Once a strictly in-person experience, churches are now building communities online. In the case of Elevation Church, that digital community is massive — and growing every day.
To be clear, Elevation Church has established a powerful physical presence. The organization has 18 locations across three states and Canada, and in 2018, Elevation's weekly attendance averaged about 26,000 people.
Online, however, the numbers are even more impressive. In 2018, Elevation had 80 million sermon views across all platforms, more than 21 million podcast downloads, 620,000 followers on Instagram and 700,000 followers on Facebook. The population of viewers and fans included people from all 50 states and 114 countries, which is even more impressive when you consider the organization launched just 13 years ago.
There was just one problem: In the course of that exponential growth, Elevation had also outgrown the third-party mobile app it was using to support its online community. It was an off-the-shelf solution for an organization that needed something custom.
We came in to help.