3 Christmas Tips

Bonus: $100 PastorsLine credit

rAs I am sure you are well aware, Christmas is coming, and as you are making plans and brainstorming ways to increase your member engagement and reach new (and old) guests, we want to share with you a few tips that we think will help!

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Tip #1: Engage with your past guests who attended your last Christmas event!

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Most churches usually focus on getting new guests via Facebook ads, mailers, word of mouth, and so on, but why not include your “hottest” potential guests - those guests that visited last year? Why not invite those visitors back! Send them a text or voice broadcast thanking them for visiting last year and inviting them back for this year’s service.

Ex. Hi, [Firstname]! This is Anne at Grace Church in Greenwood. We wanted to thank you for attending our Christmas Play in 2017 and to invite you back this year! Are you (and yours) interested in RSVPing?


Tip #2: Get your church engaged and into the season of giving.

Last year, Real Life Church used our scheduled messages feature for a church-wide "Countdown to Christmas" campaign. They had a few hundred participants, and every day they would have a pre-scheduled text with a link to their "Countdown to Christmas" landing page that revealed a fun activity or “gift” for their church to enjoy! One tweak Michelle of Real Life Church suggests is keeping the activities fun and simple to ensure the most participation. Here’s a similar activity that they are doing for a prayer series this year.


Tip #3: Go a step further and run a Contest via text.

Have them text a keyword to your number. With our data capture, you can capture their names, numbers, and emails through an automated conversation over text, and then randomly choose a winner with our contest campaign! Find all kinds of unique ways to engage with your guests and members this Christmas season - whether that’s with our data capture, scheduled automated messages, polls, contests, or voice broadcasts. The possibilities are endless!


Use this $100 credit to try out these ideas.

Again, thank you so much for allowing us to share with you our ministry of helping churches communicate better through texting. And to show you our gratitude and help make your life even easier this Christmas season, we are offering a special deal for anyone in this Church Communications Group!

For the next few days, until November, 30th, 2018, when you sign up for a free trial with us, instead of getting our standard 30-day free trial that comes with 500 credits, we will give you 2000 credits, and extend the free trial to 60 days - NO credit card required! Just use the invite code: SEASON.

You will not only get this unique offer, but your account will come with preloaded campaigns that you can start using right away; Christmas templates that you can edit and use on your monitors, screens, or in your bulletins; and the tech or other help you need to get started!

Again, this deal is only valid for the next few days until November, 30th, 2018. so you gotta act now! Click the link below, use the invite code SEASON and sign up today!

You get this feature and so much more...

(All features are included.)

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direct, automated data capture via phone from those interested

keywords

mobile keywords to opt in to different church campaigns

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automatically create and manage groups

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gather information via online forms

polls

polls and surveys

messaging

personalized, bulk text messaging

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personalized birthday wishes

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contests

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create and schedule a series of automated messages

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2-way integrations with CCB and Planning Center (MailChimp is next)

Again, thank you so much for allowing us to share with you our ministry of helping churches communicate better through texting. And to show you our gratitude and help make your life even easier this Christmas season, we are offering a special deal for anyone in this Church Communications Group!

Dozens of churches are already using
PastorsLine and seeing success.

The PastorsLine platform is a church-driven, bulk texting platform developed and managed by church ‘insiders’. We know churches intimately. We’ve attended them, been part of their management teams and worked with them for many years. Our goal is to serve you by helping you spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. We’ve positioned ourselves to be your in-house, IT team for solutions to your communication issues. In addition to everything our platform can do, our partners love our responsiveness to their needs and fast tech support.

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I belong to a Church Communications group on Facebook, and you were highly recommended. We signed up with you over others because we are a multi-generational church and you have an ability to reach people on landlines.

