Church E-mail Poll Results

November 22, 2005 by

How often does your church send e-mail updates?Last week we asked how often your church sends e-mail updates, and the majority (38%) send weekly e-mails.

But a lot of churches aren’t taking advantage of e-mail: 28% don’t even use e-mail and 26% only send intermittent announcements, for a total of 54% that don’t use e-mail regularly.

6% send e-mails monthly and only 1% daily, making weekly e-mails the most common practice. Which makes sense: You’ve got a service every weekend to announce.

E-mail isn’t for everyone and with rising spam the effectiveness of e-mail is taking a hit. But it’s one more avenue to communicate with your congregation.

This week we ask about the place of puns in church marketing.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

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2 Responses to “Church E-mail Poll Results”

  • Dennis Cummins
    March 31, 2006

    We send an HTML e newsletter via Very inexpensive to use and fairly flexible too. We only send a weekly e-letter every week and tag it to our website as the “NEWS” link which allows our website to be more of a dynamic site rather than just a static site that never changes. It has really helped our church. We don’t have to maintain a crazy monthly web calendar that is pail and boring, and never up to date. We are currently updating our website with a new site, but we will still keep the news link tied to the weekly e-letter. Also constant contacts suggest that we send it out on Wednesday morning so that they recieve it around 9-10AM. This seems to have the best hit ratio too. The other thing is one in a while do to a death or special announcement like reminder of time change, we will send an addition email out. But we found if we send more than one, the people on our e-list will ignore them, people are busy enough as it is. They don’t need something else to read.

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  • Kevin D. Hendricks
    March 31, 2006

    For the record, we use Constant Contact to send the Church Marketing Sucks e-mail newsletter. It’s a pretty nice system.

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