Response is a texting service enabling congregations to quickly reach out to congregations and communicate with them.


unlimited texts for a flat fee; method for quickly communicating about crises or changes in schedule; full conversational history; volunteer management; group announcements

Recommended Audience

clergy or lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

- Increase member engagement by connecting via text and helping members and visitors know they are seen and appreciated. - Remind volunteers of serving commitments by sending a text message via Response. - Receive prayer requests using Response in addition to traditional pew communication cards.

About the Contributor

Karen Goley

Karen Goley uses her resource knowledge and relational style to work closely with congregations as a resource consultant and behind the scenes with our robust database of resources and doing project work.  Prior to joining the Center, Karen spent over fifteen years in the human resources field, serving nonprofit and financial services organizations in the Indianapolis area and the suburbs of Chicago.

With faith as her foundation, Karen enjoys spending quality time with her family and is a very proud Purdue University alum.  Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Karen put her pride on full display by naming the family pup Mackey- after Purdue basketball’s Mackey Arena.  Boiler Up!

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