Last week about 30 of us did a customer and staff Zoom Roundtable on the topic of ways to use Text-to-Chat. Here is the problem in the words of one participant."I think there is potential, but we have a lot to learn. Good feature—just need to figure out how to best use it."
Just this week I received texts from my dentist, doctor, city utilities, a political survey, Verizon, Chase Bank, Honda, and Eddie Bauer. I can even text my dentist back if I have a question or need to change my appointment and they respond personally! I bet you've had the same experience.
The ways churches are meeting at this point in the pandemic are as diverse as the church itself. I know great churches that haven't met live on Sundays since March of last year. And I know great churches that have been meeting live since July and now don't even require masks or social distance. This is the beauty of God's design and the difference in the communities our churches serve.
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.