Church Texting Services

A church texting service is a convenient and impactful way to keep in touch with church members at a moment's notice.
At Textedly, our church texting solution is simple to use, making it a preferred method for communicating with church members via SMS.

What is Church Text Messaging?

Church text messaging is an SMS service that provides an easy platform for pastors and church leaders to connect with the congregation and grow relationships.

Why Use Church Text Messaging?

Sometimes, members of the congregation can feel cut off from the church during the weekdays when they might need spiritual guidance or prayer for a particular need or intention. A church should provide efficient and prompt communication to its congregation if at all possible, showing true concern for its members.
The church may also have need to communicate to its congregation immediately for emergencies, need for special donations, or to alert them of special circumstances that can't wait until the next time they meet. Getting a final count on an event or an RSVP can easily be communicated with a church text messaging service like Textedly. The following list will give you an idea of the many ways sending church texts can be utilized.

Church Texting Service Benefits

A congregation is more than a group of people gathered for worship. They're a community. Church texting services keep the community informed, united, and up-to-date on events and the needs of its members. The benefits include but certainly aren't limited to the following:
  • Instant contact with the whole congregation
  • Managing responses from the Textedly dashboard
  • Quick welcome messages for new members
  • Updates on schedule changes
  • Event reminders
  • Messages targeted to segments of the congregation
  • Survey links
  • Feedback requests
  • Volunteer, donation, or emergency requests
  • Maintain connection with the congregation throughout the week
  • Fast, instant communication with equally fast response potential

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16 Ways to Use Church Texting Services

Church leaders and pastors use our church texting service to bring members of their community together.
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Messages of thanks
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Thank you for attending and making this Easter sermon the best one yet!

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Emergency prayer requests and other necessary immediate notices
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Parishioner Sally Hayes is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.

Please keep her and your family in your prayers.

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The church is in need of five more volunteers to help out the local homeless shelter this Saturday.

Please reply YES to this message if you are interested.

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  • Changes in church schedules
  • Prayers
  • Bible verses
  • Donation reports
  • Speak to specific members of church
  • Engage the youth
  • Congratulatory messages for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
  • Provide updates to projects
  • Event reminders
  • Increase church attendance
  • Asking for suggestions
  • Recaps of latest announcements

How to Send Church Text Messages

Church text messaging is not a complicated process. It's very easy to set up this service and just as simple to use. Here’s how you can start sending church SMS text messages:
  • Sign Up for a Church Text Platform

    This is easily done with a few clicks of the mouse. Just research the church text service platforms available, and decide which one best suits your needs. With Textedly, there is no software to download and mass texting for churches is easy.
  • Upload Current List of Contacts

    Text message subscribers must give their permission for receiving texts from your church or ministry. Once you have the list of those wishing to be included and after confirmation that they have opted in, you can start uploading their names and phone numbers into the system. You can add or delete these at any time, according to the individual's requests, as people may be newcomers or move out of the area.
  • Compile Text Templates

    To send pertinent messages to various groups within the database of names and phone numbers, you will set up text templates. For instance, those signed up as volunteers for a project will get messages that others who are not volunteers will not receive. You can set up as many templates as you like. The basic content of each template will be the same, saving time of having to make up a totally new message, but you can easily add information to update or make any changes before sending.
  • Set Up a Campaign Keyword

    As mentioned, not everyone is going to get every text. You'll want to create a text keyword for each campaign that will correspond to a number so those wishing to access information from a certain campaign will be able to dial in the number to see that topic's information.
  • Promote Your Keyword

    Any keywords you're using for various campaigns can be promoted on the church's website, in bulletins, on social media pages, and outgoing voicemails. Making keywords pertinent to the specific campaigns will be intuitive for congregation members to punch in when looking for areas of interest within the system.
  • Send Church Texts

    Use the church texting service to reach out whenever possible. It shows you care. When you have a guest in your congregation, make sure you receive their permission to send them information through your church's texting service the day you meet them. A short form to fill out with their name, phone number, and signature will work. You can then send them a welcome message that may be the very reason they return and become valuable members of the congregation.

    Make sure you check up on members of the congregation you haven't seen in a while. They may be in need of a comforting word.

Church Invitation Text Messages

Foster new relationships with the church by welcoming them into your community’s shared conversations.

In some cases, you’ll be inviting potential new members of your church to a sermon or bible study. In other cases, you’ll need church invitations texts to invite current members to stay updated via your church’s text group. Try these church invitations texts to get started.

Church Invitation Text Message Example

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Hi Joseph

 Great meeting you on the mission trip. Our church has mass at 9am every Sunday and you are welcome to join us.

Hope to see you there.

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Hi Sarah,

Our church leaders assembled a text group for parents on Sunday school updates.

Please text “SUNDAY” if you’d like to be included.

Promoting Your Church Texting Campaign

  • Mention it in announcements at services.
  • Write a short summary on your church's website and social media pages, encouraging questions and discussion about the new service.
  • Keep it posted in your church bulletins every week.
  • Schedule church meetings to get suggestions for campaigns in which people might have special interests.

Sending Church SMS Messages With Textedly

Texedly makes this speedy connection to your congregation as easy as signing up and creating your keywords. The platform simplifies SMS communication so that anyone can implement and use it. Sign up for a free 14-day trial today.

Church Texting Service Frequently Asked Questions

Church SMS is group texting designed for the specific needs of religious congregations. You can send messages to all or segments of your contact list.
Textedly offers a 14-day free trial that includes 1 keyword and 50 messages. After the trial, our representatives can help you to find a package that meets your needs.
  • Upload your contact list to your Textedly dashboard.
  • Pick a target keyword.
  • Compose a message using one of our templates or create one of your own.
  • Click send.