Lazy to Crazy: Kids Are Back In School. Win $100!

PhoneTree communications solutions Vacation is over. Kids are back in school and family schedules are once again a popular topic of conversation. Lazy days at the pool are replaced with music lessons, after school sports and church youth activities. We want our kids to have these opportunities, but scheduling them can make a parent crazy!

One way to help parents keep peace and run a smooth family operation is to make sure church activities are communicated in a timely manner. Nothing is more aggravating than to get activity details at the last minute. “Money is due today?” “You have to be where by when!?” These situations create more stress on an already crazy schedule of an active family.

PhoneTree can help your church families keep up with all that is going on in the youth group, choir or praise band rehearsal. To show our appreciation for all parents do, we want to give away a $100 gift certificate to Christianbook.com!(see details below) We also offer an effective and affordable way for your church to ensure parents get event details in advance. PhoneTree VoiceWave communicates your important messages via phone, text, email, and social media.

  • Give pertinent information about upcoming events
  • Have a dedicated infoline with specific information for a variety of camps and/or retreats
  • Multi-lingual congregation? Messages can be sent in their native tongue
  • Request & manage volunteers
  • Advanced reporting confirming who got the message

PhoneTree would like to help get your message out. Give one of our communication experts a call and see how we can help you minister to the busy families in your congregation.

To be eligible for the drawing:

  1. Share this post on Facebook/Twitter
  2. Post a comment right here telling us, what is the biggest communication challenge your church faces. Be sure to include the Facebook or Twitter account that you posted it too.

At 4 PM ET Friday, Sept 21,  one person who shares the post and comments will be randomly selected as the winner of the $100 ChristianBooks.com gift certificate.

This post is a sponsored giveaway. Learn how your organization can sponsor a giveaway and get your product or service in front of our 20,000 email subscribers, 10,000 Twitter followers, and 2,000 Facebook fans. Sponsor a blog giveaway.

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

8 Responses to “Lazy to Crazy: Kids Are Back In School. Win $100!”

  1. I shared this on Twitter and Facebook, but I really don't know what communication issues our church has, if any. I don't know if there is a way to fix it, but when you use your sharing plugin to tweet this post, it changes the title to say "Win 0!" instead of "Win $100!" I fixed it when I tweeted it.

  2. The biggest communication challenge the church faces, are for "special services or activities" such as singles meetings or youth activities. Since it is that time of year for school and holidays right around the corner. Families are busy with so much. Most Facebook post or Tweets seem to get ignored or either they don't have time during the busy work/school week to reply. This has been shared on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/rahayes82 . Thanks

  3. I shared this on Minister Tameka Michelle Newkirk's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tmnewkirk. My greatest communication challenge is getting the people to understand how to communicate effectively!! We try our best to communicate with them and make sure they are on top of everything we do.

  4. biggest communication problem the church has is with disabled people. reachinging out to them and sharing the gospel of Jesus is often to difficult for them because they dont try.

  5. PaulSteinbrueck Sep 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Alrighty folks, now for the moment you've all been waiting for… the winner of the $100 ChristianBook.com gift certificate is…

    Roger Hayes

    Congrats Roger!

    Thanks to all of you who shared your church's biggest communication challenge. We'll continue to try to address these communications challenges through blog posts, chats and in other ways.

    Big thanks to PhoneTree for sponsoring this post. PhoneTree can help you overcome many of your biggest communications challenges, especially the one Roger shared – the challenge of making families aware of special events during the busy times of the year.

  6. Will it be mailed to me or is it an online code to use online? Just curious??? :)