Let me ask you a few questions. Do you check your phone first thing in the morning when you wake up? Do you check it every hour? Half hour? More? Do you watch TV whilst you have your phone out checking WhatsApp messages or Facebook? Do you use your cell phone to check social media at work? You are not alone; all over the world Christians are religiously connecting themselves to social media and are continuously signing online to check their accounts. Even while in church, some people are on their smartphones or laptops and only partially listening to the preacher.
Mobile phones have become communications hubs, diaries, entertainment hubs, primary source of news, wallets or banks. The fact is, as a pastor or church leader your church members are heavily dependent on their mobile devices to stay connected to their most valuable everyday tools, for information and communication.
This platform is called Church App. This is a mobile app that is customized for your church. From Church App, every member will have a portal through which they will engage with the pastors, church leaders and other church members. My Church App will allow pastors and church leaders to conveniently engage their members with encouraging, empowering and enabling content for victorious daily living.
The management of content for Church App is done from DiscipleSoft’s back-end. This is an in house built console that allows for seamless posting of content to the App. In this guide we will walk you though the process of adding content
Step 1: To add content, go to the MyChurchApp module, it is the last module on the left. Select Our Information as shown below.
Our Information has 2 sub categories that have to be populated with information 1. General Information 2. Contact Information
General information is divided into 3 sections
- Church Name
- About Us
The back add has a Rich Text Editor come with powerful text formatting capabilities allowing you to display information in a visually appealing way. With it one can insert pictures, videos, embed links within the text and many more
Here populate all the church’s contact details including all social media links for Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as shown below:
Finding GPS Coordinates
- On your computer, open Google Maps
- Type your address
- Right-click the place or area on the map
- Select What’s here?
- At the bottom, you’ll see a card with the coordinates as shown below:
NB: The Latitude and Longitude are separated by the comma, the first number which starts with a minus sign is the latitude and the other number after the comma would be the longitude.
This feature is optional, so churches might choose not to have it. For those who opt in, it is a great feature to use to highlight your church leadership
Upload the image of the leader from your computer, add their name and title and save.