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Hear what Lupé Lopez (Anna First Baptist Church) + 4 others said about PastorsLine’s Real Video Texting When life happens, you need to get the message out…now. Sure, you can send a text message, but sometimes just words are not enough. Your people need to see your face and hear your voice…off the cuff, live....
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Does this sound like your church? Bonnie Keith (Connections, Missions, & Outreach Ministry Assistant of Moncton Wesleyan Church) shared that in their church: “Before signing up for Pastorsline we were...
Easter Sunday
What’s your church doing for Easter? It might seem strange to be thinking about it so early, especially in view of the rapidly-changing landscape due to COVID-19. Yet, we know that Easter is a holiday many people connect with and observe. In addition, Easter is a timeless reminder of the power of Jesus. The potential of Easter Easter has a huge potential to bring people closer to God. Statistics from WalletHub report that about half of U.S. Christians plan to attend church on Easter. Other figures from Senior Pastors Central...
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Here is a silver lining story shared by Associate Pastor Humberto Hilario of Iglesia Cristiana Buenas Nuevas. Up to the time the clouds rolled in, their church communications were “in-person...
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It’s not useful if you don’t know how to use it. Something is only great if you are comfortable using it, right? That’s why it was wonderful to hear about the experience of Liz St. George, Administrative Assistant at Cornerstone Church. Liz shared that the support she received from PastorsLine made all the difference. Before using PastorsLine, how was Cornerstone Church handling their communications? They were using emails, printed bulletins, and Sunday announcements. Why did Liz look for a bulk texting app? It all began “one Sunday morning” when Liz’s...
In this age of “e” everything, it often feels really progressive to scrap the weekly paper church bulletins and replace them with something digital and ‘modern.’ In fact, in our...
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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 beyond the explanation we just gave. In fact, once administered in the system, a pastor can easily manage the church’s membership databases, worship presentation programs, fundraising, report generation, community and religious events, emails, and communications....
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UPDATE (January 19, 2023)...Since this blog was written, the A2P 10DLC system number protocol came into being in the U.S. Briefly, this protocol is a way to register 10-digit long...
Communication Strategy
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 together in quite a while. Or you may have your own ideas about the direction you want to take. In this blog, however, we’ll focus specifically on how you can use tech for your—often overlooked but very needed—communication strategy. Before you begin...reopening guidelines It’s likely obvious, but you’ll need to know how many people you are allowed to accommodate. In...
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...
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 flock feeling cared for and connected. Yet, more texts mean using more messaging credits. Though a system like PastorsLine allows you to send up to 1600 characters (10 text messages) where 1 text = 160 characters. Yet, the more texts you send, the more it will cost. Ideally, for most messages, sticking to 160 characters is the best. We'd like...
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