Agapage: a free paging system for churches

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I ran across this messaging tool for paging parents of small children during service. Basically, you sign in and create a profile for your children and their guardians. When an issue arises, the nursery attendant can easily send a text message to that child's family members. Thought it might be a useful resource! http://churchcrunch.com/agapage-genesis-of-a-free-church-paging-system/
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Meghan, this is just AWESOME!!!! What a wonderful tool and what an amazing guy to offer this on a donation basis! THank you so much for posting this!

Yeah, it is really cool - and I love that the guy who wrote it took such a thoughtful and prayerful approach to helping his church. Makes the tool that much more special!

Hi Ladies,

Thanks so much for your kind words. Agapage is really catching, but for a while there, despair was hanging around.

Comments like this give us hope that we are actually doing something right.

Again, thanks for that.

-peace
jared

It seems that agapage is no longer around :(

I have built a very similiar church nursery paging system - to use text messages to page parents.  However, it has been created for mobile as well as tablet and PC.

Nursery workers page parents by clicking on the child's name, or the guardian's name.  Nursery workers, or parents themselves, can sign up.

It uses any phone! But there is an android app in development (and later an iphone app will be built) that will make it so the phone vibrates longer when they receive a text message.

It is not free.  It is $10/month, or $15/month for a global account.  This helps to pay for the servers, code maintenance, the cost of sending text messages and purchasing phone numbers.  I am a missionary, moving overseas again in October, so 100% of the fees goes to support mission work!  I do hope to bring the price down as churches sign up --- my goal is to provide it for $5/month.

Check out the software at nurserypager.com.

Mobile Text Alerts has also developed a similar system that a lot of churches have found beneficial and affordable for sending out nursery notifications.

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