As a bit of a gadget nerd, I love it when ministry and technology come together.  Even more than that I love it when ministry and technology come together is a new and radical way that REALLY enhances ministry.  Our friends at Simply Youth Ministry have created just such a convergence!

I have long been a fan of electronic communication, I was on board with email until it became old school, I have jumped on the twitter, and facebook bandwagon also.  Texting is by far the most effective way to communicate with today’s too busy and too scheduled youth and their parents.  (most effective electronic communication – nothing beats face to face!)

With Simply Youth Ministry Tools you have a great way to communicate with youth and parents, as well as those on your leadership team, friends of your ministry and even prayer partners.  In a day where we must work hard for clear and transparent ministry for both our safety and the safety of the youth we serve Tools offers one additional benefit.  It keeps track of all coming and going text messages so there is never a question about your communication with a student.  I have stopped all direct texting from my phone to students and use this tool exclusively for that reason alone.

BUT Tools is so much more than just a text messaging service It is a contact database, a volunteer recruitment portal, even a place to find a professional youth worker for your ministry.  Try out the FREE contact manager and a free trial of communicate and you will be hooked!

If you tried Tools in the past – check them out again that continue to make rapid and exciting changes to the service.  Including their most recent addition of  Text to Join!