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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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Case Study: Easy texting to Kids Ministry parents

By Jason Alexis | August 14, 2021

When the kids in the Kids Ministry need mom and dad, whose mobile phone do you use to send the text? The problem, of course, is not the lack of phones—almost everyone’s got one. The issue is the number. When mom or dad gets a text about their child from a number they don’t recognize,…

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Texting Can Resurrect the Easter Story

By Jason Alexis | February 6, 2021

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…

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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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Discover the advantages of a one-number, communications HUB: your text-enabled church landline

By Jason Alexis | May 22, 2020

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 when. Quite often, the pastor and staff receive texts/calls which they need to redirect to the relevant people. Since people are used to texting, they…

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4 ideas for maxing ur txting characters 2 minimize ur msg costs

By Jason Alexis | April 24, 2020

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…

Case Study: Filling in your Church’s Communication Cracks

Case Study: Filling in your Church’s Communication Cracks

By Anne Heath | July 8, 2019

Perrysburg First United Methodist Church is “here to serve, not to be served”. They serve a long list of local, national and international missions that support adults, youth, and children. Successfully running all these important missions depends on communication: people need to know what’s on offer as well as where to be, what to do,…

Interview: Encouraging Brand New Guests Through Your Front Doors with Texting

Interview: Encouraging Brand New Guests Through Your Front Doors with Texting

By Anne Heath | April 19, 2019

  Even though they have four campuses in central Ohio and minister to 3,600 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…