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Congregation Management Software (CMS)

CMS is a tool to help congregations efficiently work with people, financial assets and physical assets. This includes managing relationships, distributing communication, receiving electronic funds and increasing child security. It is also called Church Management Software (ChMS) and database...

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Choosing a CMS

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•    Spend time thinking about existing procedures. Then consider desired new features. The new CMS should replicate your processes and implement new ones.
•    Consider who will use this tool and from where. This will determine if you need web-based or...

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This quick and credible overview without a sales agenda is a helpful introduction for congregations considering church management software (ChMS). It highlights the get-started basic questions: How...

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A free downloadable e-book, this approachable introduction to church management software (ChMS) covers the basics, including definitions, such as “web-based” vs. “on-premises solutions.” Find 10...

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In {{one chart | http://www.mbsinc.com/wp-content/uploads/chms-chart.png}}, Nick B. Nicholaou, president of Ministry Business Services, Inc. (MBS), visually summarizes 34 church management software...

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Wallis Metts, Jr., Ph.D., professor of communication at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan, is also an associate pastor at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville, Michigan. Metts’ free...

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Often the best advice about congregation matters, including church management software (ChMS), comes from colleagues with day to day, real-life experience. {{The Church Administrators Yahoo Group | https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/churchadmin/info}}...

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Founded in 1999 - a long time in tech years - Capterra is a vendor-funded, free-to-consumer online-consulting business to navigate the evaluation and purchase of management system solutions,...

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Formerly Christian Computing Magazine, this free, monthly e-zine is for church staff and volunteers engaged in the technical-side of congregational life, from accounting to worship. It offers...

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Congregational leaders tasked with finding church management software (ChMS) soon learn they can’t find the best answers without knowing the best questions. Finding this deceptively simple and...

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Software Advice™, a Gartner company, claims to be “the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.” The company can offer free consultation and recommendations to buyers,...

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We now know that people first get to know your congregation through your website. We also know that there is an abundance of web development resources. The quality of these resources vary greatly....

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