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.
None of us will forget 2020, that's for sure. As churches are starting to meet back, it's good to see check-in start to pick up again. Here are a few blog posts since Covid started on ways we've adapted check-in to this new world.
As both veteran and new clients are thinking about their new approach to check-in, we often get asked if we can accommodate their different ideas. Because our system is so robust we are almost always able to accommodate.
All of us miss being together on Sundays but we're finding new paths to stay connected. Like the creative ways many of you are using Text-to-Church to help.
One recent idea was to use All Check to have people text to let us know they were watching the live-stream or video. It also gives them an opportunity to respond, give and stay informed. Like a church bulletin, but on steroids.
But there was a problem. The system required starting up a label printer in order to use Check-in. So, we changed development priorities last week and are excited to release an upgrade to Check-in that allows you to create an automatic check-in start up schedule without having to start a label printer.
Ready to automate some of those important but repetitious communication and follow-up tasks? Workflows are here and just released! Read this post carefully to get the details.
The best place to connect with parents on Sunday morning is when they check-in their kids. This is just as true for your members and regular attenders as it is for your guests. You may already be using that time to start the follow-up process. If not, see section D in the check-in view. But, why not use the same opportunity to capture attendance for everything everyone in the family is attending or serving in that morning?
The highlight of the youth ministry year is often that week everyone gets on a bus to go sleep in a cabin, play lots of games, and learn more about what it means to follow Jesus as a teenager. Lives are changed forever at youth camp.
Text-TO-Church TM is a new User Interface concept. It combines texting ideas that have been the domain of specialty platforms, with the functionality of a full church management system. For over a decade people have been able to send a text to donate to an online giving platform. In recent years applications were developed to text to register for something like an event or a content drip. With Text-TO-Church, all the functionality of your church database is now just a text away. Here's the list of current features that fit under the Text-TO-Church concept. Click the link for a more complete explanation of each one. The Text-To-Church Innovation post was written to help you actually experience everything except Text-to-ME which wasn't done at that time.
I have done several blog posts the past 4 months related to texting. The response has been incredible. We are excited to see this innovation engage guests, regular attenders, members and staff in a new, extremely relevant way. The more we have worked with it, the more we realize the potential of texting as a tool for simple and user-specific interface with your Churchteams database.