Facebook: A Powerful Tool For Small Churches

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A few weeks ago we talked about the 6 Reasons Nobody Goes To Your Church Website. If you’re a small church under 75 people, a church website may be the farthest thing from your radar. Though we still think every church should have some sort of web site…the reality is that many small churches just don’t have the time, the knowhow, … Read More

6 Reasons Nobody Goes To Your Church Website

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Here at ChurchTrac, we probably see 20 different church websites every day. Doing the math, that means we see roughly 5,000 church websites per year! We’ve seen it all too. From amazing sites that are informative and easy to navigate… to sites that have unreadable neon fonts with a banner from a spaghetti dinner that happened in 2012. We’re not even … Read More

You Got Served [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 3]

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Having a basketball hit you in the face at 126 mph is a humbling experience. Sure…I might be exaggerating the speed a little bit. The truth is, I got hit so hard by that ball you could see the “W” from the Wilson logo almost perfectly imprinted on my forehead. Not even kidding! It happened when I went to make … Read More

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

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

Guests vs Visitors

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A few months ago I was looking for some mixing bowls in our church kitchen. Every cabinet and drawer in the kitchen was labeled. Whether it was utensils, pans, or cleaning supplies…everything had a place. But… I couldn’t find the mixing bowls. After about 10 minutes of frustration, I decided to open every cabinet and drawer until I could find … Read More