Are you tired of seeing empty church aisles? If you are part of a religious organization, you must be a passionate person trying to help your community, but often attendance is lower than what you would like to see. The traditional way of communicating with your flock has been by email, but we all know that emails don’t get you the results you want. People get too many emails these days and often they don’t open what you send, meaning you spent a lot of your time on something that often frustratingly doesn’t work. That’s why churches are turning to church SMS texting to stay in touch with their congregation. Church SMS has a 98 percent read rate, meaning that you will be able to reach your flock and keep them in the loop.
Is Church SMS Texting In Your Toolkit?
Here are some ways that church SMS will leave your email systems in the dust:
1. Keep your Congregation Engaged
SMS texting allows you to send messages to your entire congregation — and they will read it in seconds! Even better, if you choose a provider with landline texting capability, you can then use the phone number your organization already uses to become a digital inbox, allowing you to message back and forth with your congregation.
With mobile keywords, you can collect opt-in mobile numbers automatically so your members can sign themselves up to receive updates. This allows you to automatically grow your distribution lists without having to manually enter information of your congregants that want to receive updates.
You can promote your keywords through multiple channels like Facebook, Twitter, flyers, media advertisement, emails, and at events.
Want to have an interactive church event? You can engage your congregation with a text-to-screen system and give your members a chance to participate. Members can request verses they would like to discuss or you can even use it for your youth ministry and have kids text in questions during Sunday school.