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.
With the proliferation of social media, it has become harder for churches to get messages out without getting lost in all the noise. But nearly everyone reads their texts. The humble text message has been around for over 20 years but it still gets the job done.
Sending out messages to a handful of people from your phone usually isn’t an issue. But what if you have to send messages many times a week to 50 people? 100? Your whole church? Multiple ministry groups? Not so easy.
A text messaging service like TextMarks solves this problem by allowing churches to send and schedule mass text messages from their computer or their phone. With text, churches can quickly reach Millennials and help them:
- Build meaningful relationships by texting event reminders where they can meet and learn from active parishioners.
- Join volunteer groups to provide services to their church and community.
- Connect often with the Bible by sending daily Scripture verse through text.
- Pray more by texting prayer requests and prayer reminders.
Millennials text continuously throughout the day. If you’re relying on email or social media alone, they may not be getting the message. To reach them – try texting them.