Who Uses This Software?

We've helped thousands of churches simplify and improve their church communications. We've leveraged technology to create 1 simple platform with all the features to connect with your community.


Average Ratings

148 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $37.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing ranges from 37 to 97
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Text In Church
  • textinchurch.com
  • Founded 2013
  • United States

About Text In Church

As a pastor, you're busy. And the communication systems you're using are old and inefficient. That's why we created Text In Church. We've helped thousands of churches simplify and improve their church communications. They simply needed a better way. So we've leveraged technology to create 1 simple platform with all the features to connect with your community. We make church communication simple, relevant & effective. Give it a try and begin sending personalized email & text messages today!


Text In Church Features

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Built-In Accounting
  • Child Check-in
  • Event Management
  • Member Directory
  • Member Outreach
  • Member Portal
  • Multi-Site Management
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Giving
  • Pledge Management
  • Small Group Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Worship Planning

Text In Church Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great texting system for responding to groups of people

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a great texting system to use when you need communication with a small group of people, we use this mostly for our student ministry.

Cons: I wish this system would integrate more with different software. We switched from using this software because it was limited to integrations.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on May 03, 2018

Thanks for the review Misti! We currently integrate with Planning Center and are adding additional integrations in the near future. Thanks! ~ Tyler

Great software for communication, I love it!

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This works so much better for us than our traditional method of communication, I would highly recommend any church/ organization use this.

Cons: I really can't find any cons about it, it works wonders for us and I'm sure it will work wonders for others.

Overall: It has helped to make some of our operations run smoother.n

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on April 13, 2018

Wow! Thanks for the great review.

Organize all your communication into one place

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Having the ability to manage all communication in one place is super useful and ideal for those who hate having to switch to different things all the time.

Cons: Would like the cost to not a little lower but you get what you pay for. There's a little bit of a learning curve but nothing that support can't help you with.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on April 05, 2018

Thanks for the review Ben! Let me know if there is anything we can improve to earn that fifth star :) Thanks! ~ Tyler Text In Church Co-founder

Very Efficient System for Church Leaders

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Who would have thought that Texting would be a good thing in a congregation? However, this software understands that people, especially Millennial generations, use their phones for communicating, giving, and worship. This is an efficient software product that uses modern technology and teaches congregational leaders the value of texting for ministry.

Cons: We used this as a trial and it seemed to work well. Was difficult and that is why we were not able to stick with it--and we had limited funding.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on March 16, 2018

Hey Robert - Thanks for the great feedback. I'm sorry to hear you found it difficult. I love to help! If you're willing... we'd love to jump on a call and help you get setup for success. Just shoot our support team an email.

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Great intuitive software that's a good value for your money

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: There's lots of text options and it's very user friendly. The app is also great. We're able to download the app and use it anywhere.

Cons: It's a newer software so they're still working out kinks. We would prefer that there's more features on their contact form.

Good software to communicate quickly

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This is a smart and easy program to help leaders develop communication more effectively, especially in a larger congregation. This is always a major issue--but Text in Church is very effective.

Cons: This is difficult to learn at first, but once synced with others it makes the difficult work of announcing multiple times less an issue.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on March 20, 2018

Thanks for the great review Ronald!

Love to Text in Church!

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability for churches and non-profits, even without large budgets to offer cutting edge services to their congregations and increase giving!

Cons: As with any product or service, there are frustrations but the services provided are excellent! The user interface could be more user friendly, but overall not difficult to navigate.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on March 13, 2018

Hey Benjamin - Thanks so much for the review!

Reaches people where they are!

Feb 28, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the features of being able to select all or just a sub category. That is helpful in organizing what the message is for. The concept is great and the results are immediate.

Cons: I do not like the colors used. It seems dull and boring. There is no pizzazz in the set up and it is not appealing or attention grabbing.

