One of the great things about ChurchTrac is that along with all of the preset fields and field entries, you can also create your own custom fields and entries to fit the unique needs of your church or ministry. Need to create a new field to track baptism or confirmation dates? You can do that. Need to add a new selection option for Membership Status? You can do that.
ChurchTrac desktop users:
- To learn how to create a new User-Defined Field, click on this link User-Defined Fields.
- To add or edit selection options on an existing field on the People Screen, simply double-click on any blue field and a window will open allowing you to add, edit or delete the selection box options.
ChurchTrac Online users:
- To learn how to create a new User Defined Field, click on this link Online User-Defined Fields.
- To add or edit selection options on an existing field on the People Screen, click the Edit box to enter the editing mode. Then click on any blue field and a window will open allowing you to add, edit or delete the selection box options.
We are excited to introduce the release of ChurchTrac 9 for Windows. This new version has several new features and is even easier to use than ChurchTrac 8.
If you have an active unlock code for ChurchTrac 8, you can upgrade to the new version for FREE by simply installing the latest program update. If your ChurchTrac 8* unlock code has expired, you can renew your code for $39.99 and get the ChurchTrac 9 upgrade, as well as 12 months of updates and online support for free.
*We recommend that you upgrade to ChurchTrac 9, as we will only be able to offer limited support for the older version.
Back to School is always a good time for churches. Summer vacations are over. Kids (and parents) are back in a routine. New classes and activities start back at church. And all that means old and new faces alike begin to show back up at church with renewed excitement.
As your numbers begin to swell, ChurchTrac makes it real easy to step up to the next level of names by clicking on the “Purchase/Unlock” option on the Welcome Screen. Or you can go directly to the Purchase page by clicking this link. It’s quick and affordable and will ensure you and your church management software are ready to handle all those new faces.
For most young families who walk into your church, it is the nursery and preschool areas that will determine if they ever return. “Our nursery is just fine,” you say.
You might not have small children anymore, but think back to the days when you did. Remember how perfect you wanted everything to be in your own baby’s nursery – neat and clean. Now add on top of that the horrible stories that you hear about children being kidnapped or molested even in the church. Now do you think your nursery is just fine?
Parents today are looking for too main things. Does the nursery/preschool area look clean and neat — free from junk and broken toys? And is it safe — the people and the building? I challenge you to read this article and take a fresh look at your preschool area.
While ChurchTrac Online is coming soon, once it is release it will be in the testing phase for a couple of months. But that doesn’t mean you need to wait to start using ChurchTrac8 or to purchase/renew your ChurchTrac8 unlock code.
- Starting ChurchTrac8 now gives you access to our easy-to-use church management software program IMMEDIATELY! It also includes free online technical support and all program updates.
- Purchasing/renewing your ChurchTrac8 unlock code will continue your free online technical support and program updates without a hitch. And YES, we are still updating ChurchTrac8 and planning to keep it running.
- Then, if you are interested in switching to ChurchTrac Online you can easily transfer your data over to the new web based software. We will also offer a discount/credit if you choose to switch over.
So go ahead and get started using the easy-to-use church software that won’t break the bank!
We are excited about the upcoming release of ChurchTrac Online, our new web based church software program. As promised, we are continuing to release more and more information about the new online edition.
ChurchTrac Online is currently in the BETA phase of development. This means that a few items are still under construction, and more features will be added soon. ChurchTrac Online will be FREE to use during the BETA phase, so you won’t have to pay anything until after we officially launch the finished product later this year.
Pricing will be based on the number of individual names you need to enter. This chart should give you an estimate of what you can expect ChurchTrac Online to cost, based on the number of individuals you enter. These prices will include technical support, updates and unlimited user accounts:
|Monthly Option||Yearly Option|
|Up to 100 names||$7||$70|
|Up to 250 names||$14||$140|
|Up to 500 names||$21||$210|
|Up to 1000 names||$28||$280|
|Each additional 1000 names||Add $7||Add $70|
If you have shopped other online church management options, you’ll notice that our prices are substantially lower. We want ChurchTrac Online to be accessible by churches and ministries of all sizes. That’s why we work hard to make sure our prices are fair and reasonable. As an added bonus, when you pre-pay for an entire year, it’s like getting 2 months free!
Unlike ChurchTrac for Windows, there’s no need to purchase a data sharing subscription. Since ChurchTrac Online is cloud-based, you can access your data from anywhere without the need to synchronize. We’ll also offer messaging options soon that will allow you to send voice and text messages.
Visit churchtrac.com for more information and feature information.
Many of you have been contacting us via Facebook or email with questions about ChurchTrac or problems you may be experiencing. And we want to respond and help you get answers to your questions as quickly as possible. So several months ago we created a Support Resources option on the ChurchTrac website as well as in the church software program itself. (To access Support Resources within the program — click on the Welcome Tab, then Knowledgebase and User Guide, and finally select Support Resources from the black toolbar.)
By creating a Support Ticket on this screen, your question or problem will go directly to our technical support team. Our goal is to respond to all tickets by the end of the business day. There is also also an option to View Existing Support Tickets that you have already submitted. This allows you follow up on open/unresolved support ticket.
Vacation Bible School is one of the most exciting times of the year at our church. Not just because of the decorations and the t-shirts and the activities, but because of the children who will be coming to VBS, hearing the Gospel presented and learning what it means to be loved by God. Statistics say that VBS is the top event in reaching children for Christ. WOW!
I have taught in VBS as long as I can remember. And every year I share the plan of salvation and give the children an opportunity to respond. But what happens next? If they are regular church members, I can tell their parents. If not, what then? It is very important to have a procedure in place to follow up with children who make a decision for Christ as well as the other kids who attended your VBS.
Let ChurchTrac help you with your follow up needs. Add the new or unchurched kids to ChurchTrac with a VBS attender status. Then send these kids a letter thanking them for attending your VBS, include information about your church and any upcoming children’s events. Call or visit the parents of the kids who made decisions for Christ, this may open up an opportunity to share the Gospel with their parents as well. The possibilities are endless, but don’t let these VBS kids slip away.
This latest update is filled with lots of new additions, improvements and fixes.
- Updated Reconciliation Report
- Added a feature allowing users logged in as Administrator to edit reconciled transactions
- Fixed an issue on the Pledge Screen
- Updated the Birthday Report option
- Updated User-Defined filter/search options
- Added the ability to export names to vCard
- Fixed balance totals on the Accounting screen
- Added “date the individual was added to the database” on the Notes tab
- Added Attendance graph reports
- And other minor improvements and fixes.
We hope you will enjoy these changes, and they will make your experience with ChurchTrac even better.