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Groups and Keywords

Grouping contacts is a powerful way to keep your church communication relevant to your members. PastorsLine allows you to create unlimited groups for your unlimited contacts. Makes sense, right? You can assign your contacts to their groups or, better yet, they can opt in via keyword-triggered, automated messages which you have set up previously—leaving you free to do what you do best: the personal touch.

Segment groups with PastorsLine Text
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"We had our office admin do some research into group texting options, as she wasn't clicking well with Call-em-all/Text-em-all. After some online research, she recommended [PastorsLine]. We rolled it out for youth ministry, as a test group, and having had good success with that, we decided to jump in for more ministries. I appreciate the rapid tech support."

Brian Weibe

Lead Pastor, Bethany Church

Our Group feature lets you

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Create group names as general (Ladies / Gents) or as specific (ReceivePrayerLadies / ReceivePrayerGents / PrayerWarriorsLadies / PrayerWarriorsGents) as you need.

Personalise your group messages using merge fields. e.g. Hi [First Name], so they feel human.

Give a one-to-one feeling because when your audience replies, their responses only come back to you, the sender (via the desktop or mobile app), and not the entire group. Set up alerts via push, email or SMS.

Handle advanced groups by setting up simple, keyword, data capture and many other types of groups.

Create groups that is powered by keywords to automatically add contacts to your groups and trigger other workflows.

You get this feature and so much more...

(All features are included.)

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direct, automated data capture via phone from those interested

keywords

mobile keywords to opt in to different church campaigns

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automatically create and manage groups

forms

gather information via online forms

polls

polls and surveys

messaging

personalized, bulk text messaging

flowers

personalized birthday wishes

contest

contests

calendar

create and schedule a series of automated messages

integration

2-way integrations with CCB and Planning Center (MailChimp is next)

How it Works

Highlighted videos on how groups work.

Quick Groups

Advanced Groups

Personalized Mass Messaging

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Automatically Group People and Communicate Better

Dozens of churches are already using
PastorsLine and seeing success.

The PastorsLine platform is a church-driven, bulk texting platform developed and managed by church ‘insiders’. We know churches intimately. We’ve attended them, been part of their management teams and worked with them for many years. Our goal is to serve you by helping you spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. We’ve positioned ourselves to be your in-house, IT team for solutions to your communication issues. In addition to everything our platform can do, our partners love our responsiveness to their needs and fast tech support.

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It’s honestly the best feature that we have utilized. Being able to give one phone number for voice and text simplified our process.

J.W. Dunbar

Pastor Gateway Church, Ashland, KY

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The text message bible study invites are working great. We saw a huge increase from 5-6 to 10-12 and the numbers stayed consistent. 

Zeke Vas

Pastor

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For us [a PastorsLine text-enabled church landline] has been huge for people to be able to text the number they already knew for our church. It means they don’t have to remember two different numbers when they are looking to try and get in touch with us. Most people don’t even realize its mostly an automated process.

Tyler Boles

Connections Pastor, The Exchange

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The land line is more familiar with our congregation. When we texted from the other number, some would inquire about who was sending the text as the number was unfamiliar, and we did not use it frequently, so by the time we sent another text, some had forgotten the number.

Myrna and Peter Rohdin

New Life Fellowship Church, Elmhurst, NY

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At first, the landline feature seemed like it would overload the church secretary since everyone would have the church phone number saved in their phones. This has not happened! People are simply interacting with our events better than ever before! We love the landline feature.

Sterling Willborn

Associate Pastor, Journey Church

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We hired [PastorsLine] to assist us in a new “Small Group” initiative we were launching at our church. The tools they provided us with helped us monitor and take action on hundreds of responses. Our workflow was cut in half and our ability to track, monitor and follow through with the data gathered more than doubled.

Chris Elliott

Associate Pastor, New Believers

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““...the guest connection card...We had a great response -- people whose names and contact info we might not have captured otherwise. Our autoresponder directs them to our Welcome Center...where we have a gift...with their name on it."

Kristen Waddle

Church Communications

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I honestly never realized how many people must have been trying to text our landline all along! We never advertised our landline as a number you could text, but we have gotten multiple members of our congregation and even guests from some of our events to send us texts saying, ‘Thank you for this and that’, and it has been really great to see!

Heather Bredeman

Joy Christian, Center,
St. Cloud, MN

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When we finished our evangelistic event in Houston, 70% of those who were baptized, communicated with me through PastorsLine...it had a big influence.

Wyatt Allen

Evangelist, End Time Hope

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PastorsLine has totally changed not only my workflow, but it's taken our "personal" factor up 10x! Just with our welcome process, we have gone from a 40% READ rate to a 40% CONVERSATION rate. That's just crazy!
So thanks 🙂

Tommy Carreras

Group Director

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I belong to a Church Communications group on Facebook, and you were highly recommended. We signed up with you over others because we are a multi-generational church and you have an ability to reach people on landlines.

Daniel Chambers

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PastorsLine has been a fantastic tool which has enhanced communication with out church family. As with any tool, the secret is in learning how to use it effectively. I have been most excited when I see my church members telling their very own unchurched friends to text “PRAY” to our pastorsline number and have them join our prayer sessions.

Paolo Esposito

Pastors, RGF Church

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Sending and receiving texts from our landline number is the #1 feature that ensures visitors and members can engage with us on the most relevant means of communication there is right now. Having one number to advertise, simplifies all graphics, ads, announcements, etc. for us, as well as for those we're trying to reach. I use PastorsLine EVERY DAY. It's changing the way we engage with our members - it's both easier and more effective.

Tara Freeman

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By using the same phone number for texting and calling you get people to remember your phone number. When it comes the time that are ready to reach out to us they know the phone number.

Abraham Schwartz

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"Baptism Worship Service Reminders - bulk texting—we were blown away by the number of people who showed up."

Cara Saliby

Dir. of Admin.

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The personal and almost immediate assistance at [PastorsLine] is so great! We feel valued and important! We love that it is church-based!!! … Jason and the team at [PastorsLine] are always ready to help, make things better, and they also welcome feedback.

Richie Halversen

Pastor @ College Drive Church

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“[PastorsLine is] a huge answer to something we’ve been looking for. I was able to send a template with a field merge by scheduling it... ”

Dr. Matthew Robinson

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