PastorsLine offers you the option to add unlimited numbers for every purpose...and as many of them as your church needs. Think guests services, group leaders, pastoral or kids ministry—all with unique or shared numbers to help end Inbox madness.
"We heard about Pastorsline from an online forum for communications directors. We signed up for the trial because it was free for 30 days. You services fit all of our needs and you are tailored to work in church environments. We liked the flexibility of adding additional lines for our campuses."
Fellowship Community Church
Our multinumbers feature lets you
Choose the quantity of numbers you need based on the size and scope of your church. Smaller ministry? One mobile number for both text and voice might be sufficient. Sending out large numbers of bulk texts simultaneously? Use several numbers, so you don't get flagged by the carriers for ‘spamming’. International numbers give churches with a global reach a more local feel for members abroad.
Mix and match different types of numbers according to your church’s needs. PastorsLine offers:
- local, 10-digit numbers which we host for you (aka virtual tendered numbers)
- a shared short code - the power of short codes without the expense
- high-throughput, verified, toll-free numbers - toll-free numbers which can handle both voice and text at higher message per second rates
- hosting for your church landline number - find out more here
Give staff access only to the numbers they need for greater efficiency and security—especially important when using our multiuser and/or multicampus feature(s). For example, ministries with many staff members can have a number for each team or leader.
Keep track of all your numbers. The PastorsLine Numbers Summary screen displays all of your unique PastorsLine numbers at a glance. We haven’t lost one yet! Also, you can filter your PastorsLine Inbox(es) by number—receive only the conversations relevant to staff using that number. Our system even allows you to create nicknames when using multiple numbers to help you remember who’s who.
Manage your contact numbers more precisely. PastorsLine has features such as...checking your imported numbers to classify whether they are landlines, VOIP (like Google numbers or another PastorsLine number) or mobile, so you won’t be charged unnecessarily; and blocking, unsubscribing and deleting contacts.
Make use of our multinumber and multiuser features, too.
Local, 10-digit numbers
A 10-digit, long code, local number is a regular phone number, usually costing a few dollars/month.
A short code is a five-digit, leased number. A short code usually costs $12-$20,000/year. So, PastorsLine decided to buy a short code and share the costs by having clients “sublease” the use.
High-throughput, verified, toll-free numbers
Toll-free numbers whose throughput starts froms 25 Messages Per Second (MPS). Works with both voice and text. Scales with your needs.
You get this feature and so much more...
(All features are included.)
direct, automated data capture via phone from those interested
mobile keywords to opt in to different church campaigns
automatically create and manage groups
gather information via online forms
polls and surveys
personalized, bulk text messaging
personalized birthday wishes
create and schedule a series of automated messages
2-way integrations with CCB and Planning Center (MailChimp is next)
How it Works
Highlighted videos on how numbers work.
Numbers Summary Screen
Using Secondary Numbers
Filtering Conversatons by Number
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PRO TIP: Team Structure
As you decide on how to set up your team and number(s) on PastorsLine, you might want to consider the following: How will the number be used? Will it be used as a “personal” number that is meant for engagement? E.g. Your guest follow-up number should solely be used by your “connections pastor/lead”. Or perhaps, you plan on using PastorsLine for your ministry or small groups as a way to mostly share information. In either case, the main purpose is different, and you would want to separate these uses by using different numbers.
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.
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!
Joy Christian, Center,
St. Cloud, MN
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.
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.
...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.
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
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.
Associate Pastor, Journey Church
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.
Connections Pastor, The Exchange
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.
[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
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.
Associate Pastor, New Believers
Baptism Worship Service Reminders - bulk texting—we were blown away by the number of people who showed up.
Director of Admin
Thus far it’s worked perfectly!! When we wanna send out a text message we use the church office #.
When somebody calls this #, it just takes them to our office phone where a front desk agent can answer. This is perfect! Far better than our individual cell phones ringing when somebody calls our PastorsLine number. It’s only been a week but it’s working great!
Young Adults Pastor, Faith Chapel
It’s honestly the best feature that we have utilized. Being able to give one phone number for voice and text simplified our process.
Pastor Gateway Church, Ashland, KY
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.
Pastor @ College Drive Church
When we finished our evangelistic event in Houston, 70% of those who were baptized, communicated with me through PastorsLine...it had a big influence.
Evangelist, End Time Hope
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.
Pastors, RGF Church
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.
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 🙂