Calendars are a timely topic for the start of a new year. Here are a couple of blog posts I did on 3 Problems Calendars Help Solve and Using Google For Church Calendars. Though Google is helpful for many churches, we recognize that there are additional challenges and software possibilities for managing church facilities.
This is my last blog post for the year and may be a little geeky, but I'm going to share it with you anyway. I've always loved this poem and have customized it before for Christmases past. But, this one is for Christmas present. Receive it not just from me, but from our team as well. This is why we do what we do.
Tags: Misc. Insights
Most churches measure worship attendance. They also have some sort of metric for small group attendance. Comparing one to the other demonstrates how effective they are at moving people from being anonymous to being known - from rows to circles.
Tags: Misc. Insights
Great news, Churchteams friends and fans. WFX magazine recognized Text-to-ME with a New Product of The Year Award for 2018! Some of you may recall that we won the same recognition last year for Text-to-Check-in. It was announced at the WFX Conference and Expo in Orlando recently. Here is their announcement of the winners.
Tags: About us
Happy Thanksgiving! In our prayer time this morning, we remembered things about Churchteams for which we thank God. Mark summarized it best: relationships. Not only incredible relationships with each other as a team, but incredible relationships with our clients and so many others. In other words, you. Here are a couple of fairly major upgrades that came from your ideas. Hopefully you will find these very helpful.
Tags: New Release
We do dedicated blog posts and emails for major changes like the Workflow feature we've talked about a lot the past couple of months. But in addition, there have been a lot of other less major but still significant upgrades the past three months or so. Here is a quick overview of the rest of this post:
- Changed Email Providers
- Errors Using Email Personalization
- Unsubscribe Notices If Emails Are Scheduled
- Text To Give To A Designated Fund
- Tracking Assimilation Progress Through Groups Report
- Check-in: Re-print Name Tags And Security Labels
- Registration Links Improved
- Limit Coach Level Access To Search
- Browse Groups Page Style Options
- Add Leader Count to Attendance By Group Report
- Track Recurring vs. Non-recurring Donations
- Merge Groups Options
1. Changed Email Providers. We made a major change in our email system the past couple of months moving from one provider to another one because of changes in the business model of the original provider. Two big advantages of the new provider relate to email history.
- Email history populates much faster making it more usable.
- Email history shows not only that people opened their email, but also if they clicked something to respond to it.
2. Errors Using Email Personalization. The "Email request for updated information" report and email / text templates for the Workflow feature allow you to add and as radicals to personalize emails / texts. However, our primary Email options do not currently support this personalization (that's coming). Until then, there's now a feature that catches misapplications of these commands and gives you a pop-up warning. That way you won't send out any goofy looking emails.
Tags: New Release
Have you ever wished there was a way to make sure everyone who asked for something from you or your church got what they needed?
I just Googled "church response cards" and there are some great blog posts and articles on why use them as well as best practices on how. However, when Sunday afternoon or Monday comes, it all boils down to one thing ... entering all this information into the database. Only then can all the other assimilation processes and workflows be launched. The best way to do that in Churchteams is by using Check-in.