We’re not a tech company; we’re a ministry development partner. Our desire is to walk alongside you as a trusted partner. What makes us different is that we see you differently. Whether you’re a small church, big church, urban church, rural church, or anything in between, we’ve built a Personalized Ministry Environment designed to serve your unique needs.
No two churches are alike. If you missed the previous church growth blog in this series, A City on a Hilltop, the articulation was made that normal partners with normal church management software systems just won’t cut it in today’s world. Furthermore, a challenge was offered to grasp onto the idea of your church’s unique calling with an invitation to move your personalized ministry environment forward together with ACS Technologies.
Our Personalized Ministry Environment provides you with a unique set of ministry technology tools that help you be more effective in what God has called you to do – which reinforces why a normal technology partner won’t work. Here’s how we do it as outlined in our latest resource, Not Normal:
1. You’ll start with a choice between ready-to-go and ready-to-customize Church Management Software options:
ChMS is just one part of your partnership with ACS Technologies, but it’s a core part of how we serve you.
Realm: software that’s ready-to-go from day one and you can join more than 10,000 churches nationwide. You’ll get all the tools you need to shepherd your congregation from your church office or anywhere.
It’s easy-to-use and unbelievably robust on all the screens you normally use (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.).
→ For the majority of churches, it’s simply the most effective ChMS on the market.
MinistryPlatform: built for larger churches who want to customize a solution to their unique situation. You can join some of the nation’s largest churches using the most flexible ChMS platform on the planet.
→ Your church doesn’t even need developers to fully customize the platform to your needs.
Note: No other partner can provide two platforms like these at one time.
2. You can add in accelerators and extenders that leverage your church’s uniqueness.
After you pick the right ChMS for your situation, we give you a choice of tools to help you maximize its effectiveness. Because we know every church is different with different needs and a different ministry context, you can choose any of these tools, a couple of them, or none of them. It’s your church and your choice.
Accelerators help you with integrated, background checks, streaming, mobile apps (branded or not), and a variety of integrations with software you use every day.
Extenders enable you to learn more about your community, dive into church health analytics, compare your church to the community you want to reach, and build easy-to-use websites. You can even leverage our managed IT solutions and accounting packages.
Note: Again, it’s your choice. Use what you need.
3. We walk with you every step of the way through world-class support and personalized consulting.
We’re your partner, not your vendor, so we’re here to help you fulfill the mission God has given you. When you have a question or just need some help, we’re a quick call away. We answer most calls within a minute.
Add to that a comprehensive library of learning videos, courses and instruction you won’t find anywhere else. This means you can find training you need 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have training on technology, managing staff, creating a safe environment, fund raising, event planning, and more.
Note: Whether you call, e-mail, or access our library of help online, we’re here to help. Our unwavering support is key to your church communication strategy.
Finally, why partner with us?
We aren’t normal. We have been doing this for over 40 years and consider it an honor to partner with ministries all over the country and beyond. Our passion and commitment to ministry starts at the top and is led by a team of ministry-minded professionals who truly believe people and technology can work together to make an eternal impact. We approach each day as a new opportunity to find ways to benefit your ministry in practical ways. We chart our course by creating innovative ministry solutions and responding to your needs. And we just want to help you personalize your ministry and “thrive like well-watered grass, like willows by streams of running water” (Isaiah 44:4).
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. 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.
Dean is ACS Technologies’ VP of Corporate Operations. He is responsible for Information Technology and all campus facilities. Born and raised in South Carolina, he has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems Management. He serves on the board and in leadership for a few local non-profit organizations. His passions include helping others succeed.