[img_assist|nid=156698|title=ChangePoint|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=66]Apps are revolutionizing the way we use smartphones. ChangePoint, the first Alaska church to develop an app, launched theirs this week.
Developed for the iPhone, iPad, iTouch, and Android, their app offers significant benefits for those who download it. It is available for free from the iTunes store (search for ChangePoint) or, as appropriate, the Android Market. Users can listen to or download ChangePoint sermons, read or listen to the ESV version of the Bible, access an event calendar, give electronically, and read their blog.
I talked with Adam Legg, Communications Director at Changepoint. He described ChangePoint’s vision for the App.
“Our hope for the app is really twofold: First, we wanted a platform that would allow us to communicate with any person that calls ChangePoint “home”, anywhere in the world. This mobile app allows us to do that. It gives us a tool to keep our family informed and connected, no matter where they are. If you are fishing on the Kenai River, working on the North Slope, deployed overseas or visiting family out of state, you can still stay connected with your church. Second, knowing that mobile communication is growing worldwide, we hope that this app is a tool for many people here in Alaska and around the world to discover that there is life in Christ!”
Here are several screenshots illustrating the look of the app. I’ve worked with it and find it quick, and full of power. I especially like the sermons (posted the day they are given), and the audible or digital Bible. [img_assist|nid=156699|title=Sermon Screen|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=327|height=490]
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Many churches in the Lower 48 are developing apps. While most tend to be larger churches such as Mars Hill in the Seattle area, more and more smaller churches are also jumping on board. ChangePoint is a progressive church, and recognize their church family is worldwide in scope. What a service for members and non-members alike. I believe they’ve knocked the ball out of the park with this app and wish them well as it continues to spread the “Good News”. Other Alaska churches are sure to follow. Holy Week is truly a fitting time to honor God by releasing this app.