Service Announcements: How it Affects the Church
Posted by Tim S.
The swiftness of communications within a local church community highly depends on many factors, the most typical of which is the size of the congregation. Certainly, notifying a bigger number of faithful churchgoers is a lot more difficult than informing just a handful. Service announcements are not commonly issued out to the church members simply because the scheduling of worship is already a regular activity in most churches. Distribution of bulletins, pamphlets and other similar printed materials where such worship schedules are incorporated is a common practice during service. Automated Calls can change the old ways of the church by allowing them to send out a mass voice / text message to all of its faithful followers.
Another factor influencing the flow of notices within a church is the degree of participation by the laity or the zealousness of the church volunteers assisting the church leaders in taking care of the needs of the members. These volunteers are the core of communicators who can disseminate much needed relevant information and even influence the frame of mind of the rest of the flock.
Recent discussions on how to improve transmittal of information have come about because of recent tragedies happening in many parts of the globe, where forces of nature like earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and typhoons have ravaged some countries causing tragic losses in lives and devastation of the environment in those areas affected. The sincere outpouring of pity and the resultant sympathy for those afflicted have necessitated an urgency to plan for charitable missions and extend assistance to affected countries. Such benevolent moves always start at the level of the local church. Because of these projected missionary activities, service announcements via Automated Calls are changed and made to include appeals to the generosity of the church members, especially those who are more blessed and financially capable.
Nowadays, printed messages are gradually running out of fashion. Most people communicate through emails through computers and the world-wide web. The impressive speed by which news and individualized messages can be distributed through the internet is enabling even the small organizations to effectively transmit vast information to their members.
On the national level, the different local churches can now communicate with one another and jointly plan various programs their leaders desire to implement. It may be a nation-wide fund raising, pooling of resources and contributions of all local churches or a collective prayer for the success of the many endeavors of their organization. Service announcements may not be nation-wide in character but sometimes when incidents happening across the globe demand immediate altruistic reaction from the church, they are given specifically to meet such urgent demands. Here, the benefits of communication via the world-wide web through the internet can be reaped and put to immediate action. It is a fact that the computer is now a standard equipment or apparatus used in many houses world-wide. At the end of the year 2010, fair estimates claim that there would have been close to 2 billion computers in use all over the world that are connected to the internet. Through this impressive manner of fast communication, the different churches of the same denomination in numerous countries can now jointly plan their activities at the international level, making a big impact in the global movement of helping those who are in distress. These churches can now definitely show that their concern for the welfare of the unfortunate is not limited by geographical boundaries with the power of Automated Calls and church service notifications.
Posted on July 25, 2011, in news and tagged automated calls, church, mass messaging, prayer, prayer requests, service announcements, text message, voice message. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.