Improve your church communications (and reduce your workload) by integrating your Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) and PastorsLine BETA accounts.
Integrating PastorsLine and Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) gives your church improved communication and better relationships with your church members and first-time guests. Integration also reduces your workload.
Sync your Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) data
You have already created contacts and groups on
Tithely ChMS (Elvanto). You have already captured important data.
Why do it all over again? Just integrate with PastorsLine,
and enjoy the fruits of your previous labors.
Hi Everyone... Anne here.
We are so excited to share with you our newest integration. PastorsLine now integrates with The Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) Church Management Software (ChMs)!
This integration means all of your Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) 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 Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) 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—all from a local number that you pick!
Additionally, soon you will be able to capture new contacts using our famed Digital Connect Texts or manually add people to groups in PastorsLine and have those contacts synced back to the Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) ChMS app. Think: capturing new guest information via text or grouping people who RSVP for an event into groups. And not to worry about duplicate data—we will run new contacts through our “smart syncing” module, ensuring that we only sync new contacts and let you decide what to sync if we find any duplicates.
To ensure that our application works for a wider audience, you are being invited to help us Beta Test this integration at no risk to you or your data.
You will have complete control over what we sync. If you ever want to opt out, you can disable the integration, and all your Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) lists and contacts will be automatically removed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
At this time, no. There isn’t a way for us to integrate with that functionality. We know the built-in SMS works really well for volunteer workflows and other quick needs, but even Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) would admit it’s not a true, 2-way communication for mass personalized engagements. If you are already using the Tithely ChMS (Elvanto)’s SMS for volunteer follow-up, you would continue to do so without impact.
Good question! PastorsLine will allow you to create an effective, text messaging strategy with your church going beyond just reminders and scheduling.
- You can get a local unique number
- can engage with your audience in true, two-way communication—you to them and they to you.
- It also includes our automated features for guest follow-up, voice, and polling options.
- If you don’t have a PastorsLine account, you will get 2000 credits, a free local number, and 60 days to give it a go. This beta account is a real account, and the number will be unique to you. This benefit is over $50 in value. No obligation to buy.
- For those who already have an active PastorsLine account, you will be given the same 2000 credits to use for the duration of your account.
- You will also get to influence changes you might want to see to potentially make this app useful for your church
We are looking for people who are action takers.
- You will be required to have an active Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) ChMS account with lists and people, and sign up for or use your current PastorsLine account.
- You will be required to sync your Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) app within 48 hours of having access.
- You must be willing to provide feedback via our inbuilt chat or other means like text, email or FB group.
- If you already have an active, free or paid, PastorsLine account, you will be given 2000 more credits (manually) to use during the test. You will need to turn on the integration and sync, then let us know. Click the option below to get started.
- For new-to-PastorsLine partners, you will be given an invite code to unlock the benefits discussed. Click the link below to get started.
Works with our Automated Messages Campaign
Replace Digital Connect Cards
with Digital Connect Texts
In Tithely ChMS (Elvanto), 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 Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) 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 the Tithely ChMS (Elvanto), keeping both apps up-to-date.
You will be able to sync some or all of your Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) 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 Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) group or sync to existing groups from within the PastorsLine interface.
No more duplicates with Smart Syncing
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
integrates with Planning Center, Church Community Builder, Mailchimp, Elvanto, ...
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.
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
“[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 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
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.
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
"Baptism Worship Service Reminders - bulk texting—we were blown away by the number of people who showed up."
Dir. of Admin.
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 🙂
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.
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.
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
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
““...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."
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
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.
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
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
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 MC 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 MC integration.
The best news is that as your church grows, PastorsLine and MC can continue to sync your new contacts and groups up to an unlimited number with virtually no restrictions.