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Why and how your church should use Zoom to live stream your church services, especially in emergencies (Part II)

By Jason Alexis | March 20, 2020

In times of national or international crises, our faith is tested. At the same time, though, an opportunity presents itself where those who are attending church but wavering or those who are not regular attendees, all find themselves in a desperate need and search for God. We know many of us may be at different…

Phone Systems For Churches And Ministries

Join Bay Shore Community Church and Put the Latest Guest Follow-up Information into Practice

By Jason Alexis | March 5, 2020

Can we talk enough about the importance of guest follow-up? Before we look at a case study of how one church is handling this, let’s check out some very recent information about this topic. Recent information Yvonne Gentile is the co-author (with Debi Nixon) of the book, The Art of Hospitality Implementation Guide. Ms. Gentile…

Reduce Communication Cracks

Reduce Communication Cracks with Just One Church Number

By Jason Alexis | February 21, 2020

Some churches have a landline and then one or more mobile numbers. It is estimated that every day, 150 million texts are sent to non-mobile numbers. How many are reaching your church landline…and thus, being missed? Having several mobile numbers can be confusing for people—which to call when? In short, multiple church numbers can cause…

Reduce Communication Cracks

Solving the “I never heard about that” Communication Gap

By Anne Heath | February 15, 2020

You know you said it about what feels like a million times. You made announcements from the pulpit, sent out church bulletins, spoke to people personally…and yet, your congregants repeatedly tell you: “I never heard about that.” Take heart because there is light at the end of this tunnel as you will see in this…

Moving People from Broadcast to Baptism

Moving People from Broadcast to Baptism

By Jason Alexis | January 25, 2020

Outreach, crusades, and going beyond-the-walls are all concepts many of us are familiar with. We understand our commission stated in Matt 28:19. In essence, it’s “evangelism”. It’s reaching people for Christ using the contemporary tools available and a GO approach vs a “let’s wait until they come” attitude. If that’s true, then digital evangelism is…

Pastors and Leaders: Just like Mark Cuban, You Can Take your Accessibility to the Next Level

Pastors and Leaders: Just like Mark Cuban, You Can Take your Accessibility to the Next Level

By Jason Alexis | December 1, 2019

Mark Cuban has joined the group of celebrities who are sharing their “phone numbers” with the public. Why? In an article in The Dallas Morning News, Cuban explained that he thinks it’s important for businesspeople to be accessible. Cuban wants to set an example of this and tries to get back to 20-30 texts each…

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…

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…

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Interview: An “AND” Strategy at The Bay Church

By Anne Heath | February 8, 2019

Our team at PastorsLine recommends an ‘AND’ instead of an ‘OR’ strategy. In other words, a combination of communication tools which fit your church culture. Let’s look at an AND strategy in action. A short while ago, I spoke with Sarah Poindexter and Leona Njoku-Obi of The Bay Church (formerly Calvary Temple Church) in Bay…