June Updates and Fixes

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As much as we would like to take some mid-afternoon naps at the beach, we’ve been fixing some things and adding a few subtle changes to the software. Fixes:  We’ve corrected an issue that some users were having with User-Defined Fields Reports. Updates:  The donate as a guest link on the giving page is now the same size as the … Read More

Should My Church Have Sunday School?

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This is the topic that few are willing to go near. Why? People have strong opinions on both sides and rarely take an objective approach. Much of this is mainly due to habit, conviction, or simply just preference. Ultimately, a church’s decision as to whether or not to have Sunday School is never cut and dry.  How did Sunday School … Read More

Unsplash: Free Pictures For Your Ministry

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Good pictures can be hard to find when you’re wanting the perfect background for a lyric slide, a poster, or a weekly church bulletin. Sure there are many paid resources out there for relevant church media…but who wants to pay that kind of money for something that will only be seen a few times by just your congregation? Check out … Read More

8 Ways to do VBS on a Small Budget

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It’s that time of year again. With VBS just around the corner for many of us, it’s an ALL HANDS ON DECK kind of deal. As the parents of our VBS kids are counting down the days to free summer daycare, some of us are gradually slipping into a state of “complete freak out” as there is still so much … Read More

Celebrating Easter

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In celebration of Easter, our support offices will be closed on Easter Sunday and will resume normal business hours the following day. From all of us at ChurchTrac, we would like to wish everyone a wonderful and happy Easter! We look forward to celebrating our risen savior and spending time with family and friends! -The ChurchTrac Team

Palm Sunday: The Middle Child of Church Services

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In the church realm, the Easter and Christmas services are always the most chattered about. It’s for good reason since the’re usually a time of influx of new guests that step foot into our churches. But what about Palm Sunday? Easter seems to always overshadow Palm Sunday. Like the middle child, Palm Sunday is a service we all know about, … Read More

Every Service Is Easter

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We don’t need to tell you how big of a deal Easter is.  You know it. We know it.  Everyone knows it. We’re all hands on deck as we prepare to have an influx of people step into our churches. Whether it’s a nearby neighbor, a visiting family member, or your “chreasters” (Members that only show up on Christmas and … Read More

Congregation Access Is Now “Member Access”

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Originally we were going to make the title of this blog “Member Access Is No More”. But…we realized that would be very misleading and we would get a TON of support tickets yelling at us for taking away such an important feature. Today we simply changed the name of Congregation Access to Member Access. Just a name change…that’s it. Why the … Read More

Connect Card Hack: Get The Info You Need

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One of the best ways to keep track of and follow-up with guests is to have them fill out a guest card or a “connect card”. A while back we talked about how to make the best connect card. We recently came across a little hack that could help take it to the next level for many churches. Most connect cards … Read More

User-Defined Fields VS Tags

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After coming out with our Tags feature for People, we got to thinking about how far we’ve come technologically with how we organize data in the church. Back in the days before computers, we as churches relied on lots of paper. Sadly, many trees were massacred in the name of attendance and financial records. Paper had one BIG limitation though; … Read More