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Text In Church

The trusted text & email software to help your church thrive

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Text In Church Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.4

/5

240

Total features

21

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Text In Church features

Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Communication Management
Contact Database
Customizable Fields
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Event Management

Common features of Church Management software

API
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Built-in Accounting

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37

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Functionality

4.4

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37

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Total Features

21

Unique features

  • Forms Management

  • Reminders

  • Contact Database

  • SMS Messaging

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Total Features

50

Features in Common

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Unique features

  • Image Library

  • Presentation Tools

  • API

  • Multiple Projects

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Total Features

31

Features in Common

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Unique features

  • Online Calendar

  • Personalization

  • Event Scheduling

  • Website Management

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Game Changer

Reviewed 2 months ago

This software has been a game changer for our guest follow-up! I am very good at ideas and implementation... not so much maintaining long term... so to have an automated system that feels personal has been amazing!!

Pros

I love how easy this software is to use and customize. It is also automatic, so once you have it set up it runs everything so smoothly.

Cons

I don't always get notifications to my phone... but it hasn't hindered the effectiveness, just my response time.

Vendor response

Natalee - This made our day! THANK YOU for taking the time to leave this amazing review. We appreciate it and we are so happy Text In Church has been a game changer for your guest follow-up!

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TIC is a MUST!

Reviewed a year ago

Experience has been top notch! Any issue that I had the technical support was right there to help out and fix the issue. They are very personal and there is a name and face behind the voices (text messages). :)

Pros

Using TIC is such a simple process. Very easy learning curve. Saves us time and energy when communicating with our church. Instead of making hundreds of phone calls to get information out we can easily connect with everyone with the click of the mouse.

Cons

The app is a little sketchy at times. It will say I have a ton of unread notifications when they were all read. Other than that it is a great product!

Vendor response

Hi James! Thanks for the great review. I really appreciate you sharing your experience. Sorry for the confusion with the notifications. Since your inbox is shared amongst your admins, the app notifications are for unactioned messages NOT unread messages. You can simply mark them actioned or reply to remove the notification. Again, thanks for the awesome feedback!

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Capable Solution with a Steep Learning Curve

Reviewed a year ago

Text In Church is a great way for us to stay in contact with people who sign up. We still use email but, the click through rate on links is way higher.

Pros

For the price, I don't think you can do any better than Text In Church. Their base package is plenty for what we need in a church that has 150 weekly attenders. We have the ability to create custom text groups and automated workflows. On top of that, it's there's a pretty good CRM powering it all.

Cons

The one challenge to Text In Church is the learning curve. Some features have a confusing user experience. Fortunately, their solution feels lightweight and it's easy to play around until you figure it out.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Keegan!

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Great Application for Church, Organizations, etc.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Text in church has helped us to remain in contact with new visitors, our congregation, leadership, other church groups. Their service is impeccable and they really care about their customers.

Pros

The workflow is one of their greatest features. Once the workflow is setup you do not have to continue to setup up messages, it's automatically done for you.

Cons

To be honest, I do not have anything negative to say or like the least.

Vendor response

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words and amazing review, Elijah. We are thrilled to hear about your experience with Text In Church. We will keep improving our system and I hope we continue to earn the perfect 10/10 rating you gave us.

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Make Connecting and Following Up EASY!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Text in Church allows us to communicate with hundreds in a quick, efficient, and personal manner. It allows time for other areas of ministry, yet ensures we value our guests with effective follow up. Their customer service is quick, responsive, and compassionate. I can tell that each member of their team genuinely cares about churches and people.

Pros

Text in Church enables me to communicate with hundreds of people at the same time, in a personal way. This has enabled our church to grow exponentially by being able to connect more effectively. The Plan A Visit features through Text in Church allow guests to be connected and for barriers to be removed before they even enter our parking lot.

Cons

I wish that they offered multiple lines / user accesses within the same account. I also think that the "app" for mobile use is rather clunky and slow - this is probably the only piece I don't like. I expect that they will improve this soon.

