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How to Use Texting During Online Services

Texting is a practical way to connect with your community when doing church online. In this post, we're going to look at some ways to follow-up with guests, send out online service reminders, receive salvation decisions, and encourage prayer - all through texting.
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder
Company News

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.
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder
Company News

In Response to Covid-19

Due to COVID-19, many churches around the country are canceling Sunday gatherings and moving services online. A significant number of you, our customers, have been using Clearstream to communicate these changes to your church community via text message.
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder
Company News

The New Clearstream is Here!

Today, we launched a completely redesigned Clearstream. It’s the culmination of a year and a half of work, sweat and tears. Thankfully no blood. Before we get into what’s new and what’s changed, I thought it would be helpful to give some context as to why an all-new platform.
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder
Company News

Texting Laws & Best Practices for Churches

In this series, we'll walk through the laws and guidelines for texting inside of your church. We'll also discuss the different numbers (long codes and short codes) you can use for texting in your church. We created this video series to help you understand the nuances of texting and the best practices for developing an effective strategy for your church.
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder
Best Practices

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.
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder
Product Updates

New Feature: Automated Workflows

Our new automated workflows feature lets you set up an automated series of text messages to send new visitors who've given you their info over the course of a few days or weeks after their first visit.
Jimmy Britnell
Jimmy Britnell
Customer Success
Product Updates

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 to the week before.
Jimmy Britnell
Jimmy Britnell
Customer Success
Product Updates

New Feature: Slack Integration

Slack is one of the most popular web apps for team communication. Here at Clearstream our team uses and relies on Slack every day. After hearing that so many of our customers use it, we thought 'why not let our customers manage their Clearstream Inbox directly in Slack?'  Hence this powerful (we tend to overuse this word, but a sufficiently better adjective to describe this new feature could not be found in the English dictionary) new integration. If your church uses Slack for internal team communication, do read on...
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder
Product Updates

New Feature: Sync to Planning Center

It just so happens that a lot of our customers use Planning Center as their church management software. That's probably because we make it almost laughably easy to send texts to your People Lists in Planning Center.
Michael Lepinay
Michael Lepinay
COO / Co-founder

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