Church Groups are now using technology to add younger church goers to their organizations. Religious organizations are now sending out SMS messages to distribute information and to ask their members questions via texts. While some churches have never moved into the computer age and never thought about sending emails, some religious organizations have already moved past the email stage by using SMS messages for churches.
Text messaging for churches is a new way to stay in touch with the congregation that is immediate and effective. A group leader can prepare his weekend message by sending out a question to his congregation via SMS and uses their responses in his sermon. It is a way to keep the members involved in church, while at the same time keeping them active listening for a response they may have given. It is a great way to get the pastor and the members on the same page.
SMS marketing companies are utilizing blast text message marketing all the time so why can’t churches get their share of pie? Churches can use the SMS messages to boost attendance on Sunday or just ask their congregation what they would like to see that would enhance their experience in church.
Older members of the congregation may see SMS text messages as intrusive or too trendy. Even the older members of the congregation will soon understand that SMS messages could change the face of the church experience forever. The possibilities can be endless by using SMS text messages for everything from daily devotionals, to small group updates, to exciting giveaways to keep the congregation involved.
Another positive aspect of bulk SMS messaging for churches is the process of collections for church programs or charities. SMS messages can be sent out reminding the congregation of a specific charity or possibly reminders to bring clothes for Goodwill or Toys for Tots. SMS messages are personal, so it is a great way for churches to engage their parishioners at a higher level.
The most obvious group that can be motivated to become more involved in the church is the young church goers. As the church utilizes sending and receiving information via bulk text messaging it will teach the youngest members not only more about the church but it will create a feeling of community. This method of communication is second nature to today’s youth, so it will make it easier for them to connect with and discuss things with the older church members.
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