Mobile Apps for Spiritual Growth

Mobile Apps for Spiritual Growth

There are many, many apps for mobile phones and tablets that can assist the faith growth of  people of all ages. You need to check them out for yourself, but here are some that we think are worth exploring.

The Practice Co Devotionals

The Practice Co Devotionals

The Practice Co is a new Australian-based resource with a  faith-based spiritual vibe, great design and non-churchy language. Author/designer Liz' story is well worth reading and will give you a feel for this initiative. As the website says Daily devotions not full of...

The Aetherlight Chronicles

The Aetherlight Chronicles

The Aetherlight: Chronicles of Resistance is a faith-based online game for children developed in New Zealand. The game is based around a quest to save Aestheasia. It's an immersive, 3D adventure game with quests and battles. "Once a beautiful land, Aethasia is now...

Guardians of Ancora

Guardians of Ancora

Guardians of Ancora is a digital online game for older children (8-11 years), developed by Scripture Union in the UK. It is based in a mythical place called Ancora, and features quests to find lost stories. These take the player into Bible stories which they then...

Songs from a Strange Land

Songs from a Strange Land

Songs from a Strange Land is an online and print Australian Advent Calendar from the Anglican Board of Mission. It contains fabulous prayers and prayes and imagery, with acknowledgement of our First Peoples and the land in which we abide. Click here for Google Play...

The Divine Office

The Divine Office

This app offers a daily prayer pattern based on the Catholic Litrugy of the Hours, an ancient and meditative collection of psalms, hymns and scripture that represent the public prayer of the Christian community. There are set prayers and set times to pray. It pvodies...

Into the Desert – Lenten Journey

Into the Desert – Lenten Journey

Into the Desert is a40 day Lenten prayer journey produced by the Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) in Australia. While it connects with ABM projects, it can also be a prompt to remind you to check with UnitingWorld projects during lent. Clich here for Google Play...

Godsend – Discipleship

Godsend – Discipleship

Godsend is a project from the UK now with Australian input, designed to help people grow as disciples and make disciples. Part of the Fresh Expressions work of the UK churches, Godsend features simple steps, stories, activites and prompts for reflection and prayer....

Table Talk

Table Talk

This is a suite of apps to foster conversation about life, faith, values, relationships and more. The apps and card decks were developed in the UK by The Ugly Duckling Company as a resource for Christian mission engagement and well as faith development. Click here for...

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is...

The Bible Project

The Bible Project

The Bible Project is an excellent website introducing people to the Bible, in particular using video animations, followed up by resource materials for learning and conversation. The app is pretty much a mobile version of the website. BibleProject is a nonprofit...

Reimagine the Examen

Reimagine the Examen

Reimagining the Examen offers a unique prayer experience that’s tailored to your needs and mood. Each Examen, based on St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer, guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day, helping you invite God into your nitty-gritty. Choose an...

Pray As You Go

Pray As You Go

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer and meditation app also offered by the Jesuits. The bonus is being able to listen as you travel. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a...

Sacred Space

Sacred Space

The Jesuits in Ireland have maintained a daily prayer website for over 20 years, and this is now incorporated in a free mobile app. The daily prayer is based on the methods of St Ignatius and guides you through a session of prayer, in six stages, including preparing...

With Love to the World

With Love to the World

This well known Australian daily devpotional resources now has a mobile app. It follows the Revised Common Lectionary and is suitable for older youth to adults. WLW is ecumenical in perspective, and has been published continuously since 1976. Subscription price...

d365 Daily Devotional

d365 Daily Devotional

d365 is a daily devotional app designed for youth and adults. The devotion follows a five-step format – Pause, Listen, Think, Pray, Go. More information here. The main sponsors are The Congregational Life Office - Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (USA), The Presbyterian...

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Craig Mitchell

Craig Mitchell is Presbytery Minister: Church Development with Port Phillip East Presbytery.

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