Tags: New Release
Tags: New Release
Part of our job as co-founders is to pray about, evaluate, and navigate our way forward as a company. Our initial calling and the Lord's leadership each step along the way are helpful indicators of the plans He has for us.
In the past month or so I've started thinking about the history of our company in three stages. Each one building on the previous one. Here is a short version of each of these.
My hope is that you not only get to know us better, but also that it might be useful for you to think about how God is leading you. As Proverbs 16:9 says, "In his heart a plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Here's how He has done that for us.
Sometimes we hear about really creative ways churches are using our software for ministry. I've shared a few before, but I need to do it more.
In fact, from now on, anytime you see Epic! in the subject line, you'll know it's an interview or a story from a user.
This one is from Stetson Baptist Church in Deland, FL where Dan Glenn is the Sr. Pastor. Dan wanted to do a series on "The Power of Routine" to help his church establish some essential habits for spiritual growth.
Tags: Best Practices
In August, 2021 we released a feature that allowed clients to color code member attribute, drop down responses for quick recognition on a member profile page. Check out the blog post to see my suggestions back then for how to use these.
Our support team has been hearing and sharing ideas on these and thought it might be interesting to share how some of our clients are actually currently using color-coded attributes. I asked our Users Group on Facebook for their thoughts as well.
Out of these, here are four of the best ways churches are using color-coded attribute responses. All of these are screenshots of pinned attributes on real member profiles.
I recently updated some of my old blog posts about Text-to-Church. In them I made the case that people already text and many don't want to download or use another App.
However, with all our work preparing for and launching our Member App, I have a different perspective.
Using these two features together adds depth to your overall church communication strategy. By that I mean it enables you to more effectively reach people at different places on their journey and respect their different preferences.
Some people prefer to Text since they know it and use it so much already. Others prefer the App so they have one place to go for church stuff.
Six weeks ago we released the Member App. Many of our clients have jumped in with both feet using all of the features. Some have other systems in place that are similar and are still in process of evaluating how to best use the Churchteams App.
Still others haven't jumped in. If that's you, come on in! The water is great. You'll love the functionality for staff as well as members.
As is usual in a release of this magnitude, new insights and ideas come up as people swim around in it. We've already done several upgrades and just released four more. The first two add to the App. The last three are settings that hide extra parts of the app.
Tags: New Release
In case you missed it, last week I re-introduced Growthfinder with a couple of upgrades. So far 25 people have responded and 18 took the assessment.
Originally I hadn't planned to share the report summary. But, when I reviewed it, I thought you might be interested in seeing it.
It gives you an idea of the value of a discipleship assessment tool like this.
Yes! We've been on an exciting journey the last couple of weeks as we rolled out the new Member App. Our thanks to so many of you for sharing your time in the briefings (recording), your excitement about the feature, and your kind words.
In a previous blog I mentioned that there are always tweaks, and often new ideas that come after a release. This one was no different. The most significant one empowers staff in a completely new way on their mobile phones. They can now use the full software through the Member App. Yes!
By staff, I am referring to anyone that has been given access to the software at the coach level and higher. These are assigned under Settings > Users.