Integrating Church Community Builder with your Aware3 Church Mobile App: Groups

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Restore uses the Groups feature on their Aware3 church app during their Next Step Gatherings, so people can get plugged in right then and there.

Restore uses the Groups feature on their Aware3 church app during their Next Step Gatherings, so people can get plugged in right then and there.

For Restore Community Church in Kansas City, their branded app from Aware3 has been transformative, bringing CCB to life with the power of mobile — especially with the groups feature. Even though Restore hasn’t heavily marketed their app to their people nearly 85% have downloaded it and it’s part of their daily life.

“CCB is a strong church management platform, but Aware3 really makes it powerful,” says Zach Henderson, Center of Excellence Director with Restore. “Before Aware3, we were using CCB as a database since our users weren’t really using it,” Zach says. “Now that they can access group info via mobile, they can just go into the groups and browse what’s available.”

Every quarter, Restore holds a Next Steps Gathering for attendees. It’s an intentional time of reflection and decision, Zach says. “They’re formal meetings to guide people in their spiritual journey. We want everyone in our church to sit down and find out where they are on their walk and figure out what next steps to take.”

Often, those next steps lead to engagement in specific groups at Restore — and, with the groups feature right on their mobile device, people literally take that next step in real time.

“People can sign up right then and there,” Zach says. “Since we’ve already integrated CCB with small group content, people can search super quick.” It’s the power of groups in action.

Restore also points people to the groups feature to make them aware of all the ministries at their church, when questions arise on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. “In the moment, they might ask about serving on a team, and they can get connected right then and there.”

Group data created in CCB is pulled to the app automatically, then registrations are pushed directly to CCB — all of which streamlines the work for Restore’s admin team. Admin-defined groups aren’t exclusive to group members either. Think Mom and Dad opting in to teen youth group notifications, or small group leaders signing up for church-wide service opportunity updates.

The groups feature has helped Restore’s people become more plugged in than ever. “And because it’s all integrated, we’re now utilizing groups in the best way we can.”