A simple and easy way to create your church directory.
Dear Colleague in Ministry,
If your church already has a photo directory, chances are it's out of date—and probably was by the time you first received it. You know it’s impossible to keep a printed directory current.
New members are added ... people move ... kids grow up ... people pass away. And before long, your beautiful photo directory no longer represents your congregation accurately.
With Instant Church Directory, gone are the days of printing and distributing a church directory that is immediately outdated. You CAN produce a professional church photo directory yourself in just hours.
Don’t delay! Delight your members with an updated directory today by starting your 30-day FREE TRIAL. We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied, or we’ll cheerfully refund every cent.
-The Instant Church Directory Team
Instant Church Directory is a full-feature church directory program.
Our mission from the very beginning has been to create an affordable church directory program that is, well … instant. We believe keeping you connected to your members is a critical part of your ministry—along with keeping your members connected to one another. But, in this fast-paced world, that isn't always easy to achieve. With Instant Church Directory, you'll be able to keep your member information up to date any time and from anywhere. Log in conveniently from any computer — from home or from your church office. Plus, you'll enjoy all the benefits of a commercial church photo directory at a fraction of the cost. Learn more about what we provide below.
Traditional, Printed Directory
Instant Church Directory gives you the option to create a professionally-designed directory that you can print yourself as a PDF or have printed commercially. Learn more.
Safe and Secure
Access information with peace of mind because your members' data is safe and secure. We take your privacy and your congregation's privacy very seriously and never use or sell your church data. Learn more.
Free Mobile Apps
You and your members can securely sync your church's directory and any updates right to their mobile devices. Learn more.
Email and Text Messaging
Communicate with your entire membership — or selected group(s) within your directory — without having to look up a single email address. Simply enter a subject and a message, select members and send. Learn more.
Online Members' Website
The Online Members' Website works just like the mobile app but is viewable online in any modern browser and device. Learn more.
Pricing Made Simple
No tiered-pricing plans! At only $9.99 a month, no matter your church size or how often you update your directory, Instant Church Directory is one of the most affordable directory services available. Learn more.
Setting up your directory is a snap.
What do we mean by "Instant"? With traditional photo directory companies, it often takes weeks or even months to compile, produce and distribute a church directory. With our program, we believe that in about an hour you can produce a sample directory that you can present to a directory committee or church leaders for approval. You just need a trial account and immediately you can enter family information, photos, a cover photo and other details. Then, with just some additional time — depending on your church size — you can complete your directory and be ready to share it!
Easy to Create
We take you step by step to enter your members' details including photos, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, anniversaries and more. We provide two custom fields with each entry for adding specialized information that you may wish to include. It's easy to change or update this information at any time. Changes made to members' details are automatically updated to the mobile app and online members' website. You can view a sample directory here.
Easy to Share
Distributing your completed directory is easy. Instant Church Directory provides multiple options for sharing your directory and reaching your members in the way they wish. Using our PDF option, you can print a traditional directory for those who prefer a paper directory. Or, if your members prefer to view the directory online, they can sync the directory directly to their mobile devices via our free mobile apps or view the directory on the members' website.
Easy to Update
Instant Church Directory makes managing members' information easy and user-friendly. Our software program allows for necessary changes and updates to keep your directory accurate, safe and accessible to only those members who should have access to its contents. Plus, any changes you make and member submissions you approve are immediately synced to your members' devices so they always have the most up-to-date directory available.
Review our best online church directory features.
With Instant Church Directory, we provide the tools to make creating and maintaining a church photo directory simple and fast. Access all the features below with one, low monthly membership price of $9.99.
Add Additional Editors
Employ volunteers to help by adding up to three editors to your account at no additional cost. This is a perfect way to engage extra help for building and maintaining your directory.
Manage Church Groups
Add individuals or families to a group, and then print a directory just for that group! You can create as many groups and sub-directories as you want. Groups are viewable on the mobile apps and the online members' website.
Keep Track of Members' Birthdays
Quickly add a birthday to any member's information in the directory. The birthday page will display your members' birthdays by month.
Export Data for Mailing Labels
Export your family data anytime. You can use the exported CSV file in other applications that can read a CSV file. For example, use it to create envelopes or mailing labels using Microsoft Word Mail Merge.
