“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2-3
With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, we thought this verse was a perfect follow-up to our previous post of "Why Most Church Software is Overrated". In that post, we said something so good that it's worth repeating again...
Without action, ministry is just a list of to-dos that never gets done.
We've come a long way since the Rolodex and chalkboards. Software tools are a fantastic way to manage our ministries and keep better track of people. Having the ability to take Online Donations, Check-In children, manage volunteers & more is a GREAT thing. But if we're not careful, we can spend more time focusing on the tools of the ministry instead of the ministry.
This is why we've created features in ChurchTrac that are meant to go far beyond things like keeping track of your giving or managing church membership. ChurchTrac is a powerful tool that helps connect you to your people and share the love of Jesus in your community. Here are some ways you can use ChurchTrac to make God's love an action.
With Messaging, you can send out mass email, text messages, and even send voice messages to your people quickly and easily. Cut down the time it takes to reach out to all your people from hours to just minutes. Whether you send out a quick announcement or a weekly bible verse, Messaging will help your people become better connected to the body. Learn more about Messaging.
Ever wanted to have a list of your people that automatically generates according to specific fields you set? Smart Lists let you do this in a snap (or two snaps depending). Smart lists can dramatically help you in organizing your people in a way that can be better delegated to others or just make things more streamlined for visitation. Learn more about Smart Lists.
Projects and Tasks
As much as we'd like to personally talk to or visit all the people in our ministry, that's not realistic. Especially if your ministry is over a few hundred people. With Projects and Tasks, you can assign tasks to your other staff and church leaders. Not only does this create a layer of accountability, but it ensures that nobody slips through the cracks. Learn more about Projects and Tasks.
Loving our people means we have to know them. Notes let us do just that. With Notes, you and other designated leadership can keep a live record of each person in your ministry. Many ministries find Notes to be a great way to record individual prayer requests, counseling notes, or simple observations that can help in serving that person and their family. Learn more about Notes.
At the end of the day...
As great of a church management tool ChurchTrac is, it can't love people. That's the job of the holy spirit working in each one of us. But... the less time we spend sitting behind a computer screen, the more time we can spend ministering to our people and team. That's our goal ?