Your guide to the perfect Christian app
By Sherise Henry
The discipline and dedication it takes to commit to set aside Bible study time is priceless and reaps an abundance of benefits. However, in today’s fast paced society many are choosing to supplement their study or gain a spiritual boost during the day with the help of several different Christian apps for your mobile device.
Whether it’s a Bible quiz for the kids, a devotional message, or a quick search for a bible scripture that fits your present dilemma, Bible apps are a popular way of sharing the message of Christ and are becoming an increasing part of evangelism efforts of the church.
There are several websites dedicated to breaking down some of the Christian app choices out there so that you can find the best one to suit you. We broke those lists down into categories to give you a peek at some of the top choices.
Bible Reference Apps
If you are looking for a way to find your favorite Scriptures www.sharefaith.com offers a list of top ten bible apps for your ios and android devices.
Among their list is You Version Bible App. It boasts of having over 86 million users. It has hundreds of reading plans available for its users and you are able to highlight scriptures and make private notes. The Glo Bible app requires an internet connection. It is known for its beautiful visual design and top translations such as ESV, KJV, NIV, NKJV and the message. It has built in images videos and maps along with study tools
The Olive Tree Bible Study App is designed for deeper Bible Study. It is used by 4 million users. It includes resources from great scholars such as commentaries maps and dictionaries all of which are available offline.
Children Bible Study Apps
Parents who want to engage their children in bible learning in a fun and easy way can look to a couple of Christian apps to help out. www.theologydregrees.org released a list of 25 best bible apps. When it comes to parent and children interaction they suggested the following.
Bible Quiz 3-D Religious Game-the game requires internet but allows parents and children to play other participants in cyberspace on trivia that will promote the knowledge of God’s word. It’s available on Android IOS ipad and iphone
The ABC’s of God is suggested for preschoolers and requires a parent’s supervision. The child learns how to form letters while learning about the bible. It’s available on ipad only.
The Nativity Story- Popup Deluxe Edition is the website’s winner in the children division. It is available on ipad only and gives Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Church Management Apps
Capterra Church Management blog www.blog.capterra.com sites their top 7 free and open source church management software. They list the following as their top three…
ChurchTrac-ChurchTrac is a church database for any size church to keep track of their attendance, groups and members as well as their finances and schedules. It’s free up to 100 names and charges $100 total when you get to 250 names.
ChurchInfo- Churchinfo is a free web-based open source database that helps your church to manage and track members, groups, donations and payments. It’s completely free and is most useful in small congregations.
Rock RMS- rounds out the top three choices suggested by Capterra. In addition to membership, family and donation management features, Rock RMS boasts a content management system and check in features.
Christian News Apps
Understanding the times and knowing what to do in the world we live in is also a growing interest in Christian circles. So after you’ve read your Bible, done your devotions, and spent time with the Lord, download an app that keeps you informed and focuses your prayers for our nation and world.
Logos Post - our own app is available for Apple iOS and/or Android and publishes dozens of stories per day and a podcast to keep you informed and up to date on breaking news and commentary from a Christian worldview. It also has Christian teaching and devotions to help you in your walk with God.
Charisma News - covering the Charismatic and Pentecostal move of God around the world.
Christian Post - Covering a range of issues, court cases, and topics relevant to a Christian audience.
Whatever your use for a Christian app we hope this short guide aids you in your search for the best Christian app to suit your needs and purpose.