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Church Management Software (ChMS) is a self-explanatory term in itself. A ChMS is basically a system designed to help pastors manage, organize, and automate the daily operation of their church. If we want to elaborate on the purpose of this type of church automation software, we will find that it goes much deeper and way...
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Church Management Software (ChMS) is a self-explanatory term in itself. A ChMS is basically a system designed to help pastors manage, organize, and automate the daily operation of their church....
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Just in case you are new to all this… The phrase “text marketing” (or as we called it “text ministry”) is a way you can communicate via text in mass using a cloud-based system or can capture data from your members and visitors via their cell phones. After rolling out a text digital strategy for your ministry, the number your members and visitors use to receive your text messages (sent by service providers) can either be “shortcodes” (usually 5-6 digit numbers) or “long codes” (10-digit, local numbers, i.e., a “regular”...
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In most states, churches are planning to reopen in some form. There are many good resources online which give advice and inspiration about the content of the first, physical get...
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Picture a church in which: The pastor and several church staff have all shared their mobile phone numbers with their ministry. Church members get confused about which number to use when. Quite often, the pastor and staff receive texts/calls which they need to redirect to the relevant people. Since people are used to texting, they text the church landline, too. Of course, the landline is not text-enabled, so these texts are never received...much less answered. There’s a lot of confusion and time-wasting, definitely not the right conditions for building healthy,...
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At the moment (posted during the COVID-19 pandemic), your church might be texting more than usual...and that’s a good thing. Text messages can go a long way to keeping your...
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In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches the people how to pray. Those of us who pray this way, know firsthand the power of prayer, and since we know it, we want to use this power to help others in need. Why a prayer chain? Prayer Chains, as you already know, satisfy our human need to connect with and intercede on each other’s behalf before God. They also amplify the power of the prayer according to Matthew 18:20 which says: “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth...
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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...
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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 problem areas. Statistics on their website show that on average, a US cell phone user makes/receives 8 calls each day. In other words, 300 million US cell phone users are making 2.4 billion calls daily....
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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...
Phone Systems For Churches And Ministries
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 identifies three key principles in an effective guest follow-up methodology: correct timing, a human connection, and the right level of friendliness. Correct timing The data appears to show that following up with a first-time visitor...
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