Why our church database doesn't have accounting

When Mark and I started, the motivation was to build software to help churches make disciples and build teams.  For us, people are intrinsically the focus of this.  Resources like space and money, though important, have not...

The Family Ministry Database

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...

Upgrade 2017: The Text-TO-Church Innovation

Receiving a text FROM a business or church is nothing new.   You've probably been to a restaurant that uses text to notify you when your table is ready.  Maybe your dentist texts a reminder of your appointment.  Or your local...

Train, Schedule & Help Volunteers Thrive

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...

Managing The Stress of Recruiting Volunteers

 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...

Software To Schedule And Manage Volunteers

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...

4 Ways Taking Attendance Helps You Make Disciples

I often talk with church staff and pastors about the discipline of taking attendance and why it matters.  Neither,  "because we've always done it that way",  nor "we've never done it before" are persuasive arguments.  

Whether...

Two Values That Guide Our Support

A few weeks ago one of our clients was having an issue with a company that was purchased a couple of years ago by a private equity firm.  He contacted me to see if we might have an idea about what was going on.   When I emailed...

3 Problems Calendars Help Solve

Anytime someone asks about a specific solution to a problem, we ask questions to better under the problem itself first.  This practice enables us to take a fresh look at a problem rather than simply comparing it to other...

Multisite Church Software

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...

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