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Texting During VBS 2023

Texting software, like Clearstream, helps simplify VBS communication by giving you the best response rates when collecting registrations, recruiting volunteers, and sending parent announcements.
Emily
Emily
Customer Success
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Tips for Texting Students

Texting is the number one medium for developing deep, intentional relationships with teens. Why? They're always on their phones, and we don't see this trend faltering in the slightest. Here are a few tips to get your student texting strategy started.
Emily
Emily
Customer Success
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Texting at Easter

We won't pretend to know the answers to all the questions facing pastors and church leaders in the weeks leading up to Easter, but we'd love to help where we can. Our focus here is utilizing resources you already have with Clearstream: polls and keyword workflows. We've laid out exactly how you can use these, taking the guesswork out of the equation.
Lizzie
Lizzie
Customer Success
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How to Use Texting During Online Services

Texting is a practical way to connect with your community when doing church online. In this post, we're going to look at some ways to follow-up with guests, send out online service reminders, receive salvation decisions, and encourage prayer - all through texting.
Michael
Michael
COO / Co-founder
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Choosing the Right Texting Service for Your Church

In order to help you choose the best texting service for your church, we created this post to highlight the key features and functionalities crucial to churches interested in communicating with their volunteers, members, staff, and first-time guests via text message.
Michael
Michael
COO / Co-founder
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How to Use Texting for First-Time Guest Follow Up

A common challenge many churches face is getting first-time visitors plugged in. Even with a welcome team or a next steps area, a new family drops in one Sunday, never to be seen again. Sure, a connections pastor may have gotten info and uploaded it to your church management software. But often, this is as far as it gets. Coming up with and implementing some type of automated connection process is a daunting task. There’s no magic bullet, but texting is one of the best tools you can use. Texting has the highest open rates (text open rate is about 97%, email is only 25%), and it’s the fastest medium you can use. So if you're looking for some some strategy inspo, we’ve got a few ideas.
Michael
Michael
COO / Co-founder

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