Six years ago we released an initial version of our volunteer scheduling feature. It has been updated many times since then, but nothing like we are rolling out tonight. Tonight's release of SERVICE VOLUNTEERS fills in the gaps to elevate this feature to the very top tier in the industry.
Our Volunteers feature lets you create a group and then schedule that team to serve. With SERVICE VOLUNTEERS you create Templates made up of all the groups serving during a given service.
Using the template you can schedule volunteers across all teams, see blocked out dates, potential conflicts, email or text everyone, and choose from 3 options for volunteers to get their own substitutes.
We got some great ideas from the Roundtable we did for 3 months earlier this year. Many of these upgrades came from that as well as great ideas from our clients.
Our relationship with you guys is the secret sauce to Churchteams truly being a software that we are building together! Here are 10 upgrades in the past 2 months.
Tags: New Release
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with the men in my Zoom group of business owners at beautiful Lake Chelan in Washington state. This is a group of men committed to serving the Lord and each other well. All their stories are amazing. I'll share more in future blogs. But, this one relates directly to my last blog on marketing and the stages of evangelism.
Tags: Outward Focus
A few weeks ago, in a blog post entitled Groups consistency, I talked about using attendance as a sign that points to faithfulness. And faithfulness is a pre-requisite character quality for choosing leaders who multiply the ministry. (2 Timothy 2:2)
In the same way, attendance is a sign for pastors and church staff that something may be going on in a person's life they are called to shepherd.
In discipleship discussions, we often quote 2 Timothy 2:2 as a pillar text for understanding discipleship that multiplies disciples. The idea, of course, is that Paul invested in training Timothy and was encouraging him to invest in other people who would invest in others.
Notice the adjective that Paul uses to describe the people in whom Timothy was to invest his time. Depending on your translation, the word is generally reliable (NIV, NLT), or faithful (ESV, NASB, KJV). It is someone in whom you trust.