I get a kick out of finding new things on the internet. This is one that I learned about on someone else’s blog (and now I can’t remember who I am a terrible blogger) but it is great tool for ministry.
Text Marks is a service that allows users to text a keyword to 41411 and receive a message. They do some really cool things with T-shirt that tell people to text for more information. I set one up for our youth group so now if you text CATALYST to 41411 (standard text fees apply) you will get information about what is happening at Catalyst. Try it now and see what happens.
The other cool thing that it lets you do is set up a subscription service. So if you text CATALYSTALERTS to 41411 you will be subscribed to our text alert system. The cool thing is that at any time I can send a text from my phone it it will be sent out to all subscribers. It is an easy way to get important information to a large group quickly.
Tonight I just set up one for my whole church so that we can send urgent prayer requests out to people. I am announcing it Sunday so we will see how many people sign up.