Church Management Software
ACS Technologies is a ministry development company that helps churches identify their optimum ministry focus, educate their teams for maximum effectiveness, and provide them the right tools to make it all work together to help build more disciples and grow the Kingdom.
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What is Church Management Software?
Church management software is data at your fingertips. Take all of the processes you do each day, such as adding members to a list for Wednesday night dinner, emailing a meeting reminder to your finance committee, or marking down attendance for Sunday School classes, and imagine if you could do them all from one single place. Well, you can! And that place is within a church management solution.
From communications to small groups to events to contributions, a church management solution provides you with one place where you can manage all of your daily processes with the peace of mind knowing your data is safe and secure within the cloud. Plus, you can give access to each staff member, pastor, and volunteer so they can only view what’s important to them, allowing you to increase security over your data.
And what’s even better is church management software provides a place where your members can go to access all of your church information and view things specifically chosen for them, such as the groups they are involved in, serving opportunities specific to their gifts and talents, and events they may be interested in. Church management software is at the center of all you do, making processes more streamlined and relieving the burden of managing too many files or systems each day.
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Realm brings your whole church together – pastors, staff, and congregation – to create real ministry opportunities that help your church thrive and can be personalized to fit all kinds of faith traditions, roles, and ministry areas.
MinistryPlatform provides churches, dioceses, and denominational offices the power and flexibility they need to address the ever-changing landscape of ministry.
A complete church solution for your staff, pastors, lay leaders, and congregation.
Realm is designed to support the needs of everyone in your church, no matter what role they play in your ministry. Whether they’re a pastor, part of leadership, staff, or a member of the congregation, they can stay connected to your church from anywhere and do the work needed to bring glory to Him.
Pastors and church leaders love Realm because it helps them better assess their church health, share more content with their congregation and community, gain better insight into each person’s walk with Christ, and more. Your staff will love Realm because they can stop moving data from one system to another and always have the most accurate, up-to-date information at their fingertips. Your congregation will love Realm because they can be a part of their church community every day of the week.
- Accounting and Payroll
- Profiles and Directories
- Communication Tools
- Registration Events
- Background Checks
- Pre-defined and Custom
- Actionable Dashboards
- Realm Connect mobile app
- Realm Shepherd pastoral mobile app
- Refresh Websites
- MinistrySmart Academy
- And more!
A Customizable, flexible, and scalable platform for your ministry.
Churches choose MinistryPlatform to support their ministries and operations because of the church management functions, customization capabilities, communication and engagement tools, powerful reporting, and APIs and integrations. MinistryPlatform provides churches with a solution that meets their individual, unique needs. The automation tools in MinistryPlatform allow you to track and automatically update the growth of each congregant.
LifeApps allow pastors and care teams to identify individual needs or prayers, and assign and manage care. The automation tools allow you to track and update the growth of each congregant. The NeedConnect app included in MinistryPlatform allows congregations to ask for help – from prayer to food to childcare – so your members never feel alone or unsupported.
MinistryPlatform integrates with PocketPlatform, enabling your church to provide custom content to each congregant. In addition to a personalized experience, congregants can find and sign up for groups or volunteer opportunities, watch streamed events or view sermon notes, register for events, and give. MinistryPlatform offers:
- Open API and integrations
- Mobile-friendly user interface
- LifeApps to do ministry anywhere
- Personalized mobile app,
- Multiple communication options
- Automation capabilities
- Multi-campus functionality
- Customizable fields
- User-based security
- Online giving
- Out-of-the-box reports and advanced querying
- And more!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Church management software provides your ministry with tools to manage your church, people, contributions, events, and more while offering a “single source of truth” as everything is in one single location. You can provide your church staff with the tools they need to effectively manage all that falls into their roles, give your group leaders ways to connect and communicate with their group members in a more efficient way, and allow your members to be more engaged with your ministry through the church management software and mobile apps. From your pastor to your members, they all benefit from a church management software as they can stay more connected and in-the-know with your ministry.
So many churches today that don’t have a church management system go through the same struggles. For example, “our church secretary is the only one with that file on her computer and she’s out sick this week so the pastor will simply have to wait to have his question answered.” Or, you may be familiar with, “I’ve been adding all of this into an Excel file, but now the file is missing and I can’t find the information!” A church management system solves those problems and so much more. It means you have one single location with all of your data that is backed up in the cloud so your data isn’t lost. Each staff member, pastor, and volunteer can be given access to the parts of the church software they need so they can see data in their own time without depending on others.
Church management software brings all of your processes into one place. No more silos, no more having only one person who can access your data and being out of luck if that person is out of the office, and no more having to be physically in your office to access important information on your ministry. Internal information such as managing your members and contributors, adding small groups or church committees, viewing trends within your data, and setting up registration events are all handled in one place by your staff. Staff members can be given access to only what they need to see for their position, meaning increased security for your sensitive information. Plus, church members can access their information as well as church information, such as their groups, volunteer schedules, events, and more, through the church management software. You decide who sees what while providing one solution for everything that happens in your ministry.
Start by evaluating your ministry and ministry goals. What systems do you currently have in place to manage your ministry today, and how does that look 5 years from now as your ministry grows? If you’re focusing on small groups, does the church management software you’re evaluating offer a full group management feature including communications both by group leaders and group members. If you’re trying to bring your church up-to-date with more modern tools for your ministry to engage your congregants, consider evaluating mobile app solutions within the software. Make a wish list of all the things you wish a software for church management could do, and set out to find what can serve your ministry the best. Be sure to include more than features, however. Consider things such as company values, support and training options, and contract details, as those are often overlooked but heavily influence how well you’re able to introduce a new software to your staff and church members.
Most small churches have one, maybe two church administrators or secretaries to manage all of the church business and data. If that is you and you are using Excel, Word, and other forms of software to track and manage your church, you’re doing a lot of work that a church management software can do for you! Having church management software means bringing all of your data into one single place so you no longer have to remember what is where and how to access it. Your data is all connected, meaning your people, groups, communications, reports, and so much more can talk to each other and changes are made universally. Talk about a headache reliever!
When you’re in the buying process and talking to different church management software companies, be sure to know what they are truly offering. While you may tend to focus on software-specific features, also ask about the company history, support and training options, and contract details. You want to work with a company that focuses on ministry, not simply making money. You also will need ongoing support and training, so make sure you can reach them when you need to. And of course, contract details can be a huge deterrent, especially if they are locking you into a contract and requiring a payout before you can cancel if needed.
ACS Technologies has been partnering with churches and ministries for over 40 years, striving to build the Kingdom by being a trusted partner in the daily ministry life of every church. We focus on solutions and software that enable you to spend less time to increase efficiency and effectiveness to take your ministry to the next level. Our employees are church volunteers, pastors, and church staff members, and it shows in how we work together to answer some of your biggest needs in software. We understand your challenges first hand and want to solve them alongside you.
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Centralizing Data For More Effective Ministry
Data should be a massive ministry asset, and it starts by centralizing everything into a single, current, easy-to-use system. In this free guide, Centralizing Data for More Effective Ministry, you learn how to go from scattered to streamlined.
In this guide, you discover:
- The problems that disappear once you prioritize better data
- Where most churches go wrong in this process
- Three simple steps you can take now