Maintaining a House of Worship Shouldn’t Take a Miracle
Religion is a huge part of American society. Approximately 75% of Americans identify as religious. 36% of Americans attend a religious service at least once a week. Worship is a personal and important thing for many people. Often times, they have to look around for the best place of worship for their particular needs.
So, while providing a place of worship that make people feel at home is important, you’re also in competition with other places of worship for membership. Unfortunately, the number of people actively participating in religion is decreasing . While there are many factors going into this trend, the main thing is that you’re competing with fellow religious institutions for followers.
Since you can’t change the religion itself, you can only change the experience of your religious services. Just like the world, religion is getting the modern treatment with increases in technology. Religious people are online just like everyone else. That means, religious institutions need to modernize if they want to compete.
Benefits of Rainman SMS
Bring the Word Directly to Follower’s Phones
Yes, we know texting in church has become an increasing problem, but hear us out. People have their God(s) with them everywhere, they seek a place of worship for the sense of community. One of the best ways to bring a community together is to keep everyone on the same page. That’s why SMS for churches and other religious institutions makes sense.
Make Events Easier to Organize
While weekly announcements are great, they’re unfortunately easy to forget. If your organization is having an event for an important holiday or gathering, make sure all of your believers won’t forget.
SMS is an easy way to keep everyone in the loop with what’s going on in your organization. Let’s take an example. You have a church of about 100 followers and you’re trying to get everyone together for an afternoon picnic. While putting a reminder in the church flyer or making an announcement during Sunday service may seem like a good idea, it fails to reach the congregation that can’t make it to service every Sunday. Instead, the organizing committee uses the Rainman SMS CRM to send a mass message to all of the congregation. That means, no one misses the invite and the sense of community is stronger than ever.
And SMS doesn’t just help with largescale events. SMS can also help you coordinate recurring meetings within your religious organization. For example, if you’re the choir leader and you have reschedule practice, what’s the best way to go about it? What if the choir has 50+ people? Our user-friendly CRM will make it easy to send out a mass text about the change.
Never Let Them Forget “The Message"
Scripture is comforting for many religious people. Why should they miss out on great scripture, words of wisdom, or advice from religious leadership? Gone are the days where followers have to go to the temple, chapel, church, or any other religious building for spiritual guidance. If you’re a religious leader, you’re busy organizing a lot of things for your flock. A great way to stay connected with everyone is sending a weekly text with scripture or a question to ponder for the next service.
Allowing people to feel connected to their place of worship is important for their spiritual needs. Having people feel so close means repeat attendance and make them more likely to invite others to join in.
For example, the holy month of Ramadan is a busy month for a lot of mosques and Muslims. If you’re an Imam or other leader in your Mosque, you can schedule a message of encouragement every morning before fasting begins. Or send a message every evening congratulating everyone who made it to Iftar. A simple text creates a sense of togetherness before everyone heads out for some hungry hours.
Why Choose Rainman SMS
SMS for church and other religious institutions is a great step forward towards modernizing religion. Our user friendly CRM and responsive SMS technology makes integration a breeze. Our awesome features include:
- Unique keywords
- Auto reply messaging
- One-to-many function
- MMS (coming soon!)
So, what are you waiting for? Let Rainman SMS help strengthen the community within your place of worship. Send us a message with our contact form or call us at 210-647-6350. We can walk you through a FREE DEMO of our platform.