Next Steps


Learn how to get the most out of PDS.

Once you have the software in place to meet your ministry needs, our certified trainers can help you maximize it! ACS Technologies has developed a wide array of training options, led by PDS Certified Trainers, to ensure the success of those who use our software. New users and veterans from organizations large and small throughout the U.S. will find training opportunities ideally suited to their needs.

  • Instructor-Led Training
  • Self-Paced Training

Details on courses, schedules and registrations are available on the Client Portal.

For the best experience, training always teaches the latest version of the software available.

Instructor-Led Training

Ideas to Impact Conference

Orlando, FL – May 29 – June 1, 2018

The annual Ideas to Impact Conference is an exclusive event carefully crafted to impact the ministries of our clients. It offers a variety of software training classes (from beginner to advanced), peer-to-peer learning opportunities, face-to-face technical support sessions, and lots of networking activities with ACS Technologies staff and other PDS clients.


Live Web Classes

Our live webinars are lead by a Certified PDS Instructor teaching the latest PDS software. They're a convenient and affordable way to learn the software. All you need is high-speed internet and speakers. No need for a microphone or web cam, all questions are asked via a chat box. You will even have time at the end of the webinar to ask questions.

Would you like to host a Training School?

If you are interested in co-hosting a Training School for your staff and other churches in your area, please send an email to and indicate which topic(s) you would like to cover and some information about your church and location.

Personalized Training

Personalized instruction tailored to your specific training needs and set at your speed.

Onsite Training

Trainers will visit your church to guide you on how to use advanced software functions and work with you to plan the use of your PDS applications and services. PDS Certified Trainers focus specifically on the use of PDS software for church, school, and the diocese. Onsite training is available, please call for pricing. Call 1-800-669-2509 today to learn more about our onsite training services.

1-2-1 Training

We offer personalized one-to-one training classes over the Internet to focus on the unique training needs of your church. As long as you can connect to the Internet, you can take advantage of this convenient training tool. 1-2-1 Online training is available, please call for pricing. Call 1-800-669-2509 today to learn about this personalized training option.

Self-Paced Training

Online Training Video Library

Have PDS training at your fingertips, set around your schedule, based on your unique needs. With PDS Self-paced training classes, you can now purchase classes to view over the internet on your own schedule in the comfort of your office or home. Members of the Preferred Client Program get access to these FREE self-paced courses, all available 24/7 in the online library.

Training Manuals

Online Training Manuals & Videos

View training documentation and video tutorials online for all PDS products. These training resources are designed for classroom training and are conveniently accessible to clients who are members of the Preferred Client Program from the PDS Documentation Library. Log in to download your manuals.

Talk to an expert.

There are a couple easy ways to talk to one of our solutions experts and get a solution that is tailored to your ministry.

Whether online, offline, or wireless, the passion that drives ACS Technologies is maximizing technology's value for ministry. We provide management solutions to nearly 50,000 faith-based organizations with focused development and service efforts in 6 key areas: megachurches, medium/large churches, and small churches, organizations, schools, and the Catholic market. With leading brands Realm, ACS, PDS, The City, and HeadMaster, ACS Technologies enables churches to manage every vital area of their ministry from finances to relationships, from events and groups to giving and serving.

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