Rethinking Capital Campaigns

Tim Schraeder of Park Community Church in Chicago (truly a leader in leveraging text messaging) recently posted a fantastic “how-to” on using text messaging in their capital campaign.

Quick Highlights:

- Over half the church signed up to receive updates via text
- Polls were used to better understand their audience
- The majority of the congregation sent in commitments via text instead of turning in printed cards.

Check out Tim’s blog to learn more about how this worked and results so far.

Steven Furtick and the rest of Elevation Church successfully launched Love Week in an effort to radically impact their neighborhoods by showing love through action. This volunteer based  initiative allowed the congregation at large to  slip on their work pants, get a little mud on their shoes, and meet the community’s immediate needs. 

Rather than simply talking about the gospel for a few hours on a Sunday morning, the folks at Elevation were able to live out their faith by serving a total of10,551 hours.

Among the various ways people could sign up for service projects, RSVP via Texting allowed members to easily pick their volunteer opportunity by simply texting in the name of the team that they wanted to serve on. Then, the smart logistics people were able to capture the data, copy, and paste people in their desired groups with out trying to decipher messy handwriting or risking dangerous paper cuts. 

Check out more of what happened at Love Week HERE

Steven Furtick and the rest of Elevation Church successfully launched Love Week in an effort to radically impact their neighborhoods by showing love through action. This volunteer based initiative allowed the congregation at large to slip on their work pants, get a little mud on their shoes, and meet the community’s immediate needs.

Rather than simply talking about the gospel for a few hours on a Sunday morning, the folks at Elevation were able to live out their faith by serving a total of10,551 hours.

Among the various ways people could sign up for service projects, RSVP via Texting allowed members to easily pick their volunteer opportunity by simply texting in the name of the team that they wanted to serve on. Then, the smart logistics people were able to capture the data, copy, and paste people in their desired groups with out trying to decipher messy handwriting or risking dangerous paper cuts.

Check out more of what happened at Love Week HERE

Members of world renown Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir receive updates via text message about rehearsal changes, time swaps, and even dress code:

This is just a reminder. The Choir will meet at 11:15 AM. Purple Tops for everyone. NO SATIN OR SHIMMER. See you in the morning.

Along side the choir, the congregation at large also receives scripture updates from their lead pastor.

Check out their new album here

Members of world renown Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir receive updates via text message about rehearsal changes, time swaps, and even dress code:

This is just a reminder. The Choir will meet at 11:15 AM. Purple Tops for everyone. NO SATIN OR SHIMMER. See you in the morning.

Along side the choir, the congregation at large also receives scripture updates from their lead pastor.

Check out their new album here

In the history of Text Message Voting, a race has never been so close.

The margin was slim, and among thousands of messages, some victories were claimed by only 5 votes.

The Granger Film Festival at Innovate selected the best videos from churches from around the country, in categories such as; Message Series Trailer, Messages Illustration, and Event Spotlight.

These videos displayed the creative genius that power the church communications, sharing the power of a story through film and media.

Mobile Marketer , The News Leader in Mobile Marketing, Media and Commerce, takes notice of churches expanding their lines of communication and interaction through text message applications with Jarbyco as the ministry sidekick.

 Read the article here!

Mobile Marketer , The News Leader in Mobile Marketing, Media and Commerce, takes notice of churches expanding their lines of communication and interaction through text message applications with Jarbyco as the ministry sidekick.

Read the article here!

Over 5,500 students text at CHIC 2009.
Photo Credit: ©2009 The Evangelical Covenant Church

CHIC 2009

The massive triennial event for high school students of the Evangelical Covenant Church, shook the town Knoxville, Tennessee for 5 days filled with worship, learning, growth, and community.

Each day was filled to the brim with activities and each evening closed with incredible worship from bands like David Crowder Band, Israel & New Breed, Flyleaf, and Third Day. Following the bass thumping, concert-like worship set, talented speakers such as Shane Claiborne, Steven Furtick, and Erwin McManus, shared their gifts and spoke the truths of the gospel to over 5,500 students.

Jarbyco was thrilled to be a part of of the experience. Students sent in messages that scrolled across the screens before the bands performed. 10,000 eyeballs were glued to those screens waiting to see who will propose next or when to scream when their home state was displayed.

CHIC also had a Battle of the Bands competition where students voted the winner via text message.

Check out all of the cool things that happened HERE.

Hillsong United’s Darlene Zschech answers questions sent via text message. Love the Aussie accent.

Hillsong United’s Darlene Zschech answers questions sent via text message. Love the Aussie accent.

Audience votes for best films via text message at Willow Creek Arts Conference’s Film Festival

Audience votes for best films via text message at Willow Creek Arts Conference’s Film Festival

Willow Wonder

Last week Willow Creek launched yet another fantastic and powerful conference. We were fortunate to be a part of Willow’s Arts Conference; WONDER. The week was filled with engaging speakers, dynamic worship, learning, networking, and a chance for the Arts and Communications leaders to share their gifts with one another.

The mobile phone played a huge roll in the conference for all who attended. Audience members were able to text in questions to Hillsong United’s Darlene Zschech, where she answered questions that applied to creative directors, worship leaders, and the like.

During a Film Festival, the audience was able to vote for the winners of each category as well as best in show.

Check out more on Willow Arts here: Toward Wonder

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