The team thought the best way would be through a church app, but after a lengthy search, we realized that all church apps were either out-of-date technologically or out of reach financially. The out-of-date apps were just the church’s website available through the click of a button. No special features. No real way to connect or disciple. Those apps were focused around the giving feature so that people could give electronically. Once they set up their giving, there was no real reason to engage with the app again. The out of reach apps were cool, but we quickly realized that only the really big churches could afford to build one from the ground up.
At that point, we felt two major emotions. The first emotion we felt was frustration. Frustrated that the Church did not have a meaningful solution to use technology to reach the whole world. The second emotion we felt was passion. Passion to find a way to make really great apps accessible to any church, especially church plants.
Everyone on the Field Day team is passionate about ministry. That’s why we don’t view Field Day as a business but as a ministry partner. We don’t have clients, we have family. A family we pray with, check up on, and dream with. We believe in the mission so much that we give the first 10% away to help plant more churches.
We know how scary websites and apps can be. Church apps don’t have to be scary. Let us show you how to replace fear with fun so you can help others with their faith.
…and other things we said before we started Field Day
Nick and Jayme Keebaugh have been best friends since middle school. No seriously…since 6th grade. They’ve been married 13+ years and have 3 kiddos. (Adaline 12, Soren 10 and Benson 8) When they’re not re-visiting every aspect of every Disney park, restaurant and resort that they’ve been to hundreds of times previously, you’ll probably find them at home floating in their pool with popcorn and drinks in hand while their dogs (Franklin and Bean) hang out on the deck.
Both Nick and Jayme grew up in church and have committed their lives to really trying to live out what it means to truly surrender their lives daily to Jesus. To that end they served in ministry as long as they can remember. After seven years of running every aspect of digital creativity at a 10 thousand member church, Nick and Jayme were done with grind and stress vocational mega-church ministry can be. Putting their marriage and kids first they committed to “never work for a church again” and started a creative agency servicing small to mid-level companies through branding, website and graphic design. After 10 years they answered the call to help plant a church, which led to them founding Field Day.
Today when they are not at Disney or their pool, they’re coaching and equipping church planters and consulting church leaders. (Yup…the irony is real. Be careful what you tell God you will or will not do.)