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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Three Amazing ways to upgrade your use of QR Codes with Text-to-Church

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/15/21 10:30 AM
QR (Quick Response) codes are the future.  At least that's what we were told - 10 years ago.  But, they never really took off.  We tried them. You probably tried them. 
 
They did not go away, but their adoption definitely sputtered.  However, two events in recent years seem to be catalizing QR codes to their promised level of prominence.  
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Tags: Text-To-Church, Best Practices

New:  SERVICE VOLUNTEERS. Top Tier Upgrade.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/7/21 10:30 AM

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.

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Tags: New Release, Volunteers

New! Ten upgrades in two months.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/1/21 2:00 PM

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.  

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Tags: New Release

Are you catching hatchlings or wild fish?

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/27/21 11:21 AM

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.

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Tags: Outward Focus

Marketing technology and the stages of evangelism.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/18/21 11:00 AM
When you give a company your email address, they use it to cultivate your interest in their product or service over time.  If you like it, you read a subject line or even open an email once in a while.  If you don't, you ignore it or unsubscribe.  And, guess what, it works. 
 
What if you did the same thing to reach people in your community?  What might that process look like and what tools do you need to make it happen?  
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Tags: Registration, Workflow Magic, Email Marketing, Communication

Scheduled reports and incarnation. The way to build or rebuild trust.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/11/21 10:45 AM

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.

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Tags: Small Groups, Reports

New!  Automate promotion and birthdays.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/4/21 11:00 AM
There are a ton of administrative details related to your ministry.  These feel like tedious, repetitive tasks that have to be done each day, week and month.  On top of the important tasks, urgent ones keep screaming for your attention.  It can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed.
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Tags: Check-in & Family, New Release, Workflow Magic, Scheduled Reports

Don't try this in Excel.  Keep our data team happy.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/27/21 10:30 AM
Most of us think of Excel about like we do the grocery store - you just go there  when you need something.  Others consider it their office and work in it all the time.
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Tags: Misc. Insights, Best Practices

New! Charting ministries. Reports_Save_Me_Time

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/20/21 11:00 AM
Last week we looked at our upgrade to the Group Summary report and talked about why consistency is helpful for identifying groups that need extra attention.  This has huge value for the pastor in charge of that ministry.
 
Similarly, a summary of various ministries gives the Sr. Pastor, Executive, or Leadership team the ability to identify the make up and relative health of the various ministries that they oversee.  They want to see the consistency of children's ministry compared to student ministry, or the consistency of adult small groups compared to worship.  It helps them have a feel for where the wind is blowing and which ministries need attention.
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Tags: New Release, Reports

Group consistency, a report upgrade, & automation.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/13/21 3:00 PM

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.

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Tags: New Release, Small Groups, Reports

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