Your church should send texts.
Say you’re a church admin – maybe a pastor, secretary, or some other type of administrator.
Maybe you’re a part of a small congregation, or maybe you’re a part of a megachurch.
Maybe you have one service per week, or maybe you have 3 Sunday services, a Wednesday service, a Thursday prayer group, and a Friday evangelism meeting.
Maybe you have a thriving youth ministry, or maybe you don’t separate out by age.
Regardless of your church’s circumstances, you have on thing in common: Sometimes you need to get information out to your office or congregation.
Let’s face it – Call trees and email chains are becoming a thing of the past. Even Facebook is starting to fizzle out in many ways.
So what is the best way to get ahold of people and keep them updated?
Here are 5 reasons why your church should send texts.
One of the most important reasons for churches to send out text alerts is for weather cancellations.
When blizzards and storms come, people need to know whether or not services will be canceled.
A simple, quick text alert can let the whole congregation know to stay home and stay safe. Or it can let them know that if they want to brave the storm, services are still on.
Your church should send texts because this can help eliminate a lot of confusion and scrambling trying to keep everyone updated!
Another reason to use text alerts, particular in larger churches, is to organize volunteers in your various ministries.
It can get messy trying to remind people which day worship team rehearsal will be, or what time the Vacation Bible School meeting is.
You can send a quick text to your volunteers letting them know important details about the area in which they’re serving.
If your church has a youth group, odds are you have several activities throughout the year.
Texting is an effective way to communicate the details of these events to your students and their parents.
Your church should send texts because having this information blasted to their phones for easy reference is especially important for teenagers. (After all, they’re not exactly known for keeping good track of events)!
Not only can text alerts be used for youth group events, but for other events as well, including (but not limited to):
- Men’s and women’s events
- Holiday services
- Home Bible studies
- Outreach/evangelism opportunities
- Prayer meetings
- Mission trips
Your church should send texts because texting can inform and remind people about these events to help reduce the number of people who might forget!
Texting is not only helpful to remind people about events, it is also useful for communicating prayer requests.
Obviously you want to be careful about people’s privacy, but as long as you have someone’s permission a text blast can be an excellent way to make sure a prayer request is known.
These are just a few of many reasons why your church should send texts!
Still not sure? You’re welcome to try a free test account today to get a feel for how it works.