Planning Center Integration
PastorsLine now integrates with the Planning Center app!
Integrating PastorsLine and the Planning Center app (PCO) gives your church improved communication and better relationships with your church members and first-time guests. Integration also reduces your workload.
Sync your Planning Center People and lists into PastorsLine. Integrates with Workflows.
You have already created contacts, lists, workflows on PCO.
You have already captured important data. Why do it all over again? Just integrate with PastorsLine, and easily send group texts or voice broadcasts.
Hi Everyone... Anne here.
PastorsLine now integrates with the Planning Center (PCO) App!
This integration means all of your PCO app contacts and all of your lists can automatically sync to your PastorsLine account!
With this integration, we make it easy for you to text any of your PCO contacts—and even text an entire list all at once! You can schedule texts in advance; use templates; send photos; personalize your texts with merge fields like first and last name; and connect with your church members even better!
This integration is free with all PastorsLine plans.
You will have complete control over what we sync. If you ever want to opt-out, you can disable the integration, and all your PCO lists and contacts will be automatically removed.
Replace Digital Connect Cards
with Digital Connect Texts
In PCO, 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 PCO.
You can use the data capture feature to instantly capture new data via digital connect texts and push that information into PCO immediately. Examples of data you can capture are: first and last names, emails, and phone numbers. Bonus, you can also add the people who join into PCO workflows.
You will be able to sync some or all of your PCO Lists to PastorsLine.
You will be able to see all your
contacts from PCO.
Create groups to use in PastorsLine or sync PastorsLine groups to existing PCO Lists.
No more duplicates with Smart Syncing (works with PCO workflows)
Enjoy a choice of two videos.
Two different PastorsLine team members guide you through the process. Since the videos are short (about 3 minutes each), we suggest that you watch both.
Easily Create an "Update Directory" Campaign
Keeping your staff and member personal data current is quite important...and it can be quite a headache, too. That’s why we recommend using a data capture campaign to do it for you. Once you ‘set it and forget it’, your people can update their personal information anytime and from anywhere.
Works with our Automated Messages Campaign
How to Set up the Integration?
Deep Dive (recommended)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The numbers may not match for a number of reasons.
There are more people than expected: We currently sync any profile from your PCO list(s) whether or not the person has a phone number.
There are fewer people than expected: There are a number of reasons why this can happen. For example:
(1) Some of your people may be 'hidden'. In other words, they are not being sent messages because they were removed from the group, archived, or blocked.
(2) Another situation might be people who are pending to be added to a particular list. In other words, they have been added on the PastorsLine side but have not yet been added to the relevant Planning Center list.
For more information on this topic, check out this article.
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 CCB 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 CCB integration.
The best news is that as your church grows, PastorsLine and CCB can continue to sync your new contacts and groups up to an unlimited number with virtually no restrictions.
Features by Goals
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.
[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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 🙂
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
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
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
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
“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 text message bible study invites are working great. We saw a huge increase from 5-6 to 10-12 and the numbers stayed consistent.
Baptism Worship Service Reminders - bulk texting—we were blown away by the number of people who showed up.
Director of Admin
...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.
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.
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