In one chart, Nick B. Nicholaou, president of Ministry Business Services, Inc. (MBS), visually summarizes 34 church management software (ChMS) vendors. With 83 features listed in the left-hand column, the chart uses symbols to note if a ChMS offers a feature directly or indirectly through a third-party. No qualitative evaluation is implied. A ChMS might offer a “manages small groups” feature, for example, but it may not work well or be difficult to use. Although the appearance of the visually-dense chart may seem overwhelming, do not fear. Use the left column to help identify the key ChMS features for your congregation, and eliminate the options that do not offer all of them. With a narrowed list in hand, use the contact information on the webpage to do the needed further research.
Curated by Sue Edison-Swift