Software Archives - Church Executive


When to choose a fund accounting solution

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Due to the nature of their work, churches are held to a high standard of accountability by internal and external stakeholders. Without a financial solution designed to comply with non-profit accounting standards, it can be challenging to demonstrate transparency and fiscal responsibility to constituents. While commercial accounting software can be configured to meet basic financial […]

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Growing pains?

  As your church expands to multiple locations and campuses, your communications platforms should grow, too — particularly your phone system. Unfortunately, however, this is often an afterthought. Here, Keith Goodling, Chief Strategy Officer at Intulse, walks you through the process.   When multisite churches expand, do they typically reestablish their current phone system, or […]

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Does your technology actually help you minister better?

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On the Monday Morning Church podcast, I speak to executive pastors and church administrators about the monumental changes in technology over the last 15 years. It is amazing to hear how churches are using tools that few could have dreamed of earlier. Technology has allowed churches to scale their impact like never before. But the […]

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It’s time for churches to join the mobile boom

  By Jayson D. Bradley The writing’s on the wall, and churches need to pay close attention. Mobile devices are here to stay — and they’re changing the world. It’s time for your ministry to take them seriously. If you had an iPhone in 2007, you were the proud owner of both a luxury item […]

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Cloud-based, cost-effective church communications

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HOLD THE PHONE! For the most part, church leaders don’t think much about their phone systems. More often than not, phone service and Internet is bundled and rarely thought of again … until it falls short of what the church wants it to do. From an efficiency — and even ministry! — standpoint, it makes […]

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Technology, engagement and growth

North Point’s 4-step engagement process By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Photos by Garrett Lobaugh Not many people can speak firsthand about the growth of one of America’s largest and fastest-growing churches. But Rick Holliday — Executive Director of Ministry Services at North Point Church in Alpharetta, Ga. — is very blessed in this regard. That’s because Holliday […]

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A mobile-first approach: 3 ways to drive discipleship

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By Scott Romig When’s the last time you checked your phone? Recent studies have found that the average person touches their phone 2,617 times a day! The image of people wandering around, heads buried in their mobile devices, perilously unaware of their surroundings has become something of a cultural strawman. Last year, Chick-fil-a franchise owner […]

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Plot your church’s growth with your ChMS

By Sam Batterman You know your church needs a church management system, or ChMS. But do you know why? Most churches see their ChMS as a tool to automate common tasks — attendance management, event scheduling, contribution-tracking, or email communication. Using a ChMS this way is like clearing a riverbed: things move faster and smoother, […]

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How to mobilize ChMS data for multisite expansion

  Q: Generally speaking, do you feel most church leaders use their ChMS to its maximum advantage when trying to determine where they should open a new multisite campus, or campuses? Goetz: For the most part, I don’t believe they do — at least, not to their maximum advantage. Q: What do you think is […]

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A Meeting of Missions

TouchPoint, a web-based church management system, started simply: a certain need was felt within the local church, and the response to that need grew into something bigger. In many ways, this parallels Pursuant’s story. The company was founded when a group of people rallied around the idea of using innovative ideas and technology to help […]

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