Text In Church

Text In Church

The trusted text & email software to help your church thrive

4.6/5 (210 reviews)

Text In Church Overview

Text In Church is a web-based church communication software that helps busy church leaders spend less time managing tools and more time building relationships. The solution allows pastors to leverage technology to effectively communicate with church members and to follow up with first-time guests. Text In Church is a fully customizable solution that gives churches the option of communicating with their people with text messages or email. Users can also decide when and how often messages are sent out to church members and guests.

At Text in Church, we believe it should be easy to reach more people with technology. That’s why we built an easy-to-use tool that lets you engage people in a way that’s familiar to them... texting! More than 18,000 church leaders use our platform every week. That means we’ve helped countless people connect with their church in a simple, meaningful way.

Don’t waste resources on complicated tools that don’t work. And don’t waste your valuable time frustrated by a lack of connection and commitment from your church community. Instead, use a solution designed to help first-time guests come back, keep regular attendees informed, and encourage more people to grow in their faith.

Pricing

Starting from
US$37,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Text In Church Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
94% positive reviews
147
Excellent
50
Very good
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Average
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Verified Reviewer

Best Guest Follow Up Process

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/12/15
Review Source: Capterra

Text in church has simplified getting information to different groups of people in my church. I can set differnt groups up and communicate with a whole group with a simple click of a button. I dont have to think about 'who is in this group again?' I dont have to worry about communicating with the wrong group. Also, being that its text, I know that everyone is getting the message. Unlike email, you have to actually open up an email to see it.

Pros

The Text In Church has been amazing for me and my church. It simplifies communication, eliminates emails that go straight to junk mail, first time guest follow-up systems made simple, and the list goes on. THIS MORNING someone said, "I really appreciated how I got a personal text from Epiphany this morning telling me they were praying for me today". It is the small things. I have been in ministry for 10 years and this is one of the best things that I have had in terms of communication with people on a weekly basis. Before, when I asked people if they got the information via Email, FB message, IG, Twitter, ect, about 30% of the people would say that they got it, but didn't look at it. Now, over 90% of the people I ask not only got it but read it and appreciated it. It has even been a game changer for our teams. If you want to be apart of the setup team, text SET UP...If you want to be apart of the hospitality team text HOSPITALITY...I honestly don't know what I was even doing before in communication. I will never go back.

Cons

The app through iOS could be better. As I am traveling, it would be great to set up a quick text from my phone. The capability is there, but it glitches out sometimes. Great idea, just needs some improvement.

Response from Text In Church

Wow! Thanks for the amazing review.

I'd love to hear what improvements you'd like to see on the app. We're constantly improving and I'd love your feedback.

Reach out if there is anything we can help with.

Grace and peace,
~ Tyler

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Chris C.

So So Close

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/30
Review Source: Capterra

So, so.

Pros

The product has great training tools. The customer service is excellent. I agree wholeheartedly with the concept, everyone has their cell phone all the time.

Cons

It is very difficult to sit down and watch all of the training videos. By the time I get back to the videos I feel like I have forgotten a lot of what I learned. Also, there is a fatal flaw in the system. People can fill out the digital card and never put their name. I have ended up with just a bunch of numbers. The solution, according to the company, is to create yet another list to follow up on to get the names, which is why I bought the product to begin with.

Response from Text In Church

Chris, thanks for the review.

If someone text in but doesn't provide their name by filling out your digital connection card, I'd recommend sending them a quick text message following up. Start a conversation with them via text and ask for their name. It's just when someone stops by your Welcome Center. Engage in a conversation and eventually gather their contact info. For some people, it does take a bit of work, but connecting with a first-time guest is well worth the effort.

If we can help with anything feel free to reach out to our team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10
Faith B.

Make Connecting and Following Up EASY!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

Text in Church allows us to communicate with hundreds in a quick, efficient, and personal manner. It allows time for other areas of ministry, yet ensures we value our guests with effective follow up. Their customer service is quick, responsive, and compassionate. I can tell that each member of their team genuinely cares about churches and people.

