Happy New Software

This was my 18th new year as the co-founder of a company working on new software.  As I was contemplating 2016 and anticipating 2017 this week, I thought about the lifecycle of software and, much like life, how it goes through...

New Video - Passwords, Security and Access

I don't know if the end of the year is necessarily the greatest time to think about security of your church management system, but we are always thinking about it.  A few months ago, we released a security/access upgrade to our...

Four scenarios that make online giving essential that last week of the year

The past several weeks our pastors have emphasized end of year giving.  20% of the annual giving for our church every year comes in December.  As I reflect on end of year giving, here are four different scenarios that might be...

7 Subtleties About Churchteams Pricing

Churchteams pricing is done differently than most Church Management Systems. We think it is the most customer-centric which aligns with our #1 value - great service.  It is based simply on the number of people in the database....

Responsive Access.  Requests and Reminders.

Of all the usage / design ideas we've had through the years, the idea of using a push out email to get a response from volunteers may be the most significant.  Along with the Groupfinder feature, the email reminders to leaders...

Pricing Church Software: Why we don't charge for support.

When first created, software was a product that either came with your computer or you purchased and downloaded.  The Internet changed this.  The "cloud" is now the host for all your programs and files.  Your computer, tablet...

12 Things I'm Grateful For

You've probably heard of a Gratitude Journal.  It was referenced in the repost/retweet of a blog from Lifeway I sent out yesterday.  I'm looking forward to thinking more about the benefits of gratitude this week.  But for this...

Pricing church software:  Based on what?

In the last post I shared four factors that I've considered in how to set a price for church management software.  In this post I want to talk about upon what do you base your price.  There are likely other approaches to...

Pricing church software:  4 things to consider.

If you have ever shopped for Church management software, you know that pricing varies widely.  Maybe you've even wondered why that is.  I've done a lot of thinking about pricing ChMS through the years.  Here are some of the...

The Discipline of Reflection

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at our weekly men's gathering.  About 150 to 200 of us have been working on spiritual disciplines that last six weeks, my topic was reflection.  Here are a few things from 1 Timothy...

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