Ask these six questions before sending a mass text.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/24/20 12:15 PM

 

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Tags: Text-To-Church, Best Practices, Email Marketing

Five software usage ideas this past week for Covid 19 response.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/22/20 10:30 AM

I was so encouraged by this email from Kelly, a church admin assistant, in response to How we help the church be the church.

"Thanks for all of your help during this time. We have had two families already connect using the set-up in Churchteams. One from our church and the other is un-churched. They happen to live right across the street from one another and hooked up after seeing the link on FB. Thank you for all of your help in getting our church ready for serving our community during these difficult times."

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Tags: Best Practices, Church Software Review

Coronavirus Sunday - How we help churches be the Church.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/15/20 10:00 AM

All across the country today, churches are empty because of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

I've loved reading  notes from pastors encouraging their people to trust God and then love and care for one another.  

This is a time for the church to shine!  And we built Churchteams to be the light on the hill for decentralized ministry.  Our team started talking about that and we came up with some ways beyond the Sunday experience that Churchteams can help your church be the Church (not a cap typo) during this crisis. 

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Tags: Best Practices, Church Software Review

2020 User's Gathering in 102 Days!

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 2/18/20 10:00 AM

NOTE:  As of 3/18/20, because of Covid 19, we are delaying a final decision on whether to continue with the User's Gathering until April 15th.  

 

Join our staff and so far over 40 other Churchteams clients for a couple days of focused training to improve your Churchteams skills at our User's Gathering this Spring.  Our goal is to provide not just a fun time together with CT staff you've interacted with, but also with other people doing exactly what you do.  

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Tags: Best Practices

Giving Statements Spice Up Giving Goals

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/7/20 2:30 PM

For Church Geeks like us, January means it's time to send out giving statements.  You could send out the familiar "thank you and here's what happened last year" cover letter that you  print, stuff in an envelope, seal, stamp and mail.  But, it's 2020 and there are some creative things you can do to spice it up this year.  Here are some thoughts on how to salt your giving statement content and  pepper your process.

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Tags: Giving, Best Practices

ALL CHECK:  The Best Way To Take Worship Attendance?

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/15/19 8:30 AM

 

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Tags: Check-in & Family, Text-To-Church, Best Practices

Assimilation: Start at Check-in

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/9/18 8:53 AM

It is no secret that the best way to collect data on Sunday morning is through children's check-in.  The reasons are obvious:

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Tags: Best Practices, Assimilation, Workflow Magic

Assimilation: What to Measure

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/2/18 7:10 AM
The first step in setting up a workflow is to map it.  That is to set a goal or define what success looks like.  I use the example of success for a first time guest workflow is for the person or family to show up a second time. Then, the goal of the second time guest workflow is for them to attend a new members class. From there the goal is to help them respond to Christ in whatever way is best for them ultimately getting them involved in community and ministry.
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Tags: Best Practices, Assimilation

Connecting: Your Tangled Fishing Line

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/31/18 9:12 AM

In the past several weeks I’ve been working with an Executive Admin of a large church to reorganize their data structure for effective assimilation.  You could tell by the different fragments of data that several different approaches to assimilation had been implemented through the years. Usually this happens when different church staff use different fields to track the same information.  Or sometimes there are different perceptions of what the assimilation process actually is.

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Tags: Best Practices, Assimilation

Best Practices: How to Track & Use Spiritual Gifts For Team-Building

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/24/18 10:04 AM
From the beginning of the Churchteams vision, there was a component I called Giftfinder that I dreamed of building into the software.  We built Groupfinder to help people connect with small groups. And Growthfinder as a spiritual growth assessment designed to help pastors, staff and group leaders measure and track spiritual growth.  Here's a Best Practices Blog post on using Growthfinder. 
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Tags: Volunteers, Best Practices, Discipleship

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