OK, well it’s not specifically a youth ministry app, but it certainly is a brilliant app to communicate care for students and leaders… This is an app that a bunch of my YM friends have been using to great effect…
Postagram is a fabulous yet simple app that can use photos from your phone, (iPhone or Android), or Facebook. Simply upload a photo, add a message, add an address, and postagram will send it to the person of your choice. It even shows up in a cool looking folder thingy…
Here’s some ways you could use it:
1) Photograph Students on an Event: After the event, send it to them and let them know how much you enjoyed seeing them there!
2) Take a ‘Sad Face’ Pic of Yourself: Send it to a student who has been missing for a couple of weeks. Let them know you miss them.
3) Take Photos of Things That Remind You of Your Students / Leaders: For example, you might be a store and see a goofy looking photo or object. It could be fun to take a pic of it and send the pic with a note to a leader and let them know how you appreciate their goofiness. Or simply, “I saw this today and thought of you…”
4) Take A Group Shot and Send It To Everyone: This could get costly, but how awesome could it be to send a photo in the mail just a few days after the event or retreat?
You might be thinking: “I already do this on facebook and twitter, why would I want to do this as well”?
My Simple Answer: Students LOVE mail! Going the extra mile to send them a nice picture in the mail with a caption or comment will go a long way to communicate care and investment in their lives. Sometimes it is the extra mile type stuff that makes all the difference!
What apps are you using that make ministry more effective, efficient, and meaningful? I would love to know. In fact, if you would like to guest blog about an app you are using for ministry, I would love to hear from you. Contact me through my contact page…