Thanks to Christa Meland for sharing this Great Idea in the MN Annual Conference’s weekly newsletter, MNConnect; forwarded from the UMC’s newsletter, written by Crystal Caviness.

Meland announces, “a growing number of United Methodists have found texting to be a way to both encourage and be encouraged, as well as develop their faith alongside others, frequently in real time and regardless of location.”

Caviness highlights several clergy and lay leaders who are creating and supporting regular prayer, devotional, and other faith groups through regularly-timed text messages that serve as devotionals and impromptu prayer requests. BuildingFaith’s Sarah Bentley Allred offer this brief how-to and testimonial for Praying with Families… via Text (scroll down for the paragraph).

Read the full article for ideas on how you might incorporate texting as a faith- and community-building tool in your context.