The following is an announcement from Kent Shaffer’s blog that I thought was worth you knowing about and keeping an eye on:
LifeChurch.tvâ€™s interactive online Bible,Â YouVersion, is about to take the interactivity up a notch and to congregations around the world.
Itâ€™s calledÂ YouVersion Live (October 2009 launch). And it allows pastors, conference speakers, teachers, and group leaders to share content and real-time feedback on mobile devices during live events. Essentially, YouVersion Live is interactive digital message notes that allow the audience to:
- take notes and save them online
- read the Bible
- ask questions and get answers during the message
- do surveys anonymously via a YouVersion Live poll
- get extra content via blog links, YouTube videos, and other resources
- share the message with a friend
- request prayer
- give online
It is easy to create a YouVersion Live message guide. All a speaker has to do is drag and drop the features he wants to use into his template on a super-simple YouVersion Live admin area. All an audience member needs is a web-enabled phone, netbook, or laptop.
Already over 1.8 million iPhone users have YouVersion on their phone, which is equivalent to 1 in 27 iPhones. YouVersionâ€™s rapid growth means your user base already exists. All you need to do is use YouVersion Liveâ€™s super-simple admin panel, and you can take your audience engagement to incredible new places.
YouVersion Live launches in October 2009. Until then, you can sign up for updates atYouVersion.com/live.