A special invitation to a Virtual Conference on Healthy Systems (July 27 - 29, 2021)

Posted by Nelson Searcy on 7/15/21 11:15 AM
Attention: Senior Pastors and Key Staff
 
I am excited to partner with Boyd Pelley to extend this invite to a powerful online event on developing healthy church systems. As a reader of Churchteams blogs and posts, I know you care about leading a growing, healthy and Kingdom-impacting church.
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Tags: Roundtable & Learning

How to use data to track discipleship signs of heart-health (giving).

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/13/21 11:00 AM

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”  Luke 16:13

Last time we talked about Commitment as the foundational quality of a Christ-follower.  For most of us commitment is a familiar theme of our faith.  Maybe too familiar.

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Tags: Discipleship

How to use data to track discipleship signs of Commitment.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/6/21 11:30 AM

In last week's blog I made the case that the best way to measure discipleship is by tracking the signs (or indicators) of Jesus followership in a person's life.  One of the first and most fundamental signs is commitment. 

Commitment to Christ and commitment to his church.  Let's consider these and then how to use data to track them.  

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Tags: Discipleship

How tracking the signs of discipleship is like the blowing wind.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/29/21 12:00 PM

Like you, I love the church and am enamored with Jesus' commission to make disciples of all nations.  Years ago as a university student, I was heavily involved in a college disciple-making ministry.   During that time I consumed Leroy Eims' book, The Lost Art of Disciplemaking.  It gave me a framework with clear objectives for becoming and making disciples - devoted followers of Christ. 

To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here is a list of some of the objectives right out of the appendix of this

 book. (There are 30 listed there.) 

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Tags: Discipleship

What will your church look like post-Covid? Get ready at Church Systems Boot Camp

Posted by Nelson Searcy on 6/22/21 10:30 AM
As a pastor, you face many challenges and questions as you navigate the "New Reality" post-Covid. The next few months couldn't be more critical as you learn to implement, adapt and maximize your church system for growth and health. 
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Tags: Guest Blog, Roundtable & Learning

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

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