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What to Consider when Choosing a Child Check-in System for Your Church

Children’s safety is not something you can compromise on. Kids today are exposed to a world of danger and should be protected at all costs. Yes, even at church - or rather especially at church.

It is your job as a leader to step up security measures when it comes to your youth and children. And one way you can do this is by having a child check-in system. But how do you know which software will go the extra mile in keeping your bundles of joy safe?

Here’s what you should consider before purchasing a child check-in system

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How ChMS Can Help Equip Your Church for Ministry

As a church it is our job to ensure that members are equipped to go out and advance the kingdom of God with power. An army general won’t send his people into battle without providing them with a powerful arsenal, and neither should you.

And the best way you can ensure that your people are ready for the fight is through church management software.

Let’s see how ChMS can help equip your members more efficiently.

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How to Write a Clear-Cut Vision, Mission & Values Statement for Your Church

Churches who understand the importance of creating a Mission, Vision and Values Statement understand that it provides direction and a target for the church. It is a tool to help the organization fulfil what God has called it to do.  Here are some helpful tips when it comes to creating your own Church Mission, Vision and Values Statement. 


The Vision Statement 

Without vision people perish but he who keeps the law is happy. Now let me start right off the bat by saying that this Scripture in Proverbs 29:18 does not point to the fulfilling of a hope or dream BUT to the neglect of teaching the Word received by prophets through visions in those days. Which brings me to my point – a church’s vision statement must be based on the Word of God in order to have a lasting impact.

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Volunteer Management Simplified by ChMS

 

Think of the largest event your congregation has ever hosted… Okay, now remove all your volunteers from that picture. Would it still have been a raging success? Probably not. Your volunteers’ contribution is invaluable in helping you fulfil your church’s mission.

With the latest technology at the tips of your fingers you no longer have an excuse for miscommunication. With such a valuable workforce offering up their time and skills to serve, it is essential that you return the favor by providing an organized and enjoyable work environment for volunteers. 

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How ChMS Keeps Your Volunteers Engaged

 

They stand at the door waiting to greet your guests, they dress up to entertain the kids, they prepare the coffee and tea, and they welcome you in the parking lot. They are the dedicated ones working behind the scenes to pour themselves out in service to Christ and His Body. Whatever they do, their value should not be underestimated – they are your volunteers.

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How Technology has Changed the Church

For years the church has been known to shy away from technology. Without the right tools and resources churches and ministry organizations can struggle.

However, in more recent times the church has been leveraging technology because of its great benefits in spreading the Gospel more efficiently.

But how has technology changed the church?

Let’s have a look at some statistics:

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Why do Churches Fail in the First Four Years?

A staggering 32% of churches fail within the first four years. So what do the congregations that succeed do differently and can you keep your church from falling into the same category?

In this blog we’ll take a look at the most prominent reasons why a church fails. Based on a survey where 1103 churches from 23 different denominations were tracked over a period of 12 years, the results were based on the following questions:

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Cloud-based Church Management Software vs Legacy Desktop Software



Traditionally ChMS systems were installed on servers or run on desktops. Today an increasing number of churches and ministry organizations are choosing to migrate to Cloud-based software.

Until recently installed systems have been more cost-effective for churches that have used a system for a decade or longer but currently this solution can no longer keep up with the increased data load. More congregations are choosing a web-based software due to its accessibility and compatibility with most devices.

Let’s take a closer look.

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6 Most Commonly Requested Church Management Software Features

Church management softwares are as diverse so how do you find the one that meets your needs? Here's a list of the 6 most commonly requested features that may help you with your decision.

Six Most Commonly Requested Church Management Software Features

The Best Church Management Software


Elvanto offers an all-inclusive, cloud based church management solution.

Good Church Management Software allows your team to shepherd people on their faith journey. This not only improves effectiveness but ensures people are loved, nurtured and discipled. Elvanto provides an all-in-one solution to help manage your church, so more time can be spent engaging with people.

The Best Church Management Software