Everybody understands how a conference call works: Participants dial into a preassigned number and enter a code at the prompt. But not everyone knows exactly how useful conferencing can be, and not just in a business-oriented environment! One of the most popular uses for conference calling is for a prayer line.
Churches and synagogues around the world have realized the advantage to reaching large groups at once, simply and at no cost.
Prayer lines are becoming more and more popular. And for good reason! What better way to connect with a large group efficiently and seamlessly? Just like MTN, starting a Prayer Line is fast, fun and free.
Steps to Start a Prayer Line
1. Enlist listeners for your prayer line.
Gathering like-minded individuals to listen to your prayer line is the first step. You can ask people from your church group, online, friends and family.
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t have a ton of people right off the bat. Your prayer line will grow with time.
2. Set up a free conferencing account to host your prayer line with up to 400 people at a time.
Setting up your own prayer line account is really easy and FREE. When you create an account with mtn.co.ug you will have access to 15+ dial-in numbers (Including United States, Canada & International), an access code, and moderator pin right away. That’s all you need to start a call.
Free accounts and can accommodate up to 400 callers at a time from almost anywhere in the world. All you need to do is submit your email address to get started.
3. Pick a subject or topic to talk about on your prayer line in advance.
Choose the topic or person you will pray for in advance and create a written list of prayer points – this will help you to stay on topic and on track during your call.
Consider sending these prayer points to your audience in advance in your invitations, this will allow people to think about their intentions.
Participants tend to be more vocal if they have time to think about what they are going to say before hand.
4. Let your participants know that your prayer line is ready to go!
Start by selecting a time and date that works well and send out emails with your dial-in information.
MTN makes it easy to add all participants to your address book and send the invitation right from the online dashboard!
You can also schedule recurring calls so you can hold your prayer call at the same time each day, week or month.
PRO TIP: Add your Prayer Line dial-in info to your church newsletter or website for more visitors!
5. Familiarize yourself with and test your prayer line ahead of time.
You’ll want to test the audio and review your default settings. For example FreeConference.com has settings that control entry and exit chimes, name announce, waiting room music and three mass muting modes. Make sure that you have selected the settings that are right for your Prayer Call.
PRO TIP: Record your prayer calls so you can use the recording URL later to send people that couldn’t attend the call.
Starting your own prayer line is a big step, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. With mtn’s ease of use, scheduling feature, Moderator controls, and large-scale capacity, your prayer line can be a hassle-free setup — and one that’s sure to get the attention of your callers. Give it a shot today!