Overall: The benefits are reaching the families of our church/school immediately. Everyone is digital and stuck to their devices and the quickest way to reach them is through those devises. This software takes the manual labor and guesswork out of reaching everyone in your database.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on March 01, 2018

Thanks for the review Jamie! Let me know if there is anything specific I can help with.

We have used their extensively. It is great when it works

Jan 08, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The concept is great but the service is not reliable, sometimes you send text messages ant it appears as sent in their system

Cons: I have used this service for over six months now. We have used it extensively in our church, using the highest package they offer. I also manage an account for another ministry, so I have used this service enough to give a useful feedback. The concept is great but the service is not reliable, sometimes you send text messages ant it appears as sent in their system ( you are being charged) but in reality they were not sent, this is one of many technical difficulties I have found using Text-in Church.

Overall: I have used this service for over six months now. We have used it extensively in our church, using the highest package they offer. We have sent thousands of SMS

Great app, easy to use and the cost is very affordable. High quality product

Dec 29, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simple and practical to be used. The system allows you to navigate along all the functions and jumping from one to the other in seconds. Which makes the interaction and workflow more effective.

Cons: Sometimes they cut the text in two parts. Also, does not support Spanish grammar. Also, there is a message always advertising you about not to send too many MMS messages because of spamming warnings. This is something that other products manage better and openly promoting it instead of warning you.

No one helps the church follow up with guests through text messaging like Text in Church

Nov 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Using this software to follow up with guests and definitely a highlight. Also, the fact that they provide a local phone number from which the texts are sent, allows a personal cell phone to stay personal.

Cons: While the cost is fair, I do feel like this type of software can be done for free. However, Text in Church makes it simple and professional. A great option for any sized church.

Overall: There is no software that is better to follow up with guests via text messages than Text in church. It is simple to use, and easy to administrate. It is also great to access the information at any point or any place.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on November 13, 2017

Wow! Thanks for the awesome review Jason.

If the church couldn't afford this program, I'd pay it myself!

Jul 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to communicate quickly with the entire church or with selected groups in a moment via text messaging! Also, they can communicate back via text through the TIC Messenger App. They also help create a guest follow-up system!

Cons: We have had trouble getting our digital connect card form to work correctly at times. However, we can go into the program and collect the data when this happens.

Overall: Instant & easy communication with small and large groups.

Text in Church is an awesome tool. Highly recommend.

Jul 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about Text in Church is how easy to use it is. Anyone, no matter how good they are with computers, can easily learn how to use the software.

Cons: I really have no negatives about this software. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and the price is very reasonable!

It's been awesome!

May 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that there are automated processes lined up for us to use with our church. It was easy to use.

Cons: the price is a little high. It's worth it for our church but it was definitely a factor that took some time to decide on.

Overall: I gave our team the ability to connect with more people over a longer period of time.

Great software

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, love the ability to add people quickly!

Cons: Wish it integrated with our database!

Overall: We love that we can follow up with people with out a ton of work! This makes it so that as we get bigger we can still have a personal message to people! We also love that when things happen we can send out info to our entire church super easy!

Basic software that functions well

Jan 30, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have used text in church for a couple of years. Functionality is simple and easy to use. The features could be improved.

Great way to connect

Jan 29, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can quickly send out messages to groups. I can schedule a message to go out on certain dates and/or time.

Cons: I wish I could do this from my Android phone.

Overall: We use Text In Church. It is a great way to connect with our entire church or groups within our church. Love the ease of sending out messages to my Men's Group.

Recommendations to other buyers: Build an app for Android.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on January 29, 2017

We do have an iPhone app and will release an android version for our iOS friends in the future.

Admin director

Jan 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Very easy to use. It's great for when u want to send out mass messages. We're able to keep track of our visitors.

Some functions are easy to use others not.

Jan 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been using TEXT IN Church for over a year; we have not mastered the full use of the program but do feel it is a benefit and would be even more so if we would take the time to fully sit down and take advantage of all the trainings, technical support, etc.

