At Church Community Builder, we see software as a tool to support leaders and enhance ministry effectiveness. That is our ‘why’. As a result, we hear two consistent — and important — questions from church leaders who want to learn more about our approach to church software:
“How do you define church management software?” and “Why should it be a priority for our church?”
While the answers to both of these questions could involve an hour-long conversation, I realize that many folks would fall alseep or start hoping for a random phone call before we could get through it.
Here’s a peek into our conversation:
Essentially, answering these two questions comes down to the idea that church management software isn’t a glorified Rolodex to keep track of your members. Instead, it should be a lens that helps your church monitor how people are connecting and growing as well as a tool to help you improve those results over time.
Despite the common misconceptions about church management software, it’s important to understand that if it’s not helping you leverage technology to do ministry better, you’re missing it. I hope this video provides you with an accurate definition and understanding of church technology.
Churches that understand this definition of church management software and are using it effectively are the ones that see results in areas of ministry like connections, discipleship, implementation, and generosity. Churches that view their church management software as simply a way to store information about their members are wasting their time and, more importantly, the money people are giving to help their church do more ministry.
If you had to sum up what your church management software means to your church in one sentence, what would it be?