This article aims to help Christians find apps for their smartphones and tablet PCs – they might bring you closer to other believers and closer to God.
[If followers of other religions would like to write an article more appropriate to their faith, we’d be happy to publish it! We’re just writing what we know :)]
The Seven Best Christian Apps
What is the role of modern technology to fulfill the Great Commission? One of the most interesting opportunities for Christians is using apps. Why use Christian apps? Each Christian app is tailor-made and has its own unique features.
Seven types of apps top the list of most frequently used Christian Apps:
- You can navigate the word of God with Bible apps,
- connect in prayer with other believers worldwide using Christian Prayer apps,
- prepare and present quality powerful sermons with PowerPoint Presentation Tools,
- network with other Churches sharing the same vision and mission,
- preach on television and radio using Christian Media apps,
- pledge and give one-time gifts with Church apps for giving and
- reach out to kids with the gospel with Christian apps for kids.
1. Bible Apps
If you want to locate scripture verse for quick reference, Bible Apps are the answer. Bible Apps focus on reading and studying the word of God.
You have access to the great free app YouVersion, “a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God’s Word into your daily life”. Or how about Bible.is ? It has the Bible in text form, audio and Video Bibles in more than 1600+ languages inclusive of sign language.
You can also opt to use the Logos Bible Software research tool for preachers and seminarians. These Bible Apps are available for use with iOS, Android | Web | Desktop.
Note – Apple users, make sure you check the ‘best apps for iOS video’ below – you can see a beautiful Bible app called Neubible.
2. Christian Prayer Apps
Prayer is the bloodline of Christian growth to maturity. The Lord always spent time in prayer. How much more do Christians need to pray for their needs and for others?
If you want effective answer to prayer, “Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you,” (Mathew 7:10).
These Christian Prayer apps allow you to connect with others in prayer at dazzling speeds:
3. Presentation Tools Apps
You’re called to full time service as a minister of the gospel. Your first impression on the congregation has a lasting effect. If you don’t grab their attention within the first sixty seconds, establish your credibility, point them in the direction of the sermon, you might lose them.
That is the secret behind using Presentation Apps. You’re also able to maintain connectivity with the congregation throughout the sermon.
Church Presentation tools such as ProPresenter, SharefaithPresenter – (Desktop), Proclaim – (iOS | Android | Desktop) are good at getting sermon presentations, lyrics, video and other Church communication across to the audience.
They give you built in media presentation packages tailor-made to make high quality live productions during worship, conferences or live broadcasts.
4. Church Networking Apps
Christians have been called to witness the love of Jesus. You couldn’t ask for a better way than using Christian apps to fulfill the Lord’s command to network with other believers,
“Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations…” Mathew 28:19a.
This commission is to every Christian, the clergy and ordinary members of the congregation sitting in the pew. Church Networking apps such as FaithStreet – iOS | Android | Web, TheCity – iOS | and TheTable – iOS/Web assist newcomers to join Church Congregations near them in the event of relocation from one place to the next.
TheCity encourages believers to engage each other in the ministry in their respective communities. TheTable acts as a local social platform for bridging the gap between clergy and laity in the local congregations.
5. Christian Media Apps
You have access to many Christian Media apps on your tablet PC.
JesusFilmMedia, ChristianityToday and Relevant – iOS | Android are three Christian Media Apps used in the extension of the Great Commission in electronic and print media. Believers can use the latest digital technology to access the Word in tablet editions, including iPad apps with interactive design, exclusive audio and Christian video content.
In addition to access, quality screen display on the smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer makes using Christian Media apps easy and fulfilling. Church services, especially in urban areas, reverberate with music and dance in a way that was considered worldly in the past.
6. Church Apps for Giving
PushPay(eChurchGiving) and Kindrid – iOS | Android are two notable Church apps for giving designed to encourage and engage believers to give in the shortest time possible through online and text messages to Church Ministries.
“…freely you have received, freely give,” the Bible admonishes (Mathew 10:8). If you want to give anonymously, these apps offer the opportunity to give as the Lord leads.
7. Christian App for Kids
Bible for Kids, Bible Pathway Adventures and SuperBook – iOS | Android are some of the interactive, engaging Bible story books aimed at teaching children the world of God. “Train up a child in the way he should go and, when he is old he, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
The info in these videos might be useful to you:
7 billion mobile phone users are registered worldwide. On average, the entire world’s population owns a cell phone. So are the people of God conforming to the world (Romans 12:2) or simply responding to the prophecy of Daniel 12:4 that knowledge shall increase?
Whether you use Christian apps to navigate through the Bible, connect with others in prayer, or give your kids a great start in life, the ultimate purpose is to fulfill God’s command.
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