Follow up and continued contact is paramount in taking a person far from God to the point of being a discipled follower of God. The only way to really keep up with this process is a great church management software program. They are expensive, in depth, time consuming and NECESSARY. Put this in your budget and culture as a non-negotiable.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Is it just me, or are QR codes, those funky little squares that look a barcode’s blocky big sister, everywhere lately? Look around. I’ve seen QR codes – so named for the “quick response” they can garner – in print ads, in blog posts, on my takeout! Even Macy’s has gotten on board, with its… Continue Reading »
There is a local hamburger spot in my hometown that I love. I’m not sure whether it is the grease on the grill, a secret sauce on the meat, or the perfect combination of ketchup and mustard that make it just right. Whether you get them “to go” or eat inside, they are the best. … Continue Reading »
We respect the real thought leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, we’re bringing you different voices with real ministry perspective to aid, challenge and inspire you. It’s not about what we think, it’s about helping you learn from your peers. And in that, we’ll all growing… Continue Reading »
Diana Query, the business administrator at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrels Inlet, S.C., has decades of experience that help her with her job. But she still sees big value in connecting with other locals who use the same church management software she uses. That’s why she decided to host an ACS Technologies User Group at her church.
“As a user, you look at the applications differently than you do in a situation where you’re selling it and providing customer service—and I’ve been on both sides,” she said.
This is literally the thing that gets me up in the morning. To see a person that was lost spiritually and without hope come to Christ is an experience beyond words. You get to see God become real in their life and them develop hope in their heart.
Every day when I get the mail, my son excitedly asks if there is anything for him. The other day, he spotted something before I could go through it. A costume catalog! He has quite a vivid imagination, and it is rare for him to go somewhere without a cape, boots, or a special hat…. Continue Reading »
Ask most busy church staffers and they’ll tell you: They wouldn’t last long without church volunteers. Linda McKeirnan has been with Mill Creek Community Church in Shawnee, Kansas, for going on two decades. As the church business administrator, she has a lot to do. But she’s found ways to get real help from her talented… Continue Reading »
I meet church leaders and planters all the time that say they have the same desire – reaching people far from God with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The reality is that I see very few follow through. The main reason seems to be that reaching really messy people sounds good and looks good on paper, but the reality of reaching them is something entirely different. I thought I would start this series of posts with an article about the realities of reaching the hard to reach.
We are all reflecting on the sad news of the passing of Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs. Having been in the computer industry for the entire duration on Steve Jobs career, I have to reflect some on the impact his work had on the church software market. Back in the early days at ACS… Continue Reading »