Bad Habits And Event Registration

"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

Being together gives people courage.  It is a...

What does Church Management Software actually include?

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...

Online & text giving will eventually be part of your ChMS.

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...

Summer Sign-Ups:  Upgrade & Briefing

Late last week we released some of the most requested upgrades from users last year for taking and managing registration payments.    A lot of our clients do not use event registration.  So, to help, let me ask, "w hich of these...

Software For Easter!

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...

Software Intelligence

A few years ago, a fortune 100 executive, Russ Mcguire, wrote an article for Christian Computing Magazine identifying four technological revolutions in the past 40 years. Here are his four revolutions:

  1. Digital
  2. Internet / Email

Everything I Learned About Choosing a CMS, I Learned in Kindergarten (Part 2)

In part 1 of this post, I discussed two things not to do when choosing a church management system. In part two, I will discuss 5 things to do to make the very best CMS selection for your church.

 DO Define and align the...

Everything I Learned About Choosing a CMS, I Learned in Kindergarten (Part 1)

Kindergarten was filled with lots of life lessons, and they weren’t overly complicated. I either learned these lessons either from the Kindergarten school of hard knocks, or from stories with morals. 

Fast-forward 40 years or...

How To Learn Churchteams

For years I've done webinars to show prospects and clients together how to get the most out of the different features of the software.  At first, this was fine because the feature set was small groups and then membership.  As...

Database Dummies and Duplicates

I asked our team the other day for their input on blog topics that would help our clients.  Donna, who helps Mark with programming and does most of the data imports suggested I do one on clean data.  What a great idea.  Here's...
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