In 2014, our friends at Leadership Network found that over 8,000 churches in the U.S. were multisite. And, that was 3 years ago! In a blog post last year, Portable Church points out that churches of all sizes are going multisite. This isn't a fad, it's now a normal part of ministry. In fact I go to a campus of a very large, multisite church ... and love it. So, what must church software be able to do to serve this growing movement? Here are six things I believe are essential.
I often tell people that support and innovation are two of our distinctives as a church management software company. We released our new, innovative online giving and text to give upgrades a couple of months ago. At the same time, as a result of great interaction with our clients, we also released some really handy upgrades. You may have seen these already.
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"Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25
In my Membership Class, I show a slide that I've developed over the years to help church staff evaluate the nature of the software they need. Each of these serve a different purpose and require a different architecture. Just as the architecture of a grocery store, a restaurant and a doctor's office are different based on purpose, so the architecture of church software is different based on its primary purpose. Here's how I break them down:
Most churches have data scattered among several software applications. This came about because in the past twenty years innovative programmers have developed applications that helped churches in ways that their old ChMS couldn't.
If I were a pastor writing to my congregation about texting to give. Here's the blog post, email and/or newsletter article I would write. Maybe it will give you some ideas or use it as it is, just change the phone number.
- Stewardship grows. Convenience and consistency increase giving.
- Seamlessly integrated. Contributions automatically post to donor's giving record.
- Save money. On monthly access and per transaction fees.
- State of the art simple.
- Service you know and trust.
This blog post is for our newest customers. You are done with the search process, opted to continue your trial, and filled out our follow up form to help us help you get going with excellence. Here are the next steps I would do. Let's go!
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Easter is for Church what the Super Bowl is for football. Everything comes down to this. All the creativity, caring, dreams and hard work boil down to this annual celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. By his sacrifice alone, we are healed. This message changed the world. It changes people. Lots of people. People your church is called to love.