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Solving the “I never heard about that” Communication Gap

By Anne Heath | February 15, 2020

You know you said it about what feels like a million times. You made announcements from the pulpit, sent out church bulletins, spoke to people personally…and yet, your congregants repeatedly tell you: “I never heard about that.” Take heart because there is light at the end of this tunnel as you will see in this…

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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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SMS text messaging, short and long codes explored

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2018

There’s a lot of discussion about which of the two opt-in choices is better—shortcodes or longcodes. Just in case you are new to all this… Members and visitors must opt-in to be able to receive text messages sent by service providers. To do this, most service providers use what are called ‘shortcodes’ or ‘longcodes’. Shortcodes,…

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Why cloud based text messaging solution trumps other applications like Skype, iMessenger, WhatsApp, etc…

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2017

Using a cloud-based app allows you to extend the application and integrate with other tools that you are using.

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3 Things the Top Churches are Doing Now

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2017

Texting DOES work and IS effective, provided your church knows how to use it AND you have a text messaging system that has the elements you need. Many systems include modules so you can do the things you should be doing now.

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Are you using texting in churches? Here are top 3 things you should already be doing

By Jason Alexis | February 14, 2017

If you are already using texting, then you are probably already doing these 3 things. If you are new to using texting, here are the top 3 activities most churches should be doing to get started. I. Sharing Sending emergency updates, news updates and newsletters: One of the main reasons for using SMS messaging is…

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Church Data capture (FKA Autoresponder): chat bots that boost communication

By Jason Alexis | November 21, 2016

We share your communication challenges. Having been a church communicator, I’ve been there, trying to make contact, whether it’s a first-time chat with guests or sending relevant information to existing members. We have seen that the best communication strategy is to have a variety of options which can be suited to your audience. So, paper…