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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…

Easter Sunday

Texting Can Resurrect the Easter Story

By Jason Alexis | February 6, 2021

What’s your church doing for Easter? It might seem strange to be thinking about it so early, especially in view of the rapidly-changing landscape due to COVID-19. Yet, we know that Easter is a holiday many people connect with and observe. In addition, Easter is a timeless reminder of the power of Jesus. The potential…

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4 ideas for maxing ur txting characters 2 minimize ur msg costs

By Jason Alexis | April 24, 2020

At the moment (posted during the COVID-19 pandemic), your church might be texting more than usual…and that’s a good thing. Text messages can go a long way to keeping your flock feeling cared for and connected. Yet, more texts mean using more messaging credits. Though a system like PastorsLine allows you to send up to…

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By all means text, but don’t forget the calls

By Jason Alexis | March 26, 2020

A lot of people are texting. That makes sense since texting is the fastest opened, most read, and most responded to form of communication today. In this article, we are going to show you why this was important for Merlin Cochran (our case study below). What does this mean for calls? Deadcellzones.com maps mobile reception…

Phone Systems For Churches And Ministries

Join Bay Shore Community Church and Put the Latest Guest Follow-up Information into Practice

By Jason Alexis | March 5, 2020

Can we talk enough about the importance of guest follow-up? Before we look at a case study of how one church is handling this, let’s check out some very recent information about this topic. Recent information Yvonne Gentile is the co-author (with Debi Nixon) of the book, The Art of Hospitality Implementation Guide. Ms. Gentile…

Reduce Communication Cracks

Reduce Communication Cracks with Just One Church Number

By Jason Alexis | February 21, 2020

Some churches have a landline and then one or more mobile numbers. It is estimated that every day, 150 million texts are sent to non-mobile numbers. How many are reaching your church landline…and thus, being missed? Having several mobile numbers can be confusing for people—which to call when? In short, multiple church numbers can cause…

Reduce Communication Cracks

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…

Moving People from Broadcast to Baptism

Moving People from Broadcast to Baptism

By Jason Alexis | January 25, 2020

Outreach, crusades, and going beyond-the-walls are all concepts many of us are familiar with. We understand our commission stated in Matt 28:19. In essence, it’s “evangelism”. It’s reaching people for Christ using the contemporary tools available and a GO approach vs a “let’s wait until they come” attitude. If that’s true, then digital evangelism is…

How to Turn Church Emails into Automated, Communication Powerhouses

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…

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…