The easiest way to connect with your students, staff, and families.

What is YS Group TXT?

It’s one more way that we’re trying to make your job a little easier. We know your students are basically connected to their cell phones. We also know that it’s sometimes hard to get their attention, especially with so much going on in their worlds.

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How Does it Work?

Let everyone know to text a keyword to a specific number. That will automatically get their numbers added to your list, and voila! Now you can send them quick and easy messages that won’t end up in a spam folder, in a recycle bin, or sitting in a pile of papers on a dining room table.

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What does it cost?

With plans starting at $39/month, our pricing packages are affordable and flexible. Plus, if you decide that YS Group TXT just isn’t for you, you can opt out and cancel at any time. There’s no long-term contract or commitment!

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Don’t be this guy.
Now you can easily communicate in the 21st century.

We stopped using carrier pigeons a long time ago. So long ago, your teenagers probably do not even know what a carrier pigeon actually is. We aren’t here to debate their effectiveness, but we are here to help you communicate more effectively. All we are telling you is that carrier pigeons are probably not your best option.


You have an important message. Make sure it is heard.

Whether it’s an announcement about an upcoming event, a birthday wish, a message to parents, we all have something important to say. Screaming at the top of your lungs, and wearing your message like a promotion isn’t the best way to do it. Let us help.


Reach everyone.
Right where they are.

Email, Facebook, Twitter…what is the best option to communicate with the most people involved with your student ministry? Everyone has a different preference for social media and digital communication. But chances are that everyone involved in your youth group has a cell phone (and they probably spend a lot of time with it close by). Text messages provide an easy way for you to communicate messages, reminders, and details while communicating right where your audience is. But texting to a large group hasn’t been an ideal solution, until now.


While mobile apps and social media can create a media rich experience for your students, only 49% of phones in the US are smartphones. Text messaging can reach each and every phone in the US, and each of your students and volunteers are using it.


Group TXT Features:

  • SMS Broadcasts

    Easily send text messages to a database built up of your students, volunteers and parents.

  • Dedicated Coaching

    Get personalized coaching, support, and campaign guidance from your personal Account Coach.

  • SMS Feedback

    Show your students that you care by asking and gathering their feedback via text.

  • Mobile Send

    Quickly and easily send messages from your smartphone with our full mobile platform.

  • One-Click Messaging

    Schedule & Post a message to Twitter, Facebook and your SMS Database all at once.

  • Event Reminders

    Schedule SMS event reminders to remind your students, parents or volunteers about upcoming scheduled events.


OK, but how much is it?
Show me the fine print.

Here’s the thing. There really isn’t any. There’s no contract and you can cancel at any time.

  • $39/month
  • 2,000 Messages
  • 3 Keywords
  • Account Coaching from Mobivity
  • One-Click Messaging
  • Mobile Send (Broadcast from Mobile Phone)
  • SMS Feedback
  • $49/month
  • 4,000 Messages
  • 5 Keywords
  • Account Coaching from Mobivity
  • One-Click Messaging
  • Mobile Send (Broadcast from Mobile Phone)
  • SMS Feedback
  • $59/month
  • 8,000 Messages
  • 8 Keywords
  • Account Coaching from Mobivity
  • One-Click Messaging
  • Mobile Send (Broadcast from Mobile Phone)
  • SMS Feedback
  • $120/month
  • Unlimited Messages
  • 15 Keywords
  • Account Coaching from Mobivity
  • One-Click Messaging
  • Mobile Send (Broadcast from Mobile Phone)
  • SMS Feedback

Add additional keywords to your plan for $5.00 per keyword. Additional texts are just $0.02 per text for any overage.

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Ready to get started using YS Group TXT today? Click on the button below, and let’s get the short process started!

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Have questions? Do you just want to talk this over with somebody? We are always here to help you, and answer any questions you may have.

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What is YS Group TXT?

Over the years of working with youth workers from all across the country, Youth Specialties has realized that while the world becomes more and more connected through social media it has become increasingly difficult for our message to be heard to those in our ministries. To help get your message to the students, volunteers and parents in your ministry, YS has partnered with industry leader Mobivity to help build YS Group TXT. Mobivity, says that since 2010, more monthly text messages are sent on average than monthly phone calls made. Even more impressive than that, the amount of text messages sent each day outnumbers the population of the entire planet. But the real success of text messaging can be seen in the numbers.

  • Text messages are typically read within 15 minutes of being received.
  • Text messages, on average, have a 95% read rate.

YS Group TXT is one more way that we’re trying to make your job a little easier by creating a way for you to easily text a message to all your students, parents, or volunteers. You can create your own groups and decide who needs to know what. With the simple mobile platform, you can use your mobile device to broadcast important messages, timely reminders, or encouraging words to everyone involved in your ministry.

You can also get feedback easily using YS Group TXT. So you don’t have to worry about sending out a group text that EVERYONE gets replied on! You can also set up and schedule texts to go out through the online portal, or just send them from your phone.

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How Does YS Group TXT Work?

Depending on the package you choose, you’ll have three, five, eight, or fifteen keywords. Each keyword can be used to create a specific list, and you can easily add more keywords to your account to meet your needs. If you’d like to target your messages more specifically, you might want multiple keywords (like “students,” “parents,” and “volunteers”). Of course, you can get creative by adding your ministry name at the front of the keyword.

Once you have your keyword(s) set up, you’ll just let everyone know to text that keyword to a specific number. That will automatically get their numbers added to your list, and voila! Now you can send them quick and easy messages that won’t end up in a spam folder, in a recycle bin, or sitting in a pile of papers on a dining room table. Your messages will be in their hands and seen almost instantly!

Choose the package that’s right for you. Every package comes with Coaching Support, so you’ll have help along the way to set it up and handle any questions you may have.

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What Does YS Group TXT Cost?

Our pricing packages are affordable and flexible. If you sign up at one level and decide you want to change, it’s that easy! Plus, if you decide that YS Group TXT just isn’t for you, you can opt out and cancel at any time. There’s no long-term contract or commitment! Decide you don’t have enough keywords? Add additional keywords to your plan for $5.00 per keyword. Worried about using up all of your messages? You won’t have to take an additional offering in your next worship gathering to pay for it, additional texts are just $0.02 per text for any overage. We’ve worked hard to put together a package that we are confident will not only help you in your ministry, but also fits within your budget.

Every package includes account coaching support, Mobile Send (to broadcast from your mobile phone), SMS Feedback (to get responses to questions you send out), and One-Click Messaging (to schedule a post to FB, Twitter, and your SMS list all at once).

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