What we will be looking at today is the idea having a custom youth ministry app for your ministry. I am willing to be that your church has one already or has at least considered it. But have you ever thought about having one specifically for your student ministry?
I think this is something extremely important to consider for three reasons. First of all, The students we minister to live in a mobile world. I mean just consider how many of them have smart phones and try to remember the last time one of them forgot to have it with them. This is not always a good thing obviously but it does present us with an interesting opportunity. Next, this does give you a unique way to promote your ministry by having your information and artwork in a customized app. And while there is money up front, imagine the time and costs you save yourself by not having to make promotional cards and flyers near as often. Plus it is in a form that students might actually keep up with and use. Finally, I want you to think beyond just marketing as most apps designed for ministry are mainly targeted to do. What if you could turn your app into a discipleship tool? Imagine having a devotional and/or a discipleship curriculum that your students could use to reach others for Christ again and again. I firmly believe this is possible and is an incredible opportunity for us as student pastors to equip our youth like we have rarely seen before.
I encourage you to strongly consider this, but also to share with us whether you think an app would work in your ministry and why or why not? Also, what do you think an app designed for the youth in your ministry should have?