Texting to Keep Members

November 28, 2008 by

Target Marketing Magazine recently published a case study called Retaining the Flock. They take a look at the way one church is making their church more sticky–text messaging. Their pastor had this to say:

We had a series that we called TEXT. It was a study of the Bible, a play on the word, obviously. What we wanted to do was to help our people get to interact more with scripture on a daily basis. So we tried to find an apparatus to communicate with them that was relevant, already ingrained in their daily life. So we said, ‘Well, what if we text message them Bible verses for the day?’

Church marketing isn’t good for too much if you can’t keep people involved after they arrive, and this is just one way churches are using technology to focus on closing the back door.

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Joshua Cody

Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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4 Responses to “Texting to Keep Members”

  • deWeb
    November 28, 2008

    already doing some of this, but on a small scale, with my ministry group. great idea, especially with younger people.

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  • Janelle
    December 1, 2008

    We love using http://www.tatango.com for this.

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  • Susan P.
    December 3, 2008

    Check out http://www.twitter/twiturgy – scriptural twitters several times a day! I LOVE seeing this as I check twitter throughout the day….a daily devotional reminder!

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  • Les
    December 13, 2008

    Interesting post. I wonder what service they use to do this…?

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