Ministry apps on the iPad…

April 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm 1 comment

I’ve been finding more and more ways to utilize my iPad in children’s ministry. My intention is to do away with the need for a laptop and use only a high powered edit bay for media and an iPad for mobile. I’ve found several apps specific to ministry that are helping with that process. Several are free if you have a subscription to the service. I know a number of churches are now using these services. Fellowship One has become a popular church management solution. It’s web based and incorporates check-in as well as tons of options. The iPhone app (which is compatible with the iPad) allows you to access the database with the added benefit of keeping you logged in so that you don’t have to continually sign in. Great for when you’re on the go and need to contact someone. Our church uses Pro Presenter as our church presentation software. An iPhone/iPad app allows you to connect to the computer that is running the presentation and allows you to change slides remotely. That’s a great option if your media person was sick and you needed to run the show from the stage. Also, it works if you have a presentation that is heavily dependent on perfect timing. We also use Planning Center to connect with volunteers and share service schedules and information. Their app allows you to adjust the information on the schedule, assign volunteers and contact people on the go. There are a number of other apps that could be used for ministry on an iPad, such as Keynote ($9.99) which would allow you to create and display presentations. Add the hdmi or VGA adapter and you can connect to an LCD or projector. If you know of other ministry related iPhone or iPad apps that you use drop a comment.

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