Peace on earth and goodwill toward men. This chorus about the coming Messiah is especially good news for us in 2020. Our family so longed for this gospel message that we decided to put up our Christmas tree on Halloween day!
Let's face it, working through Connection Cards consumes a lot of staff time. Administrative staff spend time entering data, sending communication and making follow-up assignments. Ministry staff spend time trying to connect with people, personally leaving too many voicemails that never get further follow-up.
A Digital Connection Card used in conjunction with our Workflow and Assimilation Tracking is the system you are looking for to free up time from tedious work and optimize personal relationships.
If you pour out your time and heart to pick the right font, images, navigation and content for your website. If it drives you crazy to see unbranded or rogue email templates being used by staff. If you wish there were a way to connect your social media and streaming messages to your communication process. You must be responsible for your church's communication.
In 2 Corinthians 11:28, Paul writes, "Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches."
Pastors these days know exactly what Paul is referring to. They've felt the uncertainty of cancelling worship services for the first time in their church's history. They hear the conflicting counsel about re-opening. They feel the angst of political polarization. They care for out-of-work friends and family. They sincerely pray for the critically ill.
If you're reading this, you've been there. In the middle of putting together a stellar email. The layout was mostly done. The content was clean and crisp. Then you get a phone call. Without thinking you look up information in the database or look at a Churchteams registration on your website. As soon as your done you try to go back to the email and it's gone.
Apps are an important part of product offerings for some Church Management Systems. They are the primary delivery system for other church related online services like payment processing, content delivery, and communication.
Think about it. Whenever you sign up for anything online, you are REQUIRED to provide an email address. Often it becomes your username. Email is as important to your Internet identity as your address is to your geographic identity.
And email is an important part of church communication. The challenge is to effectively target the people with whom you want to communicate. Our report filters allow you to select people based on group involvement (or not), any member attribute and even giving habits.
These weeks of churches not being able to physically meet due to Covid 19 are requiring us to review and upgrade our thoughts about communication. It seems like a perfect time to start a series I've been thinking about on email and email marketing.