How to Connect the Dots Between Attendance and Active Ministry Engagement

The goal for every church has for visitors is to move them from first-time guests to fully engaged members. However, oftentimes it can be difficult for church leaders to connect the dots. Silos and disconnected information keep us from being able to track a church member’s involvement. That’s one reason why we believe an integrated system is essential for helping people find their groove in your ministry.

A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to write a guest post over on Church Tech Today around this idea. Today I want to share some of the invaluable ways you can leverage your technology to connect the dots between attending church on a Sunday and active ministry engagement.

Here are three ways you can leverage technology to connect the dots between a church member’s attendance and their active role in ministry:

  1. Build processes and measure progress around people rather than tasks.
    It’s easy to just focus on finding a body to assign to each blank space on a task list. But remember, a cohesive system gives you a better idea of a person’s overall engagement with your church. A cohesive church management software, designed from the ground up to work as a single system, values people over tasks and can record all the different areas of someone’s engagement in one central place. That helps you keep your focus on what really matters most — the people God has brought to your church.
  2. Eliminate the data silos the prevent you from connecting people to ministry.
    If your church management software separates all those things into their own isolated areas because they’re related to disparate ‘tasks’, you lose the whole picture of that individual. A comprehensive system will enable both data and volunteers from different ministries to communicate, allowing you to leverage the information you gathered from children’s check-in last Sunday for your new guest followup process, and then your connection process, your membership process, your discipleship program, and more.
  3. Empower your entire church to own the ministry that is being done.
    Your church management software can come alongside you in empowering the people in your church to step up and minister, or it can hold you to an administrative model where all the work is placed on just a few shoulders. When your software is built on managing tasks and your church’s focus is on people, it creates roadblocks you have to work around; when it’s designed around the same principles as your church, it naturally becomes a part of your ministry processes and enhances them.

Connecting the dots between attendance and active ministry engagement is something that has driven us since day one at Church Community Builder. We believe that this call to equip the saints should drive how churches are led and managed. As an organization dedicated to guiding and supporting the local church, everything we do is centered on how we can help church leaders fulfill the calling of Ephesians 4.

Why not use the technology that has been created in our time to impact the Kingdom like no generation has been able to before?

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Posted by Steve Caton on April 27, 2015