Making Church Database Management Easy As 1-2-3

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Ministry & Technology
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Since its inception in 2000, Churchteams has grown from a small group management system into a full-spectrum Church Management System (ChMS or CMS).  To better understand this transformation, here are some of the ways Churchteams has evolved over the years in making church database management easy for users.

Web-Based - Churchteams ChMS is accessible anytime and anywhere from any internet-ready device.  From day one, Churchteams has been hosted online “in the cloud”. In fact, we were operating “in the cloud” more than a decade before it even became a trendy phrase.

Responsive Design – Another way we’ve remained on the cutting edge of church management system development is becoming the first ChMS to use responsive design.  Responsive design is a web design approach that provides the best possible viewing experience across a wide range of devices including computers, tablets and smart phones.

Search Tool – One would think a search tool is required on almost every website. That’s not the case. In fact, I was shocked recently to find an online retailer that didn’t have a search tool. It made it almost impossible to find what I was looking for. It’s surprising how many websites and web-based products also don’t have a simple search box, but Churchteams does. Their search feature provides easy navigation through your church’s entire database from any device.

Navigation Bar – The easy-to-use navigation bar in Churchteams ensures that everything you need for church database management is just a few clicks away.

Webinars – Churchteams offers ongoing opportunities to train your staff and volunteers in knowing how best to use the system. The best part is all webinars are always free.

Focus On Service – Churchteams President Boyd Pelley often says, “Service is what we do.  Software is how we do it.”  As a result, service is in the DNA of our company. Our goal is to always provide the best, hands-on personal service in the industry.  “Ministry First” is one of the primary core values that drives and shapes what we do.

Self-Updating Database – With just a few clicks, you can send out an email to all of your church members asking them to review and update their information in your database.  Then, with the click of just a button, church members can begin updating their personal information.  This process keeps your database accurate without burdening staff or volunteers.

Easy Website Integration – It’s easy to make Churchteams a part of your church website.  When you integrate Churchteams into your website, visitors will have access to such features as searching small group and registering for upcoming events. Having these features embedded directly into your own site is a great asset.

Check-In – Churchteams’ kids and volunteer check-in feature is one of the best in the industry.  Not only is it easy to use, but it also allows for the use of mobile devices and tablets.  In fact, Churchteams is one of the first ChMS companies to integrate tablets for check-in. By automating check-in using our system, your database attendance records will be the most accurate they’ve ever been.

These are just a few of the ways our church management system improves your data-management-experience.  If you’d like more information or have questions about these features and more, please contact us

Alan Danielson is the Senior Pastor of New Life Bible Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Previously he served as Central Team Leader for LifeGroups at in Edmond, OK, where he led over a thousand small groups on LifeChurch’s thirteen campuses in six different states. He then founded to help leaders master three essential leadership skills: vision-casting, creating strategy and fostering relationships. Alan is a popular conference speaker and consults regularly with ministries and leaders on topics relating to small groups and leadership. Learn more from Alan at