Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. has a rich history rooted in helping others not only find freedom in Christ, but freedom from oppression. The church was founded in 1847 and called Henry Ward Beecher as their first pastor. Beecher was known for his opposition to slavery and soon the church had ties to the… Continue Reading »
Church information management has come a long way – from paper documents in a file cabinet, to digital files in a database. You strive to ensure your church data is updated and accurate, and you should strive just as much to ensure that your church software is up-to-date. But Why? At ACS Technologies, we constantly… Continue Reading »
Here’s a story about how one of our clients, Faith Christian Center in Jacksonville, Fla., handles some of the technology demands of a modern ministry. The Problem: A single-platform solution just won’t work for this dynamic ministry The main campus of Faith Christian Center is located in Jacksonville, Fla., but it also operates 7 affiliate… Continue Reading »
One increasingly popular use for Apple iPads is check-in. One advantage is that iPads are totally portable, plus they can be used for other purposes when not being used as a check-in station.
Data at our fingertips. It seems to be a consistent theme to our world. The closest thing to us is often not just our phones but for many of us it is our iPads. I love how I can literally manage so much of my life via this sort of data access. How great would… Continue Reading »
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 »
It seems like every week, there’s a new story about how insecure our computer systems can be. Check out this infographic on data loss, share it with others, and in the comments, tell us what steps you’ve taken, either with your personal computing or with your ministry, to protect your data.
One of the challenges I have faced in ministry is the enduring battle with stress. Ever wonder why you see so many overweight pastors? Depending on your church’s view of alcohol, the stigma of walking into a bar and drinking our worries away doesn’t go over so well with the deacons and elders (who might… Continue Reading »
A common question posed to us on Twitter and Facebook is if our solutions are Mac-friendly. These days “church software” is no longer confined to the yard sale reject PC’s (complete with that nifty minesweeper game). ACS Technologies has to remain current with the needs of our clients and this means being compatible with other… Continue Reading »
The days of handwritten report cards and backpack mail have just about gone away. Long registration lines are sure to get shorter. Unexpected failing grades will soon become obsolete. Today, schools are deploying web technologies to manage student records, and often they find unexpected benefits and challenges. Online portals create brand new interactions between parents,… Continue Reading »