Originally Posted by Cliff
That is probably how it will go, just thought it would be simpler if there was one service/app that I could post to and it would email, text, facebook, tweet everyone on the list. The do autodialer for the others.
Many who have email do not check it regular.
This is for overall church not just the volunteers or worship team.
There are two methodologies to keep in mind, push and pull, email is a push technology, you push the content out to the users. There is nothing you can do about whether they catch what your pushing, other then promotion. This applies to any push technology, email, text, telephone calls, Sunday Morning bulletins it applies even to snail mail or carrier pigeon. The other is pull technology, where the receiver asks for information: examples are the web, phone numbers for information, bulletin boards, pamphlets, and asking the usher on Sunday Morning.
For general church use, we use the bulletin, bulletin boards and the website, nothing wrong with posting volunteer information to any of these, unless it's confidential. When you look at it, there really isn't that much that is confidential and stuff that is, tends to be targeted to a few individuals.
If someone is interested in email information, they will check their email, if they want phone information they will get an answering machine. Your not operating in a vacuum here, where the onus is entirely on the person providing the information, as I said earlier, they have to work with you on this.