Conduct a quick search and you’ll find all kinds of Church Management System software on the market. Most will help you manage your church contacts and communicate with your congregation. You might also have a giving solution that helps you accept donations and manage those gifts. But today, a “normal” technology partner won’t work. You got into ministry because you wanted to make a difference in the world, meet physical and spiritual needs, and build community. You wanted to make an impact. As your ministry partner, we want to accelerate the impact you’re making.
What if I told you that instead of a Church Management Software, what your church really needs is a Personalized Ministry Environment? The difference between these two is much more than just a simple word trick. We at ACS Technologies understand that every church is different with:
- unique needs
- unique ministry context, and a
- unique experience as a church
Wouldn’t you agree? Lean in a bit, if you will: Personalized Ministry Environment expands your ministry effectiveness. We are convinced of that and have detailed six ways in the newly published Not Normal ministry resource to help you make the most of the opportunities for ministry God has placed before you.
1. We give you a clear picture of your church health.
“Church health is the key to church growth,” writes Rick Warren. “All living things grow if they’re healthy. You don’t have to make them grow – it’s just natural for living organisms.”
The characteristics of a healthy church are taught at the end of Peter’s epistle in 1 Peter 5:1-5 as he challenges and encourages both the leaders and the congregants. Your church health is one of the most forgotten, yet most important, measures of the success of your church. Within a personalized ministry environment, technology and church growth are not only compatible, but help to fuel each other.
Problem: You need to know your current church health. Most church software can’t do that for you, at least not quickly.
Solution: Through ACST tools, you’re always a few taps away from the most important information, such as contribution totals, attendance, new visitor counts, next steps, etc. Whether you’re sitting in your office or at a family event or on a mission trip around the world, you can easily access your information.
Bonus: Through easy-to-digest reports, everyone who needs to see specific data has access to the same content, at the same time. And, for the sake of security and simplicity, you can customize what reports people on your team see.
2. Improve congregation interaction.
“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” Acts 20:28
Problem: The bigger your church grows, the easier it is to lose touch with your congregation. It’s critical that you are able to stay connected throughout the week, not just on Sundays.
Solution: Many still ask the normal question,“How has technology improved the church?” We recognize that churches today can increase involvement in key areas through simple tools. That’s why we provide you with a ready-to-use mobile app built specifically to help church members engage with you and one another. Your church can leverage ACST tools to help your church community to:
- give consistently (and quickly)
- volunteer for their ministry of choice
- get information about weekly worship services, and
- connect with one-in-other
Bonus: All of the above can be done from their favorite smart device!
3. Improves communication.
“Following Christ isn’t something that can be done half heartedly or on the side. It is not a label we can display when it is useful. It must be central to everything we do and are.” -Francis Chan
Communication is imperative to the life of the church and ministering to others. No two members of your congregation are alike, but our call to be Kingdom Builders is united and effective communication to propel that work forward is key.
Problem: Many times people don’t know about happenings in the church and/or how to get involved because you haven’t used their “preferred” communication method. We know how tiresome it gets to have people tell you each week that they aren’t getting involved because they don’t know what’s going on.
Solution: We help you get more involvement in your church by giving you the tools to customize messages (whether it’s through text, email, mobile notifications) to specific audiences.
Bonus: We also know that centralizing all the communication leads to a bottleneck, so we help you put the right tools, with the right permissions, in the hands of a variety of leaders, including lay leaders. This gives your ministry and small group leaders the ability to connect with their team members.
Our Personalized Ministry Environment provides you with a unique set of church technology tools that help you be more effective in what God has called you to do. We will walk beside you as a trusted Ministry Development Partner.
You’re the expert on how to minister in your context and to your community. You’re the expert on your congregation. Your tech needs are unique. This Not Normal Guide lays out the ways that ACS Technologies can help you develop a Personalized Ministry Experience to help meet those needs and expand your ministry opportunities within your congregation and throughout your community. And, to make it even easier and so you don’t miss any of our Church Growth Resources, you can also receive our ministry blog posts straight to your inbox!
Your church’s mission is anything but normal. You’ve been called to reach the lost, feed the hungry, and make disciples. You can’t leave that to just any tech partner.
At ACST, we’ve kicked normal to the curb. Because most of us have experience serving on a local church staff, we get you. We’re passionate about helping churches like you do what God has called you to do.
In our new ministry guide we’ll break down exactly how ACST does this–and what makes us unique.
As the Vice President of Marketing for ACS Technologies, John is responsible for Marketing’s overall corporate strategy and direction. Storyteller, promoter, problem solver to churches of all sizes and shapes. John has traveled the world working with prominent non-profit ministries. He also serves on the board of directors for Dayspring International.