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It’s practically a given that text messaging is the best and most efficient way to reach teenagers today. A recent Pew study showed that 88% of all teenagers own a cell phone. Three-quarters of them own a smartphone and 91% of them use text messaging daily. Youth ministry is no exception.
Think: When was the last time you saw a teen more than a few feet away from their phone? Because teen phone use is so widespread, text messaging, right off the bat, lets you reach every teen no matter where they are.
Here’s three great reasons your youth ministry should use text messaging:
You Can Do a Lot with a Little
Especially with a group messaging tool like Flocknote, where you’re allowed unlimited groups and messages for no additional cost, a simple text message can be used for any number of purposes. Send a quick reminder for youth group, ask for feedback on what snacks to bring (Flocknote allows direct replies), or simply send a message thanking them for being a part of your community. Want more ideas? We’ve got you covered.