“Recovered Body Identified as Second Missing Brother…” aligned the top of the headlines of a Columbus, Ohio news broadcast on a recent Saturday evening. I found myself zoning out — my mind traveled to a different place. On the journey, I pictured a mother answering the door and staring face-to-face with a policeman. Although I… Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Member Management
What if we designed teams based upon our strengths? Is someone on your team better at creating to-do lists and someone else better at delegation of tasks? Break those duties up appropriately.
And what if we created an IT system that relied on our strengths?
I am heading to our nation’s capital for this weekend’s conference of the National Association of Church Business Administrators. The conference is one that ACS Technologies routinely attends. With it being held in Washington DC on the 4th of July weekend, we had no problem finding staff from ACS that would volunteer to attend. We… Continue Reading »
There are different stages in life. There are those officially defined by events – graduations, birthdays, weddings, etc. Then, there are those defined more by broader things that you are involved with. Right now, I call this my “casserole stage”. I’ve passed the stage where the weekends are full of weddings and wedding showers, and now many… Continue Reading »
Yesterday morning I had a bag on my kitchen counter piled full of containers of marshmallow fluff. Since it isn’t December I wasn’t making fudge, so it could only mean one other thing. It’s Vacation Bible School time! Our church is hosting the children this week for a week of fun filled and God centered activities on… Continue Reading »
Many churches invest significant funds in the hardware and/or software needed to manage their church’s data and operations. But, by failing to ensure that some basic principles are correctly implemented, they can quickly become ineffective and inefficient. Consider the following to help avoid that situation. 1. Hardware/Software Compatibility One of the unfortunate facts of life is… Continue Reading »
I work with a great team of people here at ACS Technologies. It’s always nice to work with people you not only get along with, but truly like. One of topics we discuss (more than needed) is bathrooms. Girls vs. Boys. Most nice ladies rooms have a little more to them than just the basics. Here at work… Continue Reading »
There’s a million ways to say it… “Sunday school,” “Bible studies,” “small groups,” “core groups,” “cell groups,” “life groups,” “home groups,” “connecting points,” and the list goes on from there! All of these have the same thing in mind: to foster community and spiritual growth. Many churches have embraced the idea that this doesn’t have… Continue Reading »
Do you ever watch those “behind the scenes” shows on TV? What goes in to making some of our favorite gadgets? I’m a big Food Network fan, so I love the show “Unwrapped”. You watch these shows and realize much more goes in to a product than you ever imagined. (Trust me, that is how software development… Continue Reading »
If you don’t live in the Carolinas, you may not know about all the “winter weather” we have experienced the past few days. Yesterday, our offices were closed and we were able to spend the day with family building snowmen, throwing snowballs, making delicious “snowcream,” and all the other wonderful things that we don’t normally… Continue Reading »