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How to End Pastoral Communication Frustration by Increasing your Church Signup Rate

By Jason Alexis | April 1, 2020

Perhaps… People are physically sitting in your church, listening to your sermon. Some of them are first-time guests. Some are church members. You have just told them about an upcoming Bible study series, and you would like people to sign up for it now, while they are still spiritually engaged and motivated. You would also…

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By all means text, but don’t forget the calls

By Jason Alexis | March 26, 2020

A lot of people are texting. That makes sense since texting is the fastest opened, most read, and most responded to form of communication today. In this article, we are going to show you why this was important for Merlin Cochran (our case study below). What does this mean for calls? Deadcellzones.com maps mobile reception…

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Why and how your church should use Zoom to live stream your church services, especially in emergencies (Part II)

By Jason Alexis | March 20, 2020

In times of national or international crises, our faith is tested. At the same time, though, an opportunity presents itself where those who are attending church but wavering or those who are not regular attendees, all find themselves in a desperate need and search for God. We know many of us may be at different…

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Join Bay Shore Community Church and Put the Latest Guest Follow-up Information into Practice

By Jason Alexis | March 5, 2020

Can we talk enough about the importance of guest follow-up? Before we look at a case study of how one church is handling this, let’s check out some very recent information about this topic. Recent information Yvonne Gentile is the co-author (with Debi Nixon) of the book, The Art of Hospitality Implementation Guide. Ms. Gentile…

Reduce Communication Cracks

Reduce Communication Cracks with Just One Church Number

By Jason Alexis | February 21, 2020

Some churches have a landline and then one or more mobile numbers. It is estimated that every day, 150 million texts are sent to non-mobile numbers. How many are reaching your church landline…and thus, being missed? Having several mobile numbers can be confusing for people—which to call when? In short, multiple church numbers can cause…

Moving People from Broadcast to Baptism

Moving People from Broadcast to Baptism

By Jason Alexis | January 25, 2020

Outreach, crusades, and going beyond-the-walls are all concepts many of us are familiar with. We understand our commission stated in Matt 28:19. In essence, it’s “evangelism”. It’s reaching people for Christ using the contemporary tools available and a GO approach vs a “let’s wait until they come” attitude. If that’s true, then digital evangelism is…

How to Turn Church Emails into Automated, Communication Powerhouses

How to Turn Church Emails into Automated, Communication Powerhouses

By Jason Alexis | January 19, 2020

Don’t let the ‘lower-than-text open rate’ put you off. Email for churches is very much alive, well, and super useful. If your church is using email as your main tool to communicate with your congregations, it is time to reconsider. Most of your audience simply does not open your emails. Texting, with its 98% open…

Pastors and Leaders: Just like Mark Cuban, You Can Take your Accessibility to the Next Level

Pastors and Leaders: Just like Mark Cuban, You Can Take your Accessibility to the Next Level

By Jason Alexis | December 1, 2019

Mark Cuban has joined the group of celebrities who are sharing their “phone numbers” with the public. Why? In an article in The Dallas Morning News, Cuban explained that he thinks it’s important for businesspeople to be accessible. Cuban wants to set an example of this and tries to get back to 20-30 texts each…

How to Exponentially Increase your First-time Visitor Return Rate

How to Exponentially Increase your First-time Visitor Return Rate

By Jason Alexis | November 27, 2019

Recently, Mike Lovato of Magnolia Church shared the following story with us in our PastorsLine Facebook group. It was about how his use of personalized, automated texting made a HUGE difference in the responses he got to a message he sent out. We will also share the exact templates he used and why it worked…

Christmas Giveaway for Church

Christmas Giveaway for Church Tech Today Subscribers 2018

By Jason Alexis | November 5, 2018

3 Christmas Tips Bonus: $100 PastorsLine credit As I am sure you are well aware, Christmas is coming, and as you are making plans and brainstorming ways to increase your member engagement and reach new (and old) guests, we want to share with you a few tips that we think will help! WHY? Free 60-day…