The other day I did a podcast on using ChMS for discipleship with my friends at Missional Marketing. I have loved learning from them and thought you might as well. So, I asked them to write a guest blog post for me.
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.
Peace on earth and goodwill toward men. This chorus about the coming Messiah is especially good news for us in 2020. Our family so longed for this gospel message that we decided to put up our Christmas tree on Halloween day!
Let's face it, working through Connection Cards consumes a lot of staff time. Administrative staff spend time entering data, sending communication and making follow-up assignments. Ministry staff spend time trying to connect with people, personally leaving too many voicemails that never get further follow-up.
A Digital Connection Card used in conjunction with our Workflow and Assimilation Tracking is the system you are looking for to free up time from tedious work and optimize personal relationships.
If you pour out your time and heart to pick the right font, images, navigation and content for your website. If it drives you crazy to see unbranded or rogue email templates being used by staff. If you wish there were a way to connect your social media and streaming messages to your communication process. You must be responsible for your church's communication.
In 2 Corinthians 11:28, Paul writes, "Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches."
Pastors these days know exactly what Paul is referring to. They've felt the uncertainty of cancelling worship services for the first time in their church's history. They hear the conflicting counsel about re-opening. They feel the angst of political polarization. They care for out-of-work friends and family. They sincerely pray for the critically ill.
If you're reading this, you've been there. In the middle of putting together a stellar email. The layout was mostly done. The content was clean and crisp. Then you get a phone call. Without thinking you look up information in the database or look at a Churchteams registration on your website. As soon as your done you try to go back to the email and it's gone.
Apps are an important part of product offerings for some Church Management Systems. They are the primary delivery system for other church related online services like payment processing, content delivery, and communication.