Many churches are seeing the value of iPad apps for churches. This may be one of the biggest areas of using the iPad in ministry. See what others are doing and what developers and creating for churches who are adding iPad apps for their church.
Church Video Streaming to iPhones and iPads
Church Video Streaming supports iPhone/iPod/iPad video streaming. If your church is looking to broadcast video to popular Apple products, it is certainly doable. Not all of the electronic devices are made the equal, especially when the device name is iPhone, iPad, or iPod. These devices do not support video streaming using Flash technology. Video streaming to iPhones requires special video and audio encoding by the broadcasting software. Video codec needs to be H.264 and audio codec is AAC. Video broadcasting in this format is possible via Wirecast software, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder + MainConcept AAC encoder, and Apple’s Quicktime Broadcaster.
How You Can Use the iPad for Ministry
Practical idea: Dustin Neely offers tips to help you understand how to use this tech tool for better ministry.
Create an App for Your Conference
Provide a schedule, information and links concerning your speakers and exhibitors, a list of the workshops and a map of the facilities as well as a list of local conveniences and whatever else you feel might benefit your attendees.
For a sample of a conference app, search the App Store for “Heart of the Child,” a children’s ministry conference from Oklahoma.
ChangePoint: First Alaska Church to Release an App!
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.