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Church 1 on 1 calling in a bulk texting app? Yes, please!

By Jason Alexis | June 21, 2021

Why would a church-centric, bulk texting platform, such as PastorsLine, add a 1 on 1 calling feature to its mobile app? One reason is the personal touch. There are plenty of times when a phone call is the best type of communication. This is especially true for churches. Yet, this is just the tip of…

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Case Study: Your church can get Big Results Without spending Big Bucks

By Anne Heath | June 1, 2021

We’d like to introduce Pastor Jacob Serns. You may have run into him on his YouTube channel. If not, it’s worth checking out. Jacob describes himself as a church planter. He loves the concept of going into a new community or area and starting work there. At the moment, Jacob has two churches in Texas:…

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3 Reasons Your Church Landline is Better Than Your Cell Number

By Jason Alexis | May 18, 2021

We’ve learned that it’s “mobile-first” when it comes to a digital communication strategy, right? So, you might find it strange that some churches PREFER using their landline for texting and calling. Pastor Richard Stigile of Real Life Church gave us three reasons why he and his church prefer using their landline number for church communication…

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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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Iglesia Cristiana Buenas Nuevas shares how the right communications platform can engage 95+% of your church members

By Jason Alexis | November 17, 2020

Here is a silver lining story shared by Associate Pastor Humberto Hilario of Iglesia Cristiana Buenas Nuevas. Up to the time the clouds rolled in, their church communications were “in-person (mostly) or WhatsApp/messaging for some groups. We had no communications plan or follow up strategy.” While this wasn’t the most efficient or effective communications methodology,…

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How to Create an ‘AND’ Strategy for your Weekly Paper Church Bulletin

By Jason Alexis | September 12, 2020

In this age of “e” everything, it often feels really progressive to scrap the weekly paper church bulletins and replace them with something digital and ‘modern.’ In fact, in our experience, most churches we work with are traditional, contemporary, or both, adapting some of the modern digital tools and strategies at a slow pace. Force-fitting…

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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…