Software for Youth Camp

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/3/18 10:08 AM

The highlight of the youth ministry year is often that week everyone gets on a bus to go sleep in a cabin, play lots of games, and learn more about what it means to follow Jesus as a teenager. Lives are changed forever at youth camp. 

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Tags: Ministry & Technology, Text-To-Church, Registration

What is Text-TO-Church?

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/24/17 7:30 AM

Text-TO-Church TM is a new User Interface concept.  It combines texting ideas that have been the domain of specialty platforms, with the functionality of a full church management system.  For over a decade people have been able to send a text to donate to an online giving platform.  In recent years applications were developed to text to register for something like an event or a content drip.  With Text-TO-Church, all the functionality of your church database is now just a text away.  Here's the list of current features that fit under the Text-TO-Church concept.  Click the link for a more complete explanation of each one.  The Text-To-Church Innovation post was written to help you actually experience everything except Text-to-ME which wasn't done at that time.

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Tags: Church management software, New Release, Ministry & Technology, Leadership, Text-To-Church

Text-to-ME!

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/10/17 7:54 AM

I have done several blog posts the past 4 months related to texting.  The response has been incredible.  We are excited to see this innovation engage guests, regular attenders, members  and staff in a new, extremely relevant way.  The more we have worked with it, the more we realize the potential of texting as a tool for simple and user-specific interface with your Churchteams database. 

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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

Upgrade 2017: The Text-TO-Church Innovation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/12/17 7:51 AM

*Okay, yes, I did make up the phrase "Text-TO-Church".

Receiving a text FROM a church is nothing new.  Lots of churches use text to send updates, news and reminders. This feature has been part of Churchteams for a number of years.  

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Tags: Church management software, New Release, Text-To-Church

New Release:  Text-To-Check-In

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/5/17 8:44 AM
If you've been following our development this year, you know we have done a lot with texting.  Text to: give, register, and attend.  As we were working on these, we realized that we could provide the same service for secure child check-in.   Last week we released this upgrade.  So you now have a well-rounded suite of texting options to more easily and fully engage people.  As I have demoed these features over the past couple of months I find myself drawn more and more to the texting option.  When I text a keyword, the system recognizes me and fills out all the information that it has on any form, or in this case check-in.  This makes it incredibly easy to use.  I've also seen that each feature supports the use of the other features.  I'm excited to see the impact this combination of features will have on your church's giving.   Here are the notes on text-to-check-in.
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

New Upgrades: Texting Worship Attendance

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/22/17 7:25 AM
A couple of months ago, I posted this blog post on texting worship attendance.  It has been the most opened blog post year to date.  As churches have started to experiment with this solution to an age old problem, we uncovered the need for a couple of revisions.  Between that post and this one, you should have a pretty powerful alternative way to take worship attendance.  (BTW, notice in this image how easy it is to use text attendance with text to give.)
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

Texting Worship Attendance

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/27/17 8:00 AM

So, we're talking about text to register a couple of weeks ago.  James throws out the idea of using texting to take worship attendance.  This is an age-old question that churches ask us about all the time.  We discuss it more, and Mark realizes it's something he can easily add.  A day later and it's done.

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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

New Release:  Text-to-Register

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/20/17 7:30 AM
As of late last week, your Text To Give phone number can be used to register for a class, event or any other type of online registration.
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

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

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/9/17 8:27 AM

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.

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Tags: Church management software, Text-To-Church

Pastor's Message on Text-to-Give

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/25/17 6:01 AM

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.

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Tags: Online Giving, Text-To-Church

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