App

The Fairview Village Church App is your source for everything you need to support your church experience while at a service, plus the support and connection you need when you’re not!

 

 

App Features

  1. Follow and engage with the weekend teaching — including sermon notes, the bulletin, connect group discussion questions, and prayer guide — by tapping This Weekend from the Home screen.
  2. Livestream weekend worship services.
  3. Watch or listen to previous messages.
  4. Access Connect Group materials including weekly discussion questions, the current catalog of groups, and registration form to join a new connect group.
  5. View and register for upcoming events.
  6. Set up convenient one-time or recurring mobile giving.
  7. Take your next right step in your walk with Jesus.

Why We Have an App

  1. We value continual interaction with Jesus, the Word, and the church on Sunday and every other day. The app makes equipping resources mobile and always available.
  2. We value lost people. The app is a premier tool that equips the believer in reaching a new culture that is on the forefront of technology.
  3. We value our church community and helping each member take next steps in their journey with God. The app is an engagement tool to help people progress in their individual relationship with God, as well as their community relationship with the family of God.
  4. We value people’s time & attention, stewarding our resources, and caring for the earth as God’s creation. The app organizes communications in one convenient place, reduces paper usage and reduces costs. 

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the app free?
    Yes! 
  2. How is the app different from the website?
    The app is designed to support the worship experience and the spiritual journey of Fairview Village Church attendees. The website is designed to inform visitors and ‘church shoppers’ about the ministries, teachings and events available at the church.
  3. When I install the app, why do a number of pop-up boxes appear asking me for permission to different areas of my device?
    Like all apps, the church app will interact with you according to the permissions you grant it. For example, by allowing the app to send you notifications, we will be able to keep you better informed of your specific areas of interest within the church. Your privacy will always be protected.
  4. When I click on the ‘Giving’ or ‘Give’ tabs, why do I receive a message that I am leaving the app?
    While our app is very secure, we use enhanced encryption specifically designed to protect your banking and financial information that is not available within the app itself.
  5. Why am I asked to login when I click on ‘Take a Note’?
    The app is designed to store and organize all of your personal notes directly in the app on your device to give you easy access to them during your Connect Group times or when sharing with a friend. With your login, you can pull up past notes by tapping the menu icon at the top left of your screen and selecting ‘Notes’. Your login also allows your notes to sync across all devices, so you don't have to worry about transferring them when you get a new phone or want to use your tablet. Each note is automatically connected to the corresponding media item so you can easily refer back to the sermon. Please note: the 'Take A Note' feature, a button available under videos and other media items, is not the same as 'Fill-In-The-Blank Sermon Notes'. Information recorded with Take A Note is saved within the Notes section of the app. Sermon Notes are not saved. To have future access to your Sermon Notes, you may email them to yourself. For those who prefer proper formatting, the email comes with an attached PDF of the Sermon Notes formatted as in the app. These emails may filter to your Junk folder until they are white listed within your email provider.
  6. Why are my Fill-in-the-Blank Sermon Notes not saving to the Notes section of the app?
    The only notes that are saved within the app are those taken using the 'Take A Note' feature - a button that appears below videos and other media items. Fill-in-the-Blank Sermon Notes are not saved within the app. However, you can still save them for future reference by emailing them to yourself each time. For those who prefer proper formatting, the email comes with an attached PDF of the Sermon Notes formatted as in the app. Sermon Note emails may filter to your email Junk folder until you white list them within your email system provider.

All FAQs

  1. Is the app free?
    Yes!
  2. How is the app different from the website?
    The app is designed to support the worship experience and the spiritual journey of Fairview Village Church attendees. The website is designed to inform visitors and ‘church shoppers’ about the offerings available at the church.
  3. Who is the app for?
    The app has been designed to be relevant to everyone from long-term members to the first-time attendee. Its content can support people at various points on their spiritual journey.
  4. When I install the app, why do a number of pop-up boxes appear asking me for permission to different areas of my device?
    Like all apps, the church app will interact with you according to the permissions you grant it. For example, by allowing the app to send you notifications, we will be able to keep you better informed of your specific areas of interest within the church. Your privacy will always be protected.
  5. How do I manage which notifications I receive?
    By clicking the menu icon at the top left corner of the home screen and selecting ‘Settings’, then ‘Notifications’, you can specify whether you wish to receive notifications, as well as which ministries within the church you will receive notifications about.
  6. When I click on the ‘Giving’ or ‘Give’ tabs, why do I receive a message that I am leaving the app?
    While our app is very secure, we use enhanced encryption specifically designed to protect your banking and financial information that is not available within the app itself.
  7. What is the number in the corner of my app icon, and how do I get rid of it (Android users)?
    That number represents how many notifications you have received from the app. When you read or delete the notification from your device’s notification section, that number will disappear.
  8. Why am I asked to login when I click on ‘Take a Note’?
    The app is designed to store and organize all of your personal notes directly in the app on your device to give you easy access to them during your connect group times or when sharing with a friend. With your login, you can pull up past notes by tapping the menu icon at the top left of your screen and selecting ‘Notes’. Your login also allows your notes to sync across all devices, so you never have to worry about transferring them when you get a new phone or want to use your tablet. Each note is automatically connected to the corresponding media item so you can easily refer back to the sermon. Please note: the 'Take A Note' feature, a button available under videos and other media items, is not the same as 'Fill-In-The-Blank Sermon Notes'. Information recorded with Take A Note is saved within the Notes section of the app. Sermon Notes are not saved. To have future access to your Sermon Notes, you may email them to yourself. For those who prefer proper formatting, the email comes with an attached PDF of the Sermon Notes formatted as in the app. These emails may filter to your Junk folder until they are white listed within your email provider.
  9. Is the app the only way to follow along with the provided fill-in-the-blank sermon notes?
    Paper copies of the fill-in-the-blank sermon notes will be phased out of usage soon. If you still prefer to have a paper copy of them, you can print them from your device starting Friday morning before each weekends' services.
  10. Why are my Fill-in-the-Blank Sermon Notes not saving to the Notes section of the app?
    The only notes that are saved within the app are those taken using the 'Take A Note' feature - a button that appears below videos and other media items. Fill-in-the-Blank Sermon Notes are not saved within the app. However, you can still save them for future reference by emailing them to yourself each time. For those who prefer proper formatting, the email comes with an attached PDF of the Sermon Notes formatted as in the app. Sermon Note emails may filter to your email Junk folder until you white list them within your email system provider.
  11. How do I go back to the previous screen on Android?
    On Android, since it has its own dedicated back button, you should use your device's back button (usually at the bottom of your device) if an arrow at the top left of your current screen is not available.
  12. Who do I contact if I have other problems with the app?
    Please contact us if you have any other problems with the app by emailing .  We are best able to communicate with you regarding the application, and we will contact the app service provider if necessary. 

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