Terms of Use

Instant Church Directory is a source for creating a directory.

You have accepted these Terms of Service which govern your use of our service.


Your free 30 Day Instant Church Directory membership will begin when you click on "Start your FREE TRIAL" during the registration process. Simply cancel anytime in your first 30 days, and you will not be charged. To cancel, click on "My Account" and follow the simple cancellation instructions. If you are enjoying Instant Church Directory, do nothing and your membership will automatically continue at the annual or monthly subscription rate for the plan you selected until you cancel your subscription.

The FREE Trial offer cannot be combined with any other offer. First-time customers only.

Promotional Offers

We may from time to time offer special promotional offers. Offer eligibility is determined by Instant Church Directory at its sole discretion. Members with an existing or recent Instant Church Directory membership may not be eligible for certain introductory offers. The eligibility requirements and other limitations and conditions will be disclosed when you sign up for the offer, or in other communications made available to you.

Billing and Cancellation

Billing Cycle. Valid credit card payment is required to purchase and continue a subscription to Instant Church Directory. Your card will be charged when you click on "Place Order." The length of your billing cycle will depend on the type of subscription that you choose when you signed up for the service. 

Your subscription will automatically continue and charge the credit card supplied until you cancel your subscription.  

Payment Methods. You understand the parent company, Communication Resources, Inc. will charge the credit card supplied through a secure third party. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card number on historical account records. We transmit the entire encrypted credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.

You can update your payment method at any time under "My Account".

Details about our Privacy Policy can be found here.

Cancellation. You can cancel your Instant Church Directory subscription at any time. To cancel, click on "My Account" and follow the simple cancellation instructions on the screen. 

Changes to the Price and Subscription Plans. We reserve the right to change our subscription plans or adjust pricing for our service at any time at our discretion.

Content in the Services

You acknowledge and agree that Communication Resources, Inc. owns all legal right, title, and interest in and to Instant Church Directory, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the services.

You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the services).

Copyright Policy

Instant Church Directory may be republished or reproduced for use within your own church, parish, or organization. By accepting these Terms of Service you agree to the Copyright Policy stated here.

Consent to Paperless Billing Invoices

By opting-in on the enrollment form, you consent to receive email notifications of invoices and receipts for this account as well as agree to the terms and conditions listed below:

The following terms and conditions of use are required for participation in the Paperless Billing program:

  1. Agree to receive email notifications of the availability of an invoice for Communication Resources, Inc. products and subscription services.*
  2. Agree that it is your responsibility to keep your email address associated with your account up-to-date.
  3. Acknowledge the Paperless Billing notification will only be sent to the email address(s) registered with this Paperless Billing program.
  4. Acknowledge Communication Resources, Inc. cannot guarantee that your email will be delivered to your inbox given the individual use of “SPAM” filters and privacy settings.

Communication Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this service, change the terms of your use of this service, or terminate your use of this service at any time with or without cause. We also reserve the right to send you important billing invoices, receipts and other information about your account via the U.S. Postal Service.

*Communication Resources, Inc., is the parent company of Children's Worship Bulletins, ChurchArt Online, HomeTouch Ministry, Homiletics Online, Instant Church Directory, The NEWSLETTER Newsletter, My Church Events and The Wired Word.

Instant Church Directory Broadcast News Send Text Message Service Terms of Service

Part A – For Members Receiving Text Messages From Instant Church Directory Administrators

Part B – For Admins Using Broadcast News Send Text Message Service

Part A – For Members Receiving Text Messages From Instant Church Directory Administrators

1. When you opt-in to the service, we will send you an SMS (Short Message Service) message to confirm your signup.

2. You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text STOP to 61894. After you send the SMS message STOP to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us.

If you want to join again, simply sign up as you did the first time, and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.

3. If at any time you forget what keywords are supported, text HELP to 61894. After you send the SMS message HELP to us, we will respond with instructions about how to use our service, as well as how to unsubscribe.

4. We can deliver messages to the following mobile phone carriers:

Major carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Nextel, and Virgin Mobile.

Minor carriers: Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).

This list may be updated periodically without written notice.

5. As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. Message frequency will vary. If you have questions about your text plan or data plan, please contact your wireless provider.

For all questions about the services provided by this shortcode, send an email to https://members.instantchurchdirectory.com//privacypolicy

Part B – For Admins Using Broadcast News Send Text Message Service

By Sending Text Messages using this service:

  • You agree to allow our third party text message sending provider Twilio to send and receive text messages on your behalf. Twilio will not use your members’ information for any purpose other than sending and receiving text messages. All text messages will be sent via an SMS text message short code 61894.
  • You agree to NOT send messages that include any of the following:
    - Depictions or endorsements of violence
    - Adult or other inappropriate content
    - Profanity or hate speech
    - Endorsement of illegal or illicit drugs
  • You agree to abide by the sending rates of your monthly plan.
  • You agree to obtain member consent to send text messages to that member before selecting the “Allow Text Messages” option on a member’s phone number.

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