How To Manage Requests For Personnel, Funds, Resources ...

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/14/20 10:45 AM
An important feature in facility management software like eSpace from last week is the ability to require approval for use of a room or resource.  Many churches need a similar process for approving personnel and purchases.  A client asked me last week if we had a way to provide this process in Churchteams so that their staff could keep everything in one software.
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Tags: Giving, Best Practices

Churchteams As Missions Software

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/9/20 10:45 AM

Many ministry events and mission trips have been cancelled this summer due to Covid 19 and social distancing.  But as churches begin to re-open for worship, they are doing so with a renewed passion for their calling to make disciples of all nations.  

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Tags: Giving, Church Management Software

Check Scanning & Image Archive (New)

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 2/25/20 9:45 AM

We recently released an upgrade to our contributions system that includes the ability to archive the image of a check that is scanned into Churchteams.  We now offer this service to our clients for an additional $15 / month for up to 7 years of check storage.  The video below shows you how this service works.  But, let's start with some context.

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Tags: Giving, New Release

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

Upgrade!  User / Leader Login for Giving and Activity

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/3/19 10:15 AM

Most non-staff attenders and leaders use Churchteams by completing a form, responding to a push notification (email or text) or by using Text-to-ChurchTM.  However, we've had a lot of requests for non-staff level access through a more traditional (email address with a password) login.  We released an upgrade yesterday to address this need.

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Tags: Giving, New Release

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

Workflow Magic: Thank 1st Time Donors

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/23/19 8:15 AM

Proverbs 4:23 tells us, "Guard your heart because all you do flows from it."  That means that the choices people make, the things that drive and motivate them to action are an outflow of their heart.

So, when they give to your church or organization for the first time, they are saying something significant.  They are saying they believe in what you are doing and they want to be a part.  

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Tags: Giving, Workflow Magic

How We Simplify Online Giving

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/16/19 8:15 AM

Matthew 5:37 starts, "Let what you say be simply 'yes' or 'no'."

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Tags: Giving

Check scanning for data entry and remote deposit capture: how we compare.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/29/19 7:53 AM

Last year we released an upgrade for scanning checks for batch entry and remote deposit capture.  This blog post summarized the research and re-thinking that went into that feature development.

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Tags: Giving

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