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Case Study: WFRN Radio did a WWJD and joined PastorsLine

By Jason Alexis | April 26, 2022

Spoiler alert: This blog is going to be a bit emotional. As I am writing this, I have goosebumps and that incredible “alignment with the Lord” feeling. It is not often that we get such a powerful example of His work. And yet, why am I surprised? God is the original “out of the box”…

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Case Study: RHI Church texting mixes Apples and Androids

By Jason Alexis | April 26, 2022

If your church is like RHI, your folks have a mix of mobile phones. How well does your texting software service both Apple and Google platforms? Pastor Steven Pettit, Co-Director of Rescue Hill NCMC, shared his experience with us. Who are Rescue Hill NCMC? Pastor Steve explained: “We are an Anti-Human Trafficking Org. But within…

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QR codes and Churches: Now and Beyond

By Jason Alexis | May 25, 2021

Spring 2021. In the US, things are moving towards being able to get back together face-to-face. People are starting to meet in larger groups. However, the CDC still recommends masks, social distancing, and a more touchless environment. QR codes can help with that. What are QR codes? A quick response (QR) code is a 2-dimensional…

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Iglesia Cristiana Buenas Nuevas shares how the right communications platform can engage 95+% of your church members

By Jason Alexis | November 17, 2020

Here is a silver lining story shared by Associate Pastor Humberto Hilario of Iglesia Cristiana Buenas Nuevas. Up to the time the clouds rolled in, their church communications were “in-person (mostly) or WhatsApp/messaging for some groups. We had no communications plan or follow up strategy.” While this wasn’t the most efficient or effective communications methodology,…

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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…

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How to Turn Church Emails into Automated, Communication Powerhouses

By Jason Alexis | January 19, 2020

Don’t let the ‘lower-than-text open rate’ put you off. Email for churches is very much alive, well, and super useful. If your church is using email as your main tool to communicate with your congregations, it is time to reconsider. Most of your audience simply does not open your emails. Texting, with its 98% open…

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Interview: An “AND” Strategy at The Bay Church

By Anne Heath | February 8, 2019

Our team at PastorsLine recommends an ‘AND’ instead of an ‘OR’ strategy. In other words, a combination of communication tools which fit your church culture. Let’s look at an AND strategy in action. A short while ago, I spoke with Sarah Poindexter and Leona Njoku-Obi of The Bay Church (formerly Calvary Temple Church) in Bay…

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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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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.

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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…