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Posted on September 26th, 2018

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 everyday. 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...

How it works

Quick Setup: Account Settings > Integrations > Slack Setup > Select Channel

When you initially set up your Slack integration, you will select which channel you want synced with your Clearstream account. This Slack channel will be notified any time a new message is received in your Clearstream Inbox. You can then respond to the incoming Clearstream message without having to leave Slack. Note - you can setup a separate Slack integration for each Subaccount.

Example Use Case

Texting is a great way to get prayer requests from your church members. There's two ways to do this:

  1. Create a custom number, also known as a Longcode, for members to text their prayer requests to during the week. All prayer requests will then go into your Inbox, and all team members with access to your Clearstream account will be notified immediately.

  2. Send weekly text blasts to your members, asking them if there's anything they need prayer for. Many churches that use Cleastream do this on a weekly basis, typically on Wednesdays. This is a much easier and quicker way to get prayer requests compared to email, website forms, or Sunday morning connect cards. Similar to #1 above, all incoming messages are sent to your Inbox, and your team members will be notified with each new incoming prayer request. They can then respond to each one from within your account, mobile app, or directly in Slack.

If you've setup a Subaccount specifically for your prayer team, you can give prayer team members in your church access to only that Clearstream account. All incoming prayer requests will go directly into their Clearstream Inbox, and no other account. If they've synced Clearstream and Slack, they will receive all prayer requests in their Slack channel, and can respond to each message from within Slack.

Video Walkthrough

Helpful things to know: