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...

How You Can Increase Your Church Attendance By Using an SMS Platform

When you want to improve church communication, you have to take into consideration the ways in which people communicate today. While printing out a weekly church bulletin and having a guestbook to sign may reach your older...

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...

Recent Upgrades:  Proof That Support Matters To Us

Last week I wrote about the reasons personal support matters to us.  I mentioned that it helps us with research and allows us to live out the Golden Rule to "do unto others as you would want them to do to you". This week's blog...

Why Personal Support Matters

Today's church management software is expected to be easy for the user to figure out and use. Unfortunately, too many churches are still using systems that don't fit this criteria. In both cases the preferred method of support...

How to measure the use of church software.

 In the previous blog, we talked about what the successful use of church software  looks like.  But, once you've defined success, how do you measure it?  

One principle we've learned coaching churches on the use of church...

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...

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...

3 Challenges to Child Safety Every Church Faces

The only thing worse than a child being hurt or abused by an older child or adult is that hurt or abuse happening in Church.  This concern keeps those of us bent on child safety awake at night.  There is no greater concern for...

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