Your church needs to communicate. There are thousands of platforms that can help you achieve that. Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, you name it. While those are useful, you usually will end up with unwanted messages at all times of the day. Your precious announcement will get drowned by a barrage of comments. From YouTube videos to promotional content, and even the useful tip or verse of the day. These are not evil things, but they deter from the announcement you wanted everyone to know. This is where mass texting comes in handy.
As the name indicates, mass texting is a service that allows you to send announcements, information, or anything you want without everyone interjecting or sending their thoughts or comments to all members of the church. Most churches in the United States use Twilio. It is inexpensive, easy to use, and scalable. I was tempted to use it myself for my church, but then I found out that eAdventist uses the same service and allows me to use it for FREE
Step by Step
- Log in to eAdventist
- Find the purple tab and create a list
- Add contact phone numbers to your list
- Request a phone number from the help desk
- Compose your first mass text
- Send your texts!
- Bonus Tip: Don’t overwhelm your audience, send 1-2 texts per month