Mobile%20Pic %20SEAsia%203How many of you reading this know how to code a website using HTML and CSS?  How many of you have ever recorded a message on your voicemail service?  I'm suspecting quite a few more of you would have the skills to be able to set up a "phonesite" based on audio messages recorded on a voice mailbox than could set up a website.  So for those with limited technical skills who want to use the most far reaching mobile medium available, voice, check out the how-to's below and see if setting up a "phonesite" might not be a smart move for your ministry.

 

 

1.  Conduct a ministry inventory and determine:

A) If you have or can develop a follow up system capable of potentially managing tens of contacts a day and helping them to integrate with the Church.  Without such a follow-up system it would be best not to start a "phonesite" outreach.

B) If you have what it takes to punch out the equivalent of a new audio recording every day for the next year or more.  Are you more of a visionary or a maintainer?  If you can't maintain daily contact follow up and long-term audio message recording perhaps this ministry isn't for you.


2.  If you have a follow up system and the wherewithal to keep up with the demands of a "phonesite" ministry purchase a mobile phone and new phone line.

 

3.  Record a voicemail message giving a verse, devotional, story, etc.  At the end of the message make sure to mention that callers can text in to the same # (or possibly call a separate #) for some form of follow-up and/or personal interaction. 

 

4.  Change the voicemail message regularly (daily is optimal) to ensure callers have a reason to call back often to receive a new Word from the Lord.

 

5.  Find a way to get word out that people can call the phone # to receive a word from God, daily encouragement, thought for the day, etc.  One suggestedmeans is printing out a flyer or getting business cards printed up that share about the “phonesite” and distribute them by having newspaper delivery boys put them in the papers and/or you yourself posting them on community bulletin boards, getting the number mentioned on a radio station, etc.

 

6.  Never answer the phone so callers always get the voicemail :)

 

7.  Get ready for a lot of follow up and the joys and trials of seeing people coming to faith and growing in the Lord!

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