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Title: Church Managment Software
Post by: Stotheara on October 22, 2008, 10:40:59 PM
ASC Technologies (http://www.acstechnologies.com/)
Church Office Online (http://www.churchofficeonline.com/)
Church Windows (http://www.churchwindows.com/)
Community Church Builder (http://www.churchcommunitybuilder.com/)
Church Management Solutions (http://www.churchmanagementsolutions.com/)
Logos (http://www.logos.com/)
Power Church (http://www.powerchurch.com/)
Servant Keeper (http://www.servantpc.com/)
Shepherd's Staff (http://www.shepstaff.org/)


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Stotheara on June 22, 2009, 03:56:25 AM
Feel free to add on links and the top post will be updated. Thanks!


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: rosiecotton on June 24, 2009, 01:25:14 PM
We use Servant Keeper and I love it. MUCH better than when we had our database through microsoft access.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: MaureenS on June 25, 2009, 04:40:06 PM
We've just purchased Church Community Builder. We just started training and submitted our database info to the company to be inputted into the database, so I'll have to let you know how it goes, but so far it looks wonderful! We were using Powerchurch, but found it cumbersome. We really like the idea of a web-based software so it can be accessed from any computer anywhere.

www.churchcommunitybuilder.com



Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Stotheara on June 25, 2009, 06:45:27 PM
Great Maureen, would love to hear what you think of it in a few more months. Thanks.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Mary on July 17, 2009, 06:32:42 PM
We use Logos.  It has a lot of different capabilities.  It can be either web based or on a network, whichever you prefer.  The only thing with the web based one is you can only access it from the icon on your desk.   *uhh*  It is at www.logos.com


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Stotheara on July 18, 2009, 12:38:04 PM
Thank you Mary.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: judyjudyjudy on August 20, 2009, 08:46:06 PM
Church Management Solutions----churchmanagementsolutions.com

We purchased this last November and went through training but we're behind in getting it off and running.  No fault of CMS, just us procrastinators!  *tongue*

Blessings....Judy


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Ann on August 20, 2009, 09:21:56 PM
We use ACS   http://www.acstechnologies.com


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Stotheara on August 21, 2009, 11:00:21 PM
Got 'em. Thank you.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: cloudy on August 25, 2009, 03:33:21 PM
We use Servant Keeper and I love it! It took me a while to learn it all and I went to a couple of seminars for it and that was very helpful.  :)


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: amazed on November 23, 2009, 11:19:40 PM
We use Shelby.   It has so many unique ways of keeping track of stuff!  It is great!

www.shelby.com


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: jiff34 on July 08, 2010, 07:39:54 PM
www.helpmate.net
We use this and I can't say enough good about it. Never have I ran into a problem that I couldn't find the solution for in the help section.  They have support and trainging plans as well.  Very good company w/super customer service.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: churchimm on July 09, 2010, 02:19:35 PM
For those of you who use church management software, how big is your membership?  I am looking into Servent Keeper, but we only have a little over 100 members.  I still don't understand what management software can do that I can't do with Quickbooks, Excel and Word.  There is a Servent Keeper seminar in our area this Monday.  I seriously considered going, but I know I'd come back "sold" on it and I'm not sure we really need it here.   


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Ginny on July 09, 2010, 02:23:31 PM
We had Membership + years ago. HATED it. I don't have any software now. I use a simple excel spreadsheet for membership info. The recording secretary uses QB for her info. We have about 110 average on a Sunday. Total membership is 400.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Lucy on November 06, 2010, 10:48:29 PM
I've posted these links in a couple of other threads. 

First one is an article about CMS:  Article (http://www.ecfa.org/Content/Church-Management-Software)

Second is a comparison chart from 2009, chart does not include all avail. programs.  This guy sends out a questionaire yearly,
does the chart off of info. he recieves:  Chart (http://www.ecfa.org/Documents/SoftwareVendorChart_List_2009.pdf)

I have no affiliation with this guy or anything, I find the chart helpful.  Especially if you are looking for certain tasks that a CMS
program can do for you.  For me it's offering a Denominational Version to help do yearly reports to the head office AND the payroll function that handles pastor's housing allowance.  For others it will be other qualities.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Stotheara on November 08, 2010, 03:01:44 PM
That's a GREAT link, Lucy. Thank you.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: Keener on April 27, 2011, 11:26:48 PM
We use Servant Keeper and I love it.  The price is very reasonable and it doesn't have any ongoing fees.  I track EVERYTHING on it.  Things like small group participation, donation history, volunteer service record, special event participation.  I use their system for emailing.  I can send to our entire congregation (about 400 email addresses) all at once.  I can form groups based on any criteria in less than a minute.  I could not do what I do without it.


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: NebrChickadee on September 16, 2013, 10:03:41 PM
I use Shepherd Staff - it is really software for Lutheran church, but works nicely for Episcopal church needs as well.  Also has its own accounting unit so will print Gift-in-kind statements, quarterly giving statements, track pledges (ahead/behind for the year) and pay bills similar to Quick books.

The link above needs to be corrected to   http://www.shepherdsstaff.org/


Title: Re: Church Managment Software
Post by: servant-777 on November 13, 2013, 06:35:32 PM
We use Shelby. I used ACS in my previous job and liked it much better. More flexibility in designing reports. I like church software because you have all the information in one place. You can create labels, letters, reports, etc... within the database. We upload the church directory report to our website once a month. Data is always changing, contact info, births, etc... I like not having to update several programs when the information changes. We also use it for the financial stuff, so the contact information is available for checks, contributions, pledges, etc...and prints the contributions statements and reports too.