Reach More People With Our Church Texting Service
Our church text group app can help your ministry improve communications and reach people where they already are—on their phones.
- Follow up automatically with guests
- Send announcements that get read
- Grow membership and attendance
Trusted by Church Leaders Nationwide
What Is Church Text Messaging?
Church texting is text messaging that allows pastors and church leaders to grow their community, foster relationships and connect with the congregation. Church texting can be used to increase event attendance, follow up with visitors and collect contact information.
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.
How to Use Text Messaging for Your Church or Ministry
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 EventsSometimes 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
Use Text-to-Join at Your ChurchBuild 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
Effortlessly Follow Up with VisitorsMake 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
Foster Deeper RelationshipsThriving 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
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.
"We believe that the most important decision a person will make is to follow Jesus. It’s scary to even think of how many people wouldn’t have told us about their decision, if we hadn’t had this really simple, clean opportunity for them to take advantage of."
"Engaging with our church congregation in a dynamic way has led to positive results. It applies more universally than JUST social media or JUST email. I love the customer service team’s willingness to help with whatever random questions I throw at them!"
"I finally found a product that allowed us to have a keyword text back tool using our very own number. We have an unlimited list of keywords we can use for any activity or event at our church. This tool makes it super easy to promote anything to our congregation."
"We are a church and pushing critical information is often one of our biggest challenges. SimpleTexting is one of the few companies that empower the user. The design and user interface of the platform is super easy for campaigns big and small."
"I spent some time searching for an SMS platform for my Christian ministry and decided to go with SimpleTexting. Boy was I pleased! Let me say that this has been the BEST customer service I have EVER received in my entire life. I’m very proud to be one of their clients."
"SimpleTexting solved the communication gap which email just couldn’t. We’re now able to clearly communicate what their next steps should be, which is causing overall involvement to increase. And for us, that is the key—getting more people connected."
More Easy-to-Use Features for Churches
Pastors and community leaders choose our church texting service because it helps them grow their community and foster a sense of belonging.
Send Audio Clips from Sermons
Inspire members who haven’t been around in a while to return. Send the highlights from the latest service they missed.
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.
Organize Members into Lists
Create a list just for volunteers or a list just for students. Send highly relevant messages, every time.
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.
Keep Donors Informed
Create a list just for your donors. Send them updates about how their donations are making an impact.
Do Everything On-the-Go
The work you do is important. With our mobile app, you can manage your church text messaging wherever you are.
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.
Connecting youth with engaging religious activities and content can be tricky. But the team of Youth Pastors at Life Chapel tackles it through texting.Read their success story
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.Read their success story
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.Read their success story
Go From Sign-Up to Expert in 5 Minutes
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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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.