4 Simple Church Service Improvements Using Text Messaging

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4 Simple Church Service Improvements Using Text Messaging

A recent study concluded that roughly 98 percent of SMS messages are opened and read within about fifteen minutes of receipt. Given these eye-opening statistics, there’s no doubt that text messaging is the most direct way to communicate with almost everyone today. Throughout the country, many churches are recognizing the importance of text messaging to create a more interactive experience for their visitors and members. In fact, many churches use a two-way text messaging software known as Mosio Q&A, and they love it.

Here are Four Features of Mosio Churches Love

Text to Screen – text questions or comments and then project them onto a screen.

With our innovative text to screen feature, you can let your congregation do the talking. Throughout a service, bible study, or other church events, our system makes it easy to encourage audience participation when they use text messaging to send a comment or question. These comments and questions are then projected onto a large display screen. Not only will your congregation become more engaged, you will also obtain key feedback through a simple text to liven the event in real-time.

Surveys – collect data and information
Many churches would like to survey visitors and members to improve their community outreach plan. Did you know that Mosio offers a simple and powerful way for churches to collect this important data and information?

During the church event, our system enables you to display polls on different screens or monitors. Contrary to similar text messaging services, our platform allows you to include as many questions on the poll as you would like. That way you are able to gather as much information as possible from the attendees.

After a great church event has ended, you can use our system to determine how to improve future events by sending out a simple text message to the attendees.

Alerts – send out text message updates, information or newsletters
According to much research, text messaging alerts have a 99 percent open rate. When you have Mosio by your side, you can make sure that your newsletters never go unnoticed again with our great alerts feature. As more and more of your church members actually read your newsletter, you’ll notice a substantial increase in attendance for church events.

TextChat – interactive, two-way text messaging that can be received and responded to.

In today’s society, pastors and church leaders are busy, and often times, it’s difficult for them to return phone calls in a timely manner. By using Mosio’s interactive, two-way text messaging feature known as TextChat, church leaders will be able to receive and quickly respond to multiple questions and comments from various members.

As church members receive quick and fast responses to questions and concerns, they will be more than willing to continue using text messaging to communicate with the church. The ultimate result of TextChat is a church with improved engagement.

Due to the fact that this amazing feature allows you to communicate 10-15X more efficiently than phone calls, TextChat is also great for church hotlines and helplines.

See how text messaging can work better for your church. Sign up for a free, 14 day trial of Mosio Q&A.

Handy Tips and Tricks For Events:

Mosio for events has some interesting and useful features which you may want to use. Here are the top 3 that many of our clients use, and how to use them.

1) How to Change the Color on Your Text To Screen:

One of the greatest features in Mosio for Events is the ability to customize the color of your Text to Screen.

To change the color simply add the color after last “/” in your presentation link: (replace YOURKEYWORD with your keyword)

https://biz.mosio.com/par/qpresent/multi/YOURKEYWORD/blue

Mosio_Events_T2Screen_Blue

https://biz.mosio.com/par/qpresent/multi/YOURKEYWORD/green

Mosio_Events_T2Screen_Green

https://biz.mosio.com/par/qpresent/multi/YOURKEYWORD/red

 Mosio_Events_T2Screen_Red

https://biz.mosio.com/par/qpresent/multi/YOURKEYWORD/orange

Mosio_Events_T2Screen_Orange

Create an Online Q&A Widget for Virtual or International Attendees:

Sometimes at an event you will have attendees who either don’t want to use texts for whatever reason, or attendees who are from other countries. You can actually create an online widget they can access from their device and participate in the event as well.

Here is the link you will need to share with your attendees if they wish to use the widget from their device:

https://chat.mosio.com/par/chat/new_chat/YOURKEYWORD

Mosio_Event_Submission

(replace YOURKEYWORD with your keyword)

Embed your Text to Screen Answers onto ANY Webpage:

Sometimes you may want to embed your Text to Screen Answers into another webpage. Here is the code to do just that:

<iframe src=”https://biz.mosio.com/par/qpresent/multi/YOURKEYWORD” width=”1700″ height=”550″ frameborder=”0″ seamless /></iframe>

You can also edit the color by adding the “/color” to the end of the hyperlink as well!

(Remember to replace YOURKEYWORD with your keyword)