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2018 Digital Communications (+ 4 Steps to Engage)

By Jason Alexis | February 18, 2018

At the start of the year, we often look at where churches are heading. What’s very clear is that the knowledge bases of most churches are now only a few months (versus years) behind what the marketing business world does to digitally communicate their message. This doesn’t indicate where churches are but where the knowledge…

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SMS text messaging, short and long codes explored

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2018

There’s a lot of discussion about which of the two opt-in choices is better—shortcodes or longcodes. Just in case you are new to all this… Members and visitors must opt-in to be able to receive text messages sent by service providers. To do this, most service providers use what are called ‘shortcodes’ or ‘longcodes’. Shortcodes,…

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Automated Messages Workflows

By Jason Alexis | February 5, 2018

Easter is fast coming up and we’re sure you’ve already started planning/organizing for this important church celebration. Easter is one of the most attended weekends for Christian churches—many being people who haven’t been in church for a while. We know the unchurched or used-to-be-churched are most receptive around Easter (and Christmas). So you invest money…

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Same Price! More Credits!

By Jason Alexis | December 28, 2017

More Credits! Same Price! We have increased the number of credits in our plans but NOT the price!  FREE Credits FREE Resources Hi Everyone… Anne here. We have an exciting announcement and a gift for you too! We have increased the number of credits in our plans but NOT the cost to you. Just in time…

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December 2017 Features, Fixes and Forecast

By Jason Alexis | December 10, 2017

We’ve been super active the last few months adding features you’ve asked for, squashing bugs and, in general, making things even more useful, user-friendly, and visually attractive. Before we dive into specifics….   Anne Heath Anne has joined our PastorsLine team as a customer support specialist. Watch Anne’s short bio vid to find out more…

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Church Plant and Growth

By Jason Alexis | November 15, 2017

I recently chatted with Pastor Ezequiel “Zeke” Vazquez about how he uses text messaging, and technology in general, to help him spread The Word. At the moment, Zeke is volunteering at a local Church near Orlando, Florida while he is completing his M.A. at the Asbury Theological Seminary (Florida Dunnam Campus). This local Church has…

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Interview: How Mission Church 10x its ‘personal factor’

By Jason Alexis | October 16, 2017

In this spontaneous, email-based interview, we looked at how Mission Church is using digital tools to connect with people in an authentic way. Mission Church in Ventura, CA offers practical Bible teaching and authentic worship in a creative, welcoming environment. Tommy Carreras is their group director. He also coordinates the new guest connection process. Tommy’s…

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Learn the 3 Reasons why Evangelist, Wyatt Allen, loves PastorsLine

By Jason Alexis | October 8, 2017

Amazing Facts associate speaker, Wyatt Allen, conducting Bible Prophecy Seminars nationwide, recently shared his own amazing experience with the PastorsLine communications platform. A few months ago Allen was scheduled to lead out in a city-wide public seminar in Houston, Texas area. As he spoke with the Houston Central Church communications director about strategy and logistics…

Fixes, Features, and forecast

Multi-user, CCB, voice, data capture (FKA autoresponder) features

By Jason Alexis | August 24, 2017

Over the last two months, we have added additional features and fixed several items on our list. The following covers the ones that directly impact our users. Multi-user Options Our multi-user feature has been running for several weeks and our church partners are loving the flexibility. It goes beyond just allowing additional users. We believe…

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The anatomy of a guest follow-up dialogue

By Jason Alexis | August 10, 2017

To grow a healthy church you need to think RELATIONSHIPS. One powerful way to create and sustain strong relationships in today’s ‘digital’ world is through text. But how can we use texting to get your first-time guest to ‘fall in love’ with your church? If the church is people, and people are social, let’s forget…