At ChurchTechToday, Lauren Hunter provides nine reasons for your church to use voice broadcasting. A traditional calling tree can be slow and tedious when time is crucial and a voice message may get more immediate attention than an email. With a voice messaging service you can reach your members in minutes which can be important when time is crucial.
Here are several good uses for voice messaging:
• Prayer Requests – There may be an urgent need for prayer and reaching out by phone can help.
• Changes Due to Inclement Weather – Many parts of the country can experience sudden, severe weather (blizzards, tornado alerts, hurricanes, etc.). Because such events can be very sudden, a voice message is an effective way of notifying members that a church event or service has been cancelled.
• Event Reminders – Voice messaging is a useful way to remind people about small group events or other events for which they have registered.
• Volunteer Requests – Send out a voice message to find replacement volunteers for Sunday services if you have had last minute cancellations.
• Devotionals – Send out an occasional short audio devotional to lift up, encourage and help people connect with God.
Click here to read about these and other suggestions from Lauren.