Getting Started With Your Custom Church App

Getting a custom church app is a great way to engage with your congregation, keep them informed, and share content. In this article we will go over signing up, the first steps, and what to expect using your custom church app. 

 

Signing Up

  1. Log into your Tithely or Create a Church Account.
  2. Select Global Settings.
    Note: This is the person icon in the bottom left of the navigation menu.
  3. Select Billing.
  4. Select Manage Plan in the Current Subscriptions area.
  5. Select Back to 1.0 Subscriptions in the top right.
  6. Select either Custom Mobile App or All-Access as your new subscription. 
  7. Add a card or select to use your saved payment method.
  8. Select Update my plan!.

 

Next Steps

After signing up for your custom church app there are a few steps before you are able to go live.

  1. Complete your design questionnaire.
    • After signing up you will receive an email with a few questions about your church, and design preferences, and prompts to upload your logo and other design files. 
  2. Our team will get to work! 
    • Once we receive your response we'll start designing your custom app! 
      Note: This process can take 3-5 business days to complete. 
  3. You will receive an email to log in and review your new app!

Navigating Your Featured Layout

Below is an example and walkthrough of the Tithely Featured layout of our Custom Church Apps! John will walk us through navigating the app and all the features that come along with this layout. 

 

 

 

Tithely Church App Glossary

 

Term

Definition

Dashboard

The App Dashboard is the website where app edits can be made: https://dash.churchlinkapp.com.

Admin

An app admin can add/edit content through the app Dashboard.

Page Layout

The layout of the home page of the app.

Tabs

Tabs are the buttons that show up on the bottom bar in the app, and the more menu.

Analytics

The analytics section allows you to view the number of devices that have accessed the app, as well as the number of app sessions for each device.

Integrations

The area where you can integrate feeds into your app for events, audio, videos, and social media.

Sermon Notes

A feature that allows the admin to create an outline of a sermon. Users can follow along to the sermon and fill in their own notes from the app.

Push Messages

Messages that pop-up on the user's device after they're sent in the app dashboard.

Livestream

A feature that allows users to watch live sermons and chat from within the app.

Audio

Audio allows you to upload mp3 and mp4 tiles to the app, as well as add new RSS feeds.

Prayer Wall

Prayer Wall allows users to interact by posting prayer requests, committing to prayer, and commenting on the app.

Sermon Series

Sermon Series allows sermons to be sorted by series in the app, instead of ordered by date.

App Pages

Customizable pages that display information using text, pictures, and embedding content.

Container App

An app available through our Tithely Church App.

Custom App

An app available directly on the App Store and Google Play.

Developer Account

The Apple and Google account needed that will allow us to add a custom app to the store.

 

You're now all signed up and ready to engage with your church with your new custom church app!

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