Learn how to get the most out of ACS.
Once you have the software in place to meet your ministry needs, our certified trainers can help you maximize it! ACS Technologies has developed a wide array of training options, led by ACS Certified Trainers, to ensure the success of those who use our software. New users and veterans from organizations large and small throughout the U.S. will find training opportunities ideally suited to their needs.
- Instructor-Led Training
- Self-Paced Training
- Local User Groups
Details on courses, schedules and registrations are available on the Client Portal.
Baltimore, MD – May 31 – June 3, 2016
The annual Ideas to Impact Conference is an exclusive event carefully crafted to impact the ministries of our clients. It offers a variety of software training classes (from beginner to advanced), peer-to-peer learning opportunities, face-to-face technical support sessions, and lots of networking activities with ACS Technologies staff and other ACS users.
Our live webinars are lead by a Certified ACS Instructor teaching the latest ACS software. They're a convenient and affordable way to learn the software. All you need is high-speed internet and speakers. No need for a microphone or web cam, all questions are asked via a chat box. You will even have time at the end of the webinar to ask questions.
Classroom Training Events
Classroom Training Events provide learning in a traditional classroom environment. These classes are led by ACS Certified Trainers who demonstrate the use of software projected onto a large screen. We offer nearly 700 training classes throughout the year at locations around the nation. Classes cover a variety of topics and provide an excellent environment to learn valuable skills amongst your peers. All classes are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Here is a list of classes we currently offer:
- Mastering ACS
- Focusing on Financials
- Maximum Access ACS
- Embracing Year End Procedure
Would you like to host a Training School?
If you are interested in co-hosting a Training School for your staff and other churches in your area, please send an email to training[at]acstechnologies.com and indicate which topic(s) you would like to cover and some information about your church and location.
Address specific training needs of you and / or your staff with personalized training options. Bring an ACS Certified Trainer to your location. Your place, your data, your pace – just what you need. This personalized instruction is tailored to your specific training needs and moves at your speed.
We have custom 1-2-1 Web Training available for just you and your organization! You have the convenience of being able to interact with a live ACS Certified Trainer at a convenient time. The trainer will be able to see your screen and teach using your data. As long as you can connect to the Internet, you can take advantage of this convenient training tool.
When you need small doses of training in specific areas, Phone Training can be a cost-effective tool. An hour or two of Phone Training allows you to receive the answers to your questions and have the time to practice what you've learned.
Onsite, online, or on the phone, these training options offer personalized instruction tailored to your specific training needs and set at your speed.
Have ACS Training at your fingertips, set around your schedule, based on your needs. With ACS Self-paced Training, you can sign up for courses that are administered over the Internet and viewable on your own schedule and in the comfort of your office or home. Courses are available on a variety of helpful topics, such as Tracking Contributions, Working with People Records, and Common Financial Tasks - new topics are added regularly. Members of the Preferred Client Program get access to these free self-paced courses, plus they receive two free Getting Started courses a month, all available 24/7 in the online library.
You can even download training manuals released at ACS Classroom Training Events! These manuals are designed for classroom training, but are also accessible from the ACS Documentation Library. This convenient online library is free to all ACS clients and also contains training videos, user guides, special focus documents, implementation guides, and release notes.
Local User Groups (FREE)
Learn from other ACS clients near you.
User groups start with you. Through meeting with other ACS users, you create your own training focused on your needs, taught by those who know best - the user. ACS user groups are facilitated and hosted by ACS Technologies customers. By joining or starting an ACS user group in your area you will get the opportunity to network with ACS peers, build relationships with other ministries and improve your ACS knowledge.
- Network with your peers
- Build local relationships and support structures
- Improve your knowledge of ACS
Start a Local Group
If you are interested in starting a group in your area, please contact us. We'll help you in any way we can to increase the size of your group or supply you with training resources.