In order for us to keep pace with the mission and vision that God has given to us, we believe how we communicate matters.
While there are countless tools for communicating created every day, we've found that these are currently the essentials to remain in the loop.
Email is still the easiest way we can distribute non-urgent information to the most people. Anyone looking to stay informed should provide us with an updated email address that they check at least once per week (preferably 2-3 times per week).
Example emails: newsletters, giving reports, Partner Meeting invites, pastoral updates, etc.
When we need to send urgent updates that may require a response, we often use text messaging. Anyone looking to stay informed should provide us with an updated mobile phone number if they have it.
Example texts: time changes, meeting cancellations, event registrations, serving opportunities, etc
If you have a smartphone, we'd recommend downloading these 3 essential apps:
1. Church App
The official mobile app (iOS | Android) is the best way to have the latest information with you wherever you go. Listen to sermons, discover event details, read the Bible, and even give right from within the app.
After you've downloaded the app, please allow push notifications so you won't miss anything important that we send through the app.
2. Planning Center Services App
The Planning Center Services app is key for anyone who serves at One Hope Church. Respond to serving requests, see who you're scheduled with and what you're doing, add blockout dates when you aren't available, and more.
To login to the app, you'll need to be added to our account which is done when you begin serving with us. If you have login questions, contact Mike.
3. Slack App
Slack is the place to go to start contributing to specific discussions. It is the best place for decentralized communication. Through the app, you can access various "channels" based on teams, topics or interests.
Before you can sign into the app, you'll need to join our Slack workspace.
Finally, push notifications are what make this app effective. After you've downloaded the app, take the time to understand and set up notifications.