Communication Strategy

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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Bulk Text Messaging for Churches: Best Practices

By Jason Alexis | January 24, 2019

To the utter surprise of many of us, mass texting is the future of church marketing. Yes! Not email marketing, not phone marketing, and definitely not cold calls. Sounds intimidating? Well, let’s have a look at the reason behind this. Out of all the modes of messaging, text messages have an incomparable opening rate—98% as…

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SMS text messaging, short and long codes explored

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2018

There’s a lot of discussion about which of the two opt-in choices is better—shortcodes or longcodes. Just in case you are new to all this… Members and visitors must opt-in to be able to receive text messages sent by service providers. To do this, most service providers use what are called ‘shortcodes’ or ‘longcodes’. Shortcodes,…

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Automated Messages Workflows

By Jason Alexis | February 5, 2018

Easter is fast coming up and we’re sure you’ve already started planning/organizing for this important church celebration. Easter is one of the most attended weekends for Christian churches—many being people who haven’t been in church for a while. We know the unchurched or used-to-be-churched are most receptive around Easter (and Christmas). So you invest money…

Church Community Builder ChMS Integration

Church Community Builder Process Queues

By Anne Heath | January 8, 2018

Church Community Builder Process Queues Do you know you can decrease your admin time, improve your guest follow up and member assimilation using the PL CCB integration with your process queues? New? Free Signup! How does it work? Hi Everyone… Anne here. Do you know you can decrease your admin time, improve your guest follow up…

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Same Price! More Credits!

By Jason Alexis | December 28, 2017

More Credits! Same Price! We have increased the number of credits in our plans but NOT the price!  FREE Credits FREE Resources Hi Everyone… Anne here. We have an exciting announcement and a gift for you too! We have increased the number of credits in our plans but NOT the cost to you. Just in time…

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Interview: How Mission Church 10x its ‘personal factor’

By Jason Alexis | October 16, 2017

In this spontaneous, email-based interview, we looked at how Mission Church is using digital tools to connect with people in an authentic way. Mission Church in Ventura, CA offers practical Bible teaching and authentic worship in a creative, welcoming environment. Tommy Carreras is their group director. He also coordinates the new guest connection process. Tommy’s…

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The anatomy of a guest follow-up text

By Jason Alexis | August 6, 2017

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,…

Church Community Builder ChMS Integration

Integration: Church Community Builder

By Team PastorsLine | April 25, 2017

Improve your church communications (and reduce your workload) by integrating your Church Community Builder and PastorsLine accounts. Integrating PastorsLine and CCB gives your church improved communication and better relationships with your church members and first-time guests. Integration also reduces your workload. Sync your CCB data into PastorsLine You have already created contacts and groups onCCB.…