Perrysburg First United Methodist Church is “here to serve, not to be served”. They serve a long list of local, national and international missions that support adults, youth, and children. Successfully running all these important missions depends on communication: people need to know what’s on offer as well as where to be, what to do,...
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  Editor's Note: A church partner shared this internal memo with us. This memo was sent to their senior leaders to get approval to switch from TextMarks. After weeks of...
The anatomy of a guest follow-up dialogue
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 about texting and let’s talk about relationships. Ideally, the church will have enough leaders to personally visit every single guest who attends church. Of course, assuming that that guest would be happy with a random...
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The Anatomy of a Guest Follow-up Text Your weekend services are too important to let any new guests fall through the cracks.Let us help you reach more guests by adding...
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There are several aspects of a proper guest strategy that has nothing to do with digital tools. Your process is number #1. Your process also varies based on your church culture, your church resources, and your church mission. What is central to all churches is the commission to make disciples of men. When most churches think about their most challenging area, they think about their ability to attract and connect with first-time guests. The end goal is to get new guests from “new believer” status towards discipleship so they can...
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We think of PastorsLine as the “Facebook” of text messaging. Our aim is to help churches use technology to fulfill their ministry by connecting with people in an authentic social...
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Improve your church communications (and reduce your workload) by integration your CCB and PastorsLine accounts If you are already using Church Community Builder (CCB) to build community, engage people, and help grow disciples, but not quite as satisfied with CCB’s Twexting™ feature, we have great news for you. We are happy to announce a deep, 2-way integration between CCB and PastorsLine to give you the best of both worlds: keep all the great CCB relationship-building tools AND gain a more powerful text and voice communication platform. With 90% of text...
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Congratulations to you and your ministerial team for making it through the weekend. You guys deserve a gold star! So just over the weekend you now have seen many guests...
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Easy Ministry Ideas Video Transcript Are you looking for an easy and simple ministry to start of your own? Well, in this video, I talk about how you can use your cell phone to make a difference for the Kingdom of God. Stay tuned! Hey guys, my name is Justin and I want to welcome you to That Christian Vlogger, a place where you get to join me and experience, “Faith in the First Person.” On this channel, I talk about relevant issues of faith every single Monday and Thursday,...
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With text messaging services like Viber, Skype, iMessenger, Google hangouts, WhatsApp, GroupMe etc. available for free use, why would you need anything else? For example, both GroupMe and WhatsApp are...
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Solid, healthy relationships take time and patience. Some relationships take off after the first or second meeting. Usually, though, it is the steady, consistent interaction which creates the bond. They say it takes 7 points of contact to “sell” anyone. [source] So, too, with first-time church visitors. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will be your relationship with your first-time guest. What needs to happen is a deliberate strategy to engage. Churches need to keep the conversation going, collect visitor data to personalize the interactions, and integrate that...

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