vineyard labs: texting in church

Welcome to the lab!

I need feedback, and a little bit of help testing a new idea we’re working on.  One of the things we’re always kicking around is how to keep vineyard peeps well-informed, without being annoying.

We killed the bulletin a while back in an effort save time, save $, and save a few trees.  In it’s place we started doing video announcements (with some mid-week support via the email newsletter).  It’s worked really well, but there’s only so much info you can take in audibly so we’ve had to leave out a lot of details.

So, here’s the new idea (courtesy of Matt, naturally): If, for example, we’re doing a fundraiser at Pizza Hut to support the MOVE, we’ll post something like this in the announcement video:

for details text: “Pizza” to (865) 268-WOOT

(FYI:That’s the church’s #)
Then you’d get a text message back with all of the details.  Cool, right?

Well, we actually are doing a fundraiser at Pizza Hut to support the MOVE, so why don’t you give it a shot: text the word “Pizza” to 865-268-9668 (or, as we prefer it, 268-WOOT!), you should get a text with all the greasy details.

Now, just one more request: please leave a comment below and answer these five questions:

  1. Did it work?
  2. What kind of cell phone do you have?
  3. Who’s your cell phone provider (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc.)?
  4. Do you think this would be helpful?
  5. What should be Matt’s new nickname?

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