By Hillary Bowling
As a provider of simple, reliable communication tools that require no software, no extended training (and no hassle), we have found that communities that communicate on a regular basis with their congregants reap more benefits:
- Increased attendance
- Higher engagement
- Consistent giving
Connectivity — reliable, ongoing communication — is essential to the cultivation and retention of congregants in any community of faith. Our platform makes it easy for faith-based communities to stay connected with their congregants, simply.
While technology can’t replace a smiling face and a friendly handshake, thousands of faith communities across the nation have turned to group messaging services to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of their communications. Whether for urgent situations or routine tasks, our technology can help members feel connected and motivated instead of feeling disengaged and uninformed.
Churches can use a one-source group voice, text and email service for sending every-day and emergency messages, including:
- Welcoming visitors
- Prayer chains/requests
- Last-minute postponements or cancellations due to weather
- Event reminders
- Volunteer recruitment and scheduling
And yes …
- Gentle reminders about giving
If this sounds like a service your community of faith needs, then you should know that we are giving away grants to six deserving communities of faith.
The selection process is not at random; it will be based solely on merit/need. (And the need to keep congregants protected, informed and engaged is one every church faces.)
To begin the application process, just fill out the form.
And please note that these grants for communities of faith only — i.e., communities of people sharing the same religious faith and meeting on a regular basis to celebrate their beliefs.
The application deadline is March 16, so don’t wait!
Hillary Bowling is marketing program manager at One Call Now, providers of simple, affordable broadcast messaging.