Objective, Third-Party Review of Churchteams

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Ministry & Technology
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At Churchteams we use this blog to promote our products and services.  This is a common business practice and it’s a good one.  But, as a reader and consumer, you might sometimes wonder if our products and services are as good as we believe they are.  That’s why we are so grateful when an objective, outside third-party does a comprehensive review of our Church Management System (ChMS or CMS).

Below is a link to a case-study written on SoftwareAdvice.com.  They wrote an article interviewing a Churchteams customer, Grace Creek Church, and we were honored when they shared the article with us. 

Here are a few highlights:

Grace Creek’s Associate Pastor, Garret Craig said they were looking for 5 attributes when they were shopping for a ChMS:

  • Consolidated database. Church staff were using several different systems to manage information. It was important to reduce this to a single database, so that everyone could work from the same records.
  • Child check-in tool. Grace Creek Church was already using a different software system to check in children to classes and church events, but it wasn’t connected to the database. This resulted in data gaps and an incomplete view of participation.
  • Mobile accessibility. Increasing in-person communications with partners would require freeing staff from their desks—so it was important that the chosen software be cloud-based and easily accessible on mobile devices.
  • Mass-texting feature. A system to text alerts and announcements to groups of partners wasn’t previously an option, but because situations occurred where Craig thought it would be useful, he wanted a system supporting this capability.
  • Affordability. Finally, the cost of the new software needed to fit their budget.

They found all of these features in Churchteams.  Now Craig and Grace Creek have become raving fans of our products and services.  One of the major advantages Craig points out about Churchteams is that it only takes about 20 minutes to communicate critical information to their entire database.  Before Churchteams that process took them at least two days.   

“That Churchteams has taken the thinking out of managing partner information is a relief. I can now focus on what led me to become a pastor: working one-on-one with people to guide their spiritual development.”     ~Garrett Craig, Associate Pastor, Grace Creek Church

Finally, here is the link to the full article.  We hope you will find it helpful and informative.

Who is Software Advice?
Software Advice™, a Gartner company, is a trusted resource for software buyers. The company has a great church management buyer's guide here. Software Advice provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software. Meanwhile, the company's team of software experts provides free telephone consultations to help each software buyer identify systems that best fit their needs. In the process, Software Advice connects software buyers and sellers, generating high-quality opportunities for software vendors.