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Church Text Messaging

With 95% open rates within five minutes, text messaging for churches is the best way to reach groups and communities.​

Churches need group texting to unite their communities more than ever. We live in a world where local communities are distracted. The internet, TV and government is doing what they can to shake our faith. Every week we see stories of people, old and young, behaving destructively as a result of a lack of connection. Organization and messaging  by religious organizations is what local communities are starving for. Mass texting to a congregation is the solution to increase church attendance and new members.

The impact of a church to a local community is immeasurable. Social media has become a great tool to share live video and quick messages. It is also a great way to announce upcoming events. Email can work to accomplish these goals as well. But nothing compares to texting.

Religious organizations and ministries face difficult challenges that texting can help greatly with. These include:

  • Keeping a congregation plugged in and involved in a world filled with distractions
  • Growing youth involvement
  • Keeping the congregation involved all week, not just the Sabbath

Our TextTalk group texting services were build with Churches in mind and address each of these issues.

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10 ways Churches Are Using Group Text Messaging

Inspirational Bible Passages and Quotes

Prayers, daily devotionals and bible reading is a great way to unite members. A church can make this practice a priority but sharing scriptures, quotes and images with quotes on a regular basis. Hand-selected SMS text scriptures and quotes are effective but Multimedia Message Service (MMS) is excellent for images and video. With our easy-to-use calendar, you can set up posts days, weeks and months in advance, so you don't have to set them up continuously.

Prayer Requests

Text message prayer requests are powerful because not only does everyone receive prayer requests but most open them within minutes. This means a large percentage of you congregation will be praying at the same time. If you have a large congregation, it may make since to segment your contact into smaller groups, to ask for prayers from those who will deliver most impact. These smaller groups can include study groups, activity groups and age range.

Announce Events and Reminders

Event Announcements are important and TextTalk has the perfect system in place. Our scheduler allows you to set up event announcements and reminders in advance. If people have questions, they can reply and you can engage in 2-way chat. This will significantly increase attendance at events as well as increase thee amount of volunteers. Not only that, but increased open rates will lead to word-of-mouth and text forwarding organic promotion, which is a huge boost.

Cancellations and Schedule Changes

Event Announcements are important and TextTalk has the perfect system in place. Our scheduler allows you to set up event announcements and reminders in advance. If people have questions, they can reply and you can engage in 2-way chat. This will significantly increase attendance at events as well as increase thee amount of volunteers. Not only that, but increased open rates will lead to word-of-mouth and text forwarding organic promotion, which is a huge boost.

Send Surveys

Text-to-vote polling is one of the best ways to know what the congregation is feeling about a topic. When it comes to Sunday service, prayer groups, music, events and more there are plenty of opinions. A survey lets people know you care about what everyone is thinking and will take it into consideration.

Messages Calling For Support

While this may include some cross-over into prayer requests, there are many situations where someone in the congregation needs help. Perhaps there was a medical emergency, car accident, fire, financial crisis or unexpected event and help is needed. With a simple text message, the community can organize quickly and address the problem.

Venue Changes

Venue changes are common for a multitude of reasons. Youth-group drop off points, outdoor activities and a variety of social functions can see locations change quickly. Most of us rely on email or scattered individual texting to make sure everyone is aware of changes. This leaves open possibilities for disaster. It is best that people receive texts quickly and in uninformed way to keep everyone informed and happy.

Reminder of Sermon

Have you ever felt like a powerful Sermon is forgotten by most once Monday hits and everyone is busy? Sermon reminders are a wonderful way to keep the message in the minds of those who attended mass. A reminder to share on social media is a great way too spread the message to those who did not attend. Address the core point or quote that sums up the message for maximum impact.

Online Giving and Charity

Mobile payments are increasing every year. A reminder to donate via text message, with a link, will result in massive results. Ask members to sign up for monthly auto-renewal and be sure to preset a thank you when they send a donation. Giving platforms are perfect for mobile devices and church's need to utilize this, not just the church but to raise money for those in need and community projects as well.

Childcare alerts

Texting is the best way to communicate with a mom. If a child is sick or injured, text messages can be sent and received instantly. This is true with any emergency situation at a private school or church. If something stressful is happening to a child the parent will want to know immediately.