Text In Church Features

Text In Church

Member & guest communication tools for ministries

4.68/5 (153 reviews)

Text In Church Feature Summary

  • Staff reminders
  • Follow-up templates
  • Automated campaigns
  • SMS integration
  • Schedule emails
  • Manage communications
  • Contact information
  • Customizable fields
  • Chat support
  • Activity dashboard
  • Guest group forums
  • Secure login
  • People forms
  • Data import/export
  • Event notifications
  • Mobile integration
  • Online payments

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Text In Church Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Text In Church's features:

Misti Jackson

Great texting system for responding to groups of people

2018-05-01

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Text In Church


Thanks for the review Misti!

We currently integrate with Planning Center and are adding additional integrations in the near future.

Thanks!
~ Tyler

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Sandra Richmond

Text In Church is a communications director's best friend!

2018-07-06

Our communications improved without a large dedication of time and effort with Text In Church.

Pros

Text In Church compiles communication databases in one place online.

Cons

Text In Church does not have an easy "save draft" or autosave feature. If you are interrupted for a long time during creation, depending on your computer setting, you have to re-login and start over.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Text In Church


Sanda - Thanks for the thoughtful review. I love your auto-save suggestion. I'll share that with our team later today!

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Richard Jones

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

2017-07-21

Instant & easy communication with small and large groups.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Matt Bradshaw

General phone goes straight to voicemail.

2016-11-02

The only way we could contact the company to talk about the issue was by the chat feature on the website.

Pros

Great program with good features.

Cons

Also, importing large amounts of contacts isn't as easy as it seems.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10

Recommendations to others considering Text In Church

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.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Text In Church


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.

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Eula Hledik

Very helpful and saves time to connect with guests

2016-04-19

What I would like to see the program do is keep a record of attendance for guests.

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Source: Capterra
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Bruce Clark

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

2016-04-29

con- We are not able to use mobile devices to send and receive communication con- can not send individual text only responces

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Text In Church


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.

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Jim Matthews

Great followup rescource

2016-04-11

Amazing how it works automatically.

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Source: Capterra
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Joanna Reeves

It is doing most of what we hoped it could.

2016-04-21

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Text In Church


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!

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Gale Holt

Text in Church is a very & quick convenient

2016-04-08

It is easy to contact each of our regulars reminding them of service and let them know what the text will be so they can read it for themselves beforehand. The email feature is great for an occasional email to those who have visited or have dropped out.

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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Text In Church


Hi there Gale!

Thanks for leaving a review. I'm excited to say that the app will be releasing next month. We can't wait to share it with you .

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Christopher Byars

Awesome Servie

2016-04-11

The only thing I would desire is that notifications of texts back could be received on a phone or via email.

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Source: Capterra
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Deb Sornson

Incredibly Frustrating!!!!!

2018-06-15

Pros

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

Cons

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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

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John Utley

These guys are 'the bomb'

2016-04-12

This texting service makes our mobile church life a lot easier.

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Source: Capterra
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liz Rick

Great software

2017-02-22

We also love that when things happen we can send out info to our entire church super easy!

Pros

Easy to use, love the ability to add people quickly!

Cons

Wish it integrated with our database!

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Mallory Cottingham

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

2016-05-02

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Robert Hines

Great service that has helped us respond to guests

2016-04-19

This service allows me to send a series of messages automatically to our guests.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Text In Church


Wow! Thanks for the awesome review Robert.

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Gayle Tipper

Just getting started, but LOVE this

2016-04-09

We have used it for Easter Outreach Event, Art Classes, and general information to stay in the loop with activities. Great program!

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Source: Capterra
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Wanda Whitehurst

Review

2016-04-07

Would like a notification system, longer text message capability, and giving capability.

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Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Text In Church


Hi there Wanda!

Thanks for the review!

Our development team is working on a release that will increase the character count for text messages. It is scheduled to release on Tuesday.

Also, the notifications will be released next month along with our mobile phone app.

Grace and peace,
~ Tyler

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Renee Turner

Texting in Church is Recommended

2016-04-07

We were amazed by how scheduling a thank you text and an email along with a phone call and postcard reminder equipped and empowered us to stay connected to our visitors.

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Source: Capterra
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Eric Richards

Really really ease of use and it helps with the communication f families

2016-04-10

Wished it had push notifications.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Text In Church


Thanks for the review Eric!

Our app (along with push notifications is in beta & will be releasing soon. :)

I can't wait for you to get it! It's awesome.

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adam page

Super useful for keeping in touch with my church members

2016-04-08

I wish there was a mobile app, though I'm told there is one in the works.

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Source: Capterra
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Briana R

Great tool, Very Easy to Use

2016-04-30

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Lorraine Jackson

Very easy to use, just need to follow the instructions, and ask for help if unsure!

2016-04-10

Pros: great way to contact people in your church, and have them feel like they are in the loop of what is going on without YOU have to write individual texts or emails.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Text In Church


Hi there Lorraine!

Thanks so much for the review.

Our app will be released in the coming weeks... it will include push notifications each time you receive a message. It will eliminate the need to check the site often. You're going to LOVE it!

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Chad Barrett

Boost for Keeping Guests!

2016-04-11

Easy to set up, easy to manage, and easy to keep in communication with our people.

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Source: Capterra
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Charity Moore

Great!

2016-04-26

Great to use for churches and small group reminders! Also a great follow up system!

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Source: Capterra
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Rene Rodriguez

Creative team

2016-04-11

this product really helps me keep my creative team up to date with what is going on for the week and for upcoming events and reminders

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Source: Capterra
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