Text In Church

The trusted text & email software to help your church thrive

About Text In Church

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.

Key benefits of Text In Church

  • 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 Zapier 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.

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    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

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    Features

    Total features of Text In Church: 26

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Campaign Planning
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Communication Management
    • Contact Database
    • Customizable Fields
    • Data Import/Export
    • Document Templates
    • Electronic Payments
    • Event Management
    • For Religious Organizations
    • Forms Management
    • Member Communication
    • Member Directory
    • Member Portal
    • Membership Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Location
    • Online Forums
    • Online Giving
    • Reminders
    • SMS Messaging
    • Secure Login
    • Small Group Management
    • Volunteer Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (228)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,3/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,7/5

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    Trevor C.
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy Connection and Follow Up

    Reviewed on 2020/12/17

    Fantastic. They have shown over and over again that they will go the extra mile for you and your...

    Fantastic. They have shown over and over again that they will go the extra mile for you and your team. To top it off they are constantly sending us sweet swag; new books/socks/snacks. It really is impossible to not be engaged with them.

    Pros

    Fairly simple to learn and use most if not all of the functions. What you don't understand they provide quick and easy support with an amazing team that replies extremely fast to messages.

    Cons

    Have not really found any cons (not just saying that)

    James T.
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    • Industry: Religious Institutions
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    TIC is a MUST!

    Reviewed on 2021/01/21

    Experience has been top notch! Any issue that I had the technical support was right there to help...

    Experience has been top notch! Any issue that I had the technical support was right there to help out and fix the issue. They are very personal and there is a name and face behind the voices (text messages). :)

    Pros

    Using TIC is such a simple process. Very easy learning curve. Saves us time and energy when communicating with our church. Instead of making hundreds of phone calls to get information out we can easily connect with everyone with the click of the mouse.

    Cons

    The app is a little sketchy at times. It will say I have a ton of unread notifications when they were all read. Other than that it is a great product!

    Response from Text In Church

    Hi James! Thanks for the great review. I really appreciate you sharing your experience.

    Sorry for the confusion with the notifications. Since your inbox is shared amongst your admins, the app notifications are for unactioned messages NOT unread messages. You can simply mark them actioned or reply to remove the notification.

    Again, thanks for the awesome feedback!

    Jennifer M.
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    • Industry: Religious Institutions
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    HUGE TIME SAVER

    Reviewed on 2021/03/19

    Overall Text in Church has drastically improved our ability to keep in contact with our teams and...

    Overall Text in Church has drastically improved our ability to keep in contact with our teams and congregants! It is so easy for them to join a group and keep in contact with us!

    Pros

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ability to schedule text messages or emails! It makes keeping up with my team easy and communication with the entire church a breeze! honestly, I'm forgetful most days and will remember to send someone a message at 10pm and that's not appropriate so I love that I can type it out and schedule it to send at a more appropriate time! I also LOVE the groups! you don't have to go in and select each person each time hoping you don't forget anyone! you can just click the group you want, one click! easy peasy!

    Cons

    My only complaint would be that sometimes I get logged out randomly, I'm sure it is for security reasons, but I don't realize I'm logged out until I need to use and have to log back in.

    Deb S.
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    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Incredibly Frustrating!!!!!

    Reviewed on 2018/06/15

    Pros

    we like the ability to text members. While beneficial, its not if we have to pay double the price

    Cons

    For us, their support is poorly lacking. Back in February, they double billed our credit cards for an annual fee, and now, 4 months later, after a dozen emails, and even more calls to our bank, this company tells me it may take another month before they can figure out how to issue us a credit for hundreds of dollars. My bank today called them an untrustworthy vendor.
    I've had it with this company!! Buyer Beware!!

    Response from Text In Church

    Hi Deb,

    Thanks for the honest review.

    I'm really sorry for your frustrating experience.

    This was a very unusual circumstance though. Rather than requesting a refund you marked the charge as fraudulent. This initiated a review by your bank and your payment was immediately withdrawn from our account. Unfortunately, we were not able to refund your charge until your bank completed it's review.

    Once the review as completed in our favor your bank returned the funds to Text In Church and we issued your refund within 3 hours.

    Again, I'm so sorry this was so frustrating.

    I know we were in contact throughout this whole process, but I'm really sorry I wasn't able to get any details about the process from your bank.

    This should have been a really simple refund. I am so sorry the review process was so frustrating.

    Grace and peace,
    ~ Tyler Smith, Co-founder

    Patti W.
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    • Industry: Religious Institutions
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    GAME CHANGER!

    Reviewed on 2021/01/28

    IT's a Game Changer! It's been a wonderful tool that I am expanding every day. It makes my job so...

    IT's a Game Changer! It's been a wonderful tool that I am expanding every day. It makes my job so much easier! Would HIGHLY recommend it!

    Pros

    Automated workflows, ability to text or send and email, ability to personalize it.
    I love that it integrates with the main database I use for our church.
    I love that I can schedule things things to go out and not have to worry about it again.
    I love that I can communicate with groups of people but there is individual and personal interaction.
    I love that you can see who opted out of further messages and am able to update my main database.
    Customer service and articles are amazing!

    Cons

    Just a few things I would change....the ability snooze a person within a group when they aren't available that month but may be in the future.
    I would like to be able to print a report of people that opt out of texts so that I can update my main database.
    I would like to set a sync time.
    I would like separate inboxes for different phone numbers. Right now, everything goes to the same inbox

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    Text In Church offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$37,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    BASIC MEMBERSHIP: 500 text messages per month, unlimited contacts, unlimited groups, unlimited keywords, unlimited digital connect cards, unlimited email sending - $37/month or $368.52/year PRO MEMBERSHIP: 1500 text messages per month, unlimited contacts, unlimited groups, unlimited keywords, unlimited digital connect cards, unlimited email sending - $67/month or $667.32/year PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP: 2500 text messages per month, unlimited contacts, unlimited groups, unlimited keywords, unlimited digital connect cards, unlimited email sending - $97/month or $966.12/year

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    Text In Church has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Text In Church supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Text In Church supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Text In Church integrates with the following applications:

    Asana, Church Community Builder, Constant Contact, Evernote Business, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Mailchimp, Slack, SurveyMonkey, Todoist, Trello, Zapier, monday.com

    Text In Church offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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