Start Here with Text-to-Church

Access Churchteams easily using the technology everyone is already using...TEXTING!

Text-To-Church allows people to take the initiative rather than waiting to be prompted to respond. 

Setup

Use

Troubleshoot 

Setup:

Click Communicate > Text-to-Church Central to find this form.  Select the option to use your church office number or Search for a new number that we provide.

Use:

Here are five ways you can use this feature to help your people initiate ministry:

Text-to-Give makes giving as easy as texting a dollar amount once they've created their account.  And creating an account just involves adding a password.  Try it yourself:  

  • Text GIVE to (817) 677-9850 and follow instructions.  
  • Use our dummy card 4003 0001 2345 6781 - expiration date 04/22 - cvv 123 to give $1.
  • Or text 1 MISSIONS to give $1 to missions instead of the general fund.
  • Add a password and create an account.

Text-to-Register.  Imagine promoting a class or event in your worship folder or on a handout and telling people to simply text one keyword.  After talking about it, a couple can register for a marriage seminar on their way home from church.

  • Try it:  text DEMO to the same number.  Be sure to add a child for childcare.  (You'll need this for the Text-to-check-in demo.)
  • Customize the system to register adults, register for childcare, and take payments.
  • Tell people to save this text-the-church number in their contacts.

Text-to-Attend.  Want a new way to capture worship or youth attendance?  This has been an age-old problem.  Text can help.  

  • Try it: text WORSHIP11 to the same number.  
  • The system takes your attendance and can return a link to a connection form.

Text-to-Check-in.   We are the first in the marketplace to provide text-to-check-in.  As a family drives to church or walks into the building, they use their text-the-church number to text CHECK or CHECK-IN.

  • Try it: text CHECK to the same number. Mark attendance.
  • The security code is texted back so that it is also on your phone.  
  • Attendance is taken.
  • Security tags are ready when they walk to the printer station.
  • Check-in the whole family (kids, youth, worship, and volunteers) using ALL CHECK.

Text-to-Me.  No need to overthink this!  ME is simply our keyword for a person to text the database in order to:

  • Login (coach level and higher) 
  • See/edit my Follow Up assignments 
  • See my Volunteer schedule 
  • View my church directory (if enabled) 
  • Go to important church links (e.g. website or podcast, you choose) 
  • Access groups I lead 
  • Update my information 

Text-to-Link.  Your shortcut to anywhere!

  • Make sure you have set up your Text-to-Church phone number.
  • Click Communicate > Text > Text-to-Church to get to T2C central.
  • Click the blue +Add Link button.  Enter the URL, description and the keyword you want.
  • Click save and you're ready to go.

Troubleshoot:

The whole of the feature suite is greater than the sum of its parts.  Someone registers for an event and remembers they want to give to a missions project.  Stewardship increases. Mom matches her secure ID # from a text to the number on her child's name tag and remembers to register for New Members Class.  Involvement increases.