Matt Peeples Lead/Founding Pastor of The Point, and a special presenter at the March 8th Atlantic District Festival of Workshops, shares with readers about leadership in ministry:
A lot of churches are considering doing a mobile app, but aren't sure if it is worth the money. From my experience it is worth every penny and then some!
When we launched our app in March of 2012 over 50% of all data usage was by mobile devices. In one year that number sky rocketed! Just look at all the people you see using smart phones. A study in the November 2013 issue of Inc. Magazine showed that 72% of men and 62% of women don't go an hour without checking their smart phones. Many companies are running hashtags with commercials because they have found most people play on their smart phones while watching TV. The experts even go so far to say if your site is not mobile friendly it is worthless! Be honest, how many of you take your phone with you to the bathroom? Ok that's not a statistic; it's just a little anecdotal evidence.
Read more of the story from Lutheran Church Extension Fund's Leader to Leader Newsletter, February 24, 2014 http://blog.lcef.org/2014/02/24/the-value-of-a-mobile-app-for-your-church/>>>
A story about Christ Woodside's multicultural mission and ministry is posted on the LCEF website.
As AIM begins a new semester, I would like to invite you to attend the Winter Open House at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 19th. There will be a free Family Music for Toddlers Demonstration Class (you may participate or just watch the fun!), performances by a few piano students, and the unveiling of AIM's new guitar program! Preschool "graduates" of the toddler classes are welcome to come back to join the fun!
Families will have opportunity to sign up for the spring semester which begins in February. The popular Family Music for Toddlers Class will be offered next semester on Thursday or Saturday mornings.
Dr. Jean Boehler, Director, Arts in Mission – NY, 914-315-4246, www.artsinmissionny.org
The Atlantic District Deacon Retreat will be held on May 2-3 2014, at the Stony Point Retreat Center, Stony Point, NY.
The theme is Christ Within Me, A study of Galatians 2:20.
Any registration received AFTER April 15 will be charged a 10% late fee. There will be no refunds for cancelations after April 15, 2014. Click here for registration form, driving instructions to Stony Point and the retreat schedule.