The Text-TO-Church Innovation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/12/17 7:51 AM

*Okay, yes, I did make up the phrase "Text-TO-Church".

Receiving a text FROM a church is nothing new.  Lots of churches use text to send updates, news and reminders. This feature has been part of Churchteams for a number of years.  

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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

New Release:  Text-To-Check-In

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 9/5/17 8:44 AM
If you've been following our development this year, you know we have done a lot with texting.  Text to: give, register, and attend.  As we were working on these, we realized that we could provide the same service for secure child check-in.   Last week we released this upgrade.  So you now have a well-rounded suite of texting options to more easily and fully engage people.  As I have demoed these features over the past couple of months I find myself drawn more and more to the texting option.  When I text a keyword, the system recognizes me and fills out all the information that it has on any form, or in this case check-in.  This makes it incredibly easy to use.  I've also seen that each feature supports the use of the other features.  I'm excited to see the impact this combination of features will have on your church's giving.   Here are the notes on text-to-check-in.
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

Mission Trips And Fundraising

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/29/17 10:06 AM
I love mission trips.  They give people the opportunity to serve and reach people outside their normal circles or even country.  By travelling and serving together,  mission trips build relationships within the team.  Almost always the participant grows in his/her relationship with Jesus.  And mission trips give friends and family the opportunity to pray for, encourage and support those going.  Managing this fundraising / team-building process has never been easier.  We simply tweaked a few things in current features you already love to help.  Here's how you do it:
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Tags: New Release

New Upgrades: Texting Worship Attendance

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 8/22/17 7:25 AM
A couple of months ago, I posted this blog post on texting worship attendance.  It has been the most opened blog post year to date.  As churches have started to experiment with this solution to an age old problem, we uncovered the need for a couple of revisions.  Between that post and this one, you should have a pretty powerful alternative way to take worship attendance.  (BTW, notice in this image how easy it is to use text attendance with text to give.)
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

Texting Worship Attendance

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/27/17 8:00 AM

So, we're talking about text to register a couple of weeks ago.  James throws out the idea of using texting to take worship attendance.  This is an age-old question that churches ask us about all the time.  We discuss it more, and Mark realizes it's something he can easily add.  A day later and it's done.

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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

New Release:  Text-to-Register

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/20/17 7:30 AM
As of late last week, your Text To Give phone number can be used to register for a class, event or any other type of online registration.
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Tags: New Release, Text-To-Church

New Upgrades:  Support and Innovation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/30/17 9:06 AM

I often tell people that support and innovation are two of our distinctives as a church management software company.  We released our new, innovative online giving and text to give upgrades a couple of months ago.  At the same time, as a result of great interaction with our clients, we also released some really handy upgrades.  You may have seen these already.

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Tags: New Release

Summer Sign-Ups:  Upgrade & Briefing

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/2/17 5:03 AM
Late last week we released some of the most requested upgrades from users last year for taking and managing registration payments.    A lot of our clients do not use event registration.  So, to help, let me ask, "w hich of these categories best describe you?"    
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Tags: Giving, Church Management Software, New Release

Giving online and by text.  Upgrades.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/18/17 8:00 AM
 
Generally, we release just a couple of really major upgrades a year.  This is one you don't want to miss.  If you're not the staff person in charge of finances, please forward this to them.  They will love you for it.
  
Why should you consider adding or changing to Churchteams online giving and text to give?
  1. Stewardship grows.  Convenience and consistency increase giving.
  2. Seamlessly integrated.  Contributions automatically post to donor's giving record.
  3. Save money.  On monthly access and per transaction fees.
  4. State of the art simple.
  5. Service you know and trust.
 
What do these upgrades look like?  
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Tags: Giving, New Release, Text-To-Church

Why Text To Give Makes Sense

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/7/17 7:01 AM

A few years ago, we heard about and met a company that had introduced giving by text overseas and were bringing it to the United States.  At first, I was skeptical.  We've been doing this long enough to know that not every new thing is an improvement.  Adoption is more important in the long run than innovation.   We decided to watch, listen and learn.  We became convinced in late 2015 and began building our own, integrated, version of text-to-give in mid and late 2016.  Last week we rolled it out.  Here is how we became convinced.

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Tags: Giving, New Release, Text-To-Church

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