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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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Beyond the US: How SMS is saving lives outside the Internet’s current reach

By Jason Alexis | December 31, 2015

With over 6.3 billion mobile connections in the world (based on one UN study), text messaging in developing and underdeveloped countries still trumps other communication methods (that we all may take for granted). The power lies in the ease of implementation of cell towers, in areas where traditional ‘pole and line’ networking would be economically…

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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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10 Ways Ministries are Using Text Messaging

By Jason Alexis | November 4, 2015

Churches and ministries are using text messages on cell phones and devices in increasing numbers. Texts are short messages of up to 160 characters that can be sent from one cell phone to another. Once the teen-aged crowd made the cell phone a ubiquitous device carried everywhere, anytime, anyplace, they began creating a shorthand form for words, to pack even more into the short (160 – character) messages.

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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.

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Five Ways Churches Can Use Text Messaging

By Jason Alexis | September 17, 2015

If you think texting is only for Generation LOL, think again. Reputable churches around the world are taking this popular mobile-phone feature more seriously; they’ve discovered that text messaging allows them to communicate more frequently, and more efficiently, with their members and followers. Compared to newspapers, junk mail, radio or TV, mobile text messaging (or…

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Integration: Mailchimp

By Team PastorsLine | August 26, 2015

The Mailchimp integration with our system is planned. August 2018 Imagine you are on the pulpit and wanted to capture someone’s name, phone and email then send then a follow-up text or an email with a link to a pdf you promised. Would this be something that can save you time? This workflow (using our…