Keywords
Communicate faster

Keywords allow your audience to quickly communicate their interests to you. Just have people text to your unique number, e.g. (987)-654-3210, with a keyword that you designate. Use different keywords to identify people responding to different campaigns and offers. No need to get creative as you can create unlimited keywords.

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What are keywords?

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Keywords are powerful because they can trigger any campaign or
automation within PastorsLine. Even better, your users can use these
keywords independently from their mobile phones, whether you are
there or not.

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Trigger the process,
so you don’t have to.

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Capture Data

Collect information from members or visitors who express an interest in your church or ministry directly from their phones. You can use a series of automated texts (autoresponder) or give a link to an online form.

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Categorize Contacts

By setting up different keywords for the same campaign, you can
group responders. For example, for menu-planning purposes, the
keywords “AllFood”, “Veggie”, “Vegan”, “GlutenFree”, “NonDairy”,
“AnotherNeed” will group young people eating during your VBS
event.

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Disseminate Information

You can send one-time announcements about
upcoming events. You can also send information over a period of time such as ‘homework’ links for a Bible study series.

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Trigger Campaigns and Automations

PastorsLine has many keyword-triggered features which help keep
your contacts engaged. Campaigns such as polls to provide
feedback on how you’re doing and what people need for the future.
Automations such as live questions during an evangelical event.

Ministry has always been about building relationships. Jesus made it his business to go where the people were. Today, the people are on their phones...texting.

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Why it's needed?

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Keywords are the simplest way to connect with people via their most accessible point of contact...their phone numbers.

Keywords are scalable: 10s to 100s to 1000s of people can keyword-in simultaneously.

And, you don’t have to wrack your brain thinking of creative keywords. Since you are using a local number, you have a ‘dictionary-full amount’ of keywords on offer (save the roughly 20 set aside for admin purposes).

Plus, since you can use multiple keywords, you can take into account spelling errors. For example, “PRAY” and “PREY” for prayer requests.

How it Works ?

More features

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

grups

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)

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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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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"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 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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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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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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“[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

Pastor

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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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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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““...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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