Touch-Upgrades: Ideas That Make Us Better

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/26/17 7:08 AM

 Support is a huge value for Churchteams.  We love our clients and love interacting with you.  From these interactions we learn what makes using the software more difficult than it needs to be and gain fresh ideas for improvement. Mark and Donna not only are building the exciting future of Churchteams features, but they also work tirelessly to upload data and make your best ideas a reality.  This makes Churchteams a better tool for everyone.  Here is a list of touch-upgrades to the software since early June.

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Tags: New Release

The Family Ministry Database

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/19/17 7:29 AM

Churches have always addressed the needs of families.  Priority is often given to worship and the education or discipleship of not only children, but also their parents. As the role of marriage and family continues to denigrate in our culture, churches are taking up the slack to help people better understand and align with God's design.  Although we don't do content for training, another question on the minds of these churches is how can a church database help manage family ministry?  Here how we do it.

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Tags: Church management software

Upgrade 2017: The Text-TO-Church Innovation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/12/17 7:51 AM

*Okay, yes, I did make up the phrase "Text-TO-Church".

Receiving a text FROM a church is nothing new.  Lots of churches use text to send updates, news and reminders. This feature has been part of Churchteams for a number of years.  

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Tags: Church management software, New Release, Text-To-Church

New Release:  Text-To-Check-In

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/5/17 8:44 AM
If you've been following our development this year, you know we have done a lot with texting.  Text to: give, register, and attend.  As we were working on these, we realized that we could provide the same service for secure child check-in.   Last week we released this upgrade.  So you now have a well-rounded suite of texting options to more easily and fully engage people.  As I have demoed these features over the past couple of months I find myself drawn more and more to the texting option.  When I text a keyword, the system recognizes me and fills out all the information that it has on any form, or in this case check-in.  This makes it incredibly easy to use.  I've also seen that each feature supports the use of the other features.  I'm excited to see the impact this combination of features will have on your church's giving.   Here are the notes on text-to-check-in.
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

Mission Trips And Fundraising

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/29/17 10:06 AM
I love mission trips.  They give people the opportunity to serve and reach people outside their normal circles or even country.  By travelling and serving together,  mission trips build relationships within the team.  Almost always the participant grows in his/her relationship with Jesus.  And mission trips give friends and family the opportunity to pray for, encourage and support those going.  Managing this fundraising / team-building process has never been easier.  We simply tweaked a few things in current features you already love to help.  Here's how you do it:
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Tags: New Release

New Upgrades: Texting Worship Attendance

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/22/17 7:25 AM
A couple of months ago, I posted this blog post on texting worship attendance.  It has been the most opened blog post year to date.  As churches have started to experiment with this solution to an age old problem, we uncovered the need for a couple of revisions.  Between that post and this one, you should have a pretty powerful alternative way to take worship attendance.  (BTW, notice in this image how easy it is to use text attendance with text to give.)
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

Train, Schedule & Help Volunteers Thrive

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/15/17 8:47 AM

In the last blog I shared ideas on how to best use our church database to recruit volunteers.  This is a huge effort for many church staff every late summer and early fall.  But, the rest of the year is about helping these volunteers thrive and succeed in their ministry.  Here are some ideas on how to use Churchteams to help you make sure your volunteers have as positive an experience as possible.

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Tags: Kids Ministry, Church management software, Leadership

Managing The Stress of Recruiting Volunteers

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/8/17 9:47 AM

 August is the time of the year that many church staff are feeling the pressure of recruiting for their fall ministies.  The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers few.  And the staff are feeling the pressure of both.   I remember this season well from my many years as a small group and family pastor.  My wife and kids remember it as well.  Dad was always a little more amped up.  

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Tags: Church management software

Software To Schedule And Manage Volunteers

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/1/17 8:00 AM

In the last blog, we talked about how to organize your church volunteer teams by answering a few basic questions.  Once you have those figured out and have created your teams, you are ready to schedule and manage them.  Here's how that is done in Churchteams.

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Tags: Church management software

4 questions to help you schedule volunteers

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/25/17 10:08 AM

A client/friend set up a call with me recently to talk about the best way to set up their groups for volunteer scheduling.  As we talked, I realized that it might be helpful to do a blog post to help church volunteers and staff consider how to set up volunteer teams to make scheduling as easy as possible.  

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Tags: Kids Ministry, Volunteers

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