Reach More Members With Our Church Texting Service

Our church texting service for ministries can help improve church communications and reach your congregation where they already are—on their phones.

  • Follow up automatically with guests
  • Send announcements that get read
  • Grow membership and attendance
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What Is Church Text Messaging?

Text messaging for churches is a type of SMS messaging service that allows churches, ministries, and other religious groups to send texts to church members who have given consent to receive texts. A church texting service can be used to increase event or service attendance, follow up with visitors, collect contact information, and share important announcements with members or supporters.


90% of text messages are opened within 3 minutes. Even in a busy world, texts help you get in front of your church members.


89% of Americans say they believe in God. But on average only 36% attend weekly service. Use texting to connect with people.


66% of people prefer texting over phone and email. Update your communication strategy by adding SMS.

Benefits of a Church Texting Service

If you want to make sure your messages get read, send them by SMS. Our church texting service allows churches, ministries, and other religious organizations to deliver important messages to their congregations or supporters.

Increase Attendance at Your Church Events

Increase Attendance at Your Church Events

Sometimes a newsletter just isn’t enough. Use a church mass texting service to instantly send members of your ministry or church announcements about upcoming sermons, bible studies, virtual church events, and other important alerts.
  • Bring more members of your community together
  • Notify volunteers and church staff of schedule changes
  • Reach specific ministries or everyone at once

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Use Text-to-Join at Your Church

Use Text-to-Join at Your Church

Build your list of phone numbers easily! Ask people to text a unique keyword to an easy-to-remember, 6-digit number. (e.g. Text CHURCH to 94090)
  • Create a memorable text-to-join word
  • Automatically ask members for their emails
  • Sync emails with Mailchimp and other platforms

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Effortlessly Follow Up with Visitors Through Our Church Texting App

Effortlessly Follow Up with Visitors Through Our Church Texting App

Make your first-time guests feel cared for. Automatically send them welcome messages and more info about your services.
  • Turn first-time visitors into regulars
  • Increase member retention and participation
  • Send staff reminders to connect with guests

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Foster Deeper Relationships

Foster Deeper Relationships

Thriving churches are built on real connections. Use our church text messaging service to have 1-on-1 conversations with members from our user-friendly Inbox.
  • Instantly see replies to your announcements
  • Receive incoming texts from members for free
  • Create a safe, secure channel for questions

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Communicate With Your Youth Ministry by Text

Communicate With Your Youth Ministry by Text

The reality is, if you want to connect with the modern teen, texting is the way to get their attention. Better yet, it’s a way to align yourself right next to their closest friends and family, all within one inbox. Text notifications lead to higher event attendance and greater engagement.
  • Announce activities and events
  • Notify students of volunteer opportunities
  • Communicate with parents about schedule changes

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How to Send Church Text Messages

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Bring Your People Closer
Strengthen your church community by engaging members through personalized messages, prayer requests, and inspirational content.

Why Church Leaders Love SimpleTexting

Join some of these religious organizations who already share text messages with thousands of disciples with our church text program.

Features of our Church Text Platform & App

Pastors and community leaders choose our church texting service because it helps them grow their community and foster a sense of belonging.

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Reach Your Youth Ministry by Text

Remind students of upcoming events, send daily devotionals and reflections, and improve engagement.

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Share Photos with Members

Everyone loves to see pictures from the latest bible study or mission trip. Attach them right to your messages with MMS.

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Organize Members into Lists

Create a list just for volunteers or a list just for students. Send highly relevant messages, every time.

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Ask Guests to Vote on Decisions

Make members feel important with a Text to Vote Poll. Ask them vote on your next sermon series topic.

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Keep Donors Informed

Create a list just for your donors. Send them updates about how their donations are making an impact.

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Do Everything On-the-Go

The work you do is important. With our church texting app, you can manage your church’s text messaging wherever you are.

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Prayer Requests

Gain valuable insights on how to better serve your community by instantly requesting and receiving prayer requests.

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Follow-up With Guests

Leverage the power of SMS to nurture connections with new guests and encourage future worship and fellowship.

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Organize Volunteers

Recruit volunteers and seamlessly coordinate church events and community outreach.

Church Texting Case Studies From Across the Country

Take a look at real success stories from churches who use our church texting service to share their vision with the world.

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How Life Chapel in New Jersey Uses Texting to Engage Their Youth Ministry

Connecting youth with engaging religious activities and content can be tricky. But the team of Youth Pastors at Life Chapel tackles it through texting.

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How One Texas Church Uses Texts to Encourage and Inspire

Amarillo Fellowship found an easy way to encourage and inspire their congregation—just send texts! Learn how they built their list, and how they're texting church members.

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Why C3 San Diego’s church welcomes first-timers with texts

C3 San Diego was looking for a way to keep their congregation engaged and connect with first-time visitors, and they found one—text messaging for churches.

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Go From Sign-Up to Expert in 5 Minutes With Our Church Texting App

It’s never been this easy to connect with your church’s congregation! Our church group text app’s straightforward interface makes it possible for any staff member or volunteer to use. Watch the video to see how it works.

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Sample Text Messages for Churches

Volunteer Recruitment

“Hi [Name]! We’re excited about upcoming church events and could use your help. Would you be interested in volunteering with us? Reply YES to join our dedicated team of volunteers!”

Guest Follow-up

“Hello [Name], we’re delighted you joined us for worship at [Church Name]. We hope you felt welcomed and blessed. If you have any questions or prayer requests, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to seeing you again soon!”

Prayer Request Confirmation:

“Thank you for sharing your prayer request, [Name]. Your community is here to support you. Your request has been received, and we will pray for you. If you have any updates or additional requests, please don’t hesitate to let us know.”

Event Reminder:

“Hi [Name], just a friendly reminder about the [event name] happening this [date/time]. We can’t wait to see you there! It’s going to be an inspiring time of worship and fellowship. Please feel free to invite friends and family to join us!”

Volunteer Appreciation:

“Dear [Name], we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your valuable service as a volunteer at [Church Name]. Your dedication and contributions make a significant difference. Thank you for being an essential part of our church family!”

Live Updates

“Sunday School has been canceled due to the snow. Stay warm and see you next week!”

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Church Texting Service

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about texting for churches.

💵 How much does church text messaging cost?

The cost depends on how many texts you plan to send. Our plans start at $29 per month for 500 credits and incoming SMS messages are free. We also offer all churches a 15% discount on monthly plans.
Texting is an easy, fast, and reliable way to communicate with all of your guests and members. Plus, text messages are short and sweet and boast a 98% open rate.
Yes! Our mobile app for iOS and Android makes it easy to text your members from your phone. You can download it for free right now from the App Store or Google Play.
You can choose and register a local number or select a toll-free number and have it verified . Both are great for mass texting or 1-on-1 communication. If you already have one for your business, we can text-enable it. (Yes, even if it’s a landline.) You can also lease your own dedicated short code starting at $1000 a month.
With our 14-day free trial, you can take SimpleTexting for a test ride and send 50 free text messages. Once you’re happy with the service, you can upgrade to a paid plan and send as many messages as you need.

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Published: February 16th 2024