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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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How to Start a Prayer Chain and Set it Up Digitally

By Jason Alexis | April 22, 2020

In Matthew 6, Jesus teaches the people how to pray. Those of us who pray this way, know firsthand the power of prayer, and since we know it, we want to use this power to help others in need. Why a prayer chain? Prayer Chains, as you already know, satisfy our human need to connect…

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How to End Pastoral Communication Frustration by Increasing your Church Signup Rate

By Jason Alexis | April 1, 2020

Perhaps… People are physically sitting in your church, listening to your sermon. Some of them are first-time guests. Some are church members. You have just told them about an upcoming Bible study series, and you would like people to sign up for it now, while they are still spiritually engaged and motivated. You would also…

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…

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,…

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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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Minimizing headaches when working with a volunteer team

By Jason Alexis | June 14, 2018

I can’t say working with a paid staff is easier, but the challenges of working with a volunteer team at your church can be unique and demanding. Even at churches with paid staff, there are dozens of people who volunteer that might be organized into teams. The unique challenges are usually the same. As the…

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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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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…