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A collection of articles and videos highlighting new feature releases, how-to’s for church texting, and thought pieces.

  • The New Clearstream is Here!

    Today, we launched the completely redesigned Clearstream texting platform. New features, more integrations, and faster than ever. See what’s new, what’s changed, and how to get the most out of Clearstream.

  • Texting Laws & Best Practices for Churches

    In this whiteboard video series, we walk through the laws, carrier guidelines, and best practices for texting in your church. We also dive into the different types of numbers you can use when texting, such as shortcodes and longcodes.

  • September Product Updates

    Hello, and happy September from the Sunshine State! Our team has been busy working on long-term, bigger features to come over the next few months. In the meantime, we have pushed a few smaller developments that we’re thrilled to share with you. * COVID-19 update – We are continuing to help churches, as we’re able…

  • August Product Updates

    Greetings from a hot, hot, hot Florida in August. This past month, we’ve launched a couple new features, made a bunch of small updates, and changed our pricing. * COVID-19 update – We are continuing to help churches, as we’re able to, with limited free message credits needed for COVID-related communication. If your church needs…

  • July Product Updates

    Starting this month, we’ll be writing monthly updates. Why? Because we release new features and make small improvements to Clearstream every week, but have been admittedly terrible at communicating lately. 😬 This year we’ve been consumed with launching the new version of Clearstream (a nearly two-year undertaking), as well as helping our customers navigate their…

  • How to Use Texting During Online Services

    As more people move towards a digital-first lifestyle, more churches have started to offer online services. Churches often use livestream, YouTube, or Facebook Live as a way to do church online. Recently, due to COVID-19, most churches are following suit. A clear challenge to doing church online is making personal connections with people – be…

  • Church Texting Laws During Covid-19

    We’ll keep this post brief, as you’re likely inundated with other things right now. Getting to the point: you can legally text your church members concerning Coronavirus. This past weekend, we passed our average monthly message volume – within the first 15 days of March. This means Clearstream is being used at nearly 200% its…

  • In Response to COVID-19

    *7/23/20 Update – We are continuing to help churches, as we’re able to, with limited free credits needed for COVID-related communication. If your church needs assistance, please reach out to our support. Due to COVID-19, many churches around the country are canceling Sunday gatherings and moving services online. A significant number of you, our customers,…

  • Choosing the Right Texting Service for Your Church

    In order to help you choose the best texting service for your church, we created this post to highlight the key features and functionalities crucial to churches interested in communicating with their volunteers, members, staff, and first-time guests via text message. Over the past several months, we’ve been on the hunt for a ‘customer journey’…

  • New Feature: Automated Workflows

    Make Your Visitor Connect Cards Way More Powerful Likely you already have tools in place to make sure your visitors feel welcomed on Sunday morning: a superhero host team, a friendly welcome center, great coffee, etc. For those new guests who do fill out your connect card, or give their info at your Welcome Center,…

  • New Feature: Weekly Reports

    Analytics are a vital piece of any software, which is why we provide important metrics throughout the Clearstream platform. And now, you can get weekly reports of your account performance automatically emailed to you and your team! Weekly Reports give you a quick summary of your account’s performance over the past week, as well as a comparison…

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