Starting a Messaging List

It only takes 3 steps to create and set up a new Messaging List.

1. Create the list

Choose the "messaging lists" menu option (under the "Reports & Tools" menu section). On the Messaging Lists page, click the "New list" button.

For List type, choose "Officers" if the list is only for deacons, elders, etc. Otherwise choose "Entire church". You will be able to choose which members to add. For Send to, "Each person with email" is usually the best choice but you can choose "Each family's Primary Contact" to ensure that each family only receives one copy of your messages.

The From name and From email are required. Each time you create a Message, you have the option to use the defaults or enter a different name and email.

2. Choose the audience

If the List type is "Entire church", click the "Let's Add Some Churches" button.

Select your church and click the "Add" button. The "Add" column shows how many people in your audience have an email address. The "N/A" column show how many people in your potential audience do not have an email address.

3. Grow your audience

On the Messaging List page, the "Audience" box shows who is on your list. "Subscribers" are people who are part of your church (members and nonmembers). "Followers" are other people who want to receive your messages (visitors, former members, etc.) 

Click the "Add subscribers" link to see the people in your audience who have email addresses. You can subscribe them one-by-one or click the "Subscribe all" button. eAdventist will send an email to each new subscriber letting them know that they have been subscribed to the list and may unsubscribe themselves at any time.

Click the "Subscribers" link to see the complete list of subscribers. You can unsubscribe them, if necessary.

The "Unsubscribed" link shows a list of people that have unsubscribed themselves or been unsubscribed by you. The "Bounce" link shows any subscribers that eAdventist has been unable to deliver a message to.

Click the "Followers" link to see the list of Followers. Click the "New Follower" button to add.

eAdventist will notify each new Follower that they have been added to the list and may "unfollow" at any time.

The "Audience" box shows the total number of Subscribers and Followers that your messages will reach. 

You're ready to create your first Message! Just click the "New Message" button.

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