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At Church Community Builder, our journey will always be about trying to provide insight that helps you, as church leaders, be more effective. We are so much more than a software company! God has blessed us with a lot of amazing people who have experience in church leadership and a tremendous heart for the local church (and church leaders like you!). This blog is inviting you into the conversations we have on a daily basis. We want to hear your voice as you lead from the frontlines of Kingdom work!

How to Make Volunteering Irresistible

You probably have all the volunteers you need, right? You probably don’t want any more people who are passionate about your ministry goals, huh?

Yeah, we didn’t think so!

We know churches are always looking for new ways to connect people in their congregations with volunteer opportunities. Each time we host a webinar or publish a resource around volunteers, we get huge responses. Clearly, volunteer development is a hot topic and a huge need for churches across the country.

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August 2016: More Powerful Tools and Data

As school starts and you gear up for your fall programs, we've been concentrating on making our software a better experience for you, and we are happy to deliver some amazing fixes and improvements to existing features. We are especially excited for the release of our revamped Metrics dashboard on August 25.  This updated toolset consolidates your critical data into easy-to-understand graphics that are always available and up-to-date to help you make better decisions. If your church has the Deluxe version of our software, your new Metrics tools will automatically give you even more access to and control over the kind of data you need to see. Please note this new dashboard will be visible to all Master Administrators and Executive Pastors as designated in your church's software.

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5 Keys for Financial Success This Fall

The momentum for the fall season is starting—kids are heading back to school, the nights are lengthening, and there are so many stacks of notebooks in every store. (School supply nerds, unite!) The same momentum is building in churches across the country as ministries get re-started for the fall and new programs get ready for launch.

And each one of those ministries has to be financed.

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How to Attract More Volunteers for Ministry

What’s the fuel that fires up the engine of all your ministry efforts? It’s your volunteers. They’re the ones who are on the ground week after week—sometimes even literally—in things like children’s ministry and service ministries that are caring for those in your community. And it’s going to take an intentional plan to make sure you’ve got as many people as possible involved in serving in the ways that truly fire them up and help them grow in their faith.

People want to help. They really do. The problem is not in motivating people to help. The problem often comes when you as church leaders expect those people to do the leg work of figuring out where they can help and then seek you out to offer their time and energy. The times when that happens are extremely rare, and you can’t count on that as a volunteer recruitment strategy. It just won’t happen. You need to make sure volunteers know exactly how they can get involved, step by step.

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