Youth Groups use Telefio Messaging to reach out via SMS

SMS Marketing and Group Messaging are widely used services by many businesses. But businesses are not the only ones that can benefit from such valuable and effective services.

The First Russian Baptist Church youth of Mount Crawford, Virginia is a youth group who has been using a group messaging service for a few years now and can’t live without it!

With 180 members, the FRBC youth pastor still manages to keep in touch with each one of them and keep everyone on the same page about current events and activities.

There are many group messaging options out there but “Telefio has to be the best group messaging service, they just understand youth leaders.” says Artem, a helper in the youth group. Telefio Messaging was created specifically for youth and church groups.

Pete Tkachuk, former FRBC youth leader, says he loves the service. “[Telefio] is a low cost … communication service that’s very user friendly and provides robust tools for managing teams…” Pete signed up for the service about 2 years ago.

You can read more about the youth group on their web page at (Light in the darkness).

Are you using SMS to increase awareness about your ministry? Telefio Messaging,, might be your answer.

NashaSMS: Free Group SMS Messaging

Our church youth was pretty large and we couldn’t notify everybody about an event because calling 180 people is impossible and texting…you will run out of messages by the time you text everybody. So we created a small site, as a subdomain on our youth website (, that allowed us to notify all the members using SMS messages from the site. We used Google Voice for a while but then Google started limiting the amount of messages that could be sent out daily. So what did we do? We created and now there is no limit AND it’s also open to other youth groups and churches to use. And yes, it’s free, because we know that it’s expensive to send SMS messages so we made it free for you.

If you want to notify your youth group, worship group, or any other group, try nashasms (…I’m telling you, it’s a great tool!