Compare our Paid Plans
All plans include 2-way global text, voice, and automated emails (via MailChimp). Unlimited users, contacts, groups, and keywords. Dedicated numbers or host your landline number with us. The Mailchimp integration is included in all plans. Premium integrations with Church Community Builder, Planning Center, Tithely ChMS (Elvanto) and more are not available in our smallest plan.
(+) A 'message' is a messaging credit. 1 text to one phone number uses 1 messaging credit. 1 voice call to one phone number uses 2 - 3 messaging credits. Yearly plans get all their messages upfront. Every 160 characters is 1 text message / 1 credit.
(++) Each phone number = 125 messaging credits. Usually covers 1 U.S. and CA No. If the phone number costs more messaging credits, the 125 messages credits can be used to offset the additional cost. Rates for international phone numbers differ. Click HERE for more information about our international rates.
(*)We offer unlimited keywords when using local, 10-digit numbers. For short code keywords, we offer two cases of free short code keywords up to your plan limit: 1. words/phrases of 4 digits or more which are not spelled like real words/phrases; 2. words/phrases of 11 digits or more (spelling does not matter). Premium short code keywords are offered for add-on additional costs and are defined as words/phrases of 10 digits or less and spelled like real words.
(**) No. of premium, external apps you can sync to simultaneously. Free external integrations (like Mailchimp) included on all plans. Our current premium integrations are Church Community Builder (CCB) and Planning Center (PCO). Alpha and beta integrations with Breeze ChMS and Tithely/Elvanto are not initially considered as premium integrations and can be activated at any time, on any account. However, these would change in the future once they are out of their alpha/beta status.
(***) Signup without doing the 30-day trial, and you will receive double the amount of messaging credits for the 1st month. Applies to monthly and yearly plans.
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All plans include
Have unlimited users.
Add unlimited contacts.
Groups and Keywords
Create unlimited groups and keywords.
Send and receive text, voice, and email messages.
Messages are flexible (choose to pay only for outgoing messages or have your messages rollover).
Phone numbers++ work within the PastorsLine system for simplified and effective communication.
Note: All our free, external apps (e.g. MailChimp) are included in every package.
Works in many countries worldwide. No contracts. Upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time!
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)
Yes, it does. A text length is 160 characters. For each text, you are charged 1 text credit. In this example, you would be charged for 10 text credits.
No, absolutely not. Choose your plan based on the number of SMS (or voicemail) msgs you want to send regularly.
Buy some more or upgrade your plan. Read more (+ how to get automatic alerts) in this HelpDesk article.
Basically, a messaging credit is a unit of cost used when sending or receiving text and voice messages. Credits work in two ways:
|Credits options||CREDITS ROLL OVER||INCOMING MSGS ARE FREE|
|Key differences||Pay for incoming and outgoing msgs, and unused credits roll over.||Pay only for outgoing messages, but unused credits don’t roll over.|
|Explanation||You maintain your current plan (or upgrade). You pay for BOTH incoming and outgoing msgs/calls on any plan, and your credits roll over month after month, year after year.||You pay for outgoing msgs/calls ONLY, never for incoming text messages. Your credits renew each month (no rollover).|
Find more details in this HelpDesk article.
PastorsLine believes that ‘pay as you go’ is a marketing ploy which is usually not to the user’s benefit. Read more about that in this HelpDesk article. We prefer to offer fairly-priced plans which give you access to all our great church-focused features. That’s why our basic plan, Inception, is only $10 / month ($100 / year - a savings of 17%).
Currently, there are two types of phone numbers. One type: You can add a new, PastorsLine, virtual local number. The other type: You can text-enable a landline which you already own. For example: on the Dash plan, you can have one or the other. On the Locomotion plan, you can have one of each.
Here’s how to match your needs with the right plan: Just estimate your weekly attendance and how many texts and/or voice msgs you are planning to send each week. Then, match your details with one of the plans below. Pay for what you need -- not the size of your list. You can always change plans as needed.
To get you started, we put together this easy to use estimator.
|Unlimited Keywords||Mass Text Messages||Polls and Surveys||Autoresponders|
|Unlimited Signup Widgets||Voice Messages||Contests||Appointment Reminders|
|Manual Import||Unlimited Groups, Tags||Loyalty Attendance Tracker||Schedule Info|
|Unlimited Contacts||Unlimited QR Codes||Kiosk Builder||Analitics and Reporting|
|Unlimited Keywords||Mass Text Messages|
|Unlimited Signup Widgets||Voice Messages|
|Manual Import||Unlimited Groups, Tags|
|Unlimited Contacts||Unlimited QR Codes|
|Polls and Surveys||Autoresponders|
|Loyalty Attendance Tracker||Schedule Info|
|Kiosk Builde||Analitics and Reporting|
PastorsLine offers Voice and SMS enabled phone numbers globally. These phone numbers are either generally available (GA) or in Beta.
Multiuser, Multicampus, and Multinumbers
You can now invite your entire team to use PastorsLine.
Our multiuser option gives you lots of choices, including the ‘role-based user’ profile: users see only the groups which they have been assigned and perform only those actions for which they have been given permission.
Share one, single telephone number among several team members who are working with the same groups, on the same event/project, etc. … Everyone sees everything for the full picture.
Give each team member his or her own, unique telephone number so that each person sees only the messages that are connected to him or her ... Saves time sifting through unneeded messages and makes sure texts don’t fall through the cracks.
Changes can be made at any time by the admin: number of monthly messaging credits, permissions, groups which can be accessed, etc. … Means that your setup flows with and adapts to your church’s needs, not the needs of the platform.
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
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
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 🙂
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
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
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
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
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
...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 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 text message bible study invites are working great. We saw a huge increase from 5-6 to 10-12 and the numbers stayed consistent.
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.
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 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
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
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