Make the Advent Season Memorable With Mobile

 In Blog, Communication

We’ve been talking a lot about the upcoming holiday season, and with good reason. The time between November 1st and December 31st is a busy time for most of our clients. They’re often looking for unique ways to connect with their congregations.

With that in mind, I wanted to switch gears and look at Advent, a holiday tucked in between Thanksgiving and Christmas that holds special significance. The Advent season starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve.

Many churches mark the season of Advent through the lighting of the Advent candle and with special calendars that mark out the days leading up to Christmas. It’s a unique time to engage congregations and to create or continue traditions in your church in new and fresh ways.

With that in mind, here are a few ways you can celebrate Advent through your mobile app and connect with your church throughout the week.

Push notifications.

Want people to be thinking about the upcoming verses around Advent? Send them a push notification that lets them know the Scripture references you’ll be using. Need volunteers to light the candles for services? Send a notification out to let people know. Singing a new song relating to Advent for worship? Let people know you’ve uploaded a video to your app through push notifications.

Videos.

In anticipation of questions surrounding Advent, have your team create a series of videos that address what Advent is. You could also incorporate the significance and history of Advent or why your church is choosing to observe the holiday. Or have the pastor record a short video that talks about the upcoming Advent sermon and why people won’t want to miss church that Sunday.

Calendar function.

Create an Advent calendar for your church through the calendar function on your app. Many Advent calendars include things like chocolate or candy. But be creative. Perhaps you put verses for the congregation to meditate on together throughout the week. Or maybe each day is a prayer request everyone can be praying over.

Advent can be a special season for your church family, both spiritually and practically. Whatever you choose to do, make it something that creates a strong connection with your congregation that lasts beyond Advent season.