fron_bg_color

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”.…

short and long codes featured image

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,…

automation

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…

wyatt allen pastorsline

Learn the 3 Reasons why Evangelist, Wyatt Allen, loves PastorsLine

By Jason Alexis | October 8, 2017

Amazing Facts associate speaker, Wyatt Allen, conducting Bible Prophecy Seminars nationwide, recently shared his own amazing experience with the PastorsLine communications platform. A few months ago Allen was scheduled to lead out in a city-wide public seminar in Houston, Texas area. As he spoke with the Houston Central Church communications director about strategy and logistics…

The anatomy of a guest follow-up dialogue

The anatomy of a guest follow-up dialogue

By Jason Alexis | August 10, 2017

To grow a healthy church you need to think RELATIONSHIPS. One powerful way to create and sustain strong relationships in today’s ‘digital’ world is through text. But how can we use texting to get your first-time guest to ‘fall in love’ with your church? If the church is people, and people are social, let’s forget…

DCT

The anatomy of a guest follow-up text

By Jason Alexis | August 6, 2017

The Anatomy of a Guest Follow-up Text Your weekend services are too important to let any new guests fall through the cracks. Let us help you reach more guests by adding our Digital Connect Texts to your service this weekend. Having previously discussed the anatomy of a guest follow-up process, it was concluded that adding…

people in a group

The anatomy of a guest follow-up process

By Jason Alexis | August 2, 2017

There are several aspects of a proper guest strategy that has nothing to do with digital tools. Your process is number #1. Your process also varies based on your church culture, your church resources, and your church mission. What is central to all churches is the commission to make disciples of men. When most churches…

swiss knife

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.

lightstock_143344_medium_user_2958929

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.

lightstock_189947_small_user_2958929bread

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…