What is your favorite resource on the Internet? YouVersion Bible? A YouTube Channel? Right Now Media? The Bible Project? Sermon Archives? A Blog Post? Imagine people sending a text to your church office number with a keyword of your choosing that would take them directly to that website? The LINK functionality of Text-to-Church does exactly that.
A few years ago I found Random.org/dice and started using it in training to have participants electronically throw a set of dice to determine a gift card winner. I decided to add that URL and the keyword DICE as a Text-to-Church option at a church I was doing training with just last week.
The dice game, Farkle, has a long cultural tradition with this team, so I showed them how to add the random.org/dice link to Text-to-Church. Then, I had them all text the word DICE to their landline number. They got a link back that they clicked on and chose the option to roll 5 dice. After three rounds the winner got a $25 Starbucks gift card.
Application of this feature is limited only to your imagination and resources available on the Internet. Try it.
Text DICE to (817) 677-9850
If you're not a client, you can try this feature out even during a 30 day free trial.
If you are a client or doing a free trial, here's how you set it up.
- Make sure you have set up your Text-to-Church phone number.
- Click Communicate > Text > Text-to-Church to get to T2C central.
- Click the blue +Add Link button. Enter the URL, description and the keyword you want.
- Click save and you're ready to go.
Here are some more examples using the (817) 677-9850 number to get your juices flowing.
- PROGRAM - Worship bulletin (on website)
- PRICE - Churchteams pricing
- BIBLE - YouVersion
- STREAM - Northpoint Church Live Stream
- HOME - Churchteams Home Page
- STUDY - Blue Letter Bible
We haven't done a ton with this feature yet, so, if you create a link that you love and think others will as well, email me back or share it in our Facebook Forum.