Boyd Pelley

Boyd Pelley
Co-founder, Churchteams. From 1990 to 2008 served as discipleship, administrative and family pastor of churches in New Mexico, Nebraska and Texas. Married 30+ years, 2 married adult children.
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New! The Churchteams Round Table

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/19/21 11:30 AM

"Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people."

Steve Jobs

Last fall we automated the Academy training webinars that I had done almost every week for years.  They are now available on-demand 24/7. 

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Tags: Church Management Software, New Release

New!  Workflow through reports. What do I do?

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/12/21 10:00 AM

Workflow - noun - a series of emails, texts, personal notifications, or data or group changes scheduled to occur over a selected time period.  Used to track a follow-up process.

Reports - noun - Information gathered or actions to take related to families or individuals based on their group involvement, member attributes, or giving data.

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Tags: New Release, Workflow Magic

Do you have Software Creep? 3 Symptoms. 3 Prescriptions.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/5/21 11:15 AM

For most of us, a new year represents an opportunity to identify any potentially harmful habits that have crept into our life and purpose to do something about them.  You know, habits like eating, exercising and daily time in the Word.  The Bible calls them "little foxes that spoil the vineyard."

In the same way, an organization has a way of creeping toward sloppy software habits - many times for good reasons.  For example, we have had one software to help us host videos and another one to manage marketing for many years.  Early last year, we found  a software that excels at automated webinars. We started using it to learn how to effectively automate our webinars.  A few months ago, we realized we could do the same thing by combining features we already have with our video and marketing software.  So, last week we built the required landing pages and went from 3 back to 2 software applications. (See the results by clicking the links on our Webinar page.)  It felt like we lost 10 pounds.

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Tags: Church Management Software, Church Software Review

2020 Blogs - Reader's Top 10. My Top 5 for Strategy & Technology.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/29/20 10:45 AM

Great news!  We are just about to the end of 2020.  I think all of us are ready to move on to 2021.  But, before we go, I thought it would be interesting to review the 52 posts of this blog this year to see what we might glean as we look ahead.

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Tags: Misc. Insights

Our New! Digital Assistant - Scheduled Reports. (Top release of 2020)

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/16/20 8:00 AM
For centuries Israel lived in darkness.  Oppressed by foreign armies.  God seemed to be silent. Hope was in a long ago message that a messiah would come. The Christ-child brought light to the world that we celebrate today, thousands of years later. Merry Christmas, friends. Christ has come.
 
Like you, we do what we do, because of Jesus. He came for us and we live for Him. Churchteams is His.  So, to cap off 2020, we are excited to give you, His church, a gift.  The best we have.  Our top release of the year.  A new Digital Assistant - Scheduled Reports.
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Tags: New Release, Reports

New!  Helpful stuff.  But, wait till you see what's coming!

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/8/20 11:00 AM

Like sparks from kindling wood promising warmth and light against the darkness, Advent starts with prophetic voices announcing hope for a coming messiah in the midst of a dark time. 

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Tags: New Release

How to recruit volunteers for Christmas Eve services.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/1/20 10:15 AM

I remember from my church staff days that it was all hands on deck for Christmas Eve  services.  I see the staff at my church today all working together to cover volunteer spots for these services just like we did.  Because it is such a special time for families, I doubt  this stretch for volunteers on Christmas Eve will ever change.  But, we can help.

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Tags: Volunteers, Registration

Use this year's innovations to make your Christmas services safe.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 11/24/20 10:15 AM

As the Andy Williams song (Youtube) tells us, this really is the most wonderful time of the year.  But, like everything else in 2020, the pandemic is making us re-think how we do Christmas services and events. 

(verse 3) There will be services for reserving and childcare for serving.  Families wary to go.  Because of scary Covid stories and tales of the gories of viruses long, long ago. 

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Tags: Best Practices

How to create a workflow for Advent text messages.  Special offer for non-clients.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 11/17/20 11:30 AM

Peace on earth and goodwill toward men.  This chorus about the coming Messiah is especially good news for us in 2020.  Our family so longed for this gospel message that we decided to put up our Christmas tree on Halloween day!  

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Tags: Workflow Magic, Communication

Text-to-Link: Your shortcut to anywhere

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 11/10/20 11:15 AM

What is your favorite resource on the Internet?  YouVersion Bible?  A YouTube Channel? Right Now Media? The Bible Project? Sermon Archives? A Blog Post?  Imagine people sending a text to your church office number with a keyword of your choosing that would take them directly to that website? The LINK functionality of Text-to-Church does exactly that.

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Tags: Text-To-Church

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