Building a Text Strategy for Your Ministry

Reach people where they are with the messages you need them to hear.

Since the turn of the century, cell phones have become ubiquitous. It’s hard to even remember what life was like before having access to everyone and anyone 24/7. 2007 was the first year that Americans sent and received more texts than made phone calls. The most popular app on our phones isn’t Instagram or Spotify, it’s your texting app.

Did you know?

  • Email has a 20-30% open rate.
  • Text has a 98% open rate.
  • 90% of texts are read within 3 seconds.


Please tell me why most churches and ministries have NO real strategy for texting.


  • for communicating to all your volunteers quickly and efficiently through SMS?
  • for connecting with new families about classes, resources or opportunities through text?
  • for distributing important content outside of the world of email?

Don't have one, do you?

I actually understand. Developing a texting strategy is complicated. Software and services aren’t always user-friendly. Most people don’t even know where to start. I didn’t even know where to start. Really, I just stumbled across a website that would open the door to the strategy I use now.

Of all the “Ministry Hacks” I’ve discovered, this might be my very favorite. I use this tool every week, and it’s increased communication engagement significantly.


Enroll in this free course and I’ll share several documents and videos on how I utilize a specific texting resource in my ministry. The texting service/resource I use isn’t free, but it’s really affordable and works with just about any budget. Enroll below and we’ll get started!

Course Curriculum

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  Intro and Overview
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  Part One: Quick & Efficient Communication
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  Part Two: Content Sharing via Keywords
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  Part Three: Sign-Ups via Keywords
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Your Instructor

Kenny Conley
Kenny Conley

Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, currently serves as the NextGen Pastor at Mission Church in Gilbert, AZ. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at iamnextgen.com and childrensministryonline.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts right away! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can more than one person take the course?
Each person who takes a Ministry Boost course must register. However, there are discounts for multiple registrations. Email info@ministryboost.org to get a discount code to register multiple people from your church for the same course.

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