Ministry doesn’t only happen within church walls. Traditional church management software gets installed on a computer used by an administrative staff member — making it useful to precisely one person in precisely one place. If the goal of church management software is to help you improve your ministry, you should be able to take it with you where ministry actually takes place.
When you’re at a prayer night and wanting to keep track of who came, why write names on a piece of paper to hand to the secretary for inputting in the database next Monday when you could just check off attendees from a list on your phone? Or if you hear about a pressing need in the community, why would you wait until the next Sunday morning to let people know about it when you could announce it right away from your small group’s central hub?