Texting for churches
Should your church start texting?
If you’re a busy church leader or church communicator, we understand how overwhelming it can be to keep your community connected. To reach your community beyond Sunday mornings and make them feel known, noticed, and loved, your church should start using text messaging.
To keep your members informed, volunteers engaged, and guests coming back to your church, communicate with them in a way they prefer. For most people, that’s text messaging. If your church is not texting, you’re missing out on opportunities to build relationships with a whole lot of people.
If you’re worried about your staff texting from their personal cell phone numbers, invest in Falkon SMS and get a dedicated phone number for your church to text with people. Thousands of churches use texting to save time and reach more people. If you want to see more connection and engagement from your members, volunteers, and guests, start a free trial with Falkon SMS.
Benefits of SMS marketing
How text marketing helps busy church leaders
Help first-time guests come back
Text marketing can provide a warm and personalized welcome to first-time visitors, making them feel valued and connected to the church community. By sending follow-up messages and event invitations, churches can encourage these newcomers to return and become regular attendees.
Keep regular attendees engaged
Text marketing allows churches to keep their regular attendees informed about upcoming events, sermons, and community activities. By sending regular updates and reminders, churches can maintain engagement and involvement, helping attendees stay connected to the church.
New Member Acquisition
Text marketing can be used to reach out to potential newcomers and invite them to visit the church, share information about upcoming events, and provide resources to learn more about the church's mission and values.
Gain more volunteers
Communicate with their members and encourage them to get involved in various volunteer opportunities. Share information about volunteer needs, upcoming events, and ways to contribute to the church community.
Use cases of texting
Effective ways to church SMS text messaging
Inform members about upcoming church events, including worship services, Christmas or Easter services, conferences, workshops, and social gatherings.
Allow members to submit prayer requests via text messages. And share requests with the congregation to foster support and intercession.
Send donation appeals for church-related causes, fundraising campaigns, or emergency relief efforts. Provide a convenient way for members to contribute financially.
Reach out to volunteers for various church activities, such as ushering, choir participation, children's ministry, and community service projects.
Send reminders to members about service times, locations, and any changes in the schedule to ensure attendance and participation.
Bible Study and Devotionals
Share daily or weekly Bible verses, devotionals, or inspirational messages to encourage spiritual growth and reflection among members.
Text marketing features
Texting features to engage your church community
Send event reminders, prayer requests, and announcements to a large portion of the congregation at once. This ensures that important information reaches a wide audience efficiently.
What do you mean by credits?1 message = 1 credit. Message includes incoming and outgoing SMS. 1 MMS = 2 credits.
Can I use my existing landline for texting?Absolutely! You can text enable your existing landline number any day without any change in your current voice plan. You can even text enable your 10-digit VoIP number as well.
Can I use my existing VoIP number for texting?Yes, you can. You can text enable your VoIP number in seconds and can use it for your communication.
Can my customers text my landline number?Absolutely! Using Falkon SMS, you can send and receive messages with your landline number.
Do I need any additional hardware to enable texting?No. You don't need to buy any additional hardware to text. You just need a desktop/laptop through which you can text.
How do you count messages?We use credit system to count messages. 1 credit = 1 outgoing message/1 incoming message. Message can either be a text/MMS.
What if I go over my monthly allowance?If you reach your monthly allowance, your outgoing and incoming messages will be stopped. You can send and receive messages again if you recharge with an add-on/wait till the next month for renewal.
I have multiple phone numbers and want to text-enable them. Can I do it using Falkon SMS?Yes. You can keep multiple phone numbers under a single organization using Falkon SMS.