If you had a dollar for each time you’ve heard “Communication is key”, you’d probably be a millionaire by now — right? Effective communication will make or break a vision, a plan, or a team. That’s why here at Church Base, we’re big fans of Group Chat! We’ve seen how this feature on our platform has empowered churches and individual servant leadership teams to grow and function like a well-oiled machine.

Let’s be honest, we keep our phones within arms reach almost 24/7. Instead of sending an email that could potentially go unnoticed, send important updates to your team’s group message!

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Here Are Some Ways Group Chats Can Benefit Your Teams

Build Genuine Community

Between the business of life throughout the week, and jam-packed Sundays, it can be difficult to build community within teams. Group chats help to develop community by creating a sense of belonging, that will keep your team motivated to serve.

Keep Your Volunteers Inspired

As servant leaders, we know that everything we do matters. Every Sunday is someone’s first Sunday. A guest’s experience with one volunteer is often a reflection of the church as a whole. A lot of times this can mean leaving your problems at the door, to serve others well. While this can be difficult for some, you CAN help! Group messages are a great way to:

  • Exchange prayer requests
  • Send encouraging messages
  • Share links to inspiring videos and articles

Consider sending a weekly devotional to your team to set the tone!

Make Sure Everyone Is On The Same Page

Now this is the tricky part about communication. People retain information at different levels, so in-person communication may not always be the best. Emails can go unnoticed. Or what if someone’s been out of town and wasn’t caught up to speed? There are several factors that can cause your team to be out of sync, but group messages can solve that issue! Is there a certain dress code for Sunday? Send a message! Is there an important deadline approaching? Send a message! It’s that easy.

Now we’ve all been experienced being held hostage to the never ending alerts that come from active group messages. Your phone is constantly buzzing in important meetings, or when you’re just trying to sleep. We’ve been there! With Church Base’s in-app Group Chat feature you’re in control. Since the group message is accessed through your church’s app, you don’t have to worry about your notifications bar being filled with messages faster than you can read them. Simply click into the app to see what you missed. Then, click out and relax. #Winning

With a custom branded app through Church Base, you have the ability to create group chats for all teams, right from your dashboard! At Church Base, we’re passionate about empowering churches and their volunteers to spread the gospel like wildfire. That starts with a strong foundation and healthy teams. To read more on how you can keep your volunteers happy and engaged, click here!