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Bulk Texting for Churches: It’s ok to wait until your church is ready

By Jason Alexis | August 24, 2021

Sometimes, we are just not ready to get on board. Everyone tells us that we should. We might even agree. And yet, there is that feeling in our gut that says: “Not at the moment.” We want you to honor that gut feeling. Doing things when we are truly ready means we will do them…

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Iglesia Cristiana Buenas Nuevas shares how the right communications platform can engage 95+% of your church members

By Jason Alexis | November 17, 2020

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 (mostly) or WhatsApp/messaging for some groups. We had no communications plan or follow up strategy.” While this wasn’t the most efficient or effective communications methodology,…

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How to Create an ‘AND’ Strategy for your Weekly Paper Church Bulletin

By Jason Alexis | September 12, 2020

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 experience, most churches we work with are traditional, contemporary, or both, adapting some of the modern digital tools and strategies at a slow pace. Force-fitting…

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The Amalgamation of Technology & Church Makes The Lives of Pastors Easy!

By Jason Alexis | June 3, 2020

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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The “Ultimate” Texting in Church Guide to long and short codes

By Jason Alexis | June 1, 2020

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…

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Reopening your church? Use this phased, 3-action “Back to Church” Communication Strategy

By Jason Alexis | May 25, 2020

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…

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How to End Pastoral Communication Frustration by Increasing your Church Signup Rate

By Jason Alexis | April 1, 2020

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 Bible study series, and you would like people to sign up for it now, while they are still spiritually engaged and motivated. You would also…

How to Turn Church Emails into Automated, Communication Powerhouses

How to Turn Church Emails into Automated, Communication Powerhouses

By Jason Alexis | January 19, 2020

Don’t let the ‘lower-than-text open rate’ put you off. Email for churches is very much alive, well, and super useful. If your church is using email as your main tool to communicate with your congregations, it is time to reconsider. Most of your audience simply does not open your emails. Texting, with its 98% open…

How to Exponentially Increase your First-time Visitor Return Rate

How to Exponentially Increase your First-time Visitor Return Rate

By Jason Alexis | November 27, 2019

Recently, Mike Lovato of Magnolia Church shared the following story with us in our PastorsLine Facebook group. It was about how his use of personalized, automated texting made a HUGE difference in the responses he got to a message he sent out. We will also share the exact templates he used and why it worked…

Interview: Automated, Streamlined and Sustainable Texting for Grandad’s Church

Interview: Automated, Streamlined and Sustainable Texting for Grandad’s Church

By Anne Heath | January 27, 2019

The limited resources of many churches mean each ‘asset’ should multitask as much as possible. Communication apps are no exception. I recently had a chance to speak with Kristen Waddle, Communications and Production Director of Nebo Crossing Church in Nebo, North Carolina (formerly Eastside Baptist) about their experiences with PastorsLine. Kristen’s connection to Nebo Crossing…