Vendor response

Faith, thanks for the awesome review! Yes, we will soon offer multiple lines. This will be super helpful. Also, we are currently rebuilding our app and can't wait to release it.

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Reviewed 3 years ago

Text in Church has helped us stay in touch with our guests much better and follow up much longer. It has led to more interactions and return visits from guests.

Pros

It is easy to use, quick to set up and lets us focus on relationships rather than administration.

Cons

Nothing really. If there is anything to complain about it that the software does not notify you via text/email of interaction. You must be in the software/app to get notifications.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Kenny!

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HUGE TIME SAVER

Reviewed a year ago

Overall Text in Church has drastically improved our ability to keep in contact with our teams and congregants! It is so easy for them to join a group and keep in contact with us!

Pros

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ability to schedule text messages or emails! It makes keeping up with my team easy and communication with the entire church a breeze! honestly, I'm forgetful most days and will remember to send someone a message at 10pm and that's not appropriate so I love that I can type it out and schedule it to send at a more appropriate time! I also LOVE the groups! you don't have to go in and select each person each time hoping you don't forget anyone! you can just click the group you want, one click! easy peasy!

Cons

My only complaint would be that sometimes I get logged out randomly, I'm sure it is for security reasons, but I don't realize I'm logged out until I need to use and have to log back in.

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Text In Church for First Time Guests

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Currently our Plan Your Visit guests are able to sign up for service and get a response immediately as well as multiple staff getting notifications that a new guest has signed up.

Cons

App software needs to be updated allowing the user to have access to the same features as a desktop. We also wished that guests can input their birthdays as well as choosing what service time they plan on attending.

Vendor response

Thanks, Michelle! I really appreciate the review. We are currently rebuilding the mobile app and can't wait for you to have access to it.

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AMAZING

Reviewed 2 years ago

I can not recommend this product enoughZ it has been a game changer for our Ministry!

Pros

The features that Text In Church offers delivers! Groups, automated workflows, smart connect cards, and much more!

Cons

I would like to see more developed integrations that make life easier when using multiple platforms!

Vendor response

Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review, Josh. We really appreciate you and are thrilled that Text In Church has been a game changer for your ministry :)

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Very Efficient System for Church Leaders

Reviewed 4 years ago
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

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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Text In Church.... GAME CHANGER!

Reviewed a year ago

Our experience has been fantastic and if you have questions they are quick to get you to the right person to help you.

Pros

They ability to set up guest follow up so those who are new do not fall through the cracks. It has helped us stay in contact after someone has come and be able to minister after that initial visit. We also like the ability to put a plan a visit on our site so someone we can communicate with them and give them some invite on our church before they come. This helps out with those awkward feelings for new guests.

Cons

only thing I have is about setting specific dates for txts to go out, which they listen to our feed back and are working on this.

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General phone goes straight to voicemail.

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

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.

Vendor response

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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A must-have for churches of ANY size!

Reviewed 8 months ago

TIC is a must have for churches of any size. Makes it so quick and easy to stay in contact with members and helps create a simple, streamlined way to connect with visitors.

Pros

I love Text in Church for many reasons but specifically its simplicity to set up and use

Cons

The only thing I'd like to see improved is the # of characters allowed for a text to be sent in one message but I'm not sure TIC has any control over that.

Vendor response

We are so grateful for your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and the community!

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Time saver that increases engagement

Reviewed 3 years ago

We are doing a much better at data aquisition and therefore better at leading people through a funnel/process of assimilation as well as spiritual development.

Pros

I appreciate the ability to set up workflows to ensure I am staying on top of communication. When people respond I am able to engage at a deeper level.

Cons

I would love the ability to create my own automated workflow template that I would be able to open and set the specific date to trigger the workflow. All the templates are designed to trigger based on the day an individual is added to the group. I would like to have people be able to join a group over a period of time and then all receive the same communications on the same day. For example, have people sign up for an event through the month of Sept but then everyone receives a series of sms during the week prior to the event the first Sunday of Oct.

