Improve your church communications (and reduce your workload) by integrating your Mailchimp and PastorsLine accounts.
Integrating PastorsLine and Mailchimp gives your church improved communication and better relationships with your church members and first-time guests. Integration also reduces your workload.
Sync your Mailchimp data
You have already created contacts and groups on
Mailchimp. You have already captured important data.
Why do it all over again? Just integrate with PastorsLine,
and enjoy the fruits of your previous labors.
Imagine adding an email integration which can improve your guest follow-up process, member assimilation, and/or just automate the sending of longer content via email.
Why invent the wheel when other companies have mastered this—not only the design options but also the understanding of email compliance and deliverability?
We believe if you have not already automated your email delivery through the integrations we currently support—Breeze, Elvanto, Pushpay/CCB, and Planning Center (PCO)—the next best option is to integrate with Mailchimp.
Mailchimp offers 1000 free emails per month + 1 seat and 1 audience -- enough to get started and see if it is for you. They have great email templates, a great reputation, and comply with best practices to ensure your email can be delivered.
Here's what we offer now!
- Ability to import your MC lists or groups into PastorsLine and send out texts.
- Ability to automate an email to go out by choosing one of your saved templates in MC.
Here's what we plan to work on soon.
- Ability to write the body of an email and send using an MC template.
- Ability to add someone from PL (keyword or manually) and move them over to a list or group within MC. This is how you can automate follow-up emails.
Works with our Automated Messages Campaign
Replace Digital Connect Cards
with Digital Connect Texts
In MC, data is captured via a form. On PastorsLine, it is captured via text message—easier for you and your subscribers. So, capture the data on PastorsLine, and send it back to MC.
You can use the data capture (FKA autoresponder) feature to
instantly capture new data via text and push
that info into a MC group immediately. E.g.
first and last names, emails, birthdays, phone
numbers (Digital Connect Texts).
As your church grows with PastorsLine, you will most likely be adding new subscribers and new groups. All this can be synced back to MC, keeping both apps up-to-date.
You will be able to sync some or all of your Mailchimp groups to PastorsLine.
You will be able to see all your
contacts with a phone number
in your contact list.
You can create a new Mailchimp group or sync to existing groups from within the PastorsLine interface.
No more duplicates with Smart Syncing
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Integrating is not scary...
...because PastorsLine takes excellent care of your data.
PastorsLine processes all data securely using our SSL certificate. We also follow all industry ‘best practices’ standards regarding handling and treating data. PastorsLine never deletes groups or contacts on your church’s Mailchimp account.
In addition, you can always opt-out. Your church always retains full control of your data. At any time, you can roll back the PastorsLine app in order to easily disable the Mailchimp integration.
The best news is that as your church grows, PastorsLine and Mailchimp can continue to sync your new contacts and groups up to an unlimited number with virtually no restrictions.
Features by Goals
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.
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 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.
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 🙂
“Our land line [SMS-enabled by PastorsLine] is more familiar to 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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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.
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
Baptism Worship Service Reminders - bulk texting—we were blown away by the number of people who showed up.
Director of Admin
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.
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
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.
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