Make an Impact with Text Messaging for Churches

Our group texting service for churches can help your church or ministry improve communications and reach people where they already are—on their phones.

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Why Do Churches Use Text Messaging?

Thriving churches across the nation use text messages because they’re a powerful, proven way to connect with congregations. People want to text. Don’t just take our word for it. Look at the numbers.

of millennials open texts within 90 seconds.

Inspire a younger generation with a modern communication strategy.

of text messages are opened within 3 minutes.

Even in a busy world, texts help you get in front of your church members.

of people prefer texting over phone and email.

Keep your members informed by connecting with them instantly.

How to Use Text Messaging for Your Church or Ministry

How to Use Text Messaging for Your Church or Ministry

Your church can use text messaging and mobile marketing to connect with your community. Our texting service allows churches, ministries, and other religious organizations to deliver important messages to their congregations or supporters via our easy-to-use messaging platform. Here are just a few examples of what church text messaging can be used for:

  • Text Bible quotes relevant to each week’s message.
  • Share important prayer requests with the whole congregation via text message.
  • Your church can send friendly text message reminders about Scripture reading plans.
  • Text a link to ask members for online donations to your church or religious organization.
  • Stay in touch with your church staff and volunteers with convenient text messages.
  • Send a text message to instantly notify your church congregation about schedule changes or special events.

More Benefits of Using a Church Texting Service

Whether you need to let your parishioners know about service opportunities or raise money for a mission trip, text messages can help you build better relationships.

Benefits of Using a Church Texting Service

Sometimes a newsletter isn’t enough to spread the word. Use a church texting service to inform people about upcoming sermons, bible studies, mission trips, and other events.

Use texts to automatically follow up with first-timers. Make them feel welcomed and they’ll keep coming back. Never miss another opportunity for outreach and discipleship.

Send important messages or alerts to your church members and community using a channel they use and are familiar with.

Texting isn’t just for talking. Our platform makes it simple to create fundraising campaigns and send out donation links.

Empower Your Church Today, for Free

It’s risk-free to get your church or ministry started with SMS messaging. Sign up for a free trial of our texting platform and get 14 days of access to all of our features. You’ll even get 50 outgoing messages at no charge.

How Eagle Brook Church Welcomes New Believers with Texts

Eagle Brook Church was growing fast and needed a simple, effective way to keep track of new believers. So, they leveled up their communications with a SimpleTexting campaign—and over 800 people texted in about their decisions for Christ.

Bradley Hunt, Digital Content Manager

"It’s scary to even think of how many people wouldn’t have told us about their decisions if we didn’t have this really simple, clean opportunity for them to take advantage of."

—Bradley Hunt, Digital Content Manager

All of our accounts come with unlimited logins which means Eagle Brook can empower their pastors and youth leaders with access to the platform.

Why C3 San Diego Uses Texts to Connect with Their Congregation

With four locations and a congregation of 4,000+ people, C3 Church needed an effective way to stay in touch with their congregation. Almost everyone has cell phones, so text messaging was the obvious choice. C3 Church San Diego turned to SimpleTexting. Today, over 8,000 people are subscribed to receive updates from C3 Church San Diego.

Alex Klott, Marketing Lead

"Before texting, we relied on calling and emails. These weren’t effective. With SimpleTexting, it’s been much easier to reach out and connect with people."

—Alex Klott, Marketing Lead

Our list feature lets C3 organize their members so specific ministries can reach just the people they need.

Text Marketing Features Made for Churches

Hundreds of pastors and community leaders choose our platform for our easy-to-use, powerful features.

Memorable Short Code

Send your messages from an easy-to-remember number, 555888. Members can text this number to receive your church’s latest updates and information.

Unlimited Keywords

Set up a custom phrase or word that members can text to your short code to opt-in for messages. Add unique keywords for different church events!

Bulk Campaigns

Send updates, bible reading plans, prayers or invitations to all of your members via text in just a few clicks. There’s nothing for them to install. It just works.

Unlimited Lists

Organize your members in a way that works for your church. Create a list just for volunteers or a list just for students. Send highly relevant messages, every time.

1-On-1 Conversations

Our church texting service lets your pastors or ministry leaders have personal conversations with members. Manage replies in one user-friendly inbox.


Connect with a younger audience and make your texts more engaging by including photos, gifs, audio files, and video files with MMS (multimedia messaging).


Perfect for follow-up messages or bible reading plans, Autoresponders are pre-scheduled texts that send automatically after a few days, weeks, or months.

Data Collection

Our data collection feature lets you request more information from subscribers such as first or last name. Use this info to make your texts feel more personal.

Love Your Neighbor. Text Them, Too.

Text messaging can never replace personal connection, but it can empower it. A church texting service lets you reach people’s phones, and hearts, one message at a time.

Picking the Right Church Texting Service for You

What should ministries look for in a texting software? Here are key features to look for when comparing bulk text message providers for churches.

Feature SimpleTexting EZTexting Flocknote TextInChurch
Keywords Unlimited 1 Free
$25/Month per Additional Keywords
1 Free
$4/Month per Additional Keywords
Free Unlimited Keywords
Contacts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Support 7-Day Per Week
Phone, Chat and Email Support
No Weekend Support No Phone or Chat Support No Weekend Support
Zapier Integration Yes No No No
MMS Yes Yes Yes Yes
2-Way Messaging Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile App Yes
iOS and Android
No No Yes
iOS and Android
Free Trial 50 Free Texts
No Credit Card Required
20 Free Texts
No Credit Card Required
No Credit Card Required Credit Card Required

Church Texting App for iOS and Android

The work you do is important. It doesn’t have to stop just because you’re on-the-go. Connect with your community from anywhere using the SimpleTexting app for iOS and Android devices.

How to Get Started with Church Text Messaging

Setting up your church texting service with SimpleTexting is easy and convenient! You can upload contacts one at a time or as a mass upload using spreadsheets. When you upload contacts, you’ll have the option to upload them to a master list or load them into groups you created and customized. Groups help you more strategically reach out to congregants since not every message you want to send will be relevant to everyone on your list. Segmenting groups can help you lower costs and stretch your budget in a positive way.

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No credit card. No strings attached. We know you, and your church, will love using text messages and SMS to stay connected. Sign up today and get access to all of our features for free.