Home Screens - Mike Lindsay

This is the 4th post in a series called Home Screens. David Sparks over at MacSparky has been doing this for a long time and I thought it would be interesting to ask my friends, family, and former co-workers what is on their Home Screens!

Mike Lindsay is the High School Youth Director at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States. Mike is passionate about creating opportunities for students to connect with others in an authentic way, and creating amazing worship experiences for all students to encounter God. Outside of his work life, Mike enjoys recording music, watching Minnesota sports, and eating way too much Chick–fil-A.

What are your most interesting home screen apps?

My home screen apps are the same ones that came with the phone out of the box, so my second screen is the one with all the good stuff. I gotta say the most interesting ones are the Planning Center app, which helps me get our worship services together, and Hootsuite, which helps me update our ministry’s Facebook pages and Twitter account.



What is your favorite app?

Flipboard - I love have access to all kinds of news feeds, blogs and other information right in one place- its my daily dose of pop culture, entertainment, and more in one place.

Which app is your guilty pleasure?

DC Comics- gotta get my nerd on!

What is the app you are still missing?

All the great music-making apps that are out of my budget as a youth director. 


How many times a day do you use your iPhone?

Constantly, I think I’m permanently attached and will require surgery to remove.

What is your favorite feature of the iPhone?

I really like the Notification Center, with so many email, texts and tweets coming my way a day, it’s a perfect place to see everything in one space.

If you were in charge at Apple, what would you add or change?

Be more transparent - let people know how you come up with and make such cool stuff!

Anything else you’d like to share?

So many people in ministry are afraid of technology. Use it, try it play with it! It can change the game for you and your congregation!