Daniel Chambers

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PastorsLine has totally changed not only my workflow, but it's taken our "personal" factor up 10x! Just with our welcome process, we have gone from a 40% READ rate to a 40% CONVERSATION rate. That's just crazy!
So thanks 🙂

Tommy Carreras

Group Director

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Sending and receiving texts from our landline number is the #1 feature that ensures visitors and members can engage with us on the most relevant means of communication there is right now. Having one number to advertise, simplifies all graphics, ads, announcements, etc. for us, as well as for those we're trying to reach. I use PastorsLine EVERY DAY. It's changing the way we engage with our members - it's both easier and more effective.

Tara Freeman

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PastorsLine has been a fantastic tool which has enhanced communication with out church family. As with any tool, the secret is in learning how to use it effectively. I have been most excited when I see my church members telling their very own unchurched friends to text “PRAY” to our pastorsline number and have them join our prayer sessions.

Paolo Esposito

Pastors, RGF Church

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For us [a PastorsLine text-enabled church landline] has been huge for people to be able to text the number they already knew for our church. It means they don’t have to remember two different numbers when they are looking to try and get in touch with us. Most people don’t even realize its mostly an automated process.

Tyler Boles

Connections Pastor, The Exchange

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"Baptism Worship Service Reminders - bulk texting—we were blown away by the number of people who showed up."

Cara Saliby

Dir. of Admin.

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At first, the landline feature seemed like it would overload the church secretary since everyone would have the church phone number saved in their phones. This has not happened! People are simply interacting with our events better than ever before! We love the landline feature.

Sterling Willborn

Associate Pastor, Journey Church

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When we finished our evangelistic event in Houston, 70% of those who were baptized, communicated with me through PastorsLine...it had a big influence.

Wyatt Allen

Evangelist, End Time Hope

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“[PastorsLine is] a huge answer to something we’ve been looking for. I was able to send a template with a field merge by scheduling it... ”

Dr. Matthew Robinson

Pastor

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By using the same phone number for texting and calling you get people to remember your phone number. When it comes the time that are ready to reach out to us they know the phone number.

Abraham Schwartz

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I honestly never realized how many people must have been trying to text our landline all along! We never advertised our landline as a number you could text, but we have gotten multiple members of our congregation and even guests from some of our events to send us texts saying, ‘Thank you for this and that’, and it has been really great to see!

Heather Bredeman

Joy Christian, Center,
St. Cloud, MN

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It’s honestly the best feature that we have utilized. Being able to give one phone number for voice and text simplified our process.

J.W. Dunbar

Pastor Gateway Church, Ashland, KY

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““...the guest connection card...We had a great response -- people whose names and contact info we might not have captured otherwise. Our autoresponder directs them to our Welcome Center...where we have a gift...with their name on it."

Kristen Waddle

Church Communications

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We hired [PastorsLine] to assist us in a new “Small Group” initiative we were launching at our church. The tools they provided us with helped us monitor and take action on hundreds of responses. Our workflow was cut in half and our ability to track, monitor and follow through with the data gathered more than doubled.

Chris Elliott

Associate Pastor, New Believers

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The land line is more familiar with our congregation. When we texted from the other number, some would inquire about who was sending the text as the number was unfamiliar, and we did not use it frequently, so by the time we sent another text, some had forgotten the number.

Myrna and Peter Rohdin

New Life Fellowship Church, Elmhurst, NY

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The personal and almost immediate assistance at [PastorsLine] is so great! We feel valued and important! We love that it is church-based!!! … Jason and the team at [PastorsLine] are always ready to help, make things better, and they also welcome feedback.

Richie Halversen

Pastor @ College Drive Church

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The text message bible study invites are working great. We saw a huge increase from 5-6 to 10-12 and the numbers stayed consistent. 

Zeke Vas

Pastor

Our full feature, free trial

For the next 48 hours, until November, 30th, 2018, when you sign up for a free trial with us, instead of getting our standard 30-day free trial that comes with 500 credits, we will give you 2000 credits, and extend the free trial to 60 days - NO credit card required! Just use the invite code: SEASON.

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