We have a need for one of our service teams where the leader of the team wants to be able to send a message to the other members of his team (primarily on a Sunday Morning) and have them receive it via text. He is not looking for the ability for them to reply (although i am sure that will come up as they start to use it.)
I am sure there is probably a good technology solution for this and I am sure many of you have already solved this issue in your churches. What technology/process do you use at your church to solve these kinds of issues. We do want them to receive a text and not use another app or tool to get the message.
We use GroupMe. You can use it as a group texting service, or you can use the app for a better experience. We use this in many ministry areas on the weekend from IT support, campus streaming support, check-in support, etc.
We use Twilio. They offer non-profit pricing (credits to get started, then discounted rates after that). I’m a developer, so I was familiar with Twilio and was planning to develop our own system, but we switched to a ChMS (Elvanto) which integrates with Twilio out of the box.