SMS for Churches and Religious Organizations

Our phones follow us everywhere. In fact, studies show that on average people check their phones 344 times a day. Connection is essential for churches and religious organizations like yours. There is no better way to increase community engagement than by meeting their members where they are—on their phones.

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Advantages of SMS for Churches

With Red Oxygen’s bulk messaging feature, you can send multiple messages at once. Should a reply come in, it will go straight to a designated email inbox, and you can reply from your computer. If someone calls the number that texted them, you can reroute their call to the staff member’s mobile phone.

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Hey, Claire! Thanks for coming to our service today. We're so glad you could make it. Can we help you connect to a peer group?

Build Community and Support Members

Build Community and Support Members

Many first-time churchgoers are nervous, may not know anyone and are looking for fast friendship and fellowship so they can find connection and community. A personalized SMS text message is a great way to let them feel welcome with an inviation to come back again and our two-way messaging is a great way to keep the conversation going.

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Request Special Offerings and Other Donations

Request Special Offerings and Other Donations

Tithing and donation requests can get lost in your church members' inboxes. You can use text message notifications to your advantage and relay important donation information and church news via SMS text messages. Red Oxygen helps you keep in touch with your members and send links so pivotal information doesn't disappear under sales emails.

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Good morning, Adam! We need volunteers to help serve coffee and take prayer requests after our 9 a.m. service. Can you help?

Remind Church Members and Volunteers of Events

Remind Church Members and Volunteers of Events

An efficient church that holds multiple services and other events throughout the week often requires the help of volunteers. The best church texting service will remind your congregation about everything you have scheduled for the week. If you need help setting up, coordinating an event or performing outreach, you can request volunteers through bulk SMS text messages.

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Build Community and Support Members

Hey, Claire! Thanks for coming to our service today. We're so glad you could make it. Can we help you connect to a peer group?

Many first-time churchgoers are nervous, may not know anyone and are looking for fast friendship and fellowship so they can find connection and community. A personalized SMS text message is a great way to let them feel welcome with an inviation to come back again and our two-way messaging is a great way to keep the conversation going.

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Request Special Offerings and Other Donations

Are you looking for a way to do good throughout the week? Check the donation page on our website. Thank you for supporting your church and community!

Tithing and donation requests can get lost in your church members' inboxes. You can use text message notifications to your advantage and relay important donation information and church news via SMS text messages. Red Oxygen helps you keep in touch with your members and send links so pivotal information doesn't disappear under sales emails.

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Remind Church Members and Volunteers of Events

Good morning, Adam! We need volunteers to help serve coffee and take prayer requests after our 9 a.m. service. Can you help?

An efficient church that holds multiple services and other events throughout the week often requires the help of volunteers. The best church texting service will remind your congregation about everything you have scheduled for the week. If you need help setting up, coordinating an event or performing outreach, you can request volunteers through bulk SMS text messages.

Red Oxygen Offers SMS Solutions for Your Church

Integrate Red Oxygen into your daily church community communication plan to make staying connected with your committees, congregations, and staff effortless.

Send SMS directly from your email or utilize the no-developer-needed Bulk SMS to send from the church directory spreadsheet. Either way, you can personalize your messages, create templates and receive replies directly to your inbox, making it easy to store for reference later in your Outlook or Gmail folders.

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Product Comparison

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Email Solutions

Our products are available for use through email, through your browser, with a spreadsheet or an application programming interface (API). How do you want to send SMS?

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Send SMS from Outlook

Works w/ Microsoft Outlook 2003-19 & the Microsoft 365 Outlook app

Office SMS
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Send SMS Using Microsoft 365

Use this add-on to send SMS through Outlook on a browser

Office365 SMS
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Send SMS From Gmail

Send SMS directly from your Gmail interface on a computer or Android phone

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Send Bulk SMS

Personalize, create templates and send them all at once

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Connect with our API to send SMS

Configure our API with your existing software or CRM

SMS Gateway API
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Send SMS through a browser

Log in from any device through any browser. No installation required.

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Send SMS from Microsoft 365

Use this add-on to send SMS through Outlook on a browser

OfficeSMS 365 (beta)
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Send SMS from Gmail

Text directly from your Gmail interface

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    Send SMS from Outlook

    Works w/ Microsoft Outlook 2003-19 & the Microsoft 365 Outlook app

    Office SMS
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    Send SMS Using Microsoft 365

    Use this add-on to send SMS through Outlook on a browser

    Office365 SMS
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    Send SMS From Gmail

    Send SMS directly from your Gmail interface on a computer or Android phone

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    Send Bulk SMS

    Personalize, create templates and send them all at once

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    Connect with our API to send SMS

    Configure our API with your existing software or CRM

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    Send SMS through a browser

    Log in from any device through any browser. No installation required.

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    Send SMS from Microsoft 365

    Use this add-on to send SMS through Outlook on a browser

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    Send SMS from Gmail

    Text directly from your Gmail interface

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Weekly Prayer SMS

Hi [NAME]! Our weekly prayer session has moved to Wednesdays! We're meeting at 10 a.m. every Wednesday from now on, at the church. Please text “Yes” if you plan on attending. Click this link to put in a prayer request: [URL]. Hope to see you there!

Sign-Up Text Alerts

Call for volunteers! We're looking for a few souls to join us in street clean-up this coming Saturday. Volunteers who agree to help will meet at the church at 10 a.m. before heading out to pick up litter. Text “Yes” to sign up.

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SMS Templates for Churches

Enhance engagement and save time by customizing messages for your church members with our collection of church-tailored ready-to-use  SMS templates

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Church SMS FAQs

Interested in using Red Oxygen to keep in touch with your congregation? Here are our answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our SMS solution.

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What is church SMS?

Church SMS is a form of communication that allows you to connect with members of your congregation via text message. You can send SMS to congregants for multiple reasons; let them know the message for the week, keep them updated about events or inform them when services are delayed or canceled due to weather. 

You can use SMS to send a message to every person who attends your church at one time—and who opted into texting—or to specific lists, such as parents, youth group members or Bible study participants. SMS is also a great tool to use to connect with first-time visitors. After someone attends services for the first time, you can send a message welcoming them, informing them of other events and encouraging them to return. 

How do I send church SMS text messages?

Red Oxygen makes it easy to send SMS messages to congregation members. You can send text messages using your preferred email client, such as Outlook or Gmail. Our browser-based solution lets you send messages to your lists from any web browser. You don’t need to install the software on your computer. 

We also offer an API you can integrate with your church’s existing member management infrastructure.

How can I integrate Red Oxygen with my church CRM?

We’ve made it easy to integrate Red Oxygen with your existing CRM using our API. No hardware is needed to link your CRM to our solution. 

Why use SMS communication for my church?

Text messaging makes it easy for church members to stay in the loop. It also makes it simpler for your church to organize events. For example, if you’re planning on hosting a new member dinner, you can use SMS to recruit volunteers for the event and have people sign up to bring a dish or otherwise contribute. You can also use SMS to remind people of the dinner and encourage them to RSVP if they haven’t already. 

SMS also helps you inform members of important schedule changes, send prayer requests, remind committee meeting members which room they’re meeting. You can also promote your vacation Bible school week or request special donation needs for mission trips. You won’t have to rely on phone chains to spread the word. A single bulk text message can reach every member simultaneously.