website for people to download your app even when they are on a computer or browsing your website. For example, create a link like "www.yourchurch.com/app" and have it automatically open to the "App Download Link"
- Use the editable slides below in your services to give a clear process for your church to download your app.
Promoting Your App on Social Media
The best marketing is free marketing - leverage your church's social media accounts to promote the launch of your new app. Below are a few help articles to help you best leverage social media to promote your app & your church.
How to keep your church using your app after launch weekend
If you follow the resources above, you will have an excellent launch of your app. Most churches have a great launch weekend! If you want to keep up the momentum of your app, you will want to make sure that you are creating Irresistible content for your app. CLICK THIS HELP ARTICLE for some in depth best practices about creating great content.
Downloadable Resources (click image to download)
Go Ahead Use Your Phone in Church Handout - Click the image above to download the editable Photoshop file. Simply open in Adobe Photoshop & click the text to edit. It is a 4x6 inch handout that you can add to your weekly bulletin on launch weekend.
Go Ahead Use Your Phone in Church Presentation Slide - Click the image below to download the editable Photoshop file. Simply open in Adobe Photoshop & click the text to edit. This is designed to be shown in your Pre/Post service slideshow on the screens, during announcements, or at the beginning of your pastor's message - we recommend having your lead pastor do a quick "plug" of the app at the beginning of his message. Be sure to create your bulletin digitally and add the fill in the blank sermon notes for launch weekend! Your congregation will be amazed!