Pastors confess: They don’t know where to begin in embracing this new world of instantaneous information access and social networking. Connecting with a new generation of religious followers requires knowledge, action and attention. A new online tool serves as a vehicle to carry analog churches into the future of digital communications.
SendingWord.com disperses religious content to individual church congregations via e-mail, text message, digital phone call, Facebook and Twitter. One Web site consolidates a church’s contemporary ministry efforts to assimilate the Word into members’ daily routines.
Studies show that few religious followers turn to the physical Bible–an essential component of Christianity–daily. The recent surge of digital technology development removes barriers, enabling streamlined and convenient access to relevant content: a logical platform for daily religious integration. SendingWord can help growing congregations connect and engage via the anywhere/anytime access of the Internet and mobile devices.
A church administrator simply sets up subscriptions (for example, scripture readings, weekly liturgy distribution, event updates, volunteer requests, weather/cancellation alerts, prayer chains, etc.) and enters content online. Congregation members visit the churchÊ¼s SendingWord.com home page to sign up for one or more subscriptions to be automatically received via their chosen communication method(s).
Church administrators are gladly abandoning physical mass mailings in favor of a centralized outreach program online. Extending beyond any physical location, today’s digital media channels offer endless possibilities for worshippers to keep in touch with their faith and community. Churches have evolved to serve the new generation of followers; the congregation continues to be served by the Word.