Thursday, August 18, 2005

I Guess I Could Have Explained

I hope some of you received this blog via email yesterday. Perhaps you wondered, What is this all about? Others probably thought, Oh, great, church spam. Someone asked me if that link I sent yesterday was a super-important article or something, since it came without any explanation and was an "official" email from the church. Let me explain.

We as a church staff are working hard to communicate better. And, it is getting harder because we will be worshiping in more than one location beginning this Sunday. So we are trying to find alternate ways to communicate things to the church. This blog seemed like a useful tool. But, most people didn't know about it. And, wouldn't check it.

So, I said to myself, "Self, if only we could email the blog to people we'd have a perfect tool." I, naturally, agreed with myself and set about emailing the blog to the church email list -- without any explanation, of course. And, that explains the email you received yesterday.

I think we would like to continue to email the blog to the church occasionally. We are looking for feedback about what would be the most helpful. Would it be best to email every update? Once a day? Once a week? Every few updates? What would work the best? Please post a comment by clicking on the comment button below and let us know what you think. Thank you.

In the meantime, if you are reading this on the web and would like to receive it via email, please email with "subscribe" in the subject line. If you are reading this via email and don't want to, please send an email to the same address with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.


mella said...

I think this is a great way to keep up with announcements and stories that all church locations need to know. However, an email per blog (i.e. up to 2 or 3 a day) is a bit much for me to keep up with. I suggest sending it out for the important annoucements, or once a week or so. Just my two cents...

Kelly J.:) said...

I think this is a great idea and a awesome way to communicate to a broader audience! :) I think this method should be used as much as possible for those who check their email, etc. daily (like my family), however I don't think this should be used in lieu of other communication channels--newsletter, announcements from pulpit, personal emails, letters/notes in boxes, bulk mailings, etc....I think as many communication channels as can be managed should be used in order to reach the most people possible! Thank you for your effort to communicate more effectively--I think that can only enhance New Life Church's ability to minister.....:)