As a religious organization, one of your main goals is to establish a warm, welcoming community. How you interact with your members, as well as other stakeholders in the wider world, says a lot about who you are and whom you intend to serve. When incoming callers are met with busy signals, dropped or unanswered calls, and other issues, it reflects poorly on your organization.
For many churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious organizations, the challenges associated with choosing a phone answering system are no different than any other purchasing decision — you want to deliver the best possible experience for the people you serve, but you can’t afford to break the bank. That’s where AccessDirect church phone systems come in.
An AccessDirect virtual phone service can help connect your worshippers connect with your religious leaders, administrative staff, or provide information about upcoming services or service times. Read on for more information about how we can serve you, or contact us today to get a personalized demo set up for your organization!
How Does an AccessDirect Phone System Work?
AccessDirect has helped set up church phone systems for a number of places of worship. Automated church phone systems have many capabilities which help religious communities:
An auto attendant lets your community reach you when they need to. You don’t have to miss any calls, because the auto attendant will route the call appropriately.
You can record a professional message so your congregation or community are greeted the same way each time. Include a faith-based message or even holiday greetings. With a flexible greeting, you can update your greeting as often as you wish to reflect events in your community.
With AccessDirect church phone systems, you can set up as many extensions or departments as you wish. You can have separate departments for youth programs, donors, those interested in becoming members of your place of worship and more. This way, you can prioritize calls and ensure calls reach the right person at your organization.
With our automated calling system for churches you can record messages to address common questions. For example, you can set up an info box describing how to get to your church or religious organization, another to explain the hours of services or events and another one listing current religious community events. You can even set up an info box to let interested individuals know how they can join your organization.
When someone calls the auto attendant, they get to choose from a menu of options. If someone wants to know when they can attend a service, they can just choose the right info box and get the information they need without having to reach a live person at your organization, freeing your team’s time.
Voicemail to Email
When you are meeting with community members, visiting people in the hospital or doing charitable works, your church phone systems can keep up with you. With voicemail to email, you can access your messages from any mobile device through your email so you don’t have to phone into your system remotely. Your messages find you.
Voicemail to Text
When you are doing church business, you may not be able to listen to voicemail messages, especially if you’re attending a quiet event. With voicemail to text, your voicemail messages are converted into readable texts, so you can access and scan them quickly, allowing you to help more members of your congregation or community.
A Partner to the Faith-Based Community with Church Phone Systems
AccessDirect offers sophisticated, affordable automated answering services for churches and other religious organizations. Using cloud-based technology, our products require no expensive investment in infrastructure, equipment or new staff. We can set up a virtual attendant to handle incoming calls, install voicemail-to-email functionality or add additional services that help solve the challenges of communicating with a large and diverse group of people. We offer a wide range of packages to meet the needs of any religious organization and can customize our service, so you only pay for the features you need.
Ready to start using the phone in a smarter, more effective manner? Contact AccessDirect today to learn more about our automated church answering services and other church phone systems.
Building Stronger Organizations, One Phone Call at a Time
Not all religious organizations face the same communications challenges. There are many ways AccessDirect’s virtual phone systems for churches can potentially help you. Our products:
- Make it easier for incoming callers to get the information they’re looking for. We can set up a virtual answering service that includes pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions and directs incoming callers with special requests to the right person.
- Make it easier to get in touch with your congregation. We can set up a messaging service that your members can use to stay up to date on schedule changes, prayer requests or other important information to convey. Our automated church phone services are especially useful for staying in contact with the older or less internet-savvy parts of your congregation.
- Save you money and simplify your administrative requirements. If your organization relies heavily on volunteer work, our church phone answering services ensure a level of consistency in communication while freeing up staff to work on other more important projects. We can help you spend less time answering the phone and more time doing good in your community.
These are just a few of the many ways AccessDirect’s virtual phone services can benefit churches and other religious organizations. We are proud to be a partner to a diverse group of different faith-based communities. When you contact us, we’ll work with you to identify the main challenges you face and come up with creative, sophisticated and easy-to-use solutions. Keep browsing our website to learn more or contact our team to request a quote on one of our church phone systems for your organization.