Church Text Messaging
Text messaging, or "texting" is the common term for sending short" (originally 160 characters or fewer, including spaces) text messages from mobile phones using the Short Message Service (SMS). To get the most out of those 160 characters or less, an entire new lexicon has been developed to shorten words and phrases. For example, “I love you,” is shortened to "ily" or "ilu". It’s a whole new form of shorthand called "textese" or "chatspeak."
Using Text Messaging
Similar to micro-blogging, text messaging is a way to communicate short tidbits of information with individuals or groups. With more people migrating from email and computers to text messaging and cell phones, especially youth and young adults, it is becoming an important way to keep in touch and communicate effectively. Consider these quick and easy church text messaging ideas:
Several years ago, when text messaging was making its global debut as the latest and greatest form of digital communication, a contest was held for the best text message of the Lord’s Prayer. Matthew Campbell of York, England, was the winner. Here is his translation:
Some SMS services that churches are using to communicate include: