Disclaimer: I don’t have any connections to this company. This post is here to hopefully provide a tool for ministry.
Remind is great. Dead-simple to use and it works on iOS, Android, and desktop web browsers. It is designed for schools, but works equally well for other organizations. It’s kind of like a version of Twitter that will actually reach your participants.
I offer three good use cases for this app to justify why you might want to give it a look:
Use Case Number One: You Are The Leader Of An Ongoing Group
Want to send a quick update to everyone about a change in schedule? DONE. Snowy weather causing delays or cancellations and you gotta let your choir or band members know? DONE. Quick word of affirmation or fun picture of upcoming events? DONE.
Use Case Number Two: You Are In Charge of A Traveling Group
“Hey everyone – change of plans: meet back at the ice cream shop at 3:30” – or “pack your sunscreen tomorrow” – or – “whoever is with Tyler, make him call his mom right now”. This is sooooo handy on choir tours.
Use Case Number Three: You Are The Lead Communicator For An Event
As folks register for the event, have them also signup for Remind (and let them know that they can opt-out anytime). Need to let folks know about a change in venue or time? DONE. Reminder to turn in surveys or other forms? DONE.
You may look at this and see an answer to a communications situation – and if so, please share your idea with the world.
Soli Deo Gloria.