If you have spent a lot of time thinking about how to improve the Church Management System (ChMS) function in your church, you probably have reservations about buying one of the existing ChMS products (“buy it”) but at the same time realize you can’t afford to build your own system (“build it”). I want a [...]
See previous posts in this series:The ChMS conversation we started (but know we’ll never finish)Choosing a ChMS – the risk calculationAlso earlier posts on related subjects:Integrating CRM and the WebOpen source Church Management System (ChMS) No customer lock-inSo what could ChMS vendors do to help me with my conundrum and reduce the risk that I’ll [...]
At the Roundtable we had an extensive discussion of approaches to automate worship attendance. Today Kevin McCord weighs in on the same subject. He thinks printing out a nametag will be enough incentive to get many/most worship attendees to stop at a kiosk and check in.
As I alluded in the previous post, a huge consideration for me in choosing our next Church Management Systems (ChMS) is minimizing the risk of making a bad choice. The question of ChMS is the most strategically complex and the riskiest decision I’ve faced since becoming IT Director at Church of the Resurrection three years [...]
After a long day of sharing at the IT Roundtable about everything from WiFi to training and volunteers, we took a break around 4:30 pm and began a lot of conversations in groups of 2 to 5 people. The reps from Shelby, ACS, and Fellowship Tech joined in those conversations. That went on for a [...]
What an awesome experience it was to be at Granger Community Church with a bunch of other “church nerds” talking about church IT! My only complaint is that our time together was too short. It was great to meet so many of you in person after reading your blogs, and great to renew acquaintances with [...]
We’re blocking both MySpace and Facebook at our firewall. Our youth pastor and his boss decided to do this because the school districts are doing it. Their argument is: Why should we be less restrictive than the schools? I’m conflicted about it. Do you have web content filtration in your network? If so, do you [...]
This morning Mark Batterson posted about how after leading the Ethiopian Eunuch to Christ, Philip “teleported” to Azotus (actually the text says “the eunuch did not see him again … Philip, however, appeared at Azotus …”). Mark compared this to his ability to “teleport” all over the world via podcast. Those of us who are [...]