The Evolution of the Text Message [Infographic]


Do you remember when you had to keep track of how many text messages you sent? We've come a long way. And while text messaging (SMS) is often overlooked as “aged” technology, it is a super effective for communication, marketing, and even sending your church tithe! From 1984 to today, here's a quick look at the history of text messaging: ... Continue Reading

#TextsFromMom [Video]

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This last Mother's day, @SamsungMobileUS developed a unique comedy video with the side benefit of showing off their phones. The humor is a great rehashing of autocorrect fails we see all the time or older generations missing the boat on new technology. I wonder if there is some great ministry application here, whether to just show off a parody of this video at church as part of the church tech ministry, or letting this be a lead in opportunity for churches to get a foot into the door with ... Continue Reading

Speak Millennial – Reach More People with Mass Text Messaging

Group Of Teenagers Sharing Text Message On Mobile Phones

According to a recent Pew Religion Study, 25 percent of Americans born after 1980 are not religious, compared with 11 percent of baby boomers and 7 percent of the generation born between 1928 and 1945. How can churches engage Millennials? No matter how your church plans to improve faith development among young adults, you need to first reach them where they are: text messaging on their phones. ... Continue Reading

Superhero Texting [Images]


I'm not sure how I never knew about this before because I LOVE autocorrect errors and other funny texts online. But this takes it to a whole new level of looking at how our favorite superheroes would text each other. Honestly, I think more and more of this is needed in the future. For now, enjoy these and I'll see what I can do with sharing more as they come out. ... Continue Reading

Are Nonprofits Taking Tech Seriously Enough? [Infographic]

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Technology has radically changed the nonprofit world. Never before has it been as easy as it is today to find, connect, and give to charities and causes. Philanthropy and technology are working together to change the world for the better. And now with the boom of the mobile web, crowdfunding, and the high-speed Internet, it's more important for nonprofit organizations to make sure they're not missing their piece of the charity pie. Let's take a closer look at some of the key points in this ... Continue Reading

5 Steps to Successful Text Marketing [White Paper]

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In the land of mobile apps and smartphones, the idea of using SMS text messaging seems like stepping back in technology instead of moving forward. But the truth is, text messaging works! Maybe it's because it is such an underused medium and users are more likely to open and read them. None the less, the stats are pretty compelling: ... Continue Reading

Christian Couple Sentenced to Death for Text Messages

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This is a sobering headline, isn't it? We write about technology and creativity on ChurchMag each and every day. How to communicate with greater impact and reach, how to use the latest tools that technology provides us, and do it with a kind of creativity that gets peoples attention. We are all about the church, technology and creativity. And then there's a headline like this. ... Continue Reading

I’m a Textpert [Rap Battle]


Are you a textpert? I hope not. Rhett & Link pull-off their usual funny music video, but this time it's a serious topic. Be sure to watch it to the end, the punchline is the most important reminder you could have all week: ... Continue Reading

Creative PSA: Don’t Text and Drive [Video]

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This creative PSA from Telekom Srbija reminds us not to text and drive. It's pretty compelling. After you watch it, you might want to check out some of the links I've included regarding driving and texting. It's serious stuff and we should certainly let others know about the dangers of texting and driving. ... Continue Reading