A new app released yesterday in the iTunes store aiming to help pastors “more effectively minister to the members of the church.”
iPastor, created by Bowers Technologies Inc, lists the following features in the app store:
- 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.
What do you think?
I’m still evaluating this myself. I do think iPastor has the potential to keep pastors, care pastors, volunteers, etc. organized and on top of things. I hope future releases will allow for interaction with email (like the Things app). Even proximity alerts would be cool — several apps have this to remind you when you’re near a location to take action. My fear is that it’s just a fancy Access database.
What’s your opinion?