Send Emails to Your Church Members
Send unlimited messages to your church members directly from your directory account using our quick email service. Enter a subject and message, select your recipients and send. Our email messages are ad-free. It's easy to schedule messages for immediate delivery or schedule emails to be sent at a later date. Because we send them for you, your emails are always in CAN-SPAM compliance. Learn more.
Members Can Submit Changes
Members can submit an update for their address, photo, email address or phone number for church approval from the online directory and mobile apps!
Insert Custom Pages
Create a custom page in any desktop software, export it as a PDF and upload it into your directory PDF. It's especially helpful if you would like to sell ads to sponsor your directory. Use a custom page to add your own touch, such as a striking directory cover design.
Include anniversary dates in a family's details so these special days won't be overlooked. Anniversaries are listed just like birthdays in the mobile app.
Available in Booklet-Sized Format
With just a few clicks, you can change your printed directory from an 8.5" x 11" size to a booklet size of 5.5" x 8.5" and print as many copies as you need in black-and-white or full-color format.
Add on Text Messaging
Our optional text messaging service can provide a faster way to reach members than emails. Purchase text messaging credits as you need them to deliver important or urgent messages directly to your church members. Messages show the unique Alert Name that you create so members can easily identify the text sender. Learn more.
We've learned an important lesson:
The church is people. Not a building!
What customers say about Instant Church Directory.
Read what others love about our online church directory program.
Your program was so user friendly and the result was a very professional product.
Love this app. I am a pastor and love this app. First, it is easy to use and update. Secondly, it has helped build community in our church. If you forget someone's name, or their children's names — just look it up on the spot, find their picture, and you're good. I have talked to so many people at lunch or breakfast meetings and a name comes up of someone they don't know — I look that person up and can show them their picture. Thirdly, if you visit someone or are headed to a home group for the first time, just touch their address and the map to their house appears on your phone. I also use it to pray for people — just go down the list. … We update it regularly and it saves trying to print updates all the time. Lastly, and most obviously, you have everyone's phone number right on your phone. Love this thing!
Wonderful! I have used this app as both a member & as the secretary of my congregation. I found it very easy to work with in the office & love to have my church family's info at my fingertips! I have just retired so don't have the access I did when I worked, but no problem, I just open Instant Church Directory & phone, text or email with no problems. All churches should use this app!
This is the best online tool I have ever used. The tool itself is so easy to use. I have found it to be flexible, it prints nicely and the support you provide is super! The price is more than worth it!
Our faith family has been using this for over a year, and everyone raves about how handy it is to have contact information at their fingertips! They love that it is so easily updated. The new email broadcasting feature, and the soon-to-be implemented text broadcasting feature make it just that much better! I can't say enough good things about the value for the price!
Great App. This app gives good sized pictures of families with their contact information so you can contact people by phone, text or email. When you add new members, it automatically places them in alphabetical order. It's very easy to make a printed directory. The best thing is you can have it on your smart phone and can use it at church or other places. Our congregation loves it. People can send in their own pictures directly to the Administrator.
This directory is a great experience for me. Of all the congregations I've been involved with over the past 30+ years none has had a directory that comes close to this one. It's so easy to use and so helpful in getting to learn members' names and faces. I'd give it a 10 star rating.
Instant Church Directory Online is amazing! Easiest, by far, software I have ever used! It took me 10 minutes to create a sample directory of about 8 pages long. Thank you!!!
Simply the best church directory app available! Super easy to set up and use. Adding members and information is a breeze. Registering each device is fast with personalized password emailed to member instantly. Members love that after they login the first time, they don't have to login again. Love the ability to click on phone number to make a call, click on email address which opens your email app to instantly send an email, and the ability to click on street address and GPS app opens instantly and shows you how to get there.
Incredibly valuable to our class. We have a large Sunday school class … 150 people, and this app has proved to be such a valuable tool for us. The ability to update quickly and easily, add birthdays and anniversaries, provide care groups and photos is just incredible. With every update comes new and exciting changes and improvements. The staff here does an excellent job. I highly recommend it for any church or Sunday school class.
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Pricing is Simple. No plans. No contracts.
If you like Instant Church Directory, do nothing and your membership will continue automatically after your free trial period is over. All your information will be saved so you won't have to start over.
For just $9.99 a month, you'll receive access to our features. There's no complicated tier-pricing based on the number of members, and no annual contracts are required. Furthermore, your members won't have to pay for mobile apps or online access or even feel pressured to buy photos.
Instant Church Directory is your church directory solution.