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How to use the "Prayer Request Playbook™ - Reach" Strategy
How to use the "Prayer Request Playbook™ - Reach" Strategy

Unlock the power of the Prayer Request Playbook™: Reach strategy to enhance your prayer with effective steps for meaningful connections.

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Written by Corey Piazza
Updated over a week ago

Implementing an effective system for prayer requests can significantly enhance the spiritual support your church offers. Text In Church's "Prayer Request Playbook™ - Reach" Automated Workflow provides a structured and efficient way to help your community feel known and noticed. This article will guide you through setting up this system, ensuring your church can easily ensure your community feels heard.

Step 1: Creating a Prayer Request Group

First, create a dedicated group in Text In Church to encourage your community. This group will also follow up using the Workflow to make your community feel noticed.

  • Click "Groups"

  • Click "Add New" in the top right

  • Click "Create New Group"

  • Give the Group a Title

  • Optionally add a Description and Assign Users as needed

  • Click "Next Step"

  • Click "Close"

Step 2: Setting Up a Keyword

For added convenience, consider setting up a keyword that people can text to join the group. This feature makes it easy for your congregation to join the group anytime, anywhere.

  • Toggle on the "Activate Group Keyword"

  • Type the 3-9 character keyword you want to use for this group into the "Group Keyword" box.

  • Select which of your TIC Phone Numbers your people should send this keyword to

  • Toggle on the "Send Keyword Automated Reply Message"

  • In the text box, compose a brief reply thanking people for joining the group.

  • Click "Save"

Step 3: Importing and Connecting the Automated Workflow

Import the "Prayer Request Playbook™ - Collect" Automated Workflow and connect it to your prayer request group. This workflow will automate the process of collecting prayer requests and make your community feel known.

  • Click "Connect" from the left menu

  • Select "Workflows"

  • Click "Add New" and select "Create from Template." then choose "Next"

  • Locate the "Prayer Request Playbook™ - Reach" Template, then choose "Select"

  • Ensure the steps are selected, then choose "Next" to import these steps

  • Customize the messages by filling out the variable form to add your Church Name, email, and Sender Name

  • Set the Trigger to be the group you created in Step 1

Step 4: Activating the Workflow

Ensure that all steps in the workflow are activated and that the workflow itself is set to active.

  • Click the Red dot by any paused steps to activate them (active steps have a green indicator)

By following these steps, your church can effectively manage prayer requests, ensuring that each request is treated with the care and attention it deserves. This system not only streamlines the process of collecting and managing prayer requests but also reinforces the supportive community within your church. Remember, the power of prayer is immense, and by organizing how your church collects and prays for these requests, you are strengthening your ministry's impact.

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