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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How to build trust with an Easter follow-up drip campaign.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/19/22 5:01 PM

Happy week after Easter.  You likely spent a lot of time preparing for last Sunday and now it's over.  Hopefully, you had a lot of guests and collected their information. 

I know you're exhausted, but you really need to follow up with these people. You'll be tempted to do something simple like a single "thank you" letter or email to invite them back.  But, you worked so hard!  Why not take follow up to a new level by setting up a drip campaign to continue to serve them?  The difference is bigger than you think and it's easier to do than you think.

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Tags: Workflow Magic, Communication

New!  Pre-print name tags & 5 other upgrades.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/12/22 3:00 PM

The development team has been busy responding to requests and upgrading the system.  This first one has been requested a lot and will speed up check-in for events where pre-registration was required and you want to have everything ready as soon as people arrive.  No electronic check-in required.

  1. Pre-print check-in name tags and security labels.
  2. Disable Text-to-Chat.
  3. Two word keywords for Text-to-Church.
  4. New email editor options.
  5. Report filters by next month dates for workflows.
  6. Include "Fees Covered" on financial reports.


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Tags: New Release

Four more creative ways Text-to-Chat helps with church communication.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/5/22 2:45 PM

Text-to-Chat is the new environment for exploring creative church communication possibilities.  Last time we we looked at the top three ways roundtable participants thought they would use it.

This week, we'll look at four other ideas we came up with.  These are not as tried and true, but they are a bit more creative and have pretty significant potential.

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Tags: Text-To-Church

The top three ways Text-to-Chat helps church communication.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/29/22 2:15 PM

Last week about 30 of us did a customer and staff Zoom Roundtable on the topic of ways to use Text-to-Chat.  Here is the problem in the words of one participant.

"I think there is potential, but we have a lot to learn. Good feature—just need to figure out how to best use it."
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Tags: Text-To-Church

How to displace the stress church staff feel with renewed joy.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/22/22 3:02 PM

For many churches the most disruptive way that life happened over the past two years has been the stress level of staff.  

Here is a survey response from one church:

Our senior pastor resigned after 25 years, we are now searching for a new senior pastor.  Our children's minister also resigned.  Both in 2021.

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Tags: Roundtable & Learning

3 ways to use church management software to reclaim your outward focus.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/15/22 2:07 PM

Some churches thrived the last couple of years in the areas of evangelism and missions by serving their community as testing / vaccination sites or food distribution centers.  These raised their level of visibility.

But, the more common experience has been like this one from our January survey.

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Tags: Roundtable & Learning

What is Adaptive Pastoring and how can digital technology help?

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/8/22 2:30 PM

It seems like life's challenges never slow down, much less stop.  We turn on the news every day to learn of the latest shooting, natural disaster, economic challenge, social unrest, health guideline, political argument, and now a war. 

This sense of constant change weighs heavily on the shoulders of church leaders.  How should we respond in light of all this, and what technology tools can help? 

This comment from our survey a couple of months ago is insightful.  

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Tags: Roundtable & Learning

Three tools to help you love the cautious people in your church.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/1/22 3:00 PM

How is your church different now than in 2019?

This was the question I asked in my blog on January 11.  It linked to a survey that many of you responded to. 

As I reviewed and organized what I learned from this survey, I came up with "Seven ways life happened to church in the past three years." 

So far, I've written blogs on three of these.  This is the fourth.  The insight is that as a result of the pandemic, we now have a more Cautious Congregation.

Church staff are seeing this in the form of less responsiveness to connection cards; more quickly to say no when asked to volunteer; less engaging in community; and, for many people, a slow return to church life.

These insights come from personal conversations as well as survey responses like these:

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Tags: Roundtable & Learning

New!  Six improvements because of our passion for support.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 2/22/22 3:00 PM
This week we'll break from the Life Happened series to share some updates to the application in recent months.  We are a technology company at heart and it is good for you to know that our interaction with customers leads us to constantly improve what we do.  That passion for support that leads to improvement is core to our company.  It is a built-in part of our brand identity.
 
Those of you who have requested these upgrades likely already know about them.  Others of you who regularly use the software may have already found them.  Either way, here's the short list for a quick overview.  Click on any one of the topics for more details.
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Tags: New Release

How to see and engage visitors and people who have not come back.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 2/15/22 2:30 PM

One of the most interesting things I've heard from a lot of church leaders is that their Sunday numbers are almost back compared to pre-Covid, but the crowd is different.  There are lots of new faces.  And a lot of the old faces are missing.

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Tags: Roundtable & Learning

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