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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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Church Online: The Steps

By Jason Alexis | February 11, 2016

In our previous post about church online, we talked about how your church can reach out to a new, digital mission field. I have been helping businesses, churches and ministries with digital and mobile marketing for years now and I recently saw that Jay Kranda, the online campus Pastor at Saddleback Church, had a video…

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Turning “On” your Offline Church

By Jason Alexis | January 20, 2016

What’s next in the world of churches, marketing and technology in 2016? Two words: Church Online. Not to be confused by the phrase ‘Online Church’. Keep reading… You may have heard the term Online Campus and you’re likely to have heard the phrase ‘Internet church’, as well. Many top churches have already set the tone…

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Case Study: UBC Makes Effective Use of Text Messaging to Reach Its Congregation

By Jason Alexis | January 11, 2016

Over the past decade, United Baptist Church (UBC) in Hempstead, NY has been developing a digital communication strategy, to grow their church. Their main communication channels include a mobile app, a website and a Facebook page. They also utilize the PastorsLine (formerly crossMRKT) text messaging service. When Pastor Sedgwick Easley first arrived at UBC, the…

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Case Study: Pastor Richie Halversen Uses Text Messaging to Spread the Gospel in a Mobile, Social and Global World

By Jason Alexis | January 6, 2016

Pastor Richie Halversen is a dynamic preacher and caring pastor at the College Drive Church and its plant, the Ridge. These are Seventh Day Adventist congregations located outside of Jackson, Mississippi. When it comes to communications technology, Pastor Richie believes that it is of the utmost importance when  spreading the Gospel in today’s world. He…

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Texting vs. E-mail, in the pocket or on the desktop

By Jason Alexis | December 29, 2015

There was a time when writing a letter was the easiest way to communicate with family and friends all over the world. Then, the computer was developed. E-mail was one of the selling points of the computer, along with all the glitzy programs and games, but not everyone had a computer. Nearly everybody had a…

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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…

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5 Real Life Examples of Ministries That are Using Our Text Messaging System

By Jason Alexis | October 9, 2015

Smart phones are everywhere. It does not matter whether you are in a church service or a coffee shop, nearly every person has a smartphone on their person. In fact, 90% of adults in the United States carry a cell phone.