You have been Upgraded!
14 new features
in Version 3
PastorsLine Version 3 Release 2 is available: your wishlist items +
our ideas wrapped up in a more convenient and user-friendly platform. Check out what’s new inside!
October 2022: We will switch everyone over to V3, but you will still have the option to switch back temporarily.
November 2022: View-only option for version 2. Permenantly switched to v3.
December 2022: We will sunset the Version 2 interface.
What You'll Get During This Fall 2022:
Quick Overview of New Features
Detailed Overview of New Features
Upcoming Features and Changes
LET’S LOOK AT THOSE 14 NEW FEATURES MORE CLOSELY…
Archive vs Delete
Ever deleted someone or something and then wished you hadn’t? Often, this happens long after the deletion, so it is gone forever. PastorsLine now gives you a choice. Learn more
Close conversations one-by-one or in bulk keeping your Inbox less cluttered. Learn more
Messages Viewing Filters
We want finding your messages to be as easy as possible. So PastorsLine V3 automatically filters your messages into many categories.
Opt in status filters
A detailed breakdown shows you who has opted for what. For example: with texts, see who unsubscribed, opted out, and opted out likely (as we mentioned above). With Mailchimp, find out who subscribed, unsubscribed, non-subscribed and was cleaned.
Do multiple actions at once to Inbox messages
Repetitive actions take time if we need to do them one by one – especially if you have a lot to do! Our solution is multi-select, bulk actions.
Just like with email, you might start a text and then leave it. We save it for you, so you can start from where you left off.
Opted out likely
To opt out of texts, people need to send specific words such as “Stop”. If they sent something similar but not exact, we flag it here for your review.
Expanded search categories
We understood that people want to be able to search their data in many different ways. So we expanded our Search possibilities.
Better “Do not call” management
Some of your people are happy with texts but not voice calls. Just a few clicks will remove them from the calling list to respect their privacy.
Users can choose not to use the defaults but personalize their signatures instead. This gives your staff more ability to reflect their own characters and cultures.
Personalized app settings
When you open the Messages view, which category is your usual ‘go-to’? In the People view, how do you want the names sorted - A to Z by last name; Z to A by first name; by newest, etc.? Do you like to see details in a list or prefer them in a table? All these and more are yours to ‘command’.
Chances are there are voice messages you repeat such as reminders to complete and send in trip forms or VBS registration documents. Now you can save them as templates to use over and over.
Add thumbnails for users and organizations
Put a face to your users or icon to your organizations. Uploading a thumbnail is quick and easy.
Custom notification settings
Expanded notification settings let you control the amount and frequency of information.
We’ve got some new options also, such as the ability to edit the amount of your low credit balance reminder. Set it higher or lower as desired.
People are excited. They find that ‘getting around’ PL V3 is fairly easy and straightforward. So, not too much of a learning curve. They appreciate the reorganization, which puts more actions on one web page - less moving from page to page to get things done.
All these features are available and included in our free trial and all paid plans.
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)
Overall, texts are the most opened, fastest read and most responded to type of communication. When you think about your audience’s needs like Jesus did, texting becomes the preferred way for Pastors to do more in less time, staying connected to their audience’s needs while creating some insulation between their own spaces and those of their audience.
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.
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
"Baptism Worship Service Reminders - bulk texting—we were blown away by the number of people who showed up."
Dir. of Admin.
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.
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 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 🙂
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
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
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.
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
“[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
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
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
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 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
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."
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
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