Keep your congregation in touch, using Interactive Messaging Unlimited
Faith based organizations have grown increasingly reliant on innovative technology to extend their message to new and larger audiences. Interactive Messaging Unlimited (IMU) is a text message software from Pangolin helping churches harness the popularity of text messaging, in an effort to bring parishioners closer together. The system comes loaded with a variety of text message applications like text to screen chat, SMS voting, database creation and BULK SMS, which will help your congregation communicate with each other on an easy to use platform that they all share, their cell phone.
Church Question and Answer session
Using Pangolin’s text to screen chat, and SMS voting applications members in your audience can send text message posts to televisions or a projection screen set up in your church. Members can ask questions, express an opinion, or engage in a certain topic of discussion. In addition, members can text their votes to the screen on a variety of topics such as the location of a church retreat or upcoming event. All messages and votes that are sent in can be displayed for everyone in the audience to see. Our message filters ensure the content displayed is clean an appropriate.
Daily prayer updates – BULK SMS
As people text into the system (engaging in text to screen chat, SMS voting, and text to win campaigns) the system automatically stores these numbers in a database for you for future contact. Using Pangolin’s BULK SMS application, you can send out bulk text messages to these numbers on various topics. Popular BULK SMS messages include daily prayer updates to members of your parish, event updates, and thank you messages for participation.
Note that there are rules and regulations that affect how BULK SMS can be used in certain jurisdictions and geographic territories. Some of these are discussed in the RULES AND REGULATIONS section of our web site. It is a condition of the license agreement of IMU software that you be familiar with, and abide by these rules and regulations in your area.
Text to Win campaigns
Pangolin’s IMU system also has a feature which allows you to run your very own text to win campaigns. These are very popular for churches that have special events taking place, and seek to encourage even further participation from members of their parish. Participants simply text a keyword like “church” to an associated number, and they are automatically entered for a change to win the given prize.
See what our users have to say about Pangolin’s Text Messaging System!
“We love our Pangolin IMU system and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an SMS solution. The software is very versatile and has enabled us to do almost anything we need to do with text messaging!”
Church of God, YCE Ministries
“[Pangolin’s IMU] technology can be used to create a more collaborative experience. Not only can people in the congregation have input on the content, it also allows people to ask questions they might not stand up and ask.”
Worship Facilities Magazine
“…churches are looking for ways to break down the barriers between the congregation and the platform to create a more interactive experience.”
Church Production Magazine