How to use software when you can't use your building.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/17/20 10:45 AM

Covid 19 has made social distancing a new part of our everyday vocabulary and it's impacting our church.   Last Sunday our pastor preached to a camera in an empty auditorium.  It looks like there will be a lot more of that.

He reminds us regularly that the building isn't the church, we are.  The building is just the place the church meets.  Now that we are social distancing and cannot meet in the building, how's the church supposed to meet?  Like everything else, we wonder, what will technology do?  If online applications were different parts of a church facility, what function would each application provide?  It's a good question.  Here's my take:

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Tags: Church Management Software, Church Software Review

Tracking Mentoring & Multiplication. Part 1

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

Last week we were at the Exponential Conference in Orlando.  It is an exciting gathering of thousands of people devoted to multiplying leaders and planting churches. Our many conversations with men and women enthusiastically pursuing a life of significance through mentoring and multiplication reminded me again of why we started Churchteams. 

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Tags: Church Management Software, Discipleship

Mobilize the Church. Creative video.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/21/20 10:45 AM

Watch this NEW, very creative video to see how church management software is being used to help pastors and staff mobilize their church for ministry.  

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Tags: Church Management Software, Church Software Review

How To Clean Up A Church Database

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/17/19 10:15 AM
Just like human relationships get messy over time, church management software databases get messy over time.  Sometimes when things get messy it leads to a break up. More often it becomes unresolved tolerance.  If you're reading this, you are probably somewhere on the spectrum between breaking up with and tolerating your database and are looking for a better option.
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Tags: Church Management Software, Membership

Church Event Registration ... Click, Click, Done!

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 11/12/19 8:45 AM

You are likely familiar with form building tools like Wufoo, Formstack, Google Forms, Jotforms and many others.  Or maybe even dedicated event registration applications like Eventbrite, Cvent, EventU or others.  They are great at what they do.

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Tags: Church Management Software, Registration

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

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

5 Ways Software Can Help Your Church Grow

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/7/19 1:34 PM

A church executes its vision by developing a strategy. But, whether or not that strategy succeeds is determined by how well a church uses its software. 

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Tags: Church Management Software, Misc. Insights, Church Software Review

Why our church database doesn't have accounting

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/2/17 3:30 PM

When Mark and I started, the motivation was to build software to help churches make disciples and build teams.  For us, people are intrinsically the focus of this.  Resources like space and money, though important, have not been the problems that we've built software to solve.  There are other software products focused on just these issues.  I was explaining to our marketing partner a couple of months ago that our focus is on everything related to "People Data."  In my webinars I often talk about the 5 Software sets that from my perspective every church needs, and Churchteams is just one of them.   The one place where all your people data can live.  Here they are:

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Tags: Giving, Church Management Software

The Family Ministry Database

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/19/17 7:29 AM

Churches have always addressed the needs of families.  Priority is often given to worship and the education or discipleship of not only children, but also their parents. As the role of marriage and family continues to denigrate in our culture, churches are taking up the slack to help people better understand and align with God's design.  Although we don't do content for training, another question on the minds of these churches is how can a church database help manage family ministry?  Here how we do it.

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Tags: Church Management Software

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