Church Community Builder is about more than software. Yes, I realize that in the marketplace we are classified as a church management system. And I'm sure that conjures up good emotions for some and not-so-good from others. I'm not trying to disconnect the software service we provide from our corporate identity. I'm proud of the work we do, but not because we have an awesome tool that is helping churches around the country make better disciples (sorry...shameless plug). Rather, I'm proud of what we do because we make decisions as an advocate for the guys and gals in the trenches of local church ministry. You are the unsung heros.
Not everyone gets to spend as much time with church leaders as I do. I see the joy and pain of ministry. I sense the struggle to make the most of what you have, and your dream to advance the Kingdom in ways that results in life change. It is a thankless job where you sometimes get beat up more than you are celebrated. I want you to know that you are my inspiration for getting up every morning and heading to the office. I don't want to just make and sell software. Anyone can do that. I want to be an advocate for you and your ministry.
We are proud to be an organization that believes church ministry -- not profits or buy outs -- should be our first priority.
In the midst of the busyness of the season, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you for all that you do. We may never meet, and I may never know your name. That, however, doesn't stop me from praying for you. I'm grateful that you've chosen to give up so much to serve in local church ministry leadership. There are few things that can fundamentally transform communities and people like what happens in and among gatherings of believers committed to making an impact for the Kingdom.
Happy Thanksgiving from Colorado Springs!