How to increase your effectiveness with church management software

Here’s the catch-22 when it comes to leveraging technology and implementing tools that can help your church improve it’s ministry:

The tools you use are only as good as the commitment level of the people willing to use them.

This is the root of a lot of the frustration church leaders experience when it comes to their church management software. After spending so much time researching to find the software that works best for your church, it’s easy to feel stuck when people aren’t using it like you thought they would.

The reason many church leaders become frustrated with their church management software is because they never take the time to explain to staff why it’s important, how it can benefit the church, and what staff members and key volunteers can do to leverage it for ministry.

Resources to help increase interaction and engagement with your church management software

If people in your church aren’t using your church management software like you’d hope, here are four resources to help you reverse the trend:

  • Is Your Church an Elephant? You don’t have to feel stuck in your current state. This resource outlines five steps you can take to overcome the challenges of implementing new church management software and get your church moving again.
  • Case Study: Increase Engagement During Implementation. There are numerous churches that have seen an increase in ministry effectiveness when implementing Church Community Builder. This case study provides an inside look at three very different churches and how they gained buy-in from people in their church during the implementation process.
  • 5 Ways to Increase Church Management Software Users in Your Church. One of the main keys to success is to get as many people on the system as possible. This resource provides some of the best suggestions we share with churches to help them get more people to become registered users of their church management software.
  • 10 ways to Encourage Your Church to Use Church Community Builder. It’s never as easy as it might seem to get a broad base of interaction and support for any new church management software. Nevertheless, the more members you have using Church Community Builder, the more valuable the benefits become. This post highlights the 10 things we have seen work to successfully drive adoption.

Maybe some of your staff or key volunteer leaders bristled at the change and never fully adopted the new tool. Maybe you noticed that things have slipped back to being done the way they were before you purchased the software. Whatever the reason, there are things your church can do to increase interaction and engagement, making sure you get the most out of your church management software and improving your ministry in the process.

What are some ways your church encourages members to interact and leverage Church Community Builder as a way to improve your ministry?

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Posted by Steve Caton on Apr 9, 2014 10:09:14 PM