“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” – Mark 16:15
In today’s fast-paced and tech-savvy world, there’s no better way to spread the word than a text messaging service for churches. Everyone has a mobile phone, and text open rates consistently top 90%. So why not start reaching people where they already are?
Setting up a campaign is a snap. You can easily import your existing contacts, sign up new subscribers, schedule automated messages, target church groups or individuals, and view analytics. With SimpleTexting, it’s free to get started with church text messaging, and there’s no credit card or contract necessary.
What your church can do with SimpleTexting:
Connect the effective way
SMS is far ahead when it comes to getting your message read—90% of texts are opened within 3 minutes!
Power up your outreach
Worried about missing opportunities for outreach and discipleship? Touch more hearts with SMS for churches.
Reach every audience
From teens to seniors, everyone has a phone that’s ready to text right out of the box. No smartphones necessary.
Relate to a modern flock
Texting is how the 21st century communicates, so make your message relevant with a church texting service!
How to grow your ministry with mass text messaging for churches
Your church can use SMS for anything that needs to be communicated. For example, you could text Bible quotes for that week’s message, share prayer requests, or send out friendly reminders about Scripture reading plans. Is giving down? Text a link to ask members for online donations. Got a schedule change or an event notification? Need to communicate with staff or volunteers? Have a special announcement? Yep, send a text message!
How to spread the word about your church texting service
To get new people on board your texting program, you’ll first need to create a keyword, like BELIEVE or FAITH. Anyone who texts your keyword to 555888 automatically becomes your subscriber. It’s as simple as that.
Spreading the word is so easy, the word almost spreads itself. All you have to do is announce your keyword from the pulpit! You can also advertise it on bulletin boards, in brochures, and on your website.
How Eagle Brook succeeded with a church text messaging service
Eagle Brook knows the importance of SMS messaging for churches. Worried they might not be hearing about every decision for Christ, this Twin Cities church leveled up communications with a SimpleTexting campaign. As a result, over 800 people texted in about their decisions for Christ.
How’d they do it? Simply by closing their sermons with an invitation to text the keyword BELIEVE to 555888. Read their text messaging success story here.
“It’s scary to even think of how many of those people wouldn’t have told us about it if we didn’t have this really simple, clean opportunity for them to take advantage of when we allow them to pray that prayer.” – Brad Hunt, EBC communications director