First of all, you are not alone. Other churches share your challenge. Secondly, the best option seems to be to keep at it. Here’s an example: Union Baptist Church (UBC) in Hempstead, NY had a similar situation. When their current pastor, Pastor Sedgwick Easley first came on board in 2006, the church’s equipment did not even include a computer. Since then, Pastor Easley and his team have been growing a digital communication strategy hand-in-hand with their membership’s acceptance of it. They implemented texting via crossMRKT (an earlier version of PastorsLine) in 2012.  Since that time, 341 people out of their 500-strong membership have opted-in to receive texts from UBC on their cell phones. Get more details about how UBC are using text messaging at this link

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