Moments are similar to the functionality of slides. They allow you to lead your attenders to take a next step. Moments show up in the chat feed on desktop and mobile, and some, like the Salvation Follow-Up Moment below, open in an iFrame that engages your attenders while keeping in your online service.
Learn more about Moments, including Salvation, Give, Invite, Connect, and Quote Moment.
To help you see the impact of your online ministry, we've enhanced the analytics dashboard with more of the information you need to measure engagement.
Compare to Social Platforms
With stats like 3-second, 10-second, and 30-second attendance, you can easily compare attendance to other platforms like Facebook and YouTube.
In addition to attenders and time spent watching, see engagement metrics for Moments, chat, and prayer.
Version 4 features Integrations that allow you to reach more, do more, and serve more through your third-party tools. See our list of current integrations with more coming soon!
Q: When do I need to upgrade to Version 4?
A: We’re so excited for your church to upgrade to Version 4 of the Church Online Platform. We’re releasing new features and integrations to help you reach more people for Jesus! As we work to sunset Version 3, all churches will need to upgrade to Version 4 by July 31, 2020. Version 3 will not be available after this date.
Q: Does my church online URL change?
A: Yes, Version 4 is built as a separate platform, so your URL will change. If you use a custom domain, here's some additional information.
Q: Will I have access to edit the HTML/CSS in Version 4?
A: We love seeing how churches like yours have innovated to create custom features that allow you to better engage with your church online audience. Our heart is to continue to build and release features that allow you to engage and lead your online attenders to their next steps.
With Version 4, our team is continuing to develop new features and we're pushing out regular updates. With this new continuous deployment model, HTML/CSS access is not feasible—and here’s why. When custom HTML/CSS is injected and our team pushes out new code, features built with custom code or in some occasions, your complete church online service, can break. This simplification allows us to push more features faster without breaking custom code.
From a theming standpoint, you will continue to have the ability to use your church logo and custom colors that match your branding. For other functionality that has been built through custom HTML/CSS, in Version 4 we are looking to solve these through platform features and integrations that are available to all churches while also supporting the continuous deployment model.
If you have feature requests, let us know by completing this form. It’s so helpful for our team to know what innovative ideas you have and what functionality your church would like to have built into the platform. Sharing the why behind some of your custom code features allows us to come alongside your church to create integrations that help you achieve the same ministry impact, but in a different way.
Q: Can I create custom roles in Version 4?
A: To help simplify the admin/user permissions, we have created pre-set permissions. Custom user roles are on our radar as a potential feature release. If custom roles are a significant feature for your ministry, we’d love to learn more in this form.
Q: Do I still have access to the map feature in Version 3?
A: We currently do not have the map feature in Version 4. If you feel like it would add value to your online ministry, please let us know.
Life.Church runs 90 services each week with hundreds of volunteers who make that happen. Replay our Facebook Live with Ben Matthews and Ryan Sharp, from the Life.Church Online team, to hear them discuss how Life.Church upgraded to Version 4.
As always, if you need help our Support team is available to answer your questions.