~TIME REQUIRED: Very Low
~TECH LEVEL: Intermediate
~SCRIPTURE: Acts 5:42 (daily… in every house)
~BENEFITS: Very High!
A 24-hour Prayer & Promise Line adds another point of contact between your church and your community, another connection between the pastor and the pew… It’s as easy as recording a new voicemail message (that’s exactly what it is)… It requires a little discipline, some study and prayer, and about 10 minutes a week! [If you don’t want to mess with it daily, just set aside 2 hours a month and record four weeks worth at once.]
Imagine for a moment that someone calls the church just to listen to a 60-second recording containing a daily promise and prayer updates. After the message, they can leave their feedback or prayer needs. When they hang up, you receive a transcribed email of what they said, if anything, with their actual audio message attached. It will bless your guests, your shut-ins, your deployed military, disconnected attendees, your faithful members, etc. Our prayer line has touched other churches (at least 4) and blessed their members too!
Here’s how… visit Google.com/Voice and register your free number & voicemail box. Next, set your preferences. (Connect to your mobile? Transcribe voicemails? Forwarding / screening?) Next, record your message… then get the word out (church bulletin, website, facebook, twitter, etc.) When it comes to the 24-hr Promise Line – if you build it, they will come! By the way, mine is 502-354-8354. Let me know when you get yours set up…