Category: Public Events
Last minute changes: Do your people know?
By Anne Heath | October 13, 2022
How fast do your people receive your emergency cancellations and time-sensitive announcements? Too late to make a difference? For example: Your people show up to an event because they did not know it was cancelled. Or they arrive at 9 am to something that was rescheduled to 11 am – again, because they didn’t know. Situations like these are very frustrating for your ministry members. The PastorsLine church text messaging platform can help – especially for churches using one of our integrations (such as Planning Center Online).
7 Ways to Boost Attendance at Church Holiday Events with Texting
By Jason Alexis | December 7, 2021
It’s the holidays again and that time of the year when many churches have special programs for members to refresh and bond. Perhaps you have one, too and have been wondering how to reach your members about it. We recommend texting. One of the reasons texting is so important is that most text messages get…
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…
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…
The “Ultimate” Texting in Church Guide to long codes and shortcodes
By Jason Alexis | June 1, 2020
UPDATE (January 19, 2023)…Since this blog was written, the A2P 10DLC system number protocol came into being in the U.S. Briefly, this protocol is a way to register 10-digit long codes in order to keep spam to a minimum. This article has been updated to reflect that change. Read on to find out more about…
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.
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…