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…

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How to make the most of SMS for VBS

By Jason Alexis | June 3, 2018

Many of you are hard at work on the fast-approaching VBS season. Whether a fully paid, subsidized or free series of events, VBS is a very big deal. In her article on the website, Facts and Trends, Sara Shelton informed: “Churches that used LifeWay VBS material reported more than 2.5 million people enrolled in VBS”.…

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Integrate Church Community Builder with PastorsLine

By Anne Heath | December 13, 2017

Engage with your Guests this Christmas Let PastorsLine save you time by seamlessly integrating into your Guest follow-up the process.  FREE Credits FREE Resources Hi Everyone… Anne here. Fun Christmas Challenge and bonus if you get it right! **Pay close attention to the # of hat changes in the video. After you sign up for your free trial,…

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The anatomy of a guest follow-up process

By Jason Alexis | August 2, 2017

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…

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3 Things the Top Churches are Doing Now

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2017

Texting DOES work and IS effective, provided your church knows how to use it AND you have a text messaging system that has the elements you need. Many systems include modules so you can do the things you should be doing now.

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Are you using texting in churches? Here are top 3 things you should already be doing

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2017

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…

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Church Data capture (FKA Autoresponder): chat bots that boost communication

By Jason Alexis | November 21, 2016

We share your communication challenges. Having been a church communicator, I’ve been there, trying to make contact, whether it’s a first-time chat with guests or sending relevant information to existing members. We have seen that the best communication strategy is to have a variety of options which can be suited to your audience. So, paper…

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How to roll out an effective Text subscription campaign & Rules you should follow

By Jason Alexis | November 18, 2015

Once you have purchased or subscribed to a SMS service, your members and visitors can easily agree to accept messages from you or opt-in to your service. You are not allowed to simply enter in a batch of phone numbers into the application and send out messages, because that is considered spam and is not allowed…