Even though they have four campuses in central Ohio and minister to 36,000 people over 10 weekly services, Grace Fellowship understands that their front doors need to be seeing new faces continuously. I had the pleasure of speaking with Ronee De Leon, Administrator of both the Local Impact and Guest Services departments at Grace Fellowship...
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...
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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 our Digital Connect Texts to your service this weekend. Having previously discussed the anatomy of a guest follow-up process, it was concluded that adding text, sent on Monday after the weekend service, as the Step 1 in your process (or as the only thing you do to follow up with your guests) sees up to 80% more engagement than not...
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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...
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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 way. Let’s be honest. For most situations and for most people, texting is less stressful, less intrusive. You can read texts or not. You can respond or not. You can do either or both at times that suit YOU. Also, 90% of text messages are read within 3 Minutes and 90% of all American adults have a cell phone. Even...
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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...
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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 and visitors or people that you haven't seen in quite a while. You [probably] have their names and their phone numbers -- possibly even emails. Now is the time to be engaging with them. To be connecting with them, before it all kinda fizzles. RETHINKING TEXTING IN CHURCH - RELATIONSHIPS https://vimeo.com/207187711 Christ's Ministry didn't stop after he died, that's when...
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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...
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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 applications for a smartphone, but have a limited number of features. The application GroupMe allows you to create groups on your mobile device so you can send the same message to a group of people. You are able to add everyone within your address book to the GroupMe application which allows all messages sent in response to a group message...
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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...
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If you are already using texting, then you are probably already doing these 3 things. If you are new to using texting, here are the top 3 activities most churches should be doing to get started. I. Sharing Sending emergency updates, news updates and newsletters: One of the main reasons for using SMS messaging is to keep your members updated. Sending out emergency messages asking for prayers or help to members who have encountered hard times or medical emergencies is extremely important. The Cross of Glory Church, Hopkins, MN is...

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