Church management software (ChMS): where ministry meets monetary — new eBook available

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In some ways, churches must run like businesses. However, houses of worship have specific needs that secular accounting software just can’t accommodate. In this insightful new eBook, ChMS expert Michael Jordan talks about those unique needs — and how the right ChMS meets them. Download this eBook now! And, keep an eye on your inbox for additional chapters, from giving / donation tools to first-time visitor engagement.

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Beware the software “safety zone”: 4 ways most churches select ChMS — for better or for worse

If you’re involved with the administration, IT or some aspect of the support / business side of a church, you most likely have had some experience with what’s affectionately called “ChMS,” or church management software. How do you choose? How do you make the right choice? Is it too confusing? Do you throw your arms in the air or throw a dart at a list on your wall?
As I’ve interviewed many administrators, IT directors, event coordinators and the like, it’s clear that most church leaders make their decisions in one of four ways.

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Church management software: Where ministry meets monetary

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While churches might have to be run like businesses, there are specific needs and flexibility which non-CMS financial management applications just cannot provide. For some, the leading secular accounting software might be the answer — but we suggest otherwise. Here’s why.

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Church Management Software: Financial management Q&A — a pastor’s perspective

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Mark Kitts served as a founding pastor before establishing People Driven Software, which merged with Elexio Church Software. Today, Kitts is Elexio’s Lead Software Architect. Here, he talks about how church management software helps churches with financial management.

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8 questions to ask when evaluating financial applications in your ChMS

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Church members not only look for spiritual leadership from their pastoral staff, but they also have expectations that donations made will be widely used. Often, they expect leadership to provide financial reports produced from a reliable accounting package, verifying their trust.

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Church Executive Roundtable: Church Management Systems & Software (Part 2)

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This summer — at the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) annual conference — Church Executive hosted a live roundtable on a timely topic: church management systems and software. Several high-level ChMS executives joined together to share their expertise.

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Roundtable: Church management systems & software (part 1)

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      Our Roundtable Panel Shelby Systems: Mark White, Director of Business Development Cool Solutions Group: Tim Cool, Chief Solutions Officer and Project Facilitator Elexio: John Connell, COO; Allen Ratta; Mark Kitts, Lead Software Architect ACS Technologies: Marvin Owen, President; Russ Fortier, Manager of Training and Implementation Services Seraphim Software: Sam Batterman, Co-founder / […]

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Geography matters!

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How to plan for multi-site expansion using ChMS analytics and data

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A safe place, always

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Imperatives — and strategies — for using technology to keep children secure

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Seraphim: The next generation of church management and congregational engagement

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When you think about a church management system, what comes to mind?

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