One aspect of the program I find difficult to do is to attach an image or document to send with either a text or email message.

Overall it is a fine program but to be honest, it takes more effort than we've invested to fully get the benefit out of the program.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on January 25, 2017

Hi Karen, Feel free to reach out to our support team. We're always happy to help!

Great Communication Tool!

Jan 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use

Cons: cost

Overall: This has greatly enhanced the communications and connectivity of our church. We love it. You will too!

General phone goes straight to voicemail.

Nov 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great program with good features.

Cons: If you have a problem, good luck getting ahold of a person on the phone to resolve the issue. Also, importing large amounts of contacts isn't as easy as it seems.

Overall: This is a great product with terrible customer service. We purchased the pro package with a 14 day trial and every time we tried to login it gave a PHP error. The only way we could contact the company to talk about the issue was by the chat feature on the website. We tried numerous times to get ahold of someone on the phone, but they have the phones set to voicemail after one ring. It's very frustrating because we were willing to pay $477 for the pro package but after dealing with the customer support, we may be exploring another system.

Recommendations to other buyers: Please wage functionality vs. support. If function is the main concern, this product is great. If you would like help along the way, don't buy this product.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on November 02, 2016

Hi Matt, I'm really sorry for the frustration we caused this morning. We emailed and called to let you know the error with your account has been resolved.

Im still learning the software but we really love the connection its allowed us with members & guest

May 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I really love text in church! It has been a God send! I would like to learn more hands on training.the tutorials are great but I feel there is more I could learn. Great job on the software, looking forward to the app!

Love TextinChurch

May 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great product that enables us to connect with people today in the way they want to be connected.

Awesome !

May 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Life Transforming Ministires loves text in church ! Easy to use, very reliable and best of all is Tyler and the support staff !

We would recommend it to any church.

Much Love,

LTM

You can't go wrong!

May 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: You can't go wrong with Text In Church. I sat on the outside for a long time wondering if I should get this or not. I hated I waited so long. This is one of the best services out on the market. The system is great, but improving. The customer service is off the charts. GREAT! Great!!!

Great Software that provides a great service to church ministries

May 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a very useful, and easy to use program that provides an invaluable service to those involved in church ministry.

Love the simplicity

May 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Would like to have more room for type as far texting capabilities so that it's sent in a single text:) We are just getting started for the most part in using this product but are really happy with it so far!

Its a great application that has help our church keep in touch with each of our members individualy

May 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Personalizing text and emails is great.
The inability for text recipients to reply to sender directly is a short coming. Easy set up and ease f use make it useful to our entire leadership team.

Not enough text messages for the smallest package.

May 10, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I wish there was a way that I could pay for more of what I need and use more of opposed to paying for what I don't use as much. We are a small but growing church, and its quicker and easier to send text messages rather then emails. Once you run out of text messages...that's it. Not enough text messages for the smallest package.

We use this product for mass communication and guest follow up

May 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The program is very easy to use and reliable!

Sometimes I wish i could send larger texts. At times it is harsh to limit it to 140 characters.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on May 09, 2016

Thanks for the review Zachary! You are able to send larger text messages. The character limit was increased with last months release.

So far the service has been great! We have only had one issue when the service went down!

May 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Instant communication with members, ease of access, great communication with the staff members

Cons: We have only had one when the service went down during February.

Great software!

Apr 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Text in Church is a great way to stay in touch with our church membership and visitors. It's really a time-saver, allowing us to reach multiple people at once.

Great tool, Very Easy to Use

Apr 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I really enjoy using this app and website because it's easy to collect information on new visitors, send out reminders, and communicate information about announcements discussed during Sunday service.

Text in church has been very helpful for us to communicate to our church

Apr 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: pro- communicate to lots of people with little invested time.
con- We are not able to use mobile devices to send and receive communication
con- can not send individual text only responces

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on April 29, 2016

Thanks for the review Bruce! Our development team is working on a new feature that will allow you to send texts to both individuals and groups. You'll see this update in your app in the coming weeks.

Very easy to use and follow up with visitors, members and for events!

Apr 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My only con is not having the ability to get notifications sent out to my cell. But guess what? They already knew that and the tech crew is working on getting this implemented! Customer service is great. Fast response to questions and they are eager to serve!

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on April 28, 2016

That's right Doug! Push notifications are on the horizon. Once the app releases (30 days or so) you'll have the power of Text In Church in your phone. You're going to love it!

Very Effective Follow-up System

Apr 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using Text In Church for 7 months and are very happy with the results. The automated follow-up system is excellent, but it is complimented by a number of great ideas for introducing yourself and your church to visitors. I find great value in the training videos and in the ideas on how to contact and connect with guests.

Great!

Apr 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great to use for churches and small group reminders! Also a great follow up system!
Cant wait for the APP to come out!

Text in Church is simple elegant and worth every penny

Apr 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Rarely do I find something that lives up to the hype! Text in Church is an incredibly easy way to connect to members and first time worshippers.

Great product!

Apr 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We love TIC! It has made follow-up so easy and quick. We took time to set up all of our automated campaigns but after that was set- easy going! We use it for contact with staff, volunteers and more. We were able to eliminate another online software that we used for emailing and texting because of the package we chose with TIC. So we are also saving money by using TIC. It is simple to use and yes we have had a few questions but customer service is wonderful! They even answered on a Saturday. We love this program and recommend it to any and every church or organization that needs a simple but effective way to follow-up with guest/members.

Great Experience

Apr 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software has been really great with keeping our members in the loop. It hasn't been as effective for our community with new people. We also have a spanish speaking community and the texts come in broken when done is Spanish. Overall, though, it has been quite useful. I'll be happy when there is an app.

I think is a very helpful tool

Apr 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I think it is a very helpful tool for me to get connected to the parents of my students. They like it, too

Tyler and Text in Church are awesome!

Apr 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: -can text your congregation
-can set up automated sequences
-can send emails in an automated way
-can have people opt in with a text

I really like this program and we use it all the time!

Apr 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our church has really benefited from this application and every time we use it, for a special event the church is full and our Pastor gets so excited!

Also when we don't use it it very apparent!

Great Job guys

Great product to follow-up with guest

Apr 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been able to follow-up with guest and then communicate with our church membership.

I am in love with Text In Church!

Apr 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Text In Church has made visitor follow up simpler, more effective and more relevant. I know apps are in the works and I am looking forward to being able to access TIC anytime, anywhere.

It is doing most of what we hoped it could.

Apr 21, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Things we wish TextInChurch had:
A way to send a digital connection card through messages (no just campaigns)
A way to forward responses to an email/somehow get notifications when people text in.
That you could send individual emails/messages-not also to a whole group.
On the Digital Connection cards- a way for us to personalize what information we want.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on April 21, 2016

Thanks for the review Joanna! I really appreciate your suggestions. You'll see most of those in our upcoming release. We're continually working to improve and really value your suggestions. Thanks so much!

Very easy to use.

Apr 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The customer service team is very quick to address and fix any concerns or problems you may have. They are very helpful and friendly!

Wonderful tool for church growth

Apr 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have experienced an increase of visitors returning again and again and some of them joining! In addition the visitors are visiting their friends and family. Thank you so much for helping us carry out the great commission.

Pastor Chris

Apr 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Text in Church has been a true blessing. Customer service is really helpful as well.

Great service that has helped us respond to guests

Apr 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Before I used to struggle with sending messages to guests at worship. This service allows me to send a series of messages automatically to our guests. And it has gotten good feedback from our visitors. I couldn't be more pleased with the service.

Vendor Response

by Text In Church on November 07, 2017

Wow! Thanks for the awesome review Robert.