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5 Free Apps for Your Children’s Ministry

AppsChildren's ministry? There's an app for that!

Technology is great, but sometimes there's so much to shift though that finding the right tools for the job can be intimidating. We've browsed though the app stores in search of the best downloads for giving your ministry a digital boost. Here are five great apps that you and your volunteers should check out today.


  1. Is It Contagious? -Not sure what that rash is on Johnny's arm? This app from the experts at KidsHealth can help. The "Is It Contagious?" app has information on more than 85 different conditions. The app provides picture references, guidance about when to seek immediate care, and information about how contagious the condition is. Now you can know when it's safe for Johnny to stay and when the parents need to be called to pick him up. Available on Android and IOS.
  2. Apparent - Apparent is an easy and convenient way to share information with your circle of parents in a secure format. The app was designed for parents who want to create play dates for their kids, but it could also be used by children's ministries to share kids' craft ideas and arrange for fun get-togethers. Available now for IOS; coming soon to Android and Windows Phone.
  3. Max 7 - Built from the free ministry resource website Max 7, this app puts curriculum, videos, music, training materials, and much more right at your fingertips. Whether you're looking for a little something extra to add to your plans―or you're starting from scratch―there's something here for everyone. Available for Android and IOS.
  4. Pinterest - Last week we talked about how Pinterest can be an amazing resource for gathering ideas; but many ministries are also using it as a social media bulletin board. Using the official Pinterest app, you can post pictures of crafts for home devotions and keep parents informed about upcoming lessons. Available on Android and IOS. (Don't forget to check out our own Children's Ministry Magazine Pinterest board.)
  5. Dropbox - A great tool that I personally use, Dropbox helps you share files, photos, and videos among your volunteers. You can get up to 18 GB of space for free, with more space available for a monthly fee. Using Dropbox, your volunteers will always have whatever you need to give them right on their phones. Available for Android and IOS.


While you're looking around the different app stores, make sure to check out Children's Ministry Magazine ( Android and IOS). We've gone digital, and you'll love the digital-only extras that bring the magazine to life. Check out the subscribe page for more information.

Posted at 08:04


Thanks for sharing the Apps. Those of us in the developing world need to make effort and get digital as well. It is the best way to go.
February 27, 2013 11:54
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Curious, how were you able to get 18 gigs on Dropbox? I think I was only given 5 gigs on a free account.
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