Pros

Text in Church enables me to communicate with hundreds of people at the same time, in a personal way. This has enabled our church to grow exponentially by being able to connect more effectively. The Plan A Visit features through Text in Church allow guests to be connected and for barriers to be removed before they even enter our parking lot.

Cons

I wish that they offered multiple lines / user accesses within the same account. I also think that the "app" for mobile use is rather clunky and slow - this is probably the only piece I don't like. I expect that they will improve this soon.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Leslie S.

Good but

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/26
Review Source: Capterra

Made text communication simpler

Pros

Ease to send out scheduled messages, follow up.

Cons

Sync issues, duplicates after sync issues, app glitches

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10
Angie M.

Great Communication Tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

Our overall experience with Text in Church has been so positive that several other areas of our organization have also subscribed to Text in Church. Support is exceptional. We have not experienced loss of service or loss of delivery in the texting. All in all I would say the software is valuable, flexible and reliable.

Pros

Automated responses and keyword texting are our favorite features of Text in Church. The ability to set in motion automated responses is both time saving and provides consistency to our constituents. Keyword texting and the automatic formation of groups within the software is especially valuable with first-time guests and useful when we are interested in building a group for communication within a specific interest or project.

Cons

Have not found one "con" in almost two years.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Text In Church Pricing

Starting from
US$37,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Basic: $37/month or $368.52/year

Pro: $67/month or $667.32/year

Premium: $97/month or $966.12/year

Text In Church Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Custom Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Reminders

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Email Integration
  • Event Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Text In Church

Key features of Text In Church

  • Activity dashboard
  • Automated campaigns
  • Chat support
  • Contact information
  • Customizable fields
  • Data import/export
  • Event notifications
  • Follow-up templates
  • Guest group forums
  • Manage communications
  • Mobile integration
  • Online payments
  • People forms
  • SMS integration
  • Schedule emails
  • Secure login
  • Staff reminders

Benefits

  • Connect with your website traffic (Plan A Visit) - Engage with people who visit your website and turn them into church guests on Sunday.

  • Engage with your members (2-Way Messaging) - 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes. Leverage the most powerful church texting service available to engage with your community. We’re talking increased attendance, deeper relationships and greater participation!

  • Follow-up with your guests (Automated Workflows) - Following up with your first time guests is often overlooked. However, it’s critical to the health of your church. With automated follow-up in place, your first time guests will feel connected and want to return week after week.

  • Send the right message to the right people (Group Messaging) - Whether you need to send a mass text message to your whole congregation about a weather-related cancellation or remind a bible study group about a location change, you can group your people and send tailored messages to any group immediately or a day and time in the future.

  • Powerful integrations - No more duplicate entry. Quickly connect Planning Center, Church Community Builder, MailChimp and more with your Text In Church account to keep data in sync.

  • Send automated reminders to your staff - Use an Automated Workflow step to send a text message or email to a team member to take action. Let the youth pastor know when someone joins the Youth Group or ask a volunteer to make a personal phone to one of your first-time guests.

  • Award winning customer service - In addition to our help center, we pride ourselves in providing top of the line phone, email, and in-app chat support. You can count on us to answer all your questions in a timely manner, and provide best tips and strategies around your church’s goals.

  • Text In Church FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Text In Church.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Text In Church offer?

    Text In Church offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$37,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Basic: $37/month or $368.52/year

    Pro: $67/month or $667.32/year

    Premium: $97/month or $966.12/year

    Q. What are the main features of Text In Church?

    Text In Church offers the following features:

    • Activity dashboard
    • Automated campaigns
    • Chat support
    • Contact information
    • Customizable fields
    • Data import/export
    • Event notifications
    • Follow-up templates
    • Guest group forums
    • Manage communications
    • Mobile integration
    • Online payments
    • People forms
    • SMS integration
    • Schedule emails
    • Secure login
    • Staff reminders

    Q. Who are the typical users of Text In Church?

    Text In Church has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Text In Church support?

    Text In Church supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Text In Church offer?

    Text In Church has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Text In Church support mobile devices?

    Text In Church supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Text In Church integrate with?

    Text In Church integrates with the following applications:

    Church Community Builder, Mailchimp

    Q. What level of support does Text In Church offer?

    Text In Church offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials