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 our Small Group Software became a full Church Management System

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/3/19 8:33 AM

20 years ago I was at a place in ministry where I wanted out.  It was not what I expected it to be when I started working for a church full time 9 years earlier.  Maybe you've been there.  If so you likely know that hardship like this is often the path God uses to mature us and refine our calling.  

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Tags: Church Management Software, Small Groups, About us

Aim Small:  Using Groupfinder to Connect People, Part 2

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/27/19 8:40 AM

No one likes bottlenecks. And if there's a way around, we want to know and use it.  Groupfinder is a way for people to get around typical bottlenecks associated with finding a small group.  Check out the last blog to see recommendations on how to customize it for your church.  In this blog we're going to show you how to link Groupfinder to Text-to-ChurchTM, and use maps to help people find a group.

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Tags: Small Groups

Aim Small: Using Groupfinder to Connect People, Part 1

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/20/19 8:30 AM

Bottleneck.  If you've been in one of the hundreds of small group webinars I've done, you've heard me talk about how I used to feel like the bottleneck to people connecting in groups when I was on church staff.  Sure, I was the catalyst in the sense of promoting, creating events, responding to cards, and meeting with people to help them connect.  But because our team was central to all of these, I felt like we were the bottleneck in the system. 

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Tags: Small Groups

Aim Small: Groups

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/13/19 8:20 AM

In a classic scene in the movie, The Patriot, Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin gives his sons shooting advice to save their brother, "Aim small, miss small."  It is the pivotal point in the story where Benjamin transitions from disengagement in a great cause to full engagement.  

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Tags: Small Groups

How To Conquer Volunteer Scheduling In Your Church

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/6/19 8:03 AM

Eight weeks ago, I did a blog post on using Workflows to help you with volunteer recruitment.  This is the time of the year that most church staff are stressed out to make sure all the volunteers needed are in place.  But, once you get them recruited and trained, there is still the challenge of getting everyone scheduled.

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Tags: Church Management Software, Volunteers

How text to give is helping churches

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/30/19 1:30 PM

We released text to give in early 2017. To get an idea about what difference text to give is making in churches 2 years later, I researched giving over the past six months in five churches that have been intentional in using online and text giving as part of their stewardship development strategy. 

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Tags: Giving

Using Check-Scanners For Contribution Data Entry

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/23/19 8:04 AM

I'm in the process of writing another blog post on giving by text with some new statistics I'm eager to share about how texting and online giving work together.  But we've needed a blog post for quite awhile to follow-up this blog post in April, 2018 about Check Data Entry.

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Tags: Giving

A Database View of Promotion Sunday

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/16/19 8:20 AM

About this time of the year families begin to get excited about the upcoming school year.  And churches begin planning their fall launch.  At the intersection of both is Promotion Sunday!  The big Sunday when all the kids move up a grade.

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Membership

Multiple services?  Copy, Synch (New!), Report.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/9/19 8:35 AM

Let's say the Jordans have children involved in youth sports.  Generally, they attend worship and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.  But their new league plays about half their games on Sunday mornings.  So, during those weeks the Jordans attend worship and Sunday School during the 4 p.m. service on Saturday.  A great solution provided by an understanding church! 

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Membership

Workflow Magic: Summary & Insights

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/2/19 8:04 AM

Since February I've been blogging on ways to use Workflows to automate many of the routine but vitally important tasks related to people, communication and processes in the church. 

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Tags: Workflow Magic

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