Church texting is a relatively new concept that has revolutionized communications between faith-based organizations and their members. By using a channel of communication favored by the majority of their members, church texting has enabled faith-based organizations to engage the community, increase event attendance and inspire congregations.
However, some organizations have enjoyed a higher level of success than others. This is primarily because there are different types of church mobile communication systems available and some are more effective than others. For example, a church mobile communication system that relies on a smartphone app excludes your members who have older-model cellphones.
Similarly, messages dispatched by email are not as effective as those sent by SMS. Email open rates are considerably lower than open rates for messages sent by SMS and people tend to read their SMS messages immediately - an important consideration if you are trying to communicate the cancellation of an event or a last-minute change of venue.
How Church Texting by SMS Works
One further reason why church texting by SMS is more effective than app-based systems or email is that you do not need any design or technical skills to send an SMS. Faith-based organizations simply create an account with a bulk text messaging provider and then use the service provider´s online platform to compose their messages and send them.
Messages do not have to be sent to every member that has opted in to receive your messages. Members can be divided into groups so that separate messages can be sent to students, volunteer groups or administrative staff. The messages can also be composed in advanced and scheduled to be sent at specific times in order to maximize their effectiveness.
Research has shown that 91% of Americans have their mobile devices within reach all of the time. This means that the majority of your congregation will receive your message wherever they are, whatever they are doing. If your message is one that solicits a response, replies can be viewed via the online platform or forwarded to your mobile phone
Church MMS Texting
Church texting is an effective way to engage your members, and church MMS texting can add power to your messages. Multimedia messaging services (MMS) involves adding an image, a video or audio file to your SMS text message. It is a simple process that can be learned within a couple of minutes and used on the text messaging online platform to enhance your text messages.
With church MMS texting you can create more powerful requests for fund-raising pursuits, send more meaningful messages of condolence, and support your selected Bible quotes with inspirational images. Video messaging is a great way to engage with the young members of your community - generally considered the hardest group to attract and retain.
Church texting - and church MMS texting in particular - helps to foster community engagement, promote volunteer opportunities, and survey your members on important issues in your church. By implementing a church mobile communication system that is effective and powerful, you can build relationships that will help ensure the future of your congregation.
Build Relationships with Church Texting from EZ Texting
EZ Texting is a text messaging online platform that is versatile yet simple to use. The platform has easy-to-follow instructions for church texting by SMS and a number of features that will take the impact of your messages to a higher level. For example, you can choose to have each message personalized so that the recipient´s name appears at the beginning of the text.
As well as being able to divide your members into groups and forward-schedule text messages, church texting from EZ Texting enables you to save your messages for future use. By creating templates for occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries - and scheduling a message to each member on their special day - you can show that your church cares about its congregation.
There is huge potential for what can be achieved with church texting from EZ Texting, and - if you struggle for inspiration from time to time - we have a knowledgeable and friendly team of Client Success Managers who can help you with tried and tested strategies that have been used successfully by faith-based organizations in the past.
Free and EZ Church Texting by SMS
If you would like to experience the effectiveness and the power of church texting, we invite you to take advantage of our “Free and EZ” texting plan - for free. “Free and EZ” is a texting plan we have especially designed to give faith-based organizations the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the technology and practicalities of church texting.
There are no subscriptions required, no contracts and no obligation on you to continue with the texting plan or upgrade to a higher level of service. We simply want to give you the chance to try our product in your church environment or - as our platform is accessible from any Internet-connected device - from any environment you choose.
To find out more about our offer, please do not hesitate to contact our team of Client Success Managers. Our managers will be happy to answer any questions you may have about church texting by SMS and guide you through the process of creating your “Free and EZ” account so that you can start engaging your members, increasing event attendance and inspiring your congregation from today.