Church SMS marketing & text alerts

Forward-thinking pastors are revolutionizing their congregations with effective SMS solutions. Here are the ideas that will help you connect with your followers.
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Increase church attendance and send prayer meeting reminders with scheduled SMS and custom fields.
A well-timed inspirational text or short prayer can be seen as a divine intervention in times of need.
Raise awareness about your church’s needs and involve your flock in fundraising activities.

Useful church SMS templates

Attract more followers and donors with our cost-effective church SMS templates.
Inspirational quotes and verses
Hello [name], may the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 [church name]
Upcoming events or sermons
“[name], we hope to see you at [church name]’s first annual [event] on [date] at [time]. Please reply ‘RSVP’ to this text to reserve your seat.
SMS List opt-in
Get life guidance and updates about [church name] events at your fingertips. Reply ‘CHURCH’ to [number] to receive updates from us. Thank you!
Schedule changes updates
Dear [name], the sermon scheduled for [date] has been canceled due to unexpected circumstances. We will update you on the new date as soon as possible. [church name]
Volunteer recruiting
Beloved community, we need help setting up the chapel’s Easter service next week. If you are available and willing to lend a hand, please stop by on [date] between [time]. Thank you!
Fundraising for the church
Beloved community, with God’s grace and your help we hope to raise funds to restore the chapel’s east wing. If you wish to take part, please reply ‘YES’.

Primary benefits of church SMS solutions

Keep your congregation close with effective church SMS solutions. Here are six crucial benefits of text messaging.
Boost productivity
Allow church members to contact you for assistance at their convenience. Connect on a deeper level and provide guidance to children, young adults, and loyal members.
It’s not a secret that most churches struggle with limited financial resources. SMS solutions help you save money and put it to better use.
Church SMS solutions make it easy for people to help those in need from the comfort of their own homes. Find out more about mobile fundraising.
Boost productivity
Encourage more people to join your SMS list and invest in drip campaigns to slowly convert them into regular church followers.
Text messaging allows churches to pass on the teachings of God outside of church. Send prayers, ministry news, or information on sacred holidays via text.
Raise awareness about important issues (e.g., bullying, bible teachings, etc.) and encourage others to act with bulk text message solutions.

SMS services and mass text messaging for your church

Improve communication and increase efficiency with our useful text messaging features.
Encourage monthly contributions, send event reminders, and offer inspirational texts at the right time with scheduled SMS.
Encourage two-way communication with your church members and provide emotional support via text message.
Segment your congregation into different lists and send targeted texts to reduce costs and improve response rates.
Collect feedback and grow your church by running non-intrusive feedback polls with SMS auto-responders.
Increase text messages’ open rates and increase the visibility of your congregation with a unique sender.
Make every flock member feel unique by using custom fields that automatically personalize every bulk text.

Frequently asked questions

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What other uses of church SMS are there?

Apart from promoting your church and connecting with your congregation, you can also use church SMS solutions to improve internal communication with your pastors or to recruit volunteers straight from your community and manage them with two-way communication.

How successful are church SMS solutions?

Thriving churches around the world understand that there is true power in SMS. In 2019, church SMS is the single, most successful strategy for growing one’s congregation and connecting with younger adults:

  • Over 90% of texts are read within four minutes of being received.
  • There are more mobile devices than there are humans in the world.
  • 93% of millennials open a text in less than 90 seconds.
  • 66% of people prefer texting over email or phone call.
  • Over 35% of phone users are best reached via text message.
  • The average open rate of text messages is 90%.

Statistics also show that text message strategies, in general, have high ROI.

Still not convinced? Here are 52 SMS statistics.

How can I send inspirational texts via bulk SMS?

Sending inspirational texts as church SMS is incredibly easy. All you have to do is to log in to your Textmmagic account or register for a free trial. Then navigate to “Compose”.

Write down your message or send it as an SMS attachment, and then fill in the “To” field. We recommend sending the quote to multiple contacts by choosing a list instead of an individual contact. Learn how to send text messages with our video tutorial.