Churchteams started out in 1999 as a tool for making disciples and building teams. A year or so later we were referring to it as a small group software. Within a couple of years it started gaining traction with churches all over the country.
I was a small group pastor at the time and had been for almost a decade. I wasn't new to the challenges of starting and building a small groups ministry, I was exhausted trying to do it. When I understood cloud computing for the first time, I had a hunch this was the answer. And, I had a friend who was willing to pioneer this idea with me using his skills as a software architect. Mark and I have been doing that for 23 years now.