CMS tools under one roof

Since 1998, CMS provider Excellerate has aimed its sights on minimizing the stress and exhaustion that comes with managing and growing a church. To that end, a range of CMS options are available from the company — from member tracking to volunteer scheduling. “When you look at the logistics of managing a church, it can […]


Church software trends & twists

Cordova, TN-based Shelby Systems has been providing software to churches, parishes, denominational headquarters, independent ministries and development organizations since 1976


The CMS wish list

An expert offers practical advice for evaluating and choosing the right management software for your church’s unique needs.



Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, FL, recently expanded its sanctuary and updated its audio system. The church also expanded its stage lighting and added projection. 

(Photo courtesy of Custom Sound Designs)

How one church (successfully) updated its technology and improved the worship experience.


Need an acoustical intervention?

Originally designed as acoustical wall panels for custom field painting, Tone Tiles™ are now 
available in larger sizes that mimic drywall but absorb sound rather than reflecting echoes back into a room. 

(Photo courtesy of 
Acoustics First 

By Nick Colleran and Jim DeGrandis The No. 1 cause of poor sound in a large space is inappropriate reverb time, or RT60 — the time it takes for sound to fully decay, 60 decibels down, from its initial impact. While a large, open hall might enhance a traditional choir and blend or average pitch, […]


Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system


By Lisa Young The main auditorium at Naz Church in Grove City, OH, seats about 2,800 and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles — a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors — as well as eight Rio input/output boxes: two Rio3224-D, […]


Is your space music-friendly — by design?

Simple strategies to make it so


Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology (Special Needs)

Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN)



How to manage privacy and social media risk for religious and non-profit entities


Have phone, will travel


Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool