Gather ‘Round The Table [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 2]

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This is part 2 of our 3 part series on avoiding ministry burnout. In part 1, we talked about enjoying the fruits of our labors by treating ourselves. Today, we are going to focus on family. The Table Throughout my early childhood, my family ate dinner together almost every night at the dining table. There were no cell phones. The TV … Read More

Treat Yo Self [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 1]

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Ministry can be TOUGH! Whether you’re a senior pastor, worship leader, children’s pastor, or a bi-vocational youth leader…we all work hard to make an impact in our local church. Church isn’t some business that’s limited to the hours of 9 to 5 on weekdays. Church is where two or more are gathered in the name of JESUS. This gathering can … Read More

The Truth About Open Source Church Management Software (ChMS)

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At ChurchTrac we ❤️ open source software! What is open source software? To simplify Wikipedia’s Definition, it’s software that’s “free” for anyone to use (you’ll see why we put free in quotations in a bit). Not only is it free to use, but if you’re a savvy programmer you can customize that software and make it your own. Don’t want … Read More

Best Free and Open Source Church Apps

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Running a church in the 21st century means using 21st century tools. These tools often come in the form of software applications or Apps for short. Because we love getting things for free (who doesn’t), we’ve compiled a list of our top 11 best free and open source church apps that are available now. Every single one of these apps … Read More

Why is ChurchTrac on Pinterest?

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Here at ChurchTrac, we ❤️ Pinterest. When Pinterest first came out, many of us used it for yummy recipe ideas and DIY projects around the house. Now, Pinterest is an amazing resource for almost anything you can think of. Ministry is one of those things. Despite the fact we are a Church Management Software company, we are all about ministry … Read More

How to cut down your church email

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Back in the day… When email first became mainstream, it was an exciting thing. I vividly remember dialing out to the internet and waiting for those 3 magical words “you’ve got mail”. This was a simpler time when the only messages we got were from family, close friends or an occasional marketer. The inbox was easy-to-use and didn’t have all … Read More

Summer Updates

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In between our family vacations, youth camps, and mission trips… we’ve been diligently typing away on our keyboards to build some great things. By popular demand, we made the Individual Pledge Summary. It’s a multi-year pledge campaign report that goes beyond a contribution statement for an individual. What makes this report great is that it’s not limited to just a year for pledges. … Read More

Independence Day

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Tomorrow, many of us will be celebrating the 4th of July (AKA the birth of America). In-between family cookouts and fireworks, we remember the freedom we’ve been given and the sacrifice which was made for that freedom to become a reality. Our offices will be closed tomorrow for the observance of Independence Day. We will be resuming normal business hours on … Read More

2 Reasons You Should Be Using Child Check-In

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Last month we talked about The 7 Things You Should Be Doing With ChurchTrac. The Child Check-In feature of ChurchTrac is one of the features we think all churches should be using. Why? It starts with safety  By using Child Check-In (CCI for short), you have a definitive plan in place to keep your children safe. With CCI, you can … Read More

4 Ways Jump The Summertime Slump

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With summertime fast approaching…we’re getting ready for vacations, trips to the beach, family visits, BBQ’s, pool parties, families moving, ice cream trucks, and the smell of freshly cut lawns. Did I miss anything? Oh ya…and our churches will be ghost towns soon! I admit, “ghost town” may be a little dramatic…but the struggle is real. Depending on your church, you may … Read More