Bowers Technologies’ latest app, iPastor could be considered to an ad-hoc notepad for those in the ministry. It is a contact do-all which helps track needs, target ministry objectives, and divide responsibilities between staff. In short, it helps ministry workers succinctly organise their objectives and goals for better care. The cynic in me tells me that this can be done for less and doesn’t need to be marketed to pastors, but the App Store will tell us what is what in the coming months.
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Imagine yourself getting ready to leave for a prayer meeting and suddenly your phone rings. One of the girls in the youth group was involved in a car accident and is now in the hospital in stable condition. You quickly write down the information on a piece of paper and hang up. As you stand up, an urgent email appears indicating that a church member was just laid off. You make a mental note to call later this afternoon. Then on your way out the door, someone mentions that their uncle was just diagnosed with cancer and would like you to stop by. You get in the car and realize that you forgot to schedule the premarital counseling session…
If you are a pastor, missionary, elder, staff member, or volunteer at a church, then iPastor is the app for you! iPastor is the first iPhone app that allows you to more effectively minister to the members of the church. iPastor allows you to:
- Record an unlimited number of ministry needs
- Assign multiple categories to a particular person’s needs
- Assign multiple care strategies to address the need
- Record notes as you address the need
- Track how the person is associated with your church (member, friend, etc)
- Record relevant contact information
- Delegate a ministry need to another person
- Sort needs according to situation, care strategy, or by delegate
- Review fulfilled needs for historical record, reminders, followup etc.
“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” Ephesians 4:11 – 12
As Christians, we share your faith and are always looking for new ways to help further the kingdom of God. One way we can do that is by working with churches, ministries and other faith-based organizations to provide applications designed specifically for Christians. Please contact us if your organization has such a need. We will be happy to work with you.