CWS Podcast – Ep. 44: Using SMS Text Messaging in Ministry

cws-podcast-logoAlthough Twitter is a major buzzword in short message communication, SMS texting is still a pretty big deal. Worldwide, over 6 trillion text messages were sent in 2010, and estimates for 2011 were 8 trillion. Even better news is that nearly all cell phones, including older flip phones, receive text messages. With this amount of proliferation, why not consider using this form of communication to your church’s advantage?

Topics Covered

  • Using texts for event reminders
  • Sending daily or weekly devotionals
  • Providing a reminder for addicts

Action Item

Investigate the possibilities of utilizing SMS marketing systems. Members of your church can subscribe to the list of their choice; based on how involved they are, or if they need to pay for every text message. Be clear about how often you will send out information, and in no time your members will be getting additional reminders to help your church grow, and help their faith grow as well.

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Author: Stephen Morrissey

I have been making websites since 1996, and using social media since 2006. My current profession is designing user experiences for corporate software, websites, and mobile applications. I started sharing my knowledge with the world in 2011, about a year after a revival in my faith.