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How ChMS Helps You Serve and Lead Your Volunteers Well

Volunteers are the lifeblood of your church – their devotion and efforts are constantly leading your congregation into new areas of growth, and without a well-functioning volunteer team it is just a matter of time before your church runs into problems. 

For the sake of your church’s health it is vital that you manage your volunteer team diligently and efficiently, and thanks to Church Management Software (ChMS) this no longer has to be burdensome.

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5 Surefire Ways to Help Your Church Adapt To New Technology

Is technology a friend or foe of your church? Throughout the years the church has slowly adapted to living a fast-paced life but change has never been welcomed with open arms. And now that technology has seeped into almost every area of our lives, it has become impossible to avoid. Which begs the question, how do you get members to embrace it, especially Church Management Software?

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3 Key Principles Your Church Communication Plan Won’t Succeed Without

Communicating with your church family without a clear strategy is ineffective and a waste of time. And for a church communicator every minute and effort should count. Having so much to do and so little time is stressful and can cause you to easily lose focus and communicate blindly.

Your best defence against this is to build a weekly communication strategy based on three key principles and to ensure that they are included in your plan each week. Let’s explore: 


6 Keys to Creating a Clear Church Volunteer Vision


Volunteers without vision are like those who try to navigate their way through darkness blindly – futile. For your church to run successfully you need volunteers and for them to do their jobs effectively they need vision.

It is crucial that your volunteers understand the purpose behind their roles and what the church hopes to accomplish. Let's look at 6 keys to help you create a clear volunteer vision for your church.


How ChMS Helps You Identify, Track & Communicate to Inactive Church Members

“Look at it this way. If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one? And if he finds it, doesn’t he make far more over it than over the ninety-nine who stay put? Your Father in heaven feels the same way. He doesn’t want to lose even one of these simple believers.” - Matthew 18:12

If this is the heart of the Father Himself then how much more should we not make it our mission to look after church members who we may not have seen recently at church? At times it may mean "going after" the inactive church member to check in and see how they are really doing.


7 Things to Ask When Engaging First-Time Guests

How many first-time guests have slipped through the cracks at your church without anyone really taking notice? The irony is that often times the very people we desire to reach are those we neglect to serve most, and the results are a church that remains stagnant and many wandering souls that are cut off from the body of Christ. Something’s gotta give, and it starts with us. 


Six Key Principles for Successful Church Communication

Communication is the basis of all relationships, especially in the church. Without it we cause division and a house divided against itself cannot stand. It is essential that the body stay united in vision and the only way to do so is by effectively communicating to individuals and to the church as a whole. 

A good leader must learn to be a good communicator, and here are just a few essentials you could apply to help you:


Growing Church Small Groups with The Help of ChMS Technology

I remember when I first arrived at my church. I knew no one, I could hardly find my way around town, and I was desperately in need of fellowship. How did I find the group of people I’ve come to love and cherish, and now call my family? The answer is small groups.

It’s here where the bonding happens. A safe place where we can show our true colors and provide a platform for discipleship and growth in the church. The good news is that you don’t have to initiate it on your own – here are 7 ways in which church management software can help you establish small groups:


Pastoral Care Made Easy With ChMS

“Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He bought with His own blood.” – Acts 20:28

As a shepherd you have been entrusted to take care of God’s people – to tend, feed and guide them. But many times you’re so busy taking care of the flock that you neglect to take care of yourself. This can lead to burnout, and inevitably some people WILL fall through the cracks. 

So how can you take care of yourself AND ensure that not one sheep gets left behind?


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