Instant calls to all;an alternative to sms

Can you imagine how your members would feel if they had a personal voice call from the pastor? Asoriba in collaboration with Kirusa makes it possible to reach members instantly and get prompt responses from them by the introduction of this new outbound dialing service.

Now, this is how you reach your entire congregation via voice calls or pre-recorded  audio file(s):

 

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The advantages of using this service are many;

First, the overwhelming and burdending feeling of calling each and every member is dealt with. With up to 60 seconds, you can communicate more information than you could over text.

Second, you get to communicate undiluted time-sensitive information, preferably in your own voice. You get the attention of all your members almost immediately, especially when you are communicating time-sensitive information which require high levels of trust from members.

Also, you are assured of getting a higher response rate because your members feel a personal connection with you through the voice call. In fact, there’s no better way to reach your members besides a personal call.

Another plus is that you can schedule voice call campaigns and be in complete control over when they should be delivered so you can increase response rates. In cases where phones of members are switched off or inaccessible, messages are sent via text requesting the member to dial a short code to listen to the message for free.

It is also worth noting that the system sends delivery reports showing the status of every voice call sent to the sender. The status of answered calls, unanswered calls and unreachable numbers are shown.

Lastly, the members get to see the name of who the call is coming from. Asoriba will require you to use a valid phone number which must  be verified as the sender ID.

How wonderful it is to get members placing more value on the information they receive. Waste no time, upload that prayer, prophetic declaration, announcement or motivation and schedule or send them now!

 

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Introducing Forums;a new way to connect on Asoriba!

Connecting with your church and friends on Asoriba just got a whole lot more exciting.Check out new features such as Forums,one-on-one  chat and Saved posts.

Foums :a new way to connect

Want a fun way to share or exchange ideas,ask questions, and share experiences?Then forums on asoriba lets you do so.  Engage with members of your church and the christian community on relatable topics in areas of  Salvation,Love ,Relationship and more.

Stay up to date with your church and the christian community at large by approving to receive notifications in the topic settings.

 

 

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To join a Forum,tap on =  icon on the upper left coner of your home screen and select forums.You can then choose your preferred topics of interest and join in the discussion.You would see in real time the comments made on the chosen topics.Contribute by using the “Enter a message “bar.

NB//To follow conversation in real time,tap on the “settings’’ icon next to the forum topics to get notified with new contributions as they come in.You can also unfollow by choosing ”NO” in the forum settings to stop notifications.

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Personal Chat:Connect on with one-on-one chat.

At the end of last year we launched asoriba as a social app.To even help you connect more with your church and the christian community we have launched  a chat feature within the app.Feel like connecting with your pastor or  member directly?Then asoriba allows you reach out with ease.We would love to see how fast members can connect with their leaders and the church.

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Saved Posts:Bookmark posts you want to revisit later

Most of us find ourselves taking screenshots of pictures but find no means to do so for audio or video files.Asoriba has a new feature that allows you  save not only that devotional or announcement but also all  your favorite audio and video posts .This  new update allows you save that favorite post or song and watch later.
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Simply tap on the icon on the upper right corner of the post in your feed you want to save.To view saved posts,tap on the = icon and go to saved posts to view all the posts you’ve saved.

We hope you like these new features just as much:-]

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CNN – The app that’s changing religion in West Africa

(CNN) — The first thing Dinah Colecraft does when she wakes up in her house in Ghana’s capital, Accra, isn’t take a shower or make a coffee.

Instead, she downloads a devotion sent by her church, using an app.

With Asoriba she can browse the church events taking place that weekend and even make a donation using her credit card.

Basically, it’s a one-stop shop for spirituality.

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Created by a team of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, Asoriba — the parent company behind the app — was deemed Africa’s Best Startup at the Seedstars World event last month in Casablanca, Morocco.

 

A digital collection box

In Ghana, Christians normally give tithes — or a tenth of their monthly income — to the church.

While nobody knows exactly how much money is in circulation within the Christian church in the West African nation, due to the plethora of small institutions with no collective figures, most agree it’s a huge figure.

“I can reassure you that the churches are among the richest organizations in the country,” says Nana Prempeh, co-founder of Asoriba.

“Some churches need to use vans to take their money back to the bank on Sundays.”

By taking the collection box online, Asoriba has managed to tap into this huge market.

Colecraft, who works at Grace Gospel Ministries, uses the app’s payment feature.

“It’s very convenient to pay tithes on my phone,” she says. “In the comfort of my house, I can contribute to the church without necessarily having to be there.”

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Prempeh says the church uses the donations to fund education and healthcare.

The Super Bowl of Africa

While Western societies such as the U.S. are becoming increasingly secular, the church in West Africa is experiencing the opposite trend.

With 71% of the country’s 26 million strong population being Christian, there is ample opportunity for a company like Asoriba to scale.

“The church is the center of people’s lives in Ghana,” says Prempeh. He compares big church events such as those held at New Year’s Eve to the Super Bowl in the United States.

“[It’s normal to have] a pastor come and bless your new house or pray for your new car, and on Sundays most people go to church,” he says.

The app has already signed up 381 churches.

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Asoriba, which means “church member” in Twi, a Ghanaian language, has been particularly popular with the Charismatics — a popular sect in West Africa — due to their young congregation, Prempeh says.

Ghana has 700 Christian sects, according to the World Christian Database, and around 71,000 individual congregations.

Is digital spiritual?

Part of Asoriba’s appeal is its ability to connect churchgoers with the church without them physically attending a service.

For those traveling or too busy to attend, the Sunday service can be downloaded, or even live-streamed, through Asoriba.

The app can be personalized to a church or minister.

But is anything lost with going from a physical to digital connection?

“You can never replace your real life connections. However, you can enhance the physical connections and go beyond,” Prempeh says.

The new Facebook for churchgoers?

The next step for Asoriba — currently available on Android only, with an iOS version coming soon — is a social networking feature.

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The team envisions creating a virtual space for users to engage with others of the same faith about sensitive topics, such as sex and marriage, which they may struggle to bring up with people in real life.

“We want people to express themselves, and we want to make it possible to have these conversations,” Prempeh says.

 

Church Management

Asoriba come with a Church management solution that enables church leaders to easily manage their church member data, communications, finance and all branches.

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The web base church management software is free for churches with less than 100 membership size. The hope is to see these churches grow quickly and rapidly.

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