Church Community Builder Adds Volunteer Scheduling Capabilities to its Powerful Church Management Software
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/
Church Community Builder, the original web-based church management software (ChMS), began their journey in 1999 by developing tools to help a church invite people to serve in ways which aligned with their unique gifts and passions. After many years of refinements, enhancements and new features, CCB brings their Volunteer Management benefits full circle by adding the ability to schedule volunteers for weekly church services.
“Volunteers are the muscle of any charitable organization, especially churches,” states Steve Caton, VP of Sales and Marketing. “They are the people who execute the ideas, plans and strategies intended to bring to life the collective vision shared by a community’s leadership.” However, Caton points out, “The challenge with volunteers is that you aren’t paying them. So it’s impossible to force them to do anything they don’t want to do. We can spend hours building relationships, helping others discover their strengths, passions and interests, only to watch them disappear when a call is made for volunteers.”
CCB believes volunteers are absolutely necessary in fulfilling the mission of the local church. Here are just a few ways CCB can now support a volunteer-driven church:
- The weekend services have an organized and defined schedule … instead of volunteers’ personal serving preferences.
- Volunteers set their own availability using a master schedule … no more awkward conversations and last-minute cancellations.
- Volunteers indicate when they will be away … in advance.
- Serving confirmations are displayed on a master schedule … no surprises.
- Volunteers feel a greater sense of community as they serve.
“As we serve over 1,600 churches in 15 different countries, we see consistent patterns which lead to success in mobilizing volunteers,” says Caton. “When you can make it easier for your volunteers to serve on their terms, you will actually discover more people are interested in volunteering. And, when we have more people willing to serve in our ministries, it ultimately helps the church make a greater impact.”