7 Apps the Experts Use

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APPSHere at Group, we’re wrapping up work on our
November/December issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine, and I’m
super excited about this issue. We’ve got some amazing articles
planned, and today I wanted to give you a sneak peek at one of
them. In the next issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine, we cover
31 must-have apps that people in ministry (just like you) find
worth the download.

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I’ve pulled a few of my favorites to share
with you before the issue comes out. Here are seven apps the
experts use.

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1.       Yancy
Says…

A Beautiful
Mess
Super fun borders, text and graphics for
pictures. It’s like having Photoshop on your phone. Great way to
add color and text to a picture fast so you can post on Instagram,
Twitter, and Facebook!

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-Yancy ministers through her music in live
concerts and leads worship for preteens and their
families.

2.       Craig
Says…

UPAD: Upad lets me open talks I’ve
written in .pdf format and then handwrite or highlight them. I
switch to ‘user view’ and then use my iPad to speak from. No more
paper notes!

-Craig Jutila is a veteran children’s
minister, speaker, and author.

3.       Danielle
Says…

Postagram This app lets me send
a child a postcard with a picture from an event right from my
phone. While eating lunch with kids at school, I snap a picture and
before I’m back at my office, I’ve sent them an email with a pic
included.

-Danielle Bell is minister to children in
Birmingham, Alabama. Danielle is a keynote speaker and presenter at
KidMin and a contributor to Children’s Ministry Magazine.

4.       Jonathan
Says…

Shoeboxed I love this app for
keeping track of all the receipts from volunteer lunches, online
purchases for elementary small groups, and all those runs to Sam’s
Club. I take a picture, email the document, and it creates easy
reimbursement forms for me to get paid for those church
purchases.

-Jonathan Cliff is the Next Generations
ministry pastor at Trinity Church in Lubbock, Texas.

5.       Gordon
Says…

Smart Receipts (Andriod only):
With this app, I take a photo of receipts and code them before
emailing to our accountant. Brilliant!

-Gordon West is the co-founder of KidZ At
Heart International, a mission organization ministering in more
than 25 countries.

6.       Les
Says…

Do: This team-management app lets you
assign tasks to everyone on the team and track notes and progress
on tasks and assignments. It’s a great tool when you work with a
large team and assign lots of tasks.

-Les Christie has been working with kids
for 40-plus years and is a full-time professor at William Jessup
University.

7.       Dale
Says…

wetransfer.com: This app allows you to
transfer up to 2 GB of data for free; it’s great for sending large
files to other people.

-Dale Hudson is director of children’s
ministries at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach,
Florida.

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David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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