YouVersion Live is a the perfect application for every church out there, whether you are a small church with only a hundred congregation members, all over the age of 45, or a multi-satellite church with thousands of people and a core group of 18-35 year olds, or a youth group of 20. The YouVersion should be an app that the pastor considers using even as he is beginning to write his sermon.
If you want people to follow along with their smart phones to the specific sermon you are preaching with sermon notes, Bible verses, and links to giving, polls, sermon videos, and other things, YouVersion Live will help you accomplish that and more. So how do you set it up? Here is a helpful video to get started and then some tips from us to make the process super smooth.
YouVersion Live Pro Tips
While that process does cover a lot of the process, we have a couple of more tips for you to follow to make the experience optimal.
- Make Your Group Public At the end of that form there is a “Keep This Group Private” button. While this might be appropriate in some cases, making it private for your church in general is a bad idea because you actually gain visibility when someone is in your area and they are looking for sermons. They can see yours and maybe catch what you are doing.
- Changing The Whole Model This application is going to have to change your whole model for constructing your sermons. For the pastors that love to make last minute changes, you simply cannot do that with this application unless you want to make the church tech team very frustrated with you.
- Use the Poll Feature Live You have the ability to share live data from your congregation. They see it as a fun and interactive activity. You can see it as an instantaneous data mining survey. Use this every Sunday!
- Use Scripture Prolifically When you share Scripture in this app, they are just three clicks away from sharing it on social media and that is an amazingly easy way for them to post Scripture online.
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