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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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How to make the most of SMS for VBS

By Jason Alexis | June 3, 2018

Many of you are hard at work on the fast-approaching VBS season. Whether a fully paid, subsidized or free series of events, VBS is a very big deal. In her article on the website, Facts and Trends, Sara Shelton informed: “Churches that used LifeWay VBS material reported more than 2.5 million people enrolled in VBS”.…

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2018 Digital Communications (+ 4 Steps to Engage)

By Jason Alexis | February 18, 2018

At the start of the year, we often look at where churches are heading. What’s very clear is that the knowledge bases of most churches are now only a few months (versus years) behind what the marketing business world does to digitally communicate their message. This doesn’t indicate where churches are but where the knowledge…

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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…

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Integrate Church Community Builder with PastorsLine

By Anne Heath | December 13, 2017

Engage with your Guests this Christmas Let PastorsLine save you time by seamlessly integrating into your Guest follow-up the process.  FREE Credits FREE Resources Hi Everyone… Anne here. Fun Christmas Challenge and bonus if you get it right! **Pay close attention to the # of hat changes in the video. After you sign up for your free trial,…

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Countdown to Christmas

By Anne Heath | December 11, 2017

  We love our clients here at PastorsLine -and we have partnered with some of the best and most creative churches out there! I want to share with you something one of our churches is doing this Christmas season because it is such a great way to connect with their church and it’s not too…

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Easter Follow-up

By Jerrod Boling | April 19, 2017

Congratulations to you and your ministerial team for making it through the weekend. You guys deserve a gold star! So just over the weekend you now have seen many guests and visitors or people that you haven’t seen in quite a while. You [probably] have their names and their phone numbers — possibly even emails.…

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10 Tips for zooming into online church meetings (Part I)

By Jason Alexis | December 20, 2016

Part II: Why and how your church should use Zoom to live stream your church services, especially in emergencies Why do you hold church meetings? To transfer information? Consider texting or sending an email instead. To socialize? Nice, but team-building activities are more effective…and more fun. That leaves situations where you and your church team…

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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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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.