How Technology Has Changed the Church Phone Tree

We’ve always had reason to communicate quickly with many people, over vast distances. In the very distant past we sent important messages through the forests by whistling, or over mountain ranges by yodeling. The daily news could be spread using a kind of drumming Morse code. Impending danger warnings were delivered via smoke signals or carrier pigeons. Fortunately, over time, group communications evolved to a more effective vehicle for disseminating information with the “phone tree.”

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