By Daniel Hubbard, Staff Writer
FaithStreet is helping people connect with churches amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FaithStreet app is a congregation engagement platform designed to empower people to find, and stay connected with, a church. It launched earlier this year.
The app grew out of a printed directory of churches in Brooklyn that began in 2011. It quickly encompassed most of New York City. FaithStreet claims more than 25,000 churches have profiles with the service. And more than 10 million people have found a church through it.
“FaithStreet believes in churches on mission who want their people to grow in spiritual disciplines and faith-based action,” said Sean Coughlin, FaithStreet’s CEO.
FaithStreet allows congregants to donate to churches, submit prayer requests, answer questions from pastors, and receive encouraging emails from church leaders. Churches can also post events, announcements, and sermons.
The app also reminds people to attend church, invite friends to church, and pray with others.
The app is available for free through the iOS- and Android-enabled devices at the App and Google Play stores.