Vendor response

John, thanks for the amazing review! You do have the ability to send your messages on a specific date. For your example, you want to create a group and allow people to sign up for the whole month of September. Then, schedule group messages to that group on the exact dates you choose in October. You won't need to use the Automated Workflows to do this. If you need help, contact our support team we'd love to help.

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Great Tool for Immediate Communication with your Congregation

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It is a great tool for sending out brief announcement reminders, event changes, service updates, etc... The congregation gets the information immediately and you don't get a full mailbox of responses either. You could set-up various groups and send only to the groups. We have a group named ASM (Access Student Ministry) for our youth group. That all our parents and students are on so that everyone gets the information.

Cons

Using it for our first time visitors was not successful for us. Many of our guests did not or would not give us their cell phone #. We had set-up a flow of email and text messages that would be sent out through out the course of 4 weeks to our guests but with out a cell # that would only received part of the follow-up.

Vendor response

Thanks for the review, Eric!

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Easy to use and well worth it

Reviewed a year ago

Text in Church is a fantastic organization. Any time I have questions I am able to talk directly with someone and they have walked me through the help needed. They are also constantly updating the platform with the changing needs of Churches.

Pros

Text in Church is a fantastic text program that is easy to use, affordable and integrates perfectly with our Church Management Software.

Cons

I do wish they had more alternative pricing tiers in regards to number of text we can send.

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Great Product

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great, we've seen increased participation and retention of new visitors since starting TIC.

Pros

The ease of being able to communicate with members at one time from one place.

Cons

I do not like that there isn't a reporting feature. I must report to the Pastor monthly on the number of new visitors we get each month. When exporting from TIC to excel, it's like pulling teeth to short through the information.

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Email? What is that?

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The ability to communicate with​ a wide range of people. I see over and over again how much more people will respond to a text communication than an email. If you need people to actually come to an event or sign up for an event, text in church is the way to go.

Cons

Overall it is a great application and don't have too many complaints.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review!

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Church Connections

Reviewed 3 years ago

We are very happy with this software. It is allowing us to be connected to so many of our congregation with minimal time invested.

Pros

This enables me to reach out to our members and extended membership efficiently and effectively. We are seeing that texting is the most likely used form of communication with the great majority of people.

Cons

Sometimes it is time consuming to send text to select people without creating a new group for one specific text out. I would prefer not to set up new group each time

Vendor response

Ken, thanks for the awesome review. I wanted to let you know that when sending a text message you can send to individuals rather than groups. This should prevent you from needing to create a new group each time. Hope this helps!

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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. Text, call or email efficiently and effectively with multiple lists and purposes. Text In Church gives the ability for multiple users

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. Inconvenient but not a deal breaker because creation is easy.

Vendor response

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

Reviewed 5 years ago

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. However, we can go into the program and collect the data when this happens.

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Awesome source to reach everyone at one time

Reviewed 3 years ago

They are always helpful and quick to answer any questions or concerns that I have.

Pros

I love that this syncs with Planning Center Online. I can then choose the appropriate list to contact, and send out much needed information .

Cons

The new layout is a little hard to navigate. I really don't like that the scheduled time is in military time. It's very confusing.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review Felicia! We'll be sure to get the time standardized :) You'll see that fixed very soon.

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Great Effective Took

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have seen a significant response when used for events and reaching out to our 1st time visitors. It has changed the way we do church! Great tool for engaging individuals it makes contact and follow up personable.

Pros

The ease in which you can do mass texting.

Cons

The App, limitation with custom links and inability’s to set specific permissions for isers added.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review! We have some new features coming the next few months that will address your cons. Including a brand new app.

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Better than the rest

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I tried other church texting platforms but Text In Church is more polished and simply works. I have only been using it for a week and already new guests are getting engaged. I have collected more contact info from guests in a week than I did last year!

Cons

I wish that we could use our church land line number as the texting source (Like Pastorsline)

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review! Nicholas, you can use your church landline. Just reach out to our support team and we'll be happy to set that up for you.

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Great texting system for responding to groups of people

Reviewed 4 years ago
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

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