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Give Your Religious Community Communication Plan a Health Check

It’s tough to build engagement and a relationship with people you only see a few hours a week, so how do you stay in contact during the days when people are not in your building? Having an effective communication strategy for your faith community can be the key to getting more volunteers, encouraging involvement and […]

Church Safety and Security

Security has become an increasingly important topic for faith communities around the country. On November 5th we were reminded of this again with the Sutherland Springs shooting. Unfortunately, the trend is driven by an increase in the number of violent incidents over the last 15 years. In the last 5 years alone, the US has […]

Multigeneration Communication Brings Church Members Together

Last year at this time Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church was awarded a grant from One Call Now that allowed them to use our notification platform free of charge for two years. We recently checked in the with church, locted in St. Matthews, Kentucky, to see how it was working out for them. A year later… […]

Church Safety and Security

Security has become an increasingly important topic for faith communities around the country. Unfortunately, the trend is driven by an increase in the number of violent incidents over the last 15 years. In the last 5 years alone, the US has seen violent incidents at houses of worship increase by 143%*. Part of One Call […]

The Multisite Movement: What All Church Leaders Need to Know

Facing declining participation rates, a rapidly aging population, and an incoming generation of congregants with very different needs and preferences than their predecessors, today’s churches are facing unprecedented challenges. With conventional approaches no longer hitting the mark when it comes to engaging parishioners, church leaders share one overarching priority: calling more people to worship. One […]

Video: Meet Pastor Tom!

Does your church need help overcoming the communication conundrum? One Call Now is a simple, but powerful online group messaging service. Our service allows you to text, call, email and post to social media in one easy step. Over 10,000 churches use our group voice, text and email service for sending every-day and emergency messages, […]

Vacation Bible School Promotion and Communication, Part One

What strikes simultaneous fear and joy in the hearts of church staff and volunteers this time of year? Yep, you guessed it, Vacation Bible School (VBS). Anyone who has been a part of planning VBS knows the vast amount of time, resources and imagination that go into making these events memorable experiences for kids. Unfortunately, […]

Three Reasons Automated Messages Keep Your Congregation Engaged

With competition from other activities, summer is when many churches are grappling with keeping members in pews. This makes it a perfect time for your church to renew its commitment to communicate with its flock. Creating communications that engage the entire congregation may seem out of reach. “My congregation is so diverse,” you might worry. […]

Shopping for a Notification Service for your Church

From storms to terrorism, there’s been no shortage of high-profile crisis situations in the news of late. Many nonprofits are either shopping for a group messaging service or evaluating the one they currently use. As a veteran of the communication industry, I often get asked whether or not there is really much difference between one […]

Using Technology to Stop the Membership Slide

Most conversations about church communications focus on two groups: New visitors, whom the church hopes to transform into members with sincere, friendly messaging and outreach, and committed members, who need updates on events, schedule changes, and general church life. There is a third, less obvious group. They may be regular attendees or even members. They may […]