Turnover is a plague that impacts thousands of churches every year. According to a recent study, the average tenure for a ministry leader is 3.6 years. Why is this such an issue?
ChMS 101: Understanding Why You Should Have a Church Management Software, Questions to Ask When Choosing a ChMS, and a Customer Experience
We’re often asked the question: What is a ChMS? It’s a fair question. Also, it often comes with the question: Why do I need a Church Software?
Based on the frequency of how often we hear those questions, we assume others migh have them as well. Often it usually isn't a direct question. They come hidden within questions like:
- Church software is all the same. Why do you think yours is different?
- Why would anyone need access to our ChMS if they aren't on staff?
- As long as we can record contributions and produce mailing lists, why do we need anything else?
How do you know that a garden or a yard has been handled with great care? You see it in its appearance and the fruit that is produced. If it’s left to fend for itself, it will become overgrown or withered. The same is true for our personal lives and the organizations we lead. If we fail to manage them with ongoing care and cultivation, like a garden they will wither or become overcrowded with the chaos of unnecessary activity. Why is it that we so often ignore this truth?
When you hit the Church Community Builder website for the first time, it may be a bit confusing. After all, you probably landed there to look for software. What you saw was different, and not very software-focused. Let me try to give you some context for why that is.